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Irish rider Burrows on top Supersport Honda for 2012

'I'm chuffed to have been asked to ride for the Moira club...I've always admired the Moira team, who always had top-class riders on good machinery backed by an enthusiastic club' - John Burrows
Evergreen Irish road racer John Burrows will ride a Honda CBR600RR for the Moira Motorcycle Club on the roads this season.

Burrows, who flew out to Los Angeles today to test the Lightning Motorcycles electric bike he will ride in the TT Zero Clean Emissions race in June, was selected for the ride after a proposed deal with southern Ireland's David Lumsden failed to materialise.

The Honda was previously raced by Scottish rider Keith Amor, who announced his retirement from road racing last month due to a shoulder injury he sustained at the TT in 2011.

Burrows, who has also secured the ex-TAS Suzuki Superbike on which Bruce Anstey set the outright lap record at Dundrod on his way to victory in the second Superbike race at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2010, says he hopes to repay the faith shown in him by the club with some solid finishes in the Supersport class this year.

"I'm chuffed to have been asked to ride for the Moira club," said Burrows. "Before I started racing I always admired the Moira team, who always had top-class riders on good machinery backed by an enthusiastic club.

"I have met up with the club members and I hope I can repay the faith they have shown in me," he added.

"I'm certainly looking forward to riding the Honda and I'm also honoured because I was great friends with the late Andrew Neill, who was held in such high esteem by the club."

Over the years the Northern Ireland-based Moira club - which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary - has supported numerous top names including Woolsey Coulter, Gary Dynes, Dave Leach, Andrew Neill and Gary Jess.

Burrows' first competitive outing on the machine will be at the Cookstown 100 in April.

He will also compete in the Supertwins class this season as he prepares for a hectic campaign that includes the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix plus the national events.



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John Burrows will ride the ex-Keith Amor Honda in the Supersport class in 2012
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James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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