Newby’s Paul Moir recovers from early injury blow to earn Oliver’s Mount debut

Paul Moir in action at Mallory Park.Paul Moir in action at Mallory Park.
Paul Moir in action at Mallory Park.
After a rollercoaster start to the year, Newby’s Paul ​Moir is set to make his Oliver’s Mount debut at the Cock ‘o The North meeting this weekend, Saturday July 1 and Sunday July 2.

Moir, who works at McCains, has also earned an entry in for the Barry Sheene Classic on July 22 and 23, despite only having taken up the sport less than two years ago.

He needed three more signatures to attain his national licence to compete at the Mount, but he made the worst possible start at Snetterton.

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Moir said: “It all started at Snetterton 300. So much prep went in for the first event, then I had the weirdest crash on a bike ever on the second corner on the track.

Paul Moir battles his way through the torrential rain at Cadwell Park. PHOTO BY DAVID GARRISONPaul Moir battles his way through the torrential rain at Cadwell Park. PHOTO BY DAVID GARRISON
Paul Moir battles his way through the torrential rain at Cadwell Park. PHOTO BY DAVID GARRISON

"This resulted in me dislocating my arm. I was in unbelievable pain, it had to be put back in socket twice by doctor on site, which put an end to any riding at Snetterton.

“This meant I lost the opportunity of two of my signatures at this weekend. So, with Michael Moore (team boss, spanner man, head coach), we looked at ways to get back on track.

" I booked in with top local sports physio Louise Child and set to work on strengthen my arm again. She was amazing and helped me understand what had to be done.

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"We then booked Mallory Park for the first time ever with EMRA (East Midlands Racing Association) round one, only a week after my dislocation at Snetterton.

" I knew it wasn’t 100% but I knew if I stayed onboard it won’t affect me too much as long as I had a few painkillers before riding, needed to try get these signatures to keep plans alive for 2023.

"This day of racing at Mallory Park went okay, but I didn’t feel 100% and missed another signature opportunity by .75 mph in my races I was very frustrated, but I had seat time now back on bike, and knew I’d get more confident next time out.

“No Limits got in contact and asked if I would like entry to their Cadwell event, which gave me opportunity to get two signatures and put me back on track to get to Oliver’s Mount, this had a massive positive effect on me and was just what I needed.

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"This event went really well at Cadwell Park, I had a P5 in class in first race on Saturday and got a signature towards national licence and went about 2mph above the average needed.

" Race two on Sunday was unbelievable, torrential rain, the wettest I have ever seen there, in this race I ended up missing out for the fastest twin lap by .3 of a second I was really proud of this and how we had come back to the front of the grid so quickly after my arm dislocation.

“I also went above the average by about 8 mph for my signature, I was on cloud nine. We didn’t do Race 3 or 4 this weekend due to not wanting to take additional risk.

"We went to Mallory Park the following weekend for round two full of confidence and was ready to push again with my arm feeling nearly 100%. I managed to get P9 on qualify on full grid with super twins in our class, then managed to get a P4 in class and my last signature towards National Licence.

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"Getting back to camp to share this moment with the guy who got me into racing, Garry Broughton, was rather emotional.”

"I would like to thank my sponsors, Nexus Building & Joinery (John Burlinson & Paul Dixon), ARI - Europe (Adam Hutchinson), DW Motorcycles (Dave Whitaker), Altered Carbon Tattoo (Ryan Newton), Focus Workwear Promotional Clothing (Marc McNeill), CPH Property Services (Phil Fletcher & Joey), Stephen Marsh Flooring, Signs Express Scarborough (David, Edith and Dan), SB Promo Vids (Stu Brook), Pipe Werx (Jeff Seddon), Hel Performance (Shaun) and T- Shield Transport (Tim and Sarah Shields).”

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