Darran Lindsay

 

 
 
  Name: Darran Robert Lindsay

Birthdate:1/7/74 or 1/7/72 don't like the sound of thirty !

 feck, what am I gonna do when I'm forty ????

Place of Birth:   Lagan valley  Lisburn.

Home town:  Lisburn

Marital status: happy harried

Children: Two boys Ben & Zak

Favourite Food:  chicken 'ala' well cooked

Favourite Drink: wine red/white i like em all!!!   HUMMM    LIKE THE ODD STOUT AS WELL, AND COME TO THINK OF IT I LIKE A PINT OF CIDER AND BLACK TOO!!!   DONT LIKE VODKA NO MORE..

Hobbies:  TAKING THINGS APART AND GETTING       SOMEONE ELSE TO BUILD EM! (MOTORBIKES)  I like playing on the old dirtbikes..

First Race:  Kirkistown clubmans Adrian Coates was the man then can' t remember what year..91 / 92  I think...       I was riding a 1981 TZ  160 Yamaha absolute weapon.. Coatesy had new 125 honda (spoilt boy)!!

 First Race Win:  Clady club 200 race at Nutts  Corner     July  91 / 92

 Favourite Race Circuits: Dundrod/ Donnington Park / Kells roadrace

Scariest Moment: Had to many!! but probably  the NW Phelim Owens smash when the pin came out of brake caliper and pads fell out!!!  thought i was a goner that day!!

 Biggest Influence on Racing Career: Owen McNally the nutter god rest him...racing would be a lot healthier with him.... big lose!!

 Toughest competitor: In recent years Michael Laverty.. hard nut to crack even when your bike was better than his... that wasn't very often!!!

 Ambitions: stay safe and enjoy me racing.

 

  Machinery:   Uel Duncan Racing.

                       2004 GSXR 1000 Suzuki Superbike

                       2004 GSXR 1000 Suzuki Superstock

                       2004 Honda CBR600RR Supersport

 Mechanics:

      Chief Mechanic: Trevor Harbinson

     Suspension / Tyres:  Jimmy White

     Bodywork:  Richard McPherson

     Timekeeper: Stephen Black

     General Engine Prep:  Derek Young

 

     Darran Lindsay has been around for some time now.  For many years considered a 125 / 250 specialist, Darran made a number of attempts to make the jump to the bigger capacity classes but it seemed that each time he did, he suffered bad luck and a series of quite serious and unfortunate accidents.

 In 1999 Darran sat out the final road race of the season in order that Owen McNally should be posthumously be awarded the Superkings 125 Championship. In 2000 Darran finally achieved  his goal and took the Superkings title after a dominant season on the roads.

 Since then Darran has successfully made the transition to both the Supersport 600 and Superbike classes and is now accepted as one of the provinces top Supersport 600 riders.  Darran's close friendship with long term sponsor Noel Johnston saw him competing not only on a Nibbles 125 Honda in 2003 but also a GSXR 1000 Suzuki again in Nibbles colours both giving Darran some excellent results, but it was on Stephen Blacks Yamaha R6 that Darran shook the Supersport Championships culminating in an emotional victory on Darran's home circuit, the awesome Dundrod track.  Add to these rides Darran's superb results on the Lunney's 250 Honda and it's clear to see just what depth of talent Darran is bringing to Uel Duncan Racing.