Last year Buildbase Suzuki arrived at the Bishopscourt Racing Circuit with newcomer Richard Cooper and the result was three wins.
This year, Steve Hicken’s squad returns to the Sunflower Trophy races, this time with Cooper, David Allingham and circuit newcomer Leon Jeacock all on the blue GSX-Rs.
Allingham rode the Suzuki at the final Pirelli National Superstock 1000 round and straightaway felt more comfortable with it than the Yamaha R1M he has ridden all season for the EHA race team.
“To be honest, I never really gelled with the Yamaha R1M, And with crashes due to trying to override problems, I was not enjoying my racing,” said Allingham.
“I was offered a run on the Suzuki last week at Brands, and straightaway I felt so much more comfortable. So I’ve got another chance to ride the bike this weekend at Bishopscourt.
“I’m looking forward to it as I don’t get the chance to race in front of my home fans. I’m going to out to enjoy myself, I want to get the feelgood factor back again.”
Sunflower newcomer Jeacock, from Kirby, beside Mallory Park where Buildbase Suzuki are based, is looking forward to his Irish debut, added: “I’m very excited to be able to race at the Sunflower for Buildbase Suzuki.
“As I have never raced at the Bishopscourt before, I will be taking Friday to get acquainted with both the bike and the circuit.”