Dungannon racer John Burrows has confirmed plans to once again ride the Mountain circuit during the 2011 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.
Although Burrows has been quiet about his plans for the season, he has been working hard behind the scenes to put together a plan for the year and, after securing additional backing, the reigning Ulster and Irish Supertwins champion has announced the TT is on his schedule.
With a three-year sponsorship deal from pork manufacturer Cookstown in place, Burrows has confirmed he will campaign the B E Racing machines he had last year plus a new Kawasaki ZX10 for the superstock races.
“Heading into the 2011 road race season with a well-known company like Cookstown behind me is a massive boost for the whole team.”
“We intend to take in a full season of Irish national road races along with the North West 200, Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix and the Southern 100.”
“Hopefully we can elevate ourselves and the Cookstown brand to the thousands of spectators that follow our sport locally and further afield.”
He added: “I’m absolutely happy to have Cookstown on board as our main partner. With Cookstown’s support we are heading into the 2011 season with full throttle!”
“Back in 2003 I won my first road race at my local Cookstown circuit so to secure investment from a company based here in Cookstown is just fantastic. I’m looking forward to participating in the forthcoming racing season with my Cookstown gear and bikes.”
Cookstown Marketing Manager Colin Glennon said:
“Working in partnership with John is an exciting time for the Cookstown brand. We are committed to supporting local talent and as big fans of the road racing circuit in Ireland this sponsorship is the perfect fit.”
“I’m confident that John will perform extremely well on the tour this season, providing he starts the day with a hearty Cookstown breakfast!”
Burrows also announced he had retained sponsors and trade support from the 2010 campaign, including H2 Engineering, Burrows Engineering, Joni B supporters club, George Davidson, Wayne Acheson, Cookstown Caravans, G.M.C signage, David Campbell, Pat Nolan, Ian Burrows, speedycom, Pirrelli, NGK, Shark, Knox, Pazzo, R&G, TCX, Ferodo, Skidmarx, Hel, Talon and Probolt.