ROAD racer Barry Furber, 32, who grew up in Bishops Castle where his parents still live, has announced plans for a busy year including racing in this year’s Isle of Man TT and the Ulster Grand Prix.

“Due to various small issue in 2018 I didn’t show my true potential, so I’m really looking forward to shining this year and competing across all classes with a total of six races,” Barry says on his Facebook racing page.

And he told Road Racing News magazine that he aims to shine on the Mountain Course in TT2019.

Runner up within the Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix in 2014, he competed for the third time last May and June with an array of consistent results including an impressive 12th in the Benetts Lightweight race, strongly heading the modest Suzuki challenge.

He also had 28th and 31st place finishes within the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Suerstock races.

This year he is set to compete under his own team’s Baz Furber Road Racing banner, set to pilot ZX-10R Kawasaki machinery in the four, six lap Superstock, Superbike, and Senior races. He has also placed an entry for the Monster Energy Supersport encounters.

The addition of a new CBR600RR Honda will bridge the gap between the 650 twin and the Superstock bike but Barry says he could go with more competitive Lightweight rides. Greenhaus Vauxhall and Morris Lubricants of Shrewsbury are among his sponsors, all support welcome. and he says support, big or small, is always welcomed