Twenty-one-year-old International Road Racer, Adam McLean from Magherafelt, Northern Ireland has been tipped by many to become part of the highest echelon of pure road racers in the future. He has shown in only his third year of road racing why he is indubitably a future International race winner.
Adams career started racing mini-motos at the age of ten, he went on to win multiple Irish Championships and races at British championship level.
2010 saw the start of a highly successful short circuit racing career where Adam went on to win the GP125 newcomers championship, Adelaide Masters Championship and runner up in the Irish Championship. Adam also spent time racing in the British GP125 championship but due to financial difficulties struggled to move on with his career at that period.
2015 At just nineteen years old Adam embarked on what was to be an extremely successful road racing career. In only his first season he went on to take National road racing wins in the 125GP and Junior Support Championship wins riding for Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team. These results did not go unrewarded as Adam won the 2015 Duke Road Race Rankings ‘Newcomer of the Year’ award as well as the MCUI ‘Best Newcomer’ to Road Racing award.
2016 Yet another successful year for Adam on the Irish Roads as he became the youngest ever winner of the Irish and Ulster 125cc Road Racing Championship. 2016 also saw some substantial changes for Adam as he moved up to the Supersport class on a 675 Triumph and made his International road racing debut.
2017 Adam completed a full season of National and International road racing riding the Roy Hanna Motors/MJ Palmer backed Kawasaki Supertwin, MSS Performance Kawasaki 600 and Mark Hanna Racing 125GP. Highlights of 2017 where Irish National road racing wins in the Supersport and Moto3 categories, podiums in the supertwin class, as well as top four finishes at the North West 200 beating many of the world’s best road racers. Also, Adam became the fifth fastest ever newcomer at the Isle of Man TT and awarded best newcomer of 2017.
At this year’s Ulster Grand Prix he clinched his first international podium finishing third in the supertwins race. Adam also had his first taste of riding a Superbike machine supplied by A&B Installations scoring podium positions and regular top five results. 2018 For the 2018 season Adam plans to compete in the British Superstock 1000 series alongside selected National Road Races and all the International Road Race events.