JHR (Jim Halligan Racing) today announced that they, along with Megabikes, will be running Reece Coyne in the Mondello Masters Championship, along with various other races in Ireland.
,Coyne, who only recently turned 14 years old, will ride a brand new Megabikes supplied 2019 Yamaha R3.
The goal of the newly formed team is to take riders with little or no road racing experience and get them to the level where they are capable of winning here in Ireland before making the trip to the BSB paddock- when both speed and experience permit.
Reece, from Tramore in Waterford and has been a front runner on the Grasstrack scene, fitted exactly what the team were looking for- a young rider with no road racing experience! The team have already lined up various Irish and British top riders to instruct and aid in this exciting project.
Ciaran Hayes, Megabikes: “Megabikes are delighted to be starting a fresh relationship with hopefully one of the new and upcoming stars of the future- following in the footsteps of our other riders such as Jack Kennedy.
Jim Halligan, JHR: “It’s been a while in the making but we are delighted to announce the plans for the 2019 season.
I‘m excited to be able to start what I believe is the first rider training programme of its kind here. It’s been long overdue and these kids are the future champions. They need help and guidance otherwise it’s going to be another 20 years before we see another Jonathan Rea or Eugene Laverty”
Image Caption: “Ian Coyne, Reece Coyne, Jim Halligan (JHR) and Ciaran Hayes (Megabikes) with the new Yamaha R3 which Reece will race in 2019.”
The Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship is Ireland’s biggest Motorcycle Racing Championship. The championship attracts the best of Ireland’s short circuit racers, many of whom regularly compete on the support package of the British Superbike Championship, along with occasional appearances by top Road Racers backed up by an impressive line-up of local stars and up and coming young riders. The series has run since 2011 and is seen as the ideal proving ground for young Irish riders looking to build an International Motorcycle Racing career.