Name: Frank Gallagher

Date of Birth: October 4th 1988

Place of Birth: Glossop, Derbyshire

Nationality: British

Races competed: NW200, Ulster GP, IOM TT, Southern 100, Olivers Mount & Tandragee 100.

Twitter: @FrankieGRacing

Getting into biking:

“I’ve always been around motorbikes, starting with trials. I come from a downhill mounting bike background at a pretty decent level. My parents could not afford to help me race, so it wasn’t until I started working that I made the move to start road racing, starting out with Thundersport GB. As soon as I built up the experience and competed at my first road race in 2014 at the Southern 100 that was it. I never looked back.”

First bike:

“My first race bike was a pre injection Kawasaki ZX6 which I still have!”

Racing Icon:

“I don’t have idols, but big respect for John McGuinness. I think Steve Plater is a top bloke, good for the sport.”

Career Highlights:

“My best and most enjoyable race was the 2017 Ulster GP, where I finished 13th in the feature Superbike race.”

At the 2014 Southern 100, Frank won the 600cc Race B, completing the race in 17:35.222 with an average speed of 101.495mph. He also competed in the opening Southern 100 Supersport race in the same year, where he placed a creditable 17th.

As well as the Southern 100, Frank made his Manx GP debut in 2014, finishing 13th in the Junior MGP race on the 2007 Kawasaki ZX6. 75 racers completed this race, with 10 more not finishing, which shows just how impressive a 13th placed finish was.

Frank made his TT debut in 2015 in the Supersport 1 race, however he did not complete the race. Unfortunately for Gallagher the following year saw another DNF, this time in the Superbike race. This was due to damages to the bike during practice week. Despite these setbacks, his TT career properly kicked on in 2017, coming 41st in the Senior TT, as well as 45th in the Superstock race.

Frank’s personal highlight, the 2017 Superbike race at the Ulster GP saw him finish 13th, in a race won by Dean Harrison. His total race time was 21:12.222 with an average speed of 125.304mph.

Favourite course/track:

“The TT mountain course is in a league of its own, but aside from that the Ulster GP for me has it all. Brilliant!”

Me and Forest Dunn Senior race coming past the pits!!

Posted by Frank Gallagher on Friday, June 23, 2017

Aspirations:

“Aspirations are to keep going, racing the roads and maybe one day bridge that gap and get in the big, big league. But to do that, I or we (as there is many other talented racers), need money/ backers/ supporters, to progress. I will race as long and as hard as I can.”

Career Achievements – at a glance:

  • 2014 Southern 100 debut – Supersport B (1st), Supersport (17th), fastest lap of 103.813mph
  • 2014 Manx Grand Prix debut – Newcomers (ret), Junior (13th)
  • 2015 Isle of Man TT races debut – Supersport (ret)
  • 2016 Southern 100 – Superbike (8th, 8th & 12th), fastest lap of 106.980mph
  • 2016 Ulster Grand Prix – Superbike (24th & 26th), Superstock (24th) – fastest lap of 124.402mph
  • 2016 Dundrod 150 – Challenge race (7th), Superbike (19th)
  • 2017 Isle of Man TT races – Senior (41st), Superstock (45th) – new personal best lap of 119.858mph
  • 2017 Southern 100 – Championship (14th), Superbike (13th, 15th, 19th) – new personal best lap of 109.485mph
  • 2017 Ulster Grand Prix – Superbike (17th), Superstock (20th), Supersport (24th & 32nd) – new personal best lap of 127.892mph
  • 2017 Dundrod 150 – Superbike (18th)

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