True Heroes Racing: Revving Up

POSTED: 04/04/2022

On your marks... Get set...

We are continuing our True Heroes 2022 racing story series with the next step of the journey. Once the motorcycles have been collected they then have to undergo various changes to get them race-ready for the track. It is also around this section of the timeline that the riders and relating race numbers have been revealed.

Scroll down to read all about this process below...

True Heroes Racing - Putting on the Gear

A few tweaks here and there...

True Heroes Racing Team Fairing

Shedding that road skin

The first step of the process is taking off the stock Panigale fairing. Removing this for racing fairing can decrease the weight, allow aesthetic customisation and also make the trackside modification significantly faster.

True Heroes Racing Independent Brakes

Strong independent brake

Brake lines are replaced for independent brake line fixtures so that each of the callipers has its own specific brake line. This allows the rider to still have access to a single brake if the counterpart fails for any reason.

True Heroes Racing ABS Module

Say goodbye to your ABS

ABS is disabled and completely inhibited. However, due to racing regulations the unit is left on the bike for weight specification. Switching off the ABS allows the rider to fully immerse him or herself in the win hungry attitude.

True Heroes Racing Race legal

Small but necessary

Other customisations to the bike are things like the removal of horns, pillion footpegs, number plates, number plate stems and other road legal requirements. These amendments decrease the weight of the bike a little bit as well.

True Heroes Racing Added Extra Bits

Add a little jazz

On top of things being taken off the motorcycle - the team will also add certain products such as racing footpegs, race discs and callipers. These products are specifically engineered for racing and high-speed use.

Riders for 2022

True Heroes Racing BSB Super Stock 1000

Dave "Scrawn" Mackay - #22

True Heroes Racing Dave Mackay

Mackay is a British Army veteran, who served a complete 22-year career - hence his chosen race number. Riding with the team since 2015, he has come a huge distance in his racing career and has now also taken on the duty of a mentor within the Grassroots programme.

Dave "Salty" Sellers - #61

True Heroes Racing Dave Salty Sellers

Sellers is a Royal Navy Veteran who has race experience in both short circuit and road racing, stretching over more than a decade. Retiring from racing after competing in the Isle of Man TT in 2016 & 2017, Dave returned to racing as a wildcard rider in Assen for the team in 2018.

True Heroes Racing Ducati Trioptions Cup

Leon Wilton - #15

Currently serving in the British Army, Leon has been representing the Army for almost a decade now in the Military Inter-Service Road Racing Championships. Leon is now taking his rightful place in BSB, gaining huge respect from the military.

Charlie White - #44

True Heroes Racing Charlie White

Currently, Charlie is a serving member of the Royal Marines, who in 2021 became the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Road Racing Champion. Due to his unmissable talent, Charlie is now taking his place in BSB and is also gaining huge respect from the military.

Chris Ganley - #89

True Heroes Racing Chris Ganley

Chris is a British Army Veteran who shows remarkable determination. After losing his arm in 2014 and soon after going into rehabilitation, he began racing in 2017 as a focus post-injury. He now holds club level racing experience and looks forward to the national level step up in 2022.

True Heroes Racing NGRRC Grassroots Programme

Chris Duggan - #3

True Heroes Racing Chris Duggan

Recently discharged from service due to the loss of his right leg - Chris is a Parachute Regiment Veteran. Duggan has been mentored by Dave Mackay and got onto the track for the first time in 2020. Now having his full ACU licence, Chris took to the grid for his first ever race in 2021.

Stay tuned for more True Heroes updates soon!

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