McElnea excited ahead of new season

Rob McElnea is confident his expanded three-strong line-up is capable of challenging for this year's British Superbike Championship as the team enters the new season having never 'had so much to look forward to'.

The team is tipped to shine in 2009 having acquired the services of Chris Walker, Michael Rutter and Graeme Gowland, as well as major new sponsors and, what McElnea describes as, the 'amazing Yamaha R1.

Furthermore, the team has put in an extensive programme of testing during the winter, while the decision to conduct their running separate from their rivals ensures means they are expected to spring a surprise at Brands Hatch.

Indeed, McElnea insists the Rob Mac Racing team is in a good position to fight it out at the front in 2009.

“I have probably set myself up for a year of peacemaking! We have never had so much to look forward to, the fantastic new young gun's we have managed to get together as well as landing riders with the experience of Michael and Chris is a breath of fresh air for my team, and along with that we have the amazing new Yamaha R1!

“We have worked hard for many years to get to this position and a really hope the final bit of luck needed comes our way.”

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Graeme Gowland - Motorpoint/Henderson`s Yamaha R1 [pic credit: Rob Mac Racing]
Michael Rutter - North West 200 Coca-Cola Zero Yamaha R1 [pic credit: Rob Mac Racing]
Chris Walker - Motorpoint/Henderson`s Yamaha R1 [pic credit: Rob Mac Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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keech - Unregistered

April 09, 2009 11:21 AM

Wouldn't it be great to see Walker finally lift the title, after that heart aching loss to Neil Hodgson in 2000. Although Ducati have pulled out (very big mistake on their part) this championship is going to be brilliant! GO ROB MAC RACING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Phil - Unregistered

April 09, 2009 3:51 PM

Be good to see Rob macs team get some success after some lean years. Airwaves starting the season with NO testing? Must be very confident or... short of cash.

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