Lisburn's David Haire determined to carve a Superbike career
Lisburn's David Haire, who clinched this season's Irish Championship and Adelaide Masters' Supersport titles, is gunning for a return to the British Superbike paddock in 2014, and is currently on the hunt for support to fulfil his dream.
The Stranmillis teaching student said: "I'd love an opportunity to race in the British Superbike series, or at least a one-off opportunity on a Superbike to prove that I have the talent. I know that I have the work ethic, along with the determination and brains to become a professional motorcycle rider."
Having already sampled the bar-bashing enjoyment of the R6 Cup back in 2007 and the British Superstock 600 class for a few rounds the following season, the 24-year-old now believes he's ready for full time racing.
Always very passionate about his plans, Haire said: "Alastair Seeley, Keith Farmer, Glenn Irwin and BJ Toal all had opportunities on the best of bikes, with the best teams, and with everything done for them.
"I have beaten these riders at home and lapped faster than they did at home on lower specification machinery. I just wish I could convince the likes of Philip Neill (Tyco Suzuki) to give me an opportunity."
He added: "My hero Troy Bayliss didn't get his chance until he was 28 or 29. So it's nothing to do with age, it's about sheer determination and I know I have what it takes."