Darryl Tweed is the latest rider to join ranks with the Supersport 300 class on the Ulster Road race scene for 2022. The supersport 300 class, designed to boost the grids in the smaller classes on the roads, continues to gather momentum. Over the past couple of years, despite the lack of numbers on the grid for this class, it has produced some very close and exciting racing, the leading protagonists being Barry Davidson, R.J.Woolsley, and Linton Irwin.
Darryl Tweed has been signed by Ballymoney businessman Trison McMullan, to ride the TMR 300 Kawasaki (TMR = Trison McMullan Racing) Joining Tweed in the team will be 91 times a road race winner, Barry Davidson, who will also be on a similar machine, with the up-and-coming young rider, Darryl Anderson campaigning the TMR Supertwin and TMR Superbike in the open classes.
Anderson will also compete in some of the USBK rounds, with all three riders hoping to contest the Ulster Grand Prix.
Trison, a former kart racer, and member of the Armoy MCC started his team in 2020 and has scored quite a lot of wins, and no doubt is eager to continue this rich vein of success for 2022.
The KDM Hire Cookstown 100 (100th Anniversary) is the first event of the year, followed by the Tandragee 100 (60th Anniversary), Armoy, and the return of the Mid Antrim 150 road races in September.
Team TMR bikes will be on display at this weekend’s Motorcycle show in Ballymoney, organized by the Mid Antrim 150 club, to be held in the Ballybrakes Bowling hall.
Team Owner Trison McMullan; “We are just a small close-knit team, who go racing for the love of the sport, no pressure on any of the riders, come back in with a big grin on their face, that’s good enough for me! The bikes are all ready, just need the racing season to start!”
Barry Davidson; “The 300 supersport class on the roads in my eyes is a fantastic class its ideal for newcomers or old dodgers like me who is at the opposite end of their careers. We had a good year winning both the road races that ran but we as a team especially enjoyed Armoy as it was Trison local race & the team’s 1st ever road race win. For 2022, I’ve been again asked to ride his 300cc in all the ulster road race championship rounds so I’m looking forward to continuing working with the team. Trison has a couple of young lads coming through his team with bright futures & if I can help them in any way I will. I would like to thank Trison McMullan Racing & all of Trison loyal sponsors for making this possible for me & keeping an old man happy at his sport.”
Darryl Tweed; “Super excited to get back racing with my old mates at Trison Mcmullan Racing. The crack we had the first couple of years that Trison was starting out was mighty. Also really looking forward to working with Barry and Darryl two great lads. Looking forward to riding the Kawasaki 300 on the roads should be good fun all around.”
Darryl Anderson; “Really happy to be signed again to ride Trisons bikes.. as many of you will say they are always well turned out and maintained regardless to the highest spec so it’s a no brainer to me especially when everything you ask for you get, then with all the hard work he does behind the scenes with the rest of the lads. we have had some really good results together so hopefully; we can keep chipping away this year and see what we can do especially with the big bike. I also have the pleasure of having two top riders as teammates so that’s a big benefit to me and two really good friends of mine as well. would just like to say a big thanks to Trison again and the rest of the team for having me back again and to all my own sponsors as well for keeping me out there racing, hopefully, we can push on and have another successful year racing as a team.”
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