PAUL Daley will be back in action this season after half a decade away, and he’s bidding to hit the roads as part of his Formula 400 campaign.
This year marks his return to racing after five years out following 15 seasons in the saddle from 1999 to 2013.
After spouts on a CBR600 steelie, a YZF750, a CB500, an SV650 and even a bit of endurance racing, Daley took time out to spanner for his nephew Josh Daley in the National Superstock 600 championship.
But Paul is back in action with two Formula 400s at his disposal this season and, along with plans to tackle short circuits in the North West, he’ll be heading to the Ulster Grand Prix for the first time this year, while plans go even further on the roads in 2020.
“I retired due to work and to spanner for Josh after 2013, but I’ve just bought two ZXR400s so I can get going again,” he told UK Clubsport.
“This season I’ll be doing short circuits in the North West like PDMCC, Aintree, Wirral 100 and maybe even some one-off rides at Oulton Park with some other clubs.
“The Ulster Grand Prix newcomers weekend at Dundrod was a blast, I can’t wait to get out there and then hopefully I’ll be at the Manx in 2020 if I can get an entry.”