Pearson Back For 2011 Fuchs Oil 300 Zatacek Gustava Havla

2011 Fuchs Oil 300 Zatacek Gustava Havla THE Michael Pearson Racing Team head back out to the Czech Republic this week for the 2011 Fuchs Oil 300 Zatacet Gustava Halva races at Horice, with Michael Pearson hopeful of repeated success after claiming a superb Supersport 600 race win and a runner up place in the Superbike race in 2010 on his first visit. Famous for its fast flowing curves and tree lined picturesque circuit, the Horice Road Races which is part of the Czech Road Race Championships, has gathered momentum with Irish riders and this year will see Pearson being joined by Adrian McFarland, Darren Gilpin, Davy Morgan, Paul Gartland, Wayne Hamilton, Mark Kelly and William Cowden to name but a few. [caption id="attachment_23610" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Michael Pearson on the top step of the podium after the 600 in Horice in 2010. (Photo by Alan Armstrong)."][/caption] At time of writing, it is still unsure as to whether or not Pearson will have a 600 machine for this years races, after he destroyed his Carryduff Forklifts Supersport 600 Kawasaki at the Enkalon Trophy Races over the Bank Holiday Easter Weekend. Michael did however have the use of the Chris Dowds R6 Yamaha at Cookstown, but that machine has since been sold on. On a positive note, Michael intends looking at the Glenn Irwin Supersport 600 Honda this weekend, with the possibility of obtaining the Parkalgar tunned machine for the rest of the season. He will however have the D&GW Racing BMW back to race trim after she suffered gearbox problems at Cookstown, with the end result forcing Michael to give Saturdays Tandragee 100 Road Races a miss. Michael Pearson said, “We all had a great time in Horice last year, and I would not miss the event, so we cut our loses and decided to give the Tandragee 100 a miss, so that we could have the BMW at its best at least. Its been a bit of a headache not having a 600 machine, and we have looked at all types of avenues and ways of obtaining one, but hopefully we will have that sorted before the bikes head out on Tuesday. “I won the 600 race last year at Horice and it would be a real shame if I could not at least defend my title. If I can’t, then there is nothing that I can do, other than try and do well in the Superbike race” Willis Marshall, PRO for the Pearson camp said, “Yes, we are all looking forward to going back over to Horice where we made many friends last year. It really is a very special place. It really has caught on over here this race, and I see that our top sport photographer Stephen Davison is travelling over this year, so there should be some remarkable action shots this year. Its been a bit of a struggle this year with machinery to be honest, but hopefully it will all iron itself out soon. “I guess there will be a few emotional moments at Horcie this year, with all our thoughts going back to those memorable moments that Victor Gilmore gave us at Horice.The people there adored him, and so did we all, so yes, there will be a few tears shed I’m sure during race weekend. It really would be wonderful to win again… for Victor’s memory.” ]]>