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Davey Todd impresses on his Cookstown 100 Debut

Davey Todd impresses on his Cookstown 100 Debut

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New signing Davey Todd impressed on his Cookstown debut, finishing eighth in the Open A race and seventh in the Supersport Invitation race. The 22-year-old, from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, was 10th in the Supersport A race and rounded off the day with a fantastic third place in the Supertwins event, losing out on the runner-up spot by a few hundredths of a second. 

 

Team Principal – John Burrows:

“Davey was a newcomer at Cookstown and I was very pleased with his performance. He’s a very talented lad and he showed that because he qualified 18th on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 but came through to gain ten places in the race, taking a strong eighth position. His lap times weren’t far away from the riders at the front and his times were also very strong on the 600 Honda. We made a wrong tyre choice for the Supertwins race and he was spinning up coming out of the road ends, but Davey still managed to get onto the podium in third. It was good to come away today with Derek winning the Open race and Davey getting his first podium for the team, so from my point of view I’m delighted with how it went.

“Unfortunately, it was a trying day for the organisers with the weather and a number of incidents, but they made the right decision to call it off at the end.”

Davey Todd:

“I’m a little bit disappointed in myself because I couldn’t quite get my head around the circuit. There is so little time in qualifying but I was improving with each race today and getting up to speed. It wasn’t a bad performance by any stretch but I’m definitely looking to build on that and improve next time out. The team performed absolutely amazing and the bikes were spot on, so I couldn’t have asked for any more from the guys.

“Tandragee is next and I’ll be a newcomer there as well but fortunately I have people around me who know their way around the course and I am getting tips and advice from them. Hopefully we can give another good account of ourselves and just keep making progress and continuing to learn the bikes.”

The Around-A-Pound Tandragee 100 takes place from May 4-5.

 

Pictures: Pacemaker Press.