Stoneyford racer all geared up for the new season

Stoneyford motor cycle road racer Stephen Morrison pictured on Thursday 16th April with his sponsor, Lisburn businessman Colin Watterson, Managing Director of Batyre Limited, York Road, Belfast (left) and Stephen Hanna (Sales Manager).
Stoneyford motor cycle road racer Stephen Morrison pictured on Thursday 16th April with his sponsor, Lisburn businessman Colin Watterson, Managing Director of Batyre Limited, York Road, Belfast (left) and Stephen Hanna (Sales Manager).

Stoneyford motorcycle race Stephen Morrison is getting into gear for the 2015 road racing season, which will soon be getting up to full speed.

Thanks to financial backing from Lisburn businessman Colin Watterson, who is Managing Director of Batyre Limited, York Road, Belfast, the local rider is looking forward to getting another crack at the racing season.

He’s hoping to take in the Ulster road races including Cookstown, Tandragee, Armoy and the Ulster Grand Prix again while also considering trips to southern road races with Skerries and Kells likely destinations and a few short circuits as well.

In all of those, Stephen, who works for Lisburn support charity Prospects, will take to track under his chosen number 316.

That is his chosen number, he revealed, because of his passionate Christian faith. A member of Moira Baptist Church, Stephen’s number is his chosen way of spreading Jesus’ message in a link to arguably the most famous Bible verse, John 3:16 - ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.’

Stephen, started racing in 2013, his hero is Joey Dunlop, his favourite circuit is Dundrod and his favourite race is the Ulster Grand Prix, in which which he competed in for the first time last year, earning a fantastic seventh place finish at the Dundrod 150 lightweight race on the Thursday of Ulster Gand Prix Bike Week.