After a successful debut season for the Italian-Irish duo Faraldo Racing-Derek McGee, the Covid-19 pandemic halted the action for almost one entire year. In spite of this, the relationship between “the Mullingar Missile” and Francesco Faraldo remained strong, leading now to some interesting news.
Our third “double interview with road racing couples” is with two well-known road racers: Melissa Kennedy & Gary Dunlop. Melissa is the only woman to have ever won an Irish National Road Race, at the 2019 East Coast Racing Festival in the 125/Moto3 class. Her fiancé, Joey Dunlop’s son, got a third place in that same race.
She is a two-strokes fanatic, he is one of the fastest privateers at the Isle of Man TT. They come from England and Northern Ireland, but they currently live in Germany. We are talking about Sarah Boyes and Shaun Anderson, another great couple we can easily spot in a road race paddock.
Walking through the paddock of a road race, it’s very easy to bump into a wonderful couple: two Czech road racers, very nice and very polite. They are the beautiful Veronika Hankocyova and her partner Michal “Indi” Dokoupil.
Young Northern Irishman Paul Jordan signs with Italian VAS Engine Racing Team to ride a Paton S1R at the Isle of Man TT.
Faraldo Racing triples his efforts for the 2020 road racing season: despite a few troubles and some “haters”, we finally have the great news that the Italian Team will continue its adventure in the Irish road racing scene, this time with three riders.
There are thousands of articles of this kind every time just after a fatal accident at the Isle of Man TT. Today, though, I decided to write the thousand-and-first.
The talented “Mullingar Missile” Derek McGee announces today his brand new challenge for 2019 road racing season: McGee will be onboard the Faraldo Racing Moto3, switching from Joey’s Bar Team to the Italian little squad.
There was quite a big question mark over Temple Golf Racing Team’s future after the withdrawal of their only rider William Dunlop from the TT, when Robert’s son decided to come back home to stay with his pregnant partner who was facing a few problems.
We met him a few weeks ago, just before his departure, and now here we are listening to Enrico Rocchi and his Tandragee 100 adventure. In front of a nice pint of Guinness, of course.