Like most good ideas, they are soured in convivial company with a glass of something that is acceptable to the palate!
This is how Steadplan Primus Racing was conceived in 2017 with a trio of friends, Sam Morton (Primus Ltd), Dale Fordham (DRF Services) and John Duggan (Duggan Joinery) plus a chance meeting at that year’s Southern 100 with James Smith MD and owner of the Steadplan Group and the new road racing team was ‘go’!
Clitheroe rider Ben Rae was invited to join the team, as was Manx Grand Prix winner Andy Farrell along with Sidecar pairing of Manxman Michael Jackson and Sarah Stokoe.
Ben and Andy are riding in the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races whilst Michael and Sarah will be pitting their skills around the Colas Billown Course during the Isle of Man Steam Packet Southern 100 Road Races in July.
Not content with running their fledgling solo and sidecar racing team, Steadplan Primus Racing they have generously taken on the headline sponsorship of the second Sidecar Race which brings the curtain down on the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races which is much appreciated by the organisers Southern 100 Racing.
1st Rod Bellas & Danny Quirk 1200 BLT Imp
2nd Tony Thirkell & Trevor Johnson 1070 BMW MRE
3rd Patrick Geffray & Andrew Haynes 1070 BMW MRE
Follow ‘the friendly races’ via Facebook Page: Southern 100 Road Races
(Photo Courtesy of Mark Falconer)