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RC Express Racing sign Irishman Bonner

Meath's Alan Bonner has joined Ivan Lintin in a two-man line-up for the 2016 road races at RC Express Racing.
RC Express Racing has expanded to a two-man team for 2016 after confirming Irishman Alan Bonner will join Ivan Lintin in the Bristol-based outfit.

Bonner joins the Devitt Insurance-backed team on the back of a highly successful 2015 TT campaign, which saw him become the fastest ever rider from Southern Ireland to lap the Mountain Course as he took over from the late Martin Finnegan, setting a speed of 127.090mph on his way to 15th in the Senior race.

The 2010 Irish Senior Road Race Champion took 16th place in the solitary Superstock race at this year's North West 200 and was also a double winner in the Superbike class at the Kells Road Races in July.

Now fully recovered from injuries sustained in a qualifying accident at the Ulster Grand Prix, Bonner, who hails from County Meath, will campaign a Kawasaki ZX-10R Superstock machine in all of the 1000cc races at the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix road races.

“I'm delighted to be joining Devitt RC Express Racing for 2016,” Bonner said.

“I've admired the team for years and have seen the commitment they have to their riders. They have a very professional set-up and some of the best technical people in the sport working within their team.

“I can't thank them enough or their sponsors for this opportunity, especially Mann Camping. I'd also like to thank all my personal sponsors for supporting me and am looking forward to getting out to Spain with them in early March to start testing.”

Ben Constable, Team Co-owner, added: “I'm really pleased to have Alan on board for the internationals in 2016. Alan has shown great pace this year at the TT becoming the fastest Southern Irishman ever to lap the Mountain Course and was running inside the top 10 in qualifying at the Ulster GP in Superstock, just before his accident.

“With more of a team infrastructure behind him we firmly believe there is a lot more to come from him. His first outing on the ZX10R will be in Spain in March and we can't wait to get going.”

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Alan Bonner and Ivan Lintin, RC Express Racing line-up for 2016
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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