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McGuinness supports local event

Published: 23 July 2007

Westmorland Motor Club are to hold a Motorcycle Speed Hillclimb on Saturday 28th JULY at BARBON MANOR near Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria. This year's sponsors include OPTOMA LOANS & Putoline oils. Riders of note appearing are 13 times TT winner and Morecambe resident John McGuinness, his HM Plant Honda team-mate Ian Hutchinson, winner of 2007 supersport 600 TT race, World Superbike and British Superbike rider Kendal’s Dean Ellison, Leighton Haig (ex-British 450cc Supermoto champion), Paul Jeffery (multiple record holder at Barbon and other UK hillclimbs). 

Also appearing will be Jason and Dawn Reeve on their FRS1200 Kawasaki-powered 2WD trike. Other riders include Neil Crayston, Mick Raynor, Glynn Poole, Neil Hutchinson. A full entry of bikes is due with machines ranging from vintage to modern sports & race bikes and classes for Quads and Three Wheelers.

Appearances by Steve Plater (National Supersport champion, twice British Supersport runner-up, British Superbike race winner 4 times); Virgin Media /Optoma Loans Yamaha R6; Stobart Honda race team bike; the HM Plant Honda of John McGuinness; a chance to win an Optoma Loans race replica Yamaha YZF-R6; a display of Cyclo Trials.

Practice starts at 9.30am with timed runs commencing at 1pm. Admission is just £8 and kids under 16 get in free. The event is signed from Jct 36, M6 on the A683.

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