BARROW motorcycle racer Danny Shaw had a brilliant start to his 2019 campaign during the first round of the No Limit Championship series held at Donington.

Danny has been fraught with injuries for the last three seasons, including breaking his arm three times.

However, he has bravely soldiered on despite the handicap and not achieving the results he knows he is capable of when fully fit.

Some hard winter training with the Infinity Fitness Centre here in Barrow has really paid off for him though.

He netted four wins on the big Freelance Mechanics Ducati at Donington and is now looking forward the the first round of the Trioption Cup series at Silverstone in a few weeks time.

Watch this space.

* MOTORCYCLE racing can be so unpredictable at times.

Manxman Michael Evans, who only the previous weekend won the magnificent Ken Redfern Trophy at Croft Autodrome, contested the British Motorcycle Racing Club's meeting at Oulton Park last Saturday.

After two fine second places on the Liquid Moly-supported Wilcock 600 Honda, prepared by MBR Racing here in Barrow, he took out the Wilcock 1000cc BMW he used at Croft.

Poor Mikey crashed heavily when passing one of the leading riders who lost control of his machine at Esso Bend and collided with the Isle of Man native.

Luckily, he suffered only a minor concussion and severe bruising, and is confident he'll be fully fit for the British Superbike Championship meeting at Silverstone in a few weeks' time.

Mike Bibby, from MBR Racing, is now working feverishly to get the machine – which fared a lot worse – repaired in time.

* THIS Sunday marks the start of the summer season of the Torver Bikers breakfast gatherings at St Luke's Church Hall in Torver.

Many of you will already know a free breakfast is provided by church volunteers to all visiting motorcylists and their passengers from 9.30am until 11.30am following a short church service.

These are held on the first Sunday of every month throughout the Summer.

If you have never attended one of these popular gatherings, get along this Sunday for a hearty breakfast and a good old chat with fellow motorcyclists.

For more information, call Linda on 01539 441777 or Jim on 07436 116343.

* ENTHUSIASTIC members of the Westmorland Motor Club who have worked so hard to revive the motorcycle hill climb at Barbon are still hoping to go ahead with the event as planned on Saturday, May 11.

Although already being granted a course licence, the ACU are now insisting on further safety measures.

This will involve more costs for the club, but they are confident of still running the event which, in its heyday, attracted competitors from all over the UK – and Walney Island!

* BARROW dealer Martin Crooks and his team have picked up yet another dealer award to add to their collection.

Martin and his wife Lynne attended the annual Suzuki dealer conference and gala dinner at the Principal hotel in York recently.

It was there Suzuki managing director Sam Suyama presented Martin with an award for the Best Small Bike Dealer of the Year.