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Craig team give champion McGhee the chance to live his TT dream

By Staff Reporter

Mullingar road racer Derek McGhee will make his Isle of Man TT debut with Londonderry based Wilson Craig Racing this coming June.

The 28-year-old reigning Irish Supersport Road Race champion will campaign Honda machinery in the RST Superbike, PokerStars Senior, RL360 Superstock and Monster Energy Supersport categories at the TT.

McGhee came to the fore in 2011 when he won numerous races in the Irish Support Road Race Championship and has gone from strength to strength to establish himself as a front runner in the National Superbike, Supersport and Supertwin Road Race Championships.

The last two seasons have been his most successful to date, particularly 2014 when he clinched the Irish Supersport Road Race Championship helped by wins at Kells and Killalane and podiums at Cookstown, Tandragee, Skerries, Walderstown and Faugheen.

He also more than proved his capabilities in the Superbike class with podiums at Cookstown, Tandragee and Kells while also finishing second overall in the Supertwins Championship.

On the International scene, McGee's outings have so far been limited to the Ulster Grand Prix but he has certainly impressed, lapping at 126.607mph around the high-speed Dundrod course and taking a strong second place in this year's second Supertwin Race. "The TT has been on my radar for some time," he said. "It now feels like the right time to make my debut. Teaming up with Wilson Craig Racing makes the process a lot easier of course, and the team's experience will be invaluable."

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