Motorcycle Hall of Fame – Davy Morgan – DM71 Road Racing

Photo: Davy Morgan in action!

Motorcycle Hall of Fame – Davy Morgan – DM71 Road Racing

Davy Morgan took up Road Racing back in 2000 after a number of years racing on short circuits across Ireland and the UK. He has won races on the three world famous international road race circuits, 2004 on the TT Mountain Circuit he won the Senior Manx Grand Prix, 2005 the 250cc Race at the North West 200 and 2012 victory in the 250cc Race at the world’s fastest road race, the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod.

As a privateer at the Isle of Man TT he has a fastest lap at over 125mph, which only a very select list of riders in the world have ever achieved. On top of his international success he has recorded a collection of race wins, plenty of podiums and numerous top ten finishes across Ireland, Isle of Man and UK.


Davy has a mixture of GPFAX brake pads (front) and organic brake pads on the rear of his Honda 250cc GP, Yamaha R6 Supersport and Kawasaki ZX10 Superstock bikes.
Photo: Davy Morgan

Name:

Davy Morgan

Year of Birth:

1973

Team Name:

DM71 Road Racing

Discipline:

Road Racing

Highest Place Finish:

  • Winner of International Ulster Grand Prix 250cc Race (2012)
  • Winner of International North West 200 250cc Race (2005)
  • Winner of the Senior Manx Grand Prix including Lap Record of 120.68mph (2004)
  • Winner of Irish Championship Road Races at Armoy (2011), Skerries (2002, 2005, 2016), Tandragee 100 (2003, 2006), Cookstown 100 (2006, 2011), Bush (2010), Killalane (2015).
  • Winner of 250cc, 600cc & Superbike Races at Scarborough, Spring Cup (2013), Gold Cup (2012, 2014, 2016), Southern 100 (2015).
  • Isle of Man TT Mountain Circuit lap at over 125mph with best finish of Seventh.

Car/Bike Used:

Honda 250cc GP, Yamaha R6 Supersport, Kawasaki ZX10 Superstock

What`s your day job?

Truck Driver.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Wins at Senior Manx Grand Prix and International wins at North West 200 & Ulster Grand Prix.

What would be your dream car/ motorcycle?

No Idea – as long as its competitive and reliable.

Did you always want to be a racer or something else?

Always wanted to race bikes.

Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or 2 wheels?

Without a doubt two wheels.

What motorsport event would you most like to compete in?

Daytona (USA).

What is the most insane/scary/memorable drive/ ride you’ve ever had?

First Lap of Isle of Man TT.

How involved are you in testing and mechanical tweaking before events?

Very involved – Pretty much prep my own bikes.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Still racing and hopefully still competitive.

What is your go to playlist or song before an event to get in the zone?

Foo Fighters – The Pretender.

If you could try any other motorsport what one would you choose?

Rallying.

What’s the fastest you’ve ever gone in a car or bike on track and when?

198mph North West 200 (2012).

What is your daily drive or ride?

Fiat Ducato (Van).

Who is your inspiration?

Joey Dunlop / Steven Cull.

What is the one thing you could not live without?

Lucozade.

What is your favourite takeaway?

Chinese.

Do you have a favourite movie?

Gladiator / The Sting.

Any bad habits?

Yes – Snoring & talking in my sleep.

Tell us something about you that most people would not know?

That’s a secret.

Would you rather fight 100 horse-sized ducks or 1 duck-sized horse?

Strange Question – 1 duck sized horse.

GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads

EBC GPFAX Sintered Road Race Brake Pads
The GPFAX Formula Sintered Race pads are a direct replacement of the GPFA series. This formula is even higher in friction and created specifically to be used only on asphalt surfaces such as those found in race track conditions. Because of the super performance that they provide, these brake pads are a growing favourite choice of superbike racers.

Another benefit of the GPFAX sintered material is that it now has even better heat cycling ability allowing the brake pads to be raced, cooled, then raced again.

EBC Brakes Organic Motorcycle Brake Pads

EBC Organic Motorcycle Brake Pads
EBC Organic motorcycle brake pads are Europe’s first and only ECE R90 approved brake pad. Manufactured at EFI in Bristol, these brake pads perform as well as any sintered pads, as proved by R90 compliance. This ‘aramid’ series has now been renamed Non-Asbestos Organic or NAO and is created from aramid fibre in conjunction with other high tech modern fibres. If you want a value for money all round brake pad replacement then the NAO series is the perfect choice for all levels of motorcycle and is very popular with many riders who prefer the “feel” of organic pads.

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