Easton to race NW200 on Swan Honda

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Stuart Easton returns to the North West 200 following a three-year absence and will ride his BSB Honda plus a specially-prepared superstock bike for the Swan Honda team on the Irish road course.

Easton and is eager to maintain his winning streak on the roads in both classes following his victory at the 2009 Macau Grand Prix and said: “I am really excited about returning to the North West 200.

“It has been a few years since I last raced there but I am feeling confident that we have the package to challenge for the wins.

“I have the added advantage this year that I will be riding the Swan Honda that I am already familiar with from BSB.

“A win at the North West 200 is high on my list of goals to achieve this year and I would like to add the trophy to the ones from Macau.”

The team have competed at Ireland’s biggest road race for the past two seasons and have taken several podium finishes, but this will be the first year they have entered the races with the association of the Swan brand. 

Team Owner Shaun Muir said: “We are delighted to confirm that the Swan Honda team will once again be racing at the North West 200 this year in addition to challenging for the BSB title.

“As a team we have previously had podium finishes with Guy Martin and we are confident that Stuart can maintain this success.

“We are ready to challenge for wins in both the Superbike and Superstock classes and we will be aiming to give Swan their first taste of victory on the roads.”

MCN Sports Desk

By MCN Sports Desk