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Paul hoping for change of luck at this years KDM Hire Cookstown 100




Skerries rider Paul O Rourke will be hoping for a change of luck when he lines up for the 4th time at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Saturday 29th April.


Having made his Orittor circuit debut in 2014,O Rourke, a Supermarket Manager in his hometown of Skerries, was unlucky to run out of fuel on his last lap, when lying 7th in the junior support, disappointed, yes, but buzzing with excitement, having just competed in his first ever road race!


In 2015,along with a change of machinery, now on board an ER6 Kawasaki, Paul was in the top six, only to get t boned by a fellow competitor, luckily he managed to stay on, but with the bottom half of his faring busted, he was blackflagged, and his race was run! This unfortunately put him out of the following supertwin race later in the day!


Last year, along with an ungraded ER6,Paul was looking to improve on his previous performances, but again, lady luck deserted him! With his best ever qualifying for the support race,O Rourke was aiming for a good finish, until gearbox gremlins struck on lap two! Thus ending his race, and his racing for the weekend!







. This year , with a lot of midnight oil burned, Paul is confident that  everything is now running well , Now upgraded from support, Paul will just have one outing, the supertwin race.


Last year, despite no luck at Cookstown, was his best year on the roads, He finished 4th in the junior support Irish championship and won the junior support southern centre championship. Paul also had his best finish of the year,when he took third at Faugheen 50 road races. This year he will only be entering the supertwin class as he has been upgraded to the senior support , but with long term  plans to compete in the 2018 Manx Grand Prix on his Er 650 , he wants to concentrate on this class for the time being.


Hopefully, at some stage, he will get himself a 600 and try and compete with the fast guys in the senior support class.


Like all other riders, Paul is appreciative of his Friends and sponsors, without whom, his favourite pastime wouldn’t be possible,  So Big Thanks to his sponsors; Moriarty's Supervalu Skerries, Baskin Motors, Ollies Place, East Coast Race Paint, Mayflower Vintage Floral Design, J & J Personalised Printing and of course my family and friends. 


I hope to see plenty of crowds at Cookstown and all the road races this year supporting all the club's and the best sport in the world. 


Until then Keep'er lit


POR Racing #22 






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


Practice Day


Roads Close 12 noon




Saturday 29th April


Race Day


Roads Close 10.00am


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