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Mobile: 07761 081967
email: Mitch Kay
The Black Eagle Racing Team has been involved in the racing world for years
The Black Eagle Racing Team
After years of involvement in the racing world, the Kays formed their team in 2008. Although they raced both Gilera and MV bikes, they needed a common name for the race entry forms. As lifelong owners of birds of prey, they chose to name the team after Aquila verreauxii, the Black Eagle. In Dave's words, "The greatest eagle is on the greatest racing grand prix bikes"
Maintenance of Grand Prix bikes is very expensive, so the team's outings are limited to about 5 races a year, in England, Scotland, Belgium and the Isle of Man. They have achieved some very significant successes, and are the current holders of the course record for the fastest MV Classic lap at the IOM TT races.
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It was in 1983 that Dave Kay first began to aspire to winning an Isle of Man TT race. Many years later his dreams came true with fabulous Classic TT wins in 2014 and 2015. Click here to read more...
MARK KAY - manager, machinist and engine mechanic
DAVE KAY - bike builder
MITCH KAY - development rider
JASON McCARTHY - fibreglass fabricator
TIM DWERRYHOUSE - race bike organiser
BIG MARK - just a great bloke
DEAN HARRISON - Bradford
LEE JOHNSTON - Hull
MICHAEL DUNLOP - Ballymena
GORDON RUSSELL - Stratford
PAUL CURRAN - Cannock
GLEN RICHARDS - Australia
MITCH KAY - Shire Oak, West Midlands
Mitch, Dave and Mark Kay
The Black Eagle Racing Team at Goodwood 2015
The Black Eagle Racing Team logo
We have received sponsorship in the form of donations to help with our racing expenses from these companies:
Gary Meehan, GM Brickwork
..and a generous donation from the Isle of Man Tourist Board which made our TT win in 2014 possible.
We were also grateful for help we have received from Graham Eatchells, Dave Bedlington, Willi Marewski, and Paul French, as well as all the encouragement over many years from Peter Tipper, Malcolm Clube, Rodney Timson, Richard Marchant and Ron Graham
The Kay family's own black eagle flying over the two successful MV Agusta 500 machines at the Classic TT in 2015
MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes
"Well, another one over. Of the three MVs there, mine was the only one without any problems, all due to Kay preparation. Next event is Donington, followed by Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. Thanks for the great engine building... See you around."
- Dave Bedlington
Goodwood Revival 2013
Isle of Man Classic TT win August 2014
Classic TT Flashback
Harrison and Johnston to ride in 2015 Classic TT
The Kays' Isle of Man TT racing career
500cc Classic TT 2015 - the best yet!
Daily Star's account of the Classic TT win 2015
Harrison victorious in 500cc race
The Black Eagle Racing Team has aimed for excellence throughout their career