Shaun Muir set for road racing comeback?

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SUPERBIKE team boss Shaun Muir has revealed he’s plotting a road racing comeback in the near future, with sights set on the top step.

The BMW Motorrad World SBK head honcho, who first launched a roads assault back in the mid-2000s with his Hydrex Honda squad and pilot Guy Martin, has been in and out of the scene in the past few years as he focusses on WSBK duties.

But on last week’s Chasin’ the Racin’ podcast, co-anchor Dom Herbertson prodded the Yorkshireman for news of a roads comeback.

“I’ve been wanting to get involved,” Muir admitted. “I’m not thinking of going anywhere any time soon, so to be honest I’d like to do something.

“We’ve had so many seconds and never any wins. We never even won a North West – we won the Ulster a few times but never the North West or the TT.

“So I’m going to do something along those lines.”

Among a heap of runner-up finishes, Muir’s most recent achievement on the roads was a sixth-place finish running Ian Hutchinson in the one-lap 2019 Macau Grand Prix.

Prior to that, his SMR-run Gulf BMW outfit bagged two fourth-place finishes with Davo Johnson at the 2018 IOMTT and an 11th with the Aussie at that year’s North West 200.

With Davey Todd yet to announce a ride for 2021 and beyond, rumours abound that the rising star, who is based just a few miles from Muir’s Guisborough HQ, could be in line for the roads seat when action returns.

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