Adrain Archibald Hangs Up The Leathers Jan 2013

 

 

 

County Antrim Man Archibald Calls It A Day

County Antrim road racer Adrian Archibald from Ballymoney has decided to bring his career in motorcycle racing to a close after enjoying his much loved sport for more than 21 years. 


The 43 year old recently sat down with his main sponsor Nigel Henry of building contractors FB McKee & Co Ltd to discuss his options. They came to an agreement that they would no longer run the team. 

 

 

 

 


Archie’s checkered career has notched him over 100 national road race wins throughout the country. At international level he achieved 3 Isle of Man TT wins that included 2 Seniors, won at the North West 200 and tucked six Ulster Grand Prix wins under his belt. 

 


Archie who ended his career aboard his lucky number 13 stated - “I’m happy enough with my career when I look back at it. I won races everywhere so there’s not much I can complain about.” He added “My TT wins are obviously the biggest ones for me - the TT and the Ulster Grand Prix were always my favourite races and no doubt I’ll probably miss them a bit. I think I was lucky to be racing in some of the good times because we had big grids for every race and there was a really good, quality line-up.” Archie concluded “I just tried to keep it as safe as I could over the years and I was just lucky that I got away with it, but now it’s time to forget about it.” 

 

 

This now leaves a big void at the front of the grid for the 2013 season. Ryan Farquhar and John Burrows retired at the end of last season and now brothers William and Michael Dunlop state they will only be racing at selected race meetings and supporting the clubs that have looked after them in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

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