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Caolan Irwin – 2018 Irish “Young Racer of the Year”

 

21 year old student Caolán Irwin is a proven winner both at home and abroad and his performances have marked him out as one of Ireland’s most exciting Motorcycle Racing talents.

 

In 2019 Caolán faces another major challenge as he tackles his second season in the British Superstock 600 class at the BSB. Having won the 2018 Masters Superbike Championship Young Racer of the Year and the support package which goes along with it Caolan enters 2019 in the best position he has ever been in to challenge for a British Title.

 

CAOLÁN’S ACHIEVEMENTS

2009 -2013 – Competing in Motocross

 

2014 CIRCUIT RACING DEBUT SEASON
Finished on the podium in his first ever race.

Took his maiden race win at his second ever event.
Finished the year as Masters Moto3 Champion and Ulster Newcomers Moto3 Champion.
Invited to take part in the Red Bull Rookies selection even and became the first Republic of Ireland rider to make it to the final.
Competed in his first UK race weekend.

 

2015 COMPETING IN THUNDERSPORT AND MASTERS
Numerous podiums and race wins in Thundersport GB Aprilia Championship.

Finished on the Supertwins podium at Mondello Park on his underpowered Thundersport Aprilia.
Finished second at the ‘Sunflower’ International event on his first outing on a full Supertwin.
Two wins in Thundersport GB’s Aprilia Challenge.
Eleven top three finishes.
Fifth in the Thundersport GB Aprilia Challenge.
Three second place finishes from four starts in the Masters Supertwin Championship.

 

2016 COMPETING IN THUNDERSPORT AND MASTERS
Fifth in the Thundersport Aprilia RRV450 Challenge.

Two Aprilia RRV450 Thundersport wins.
Nineteen podium finishes.
Three second place finishes from four starts in the Masters Supertwin Championship.
Donegal Sports Star award nominee.

 

2017 COMPETING IN THUNDERSPORT, MASTERS & BSB
Two wins in Thundersport 600 Elite Championship.
Two Masters Supersport Cup wins from two starts.
British Superbike Championship Superstock 600 debut.

 

2018 COMPETING IN BSB SUPERSTOCK 600 CHAMPIONSHIP &  MASTERS
Took first podium at the BSB National Superstock 600 championship.
Finished ninth overall in first season competing at BSB level.

Took first ever Supersport win at the Masters.
Secured five Masters podiums.
Finished ninth in the Masters Supersport Championship having completed only five of the twenty one races.
Nominated for the Masters Young Racer of the Year award.
Winner of the 2018 Young Racer of the Year title.

 

THE FUTURE
Caolán’s next step is to return to the British Superstock 600 Championship with the aim of lifting the title at only his second attempt. A brand new Kawasaki ZX6R has been built with the help of Caolan’s loyal sponsor Clean Rubber and this will be used in UK events. At home Caolán picked up a hat-trick of Supersport wins at the opening round of the Masters Superbike Championship and will now continue to also chase that championship, when time and funding allows, using his 2018 Superstock spec Yamaha.

 

Looking to the future Caolán is aiming for  success in the 2019 Superstock championship in the UK and in Supersport at home as this should create opportunities for him to progress up the ladder towards his aim of racing in the British Superbike Championship.

DUNLOP MASTERS SUPERSPORT POINTS 2019
Following Round 6
POS.
RIDER
POINTS
1
Raymond Casey
100
2
Caolán Irwin
75
3
Brian McCormack
75
4
Luke O’Higgins
70
5
Michael Owens
56
6
Trevor Landers
54
7
Ian Prendergast
54
8
Darryl Sharkey
52
9
Andrew Murphy
48
10
Graham Whitmore
42