Belfast Telegraph

Pearson completes BMW deal

By Jim Gracey

Ballygowan rider Michael Pearson, will be BMW mounted for the 2011 Irish and international road racing season after the former Irish Superbike champion clinched a deal to ride a new 2011 BMW RR1000.

Pearson, who last year campaigned on a Kawasaki, struck the deal with Co Armagh-based D&G Wray Racing .

Pearson will campaign the BMW in Superstock trim and will have use again of the Carryduff Forklifts ZX6 600 Kawasaki, which is currently being updated to 2011 spec by Nick Morgan of MSS Colchester Kawasaki.

Another new addition to the team will be a link up with world renowned exhaust specialists Leovince.

“I am over the moon to be offered this chance to ride for D&G Wray, who have been a tremendous help to me already,” said Pearson.

“I am really grateful to them for putting their faith in me, and I hope to be able to repay them with some good results.

“Again, Davy Greer, my employer, is again backing me in the Supersport 600 class with the same Kawasaki Supersport machine that I rode in 2010.

“Davy is, of course , my main backer and without his help I would not be racing.

“We have been trying very hard to secure funding for 2011, and bit by bit, it is starting to fall into place.”

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