45 years old Paul Mackey, is another rider who has been a late starter to racing. The Steel Fabrication Manager from Newcastle Upon Tyne only began racing two seasons ago, building up his experience and level of licence on short circuits in the UK, the more tracks he raced at, the more experience he gained, Now having sampled no less than 10 different circuits across the mainland ,Paul is now eligible to achieve his dream of competing on the Roads and to be able to race at the Isle of Man TT.
Following a podium at Snetterton, and a win at Croft, Mackey qualified for a National licence TO GO REAL ROAD RACING.
From there on his first Road Race was the Barry Sheene festival at Scarborough , where he qualified in the B group and came in third after that.
Last year ,despite the adverse conditions and only three times out on track at the Dundrod 150 races, Paul was more than happy with a 108mph average and coming in the top 20 of 84 riders !
Mackey also broadened his horizions and competed at the end of season road race at Frohburg in Germany which landed him in the top 20 out of 34 riders.
Thanks to ; Elite Cranes ,Top signs ,Robson General Builders and GS Motorcycle,Paul Mackey is planning a more fuller season of racing between the hedges, and is looking forward to competing in the KDM Hire Cookstown 100
#69 at UGP!
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