The 2014 road racing season promised to be a vintage year and it didn’t disappoint. The defection of Michael Dunlop from Honda to BMW during the winter set the tone for a year of change that saw new names push their way in amongst the established figures and make their mark in the sport. These are MCN’s pick of the top names and their standout achievements between the hedges in 2014.
5th Stuart Easton
Stuart Easton had to face down his road racing demons to return to China and win the Macau Grand Prix in November on the PBM Kawasaki ZX10. Seriously injured in a 2011 North West 200 crash, Easton has bounced back to reclaim his frontrunner position in BSB and 2014 saw him make a brilliant comeback at Macau.
The 31 year old Scot scored an emphatic start to finish win from pole position to bring his victory tally at the Far Eastern road race to four after a three year absence from the event.