DAVID McConnachy is already preparing for a packed programme of racing in 2018, but admits his choice of machinery won’t be easy to adapt to.
The affable Geordie hopes to make a North West 200 debut in the upcoming season, as well as return to the Ulster Grand Prix and the Southern 100, the latter of which he scored a podium in this year.
“I love the Southern,” he told UK Clubsport. “I was happy to lap just under 105mph average, as I still had three broken ribs from my Scarborough crash.”
“On a 600 it’s very hard to get into the 1000 A final, but not impossible so I’ll be trying my best next year.”
But having recently acquired a new bike in the form of a Triumph Daytona 675, McConnachy knows he’s going to have a challenge on his hands learning the triple after success in previous years on a Yamaha R6.
“The Manx is always hard and new machinery will be different and difficult to set up. I couldn’t give 100% last year, I was just too sore.”
“I’m not sure what will be the toughest, but the Ulster is just mega and I’m looking forward to that and Armoy again. We just need to get this Triumph working on the roads now.”
The Newcastle rider has also hinted at a possible Dutch Supersport debut to add to his race calendar for 2018.
*Image: Dave McConnachy Road Racing Team