Kneen eyes Dundrod success after return

Dan Kneen launching a new sponsorship with the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix and Whitemountain Centra Service Station, who are backing Supersport race one at the event in August.

L-R: Dan Kneen, Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix, Danielle Finlay and Sam Finlay, Whitemountain Centra Service Station.

Dan Kneen launching a new sponsorship with the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix and Whitemountain Centra Service Station, who are backing Supersport race one at the event in August. L-R: Dan Kneen, Noel Johnston, Clerk of the Course at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix, Danielle Finlay and Sam Finlay, Whitemountain Centra Service Station.

0
Have your say

Mar-Train Racing rider Dan Kneen is raring to get out on his Yamaha machinery at this year’s MCE Ulster Grand Prix after being forced to miss both the North West 200 and IOM TT due to injury, making a return at last week’s Southern 100.

Kneen signed for Lisburn-based Mar-Train Racing back in November 2015, with his career to date including a win at Dundrod in 2014, winning the Irish Superbike Championship in the same year.

Kneen said: “Breaking one arm and badly hurting the other one was a massive blow, it was like a bad dream to be honest.

“It’s been really tough just sitting on the sidelines missing out on so much action.

“As a Manxman, the TT was particularly hard to miss, but the arm is healed now.

“I’ve had a good run out at the Southern 100, I was very happy with my third place finish and now I can’t wait to get back to the Ulster.

“I’m loving being with the Mar-Train guys and both bikes are going great.

“A win at the Ulster would really be amazing and I’d like to be able to do it for the team after spending too much of the season on the sidelines. I’m going out there for a strong finish,” he added.