Former Irish champ Shiels joins Burrows Engineering Racing

Published: 28 January 2016

Former Irish champion Derek Shiels will line up next season on the roads for former racer John Burrow’s team, after signing to ride their ex-Tyco Suzuki GSX-R1000 machinery at both international and national roads meetings.

And, after narrowly missing out on title success again in 2015, the Dublin rider has his eyes firmly set on the prize for the coming season.

"I missed the Irish Superbike races at Kells and Tandragee last year and that cost me the Irish title, and William Dunlop pipped me by just six points. I won the races at Skerries, Walderstown and Faugheen and also beat William at Cookstown and Killalane but the two non-starts left me with just too much to do. I'll be aiming to win the title for myself and Cookstown/Burrows Engineering Racing in 2016.

“Once I get familiar with the big Suzuki I'll be hoping to pick up race wins. I’m very happy to be joining such a professional team, the crew are all sound lads and I've known John for almost fifteen years. I spoke to him about joining his team in previous years but it didn't happen until now, and I'm more than happy with the deal that gives me a great bike and back up team. “