MPH Motorspsort Management

Sam is greatful to announce, an opportunity has come up with Chris Downs of MPH Motorsport Management for a wildcard ride at Donington Park at the first round of the BSB KTM Junior Cup. Sam will be testing shortly on the Kawasaki 300 and then he will head to Donington over the easter period to race the KTM.

 

 

 

Busy two weeks

It has been a very eventful two weeks for Sam.

First he was asked to attend the Hillsborough and District Motorcycle film show to go on the stage and chat about his future plans. Sam would like to take this opportunity to thank Adrian Craig and Hillsborough District Motorcycle Club for giving Sam that opportunity. 

Sam then attended the Adelaide Motorcycle Festival at the Kings Hall in Belfast where he spoke again of his future plans. Thanks to Billy Nutt of Nutt travel for organising that. 

Many of you that know Sam, know that he does not do a lot of public speaking so it was his determination for the future that got him speaking. 

Things are coming along well with Sam's new bike for the 2015 season.

We are still looking for a title sponser and any personal sponsers, big or small to help us out in 2015. If anyone is interested please contact martin@lyonsracing.com!

 Sam speaking at Adelaide Bike Festival

Sam speaking at Adelaide Bike Festival



La Mon MCUI awards night!

At the MCUI prize giving in the La mon Hotel, Sam received the Davy Wood Schoarship award for the Newcomer of the Year. This was a great honour for Sam, giving him a great motivation for the oncoming season.  Sam also received awards for third in both the Ulster and Irish Championships.

Lyons Racing have purchased a Kawasaki 300 that they are currently preparing for the new season. Sam will be riding this bike in the ACU Kawasaki Junior cup!

 

Sam receiving his Davy Wood Scholarship Award!

Sam's Fundraiser

Sam's fundraiser was a massive success! Great night all round.

Thanks very much to Saintfield MRSC and Michele and Davy Bell for the organisation of the night. Sam would also like to thank everyone else who attended, donated and supplied ballot and auctions items! 

All the support is greatly appreciated and the money raised will be very helpful throughout Sam's 2015 season.

Successful 2014 season is over!

The Sunflower Trophy races this weekend marked the end to Sam's very promising first season on the short circuits. This weekend Sam  qualified pole position and unfortunately got two very bad starts but managed to still achieve a closely battled 3rd place and a 5th place in the second race.

The year began with a not so successful round at Bishopscourt with Sam not being able to qualify due to bike problems, so had to begin from the back of the grid. Sam got a DNF in the first race again due to bike problems, however he got a 6th place in the second race of the day. After Bishopscourt Sam was headed to Mondello Park where he got an 6th in the first race, a DNF in the second race and then his first podium after finishing third in the final race. Sam's next round was also at Mondello park, this weekend was very successful with a 2nd and a 3rd. At the end of August Sam had his first win, of what could be many in the future, at Kirkstown on his Aprilia 125 after a great battle with Jordan Burrows and Aaron Wright. Sam then went on later in the day to get a 3rd place. The following round was at Kirkistown again where Sam finished 2nd in the first race and got a DNF in the second race. Sam then headed down to St Angelos, Enniskillen  where he showed his ability to adapt to a new circuit well, finishing 2nd in the first race however unfortunately Sam crashed out of the second race with a few bumps and bruises. Sam then had his last championship round at Bishopscourt where he finished 8th and 4th. 

Sam ended up 3rd in both the Irish and Ulster Championship due to excellent results and even despite the fact he didn't finish a few races. This is an excellent achievement for his first year on the circuits. 

Sam would like to thank his sponsors, Scotts of Hillsborough, Alister Bann, Billy Mckinstry, Emma McQuaid for all the personal training, Davy Craig, Davy and Michele Bell, Beller, Derek Allen, Steven and Esther Bell, Davy and Steven's mum and anyone else who helped throughout the season even in a small way. The help and support is very greatly appreciated by Sam as his career would have not got of to such a good start without these people.

Throughout the season Sam also got the opportunity to travel to Scotland in July, to have a go at the East Fortune circuit, Sam had a very successful weekend coming home with three 3rd place tropheys. Thanks to Vic and Derek Allen for help with this opportunity and Scott Miller for supplying a van to work out of for the weekend.

In the 2015 season Sam hopes to compete in the ACU Kawasaki Junior Cup in England.  Of course this comes with a cost, so if you can can you  please click the donate button on this website. Sam is very greatly for any support!