NW200: ‘Pride at stake’ for Keith Amor on Triangle return

Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge Honda CBR600RR
Keith Amor on the Rig Deluge Honda CBR600RR

Keith Amor says pride is at stake as the Falkirk racer makes his first appearance at the Vauxhall International North West 200 since 2010.

The 42-year-old won the Superstock race on his last visit and set a new lap record, but missed the meeting the following year due to his commitments with the Honda TT Legends team.

Amor retired at the end of 2011 as a result of a shoulder injury but is back this season and will ride in the Supertwin class in the SGS KMR Kawasaki colours plus the Supersport races on the Rig Deluge Honda.

“There hasn’t been that much racing at the North West since so I haven’t missed much I don’t think. I’m really looking forward to the Supertwin races because I think it’s going to be really close and I can’t see anyone getting away at the front,” Amor said.

“Although the Supertwin races maybe aren’t quite as spectacular as the other bikes because they’re not as fast, I think you’ll probably see the best racing in this class.

“There’s pride at stake because there’s a lot of the younger guys coming through,” he added.

“Jeremy’s [McWilliams] the man to beat because he won it last year and rule number one is to beat your team-mate!”