After three years in the Classic races at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100,Brian Mateer will be hoping for third time lucky! Mateer, who almost knocked Philip Shaw of the top of the 250 classic championship last year, and will no doubt be Philips main threat to his own personal amazing record of 7 Irish 250 classic championships on the trot, But back to Mateer, who began racing on a 250 RGV Suzuki, Brian is a past winner of the Classic Manx Grand prix, but last year saw him return for a full season of racing at home!
Reflecting on his KDM Hire Cookstown performances, “In 2015, I had to practically push home , thanks to a flat battery and last year I retired on the first lap with a broken chain adjuster. For this season, I have The chain adjusters beefed up and with a lot of chassis mods and some engine work done during last season and over the winter months, I m looking forward to KDM Hire Cookstown 100 and hopefully I can improve my record at Orritor. Last season was one of my most enjoyable since I started in 1991, doing all the roads and circuits, it's hard to pick a highlight but getting my first Classic win at Walderstown was pretty special. As well as the Irish roads and circuits I hope to do the Pre TT again this year. After finishing 3rd three years in a row on my TZ 250 in the classic superbike races I finished 6th in my first 250 classic race last year and thoroughly enjoyed it, it's a brilliant wee circuit and the atmosphere is always great. It means we also get to spend some time with good friends and long time sponsors Rosie and Eddie Christian at the Sulby Glen Hotel. It's disappointing and worrying for the sport that we have lost Mid Antrim, Kells and Killallane from the calendar this season, hopefully the rest of the events will be well supported. I'd like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable season.
Programme of Events KDM Hire ‘Cookstown 100’ 2017
Thursday 27th April
Classic Bike Run
Sign on from 6.30pm in Burn Road Car Park leaving 7.15pm
Friday 28th April
Roads Close 12 noon
Saturday 29th April
Roads Close 10.00am