Last years double Support champion, Mark Hanna, now upgraded to the National status, will be on track armed with 250,650 and 600cc machinery. Like others, Mark is glad to see the 250 class getting a chance here at Cookstown, but he will be hoping for better luck, than the last time he rode the 250,Leading the support class, Marks engine seized, and he suffered a DNF, But thanks to his stirling performances throughout the season on the emerald Racing Kawasaki, Mark managed to take the victors spoils in a season long championship which went down to the wire, in both the 750 and 400support classes.
Hanna, a 21 yr old Foreman from Antrim will also have a new Triumph ( EX Oxford TAG Machine!)for the 600 class .
Mark is really looking forward to the KDM Cookstown100, as its the first road race of the year and also was his first ever road race back in 2011! , the meeting always attracts big crowds and tight racing.
The KDM Cookstown 100 will take place on Friday (practice)and Saturday, 25th/26th April. Roads Close on Friday at 12 noon, and on Saturday at 10.00am.
The KDM Cookstown 100 is also the second counting round of the 2014 Duke Rankings Championship, and the first round of the season in NI.
Programme of Events Race Week 2014
Thursday 3rd April – Press Launch, Royal Hotel from 7.30pm
Thursday 10th April – Liaison Night, Royal Hotel from 7.30pm
Sunday 13th April – Annual Bikers’ Service, Orritor Presbyterian Church 3.30pm
Saturday 19th April – Treasure Hunt and BBQ; Sign on Burn Road Car Park from 6.00pm
Tuesday 22nd April – Vintage Vehicle Run, Union Street Car Park from 6.30pm leaving at 7.30pm
Thursday 24th April – Classic Bike Run, Burn Road Car Park leaving at 7.15pm
Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Road Car Park, Cookstown