The Black Eagle Racing Team has been involved in the racing world for years

Chasing glory

 

Mark Kay

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...

 

Kay MV wins the 2015 Classic TT 500


Team members

 

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

 

 

Riders

 

DEAN HARRISON - Bradford
LEE JOHNSTON - Hull
MICHAEL DUNLOP - Ballymena
GORDON RUSSELL - Stratford
PAUL CURRAN - Cannock

GLEN RICHARDS - Australia
MITCH KAY - Shire Oak, West Midlands

the team in 2008

 

Mitch, Dave and Mark Kay

 

The Black Eagle Racing team ot Goodwood 2015

 

The Black Eagle Racing Team at Goodwood 2015

 


 

Black eagle Aquila verreauxii

 

The Black Eagle Racing Team logo

 

 

 

 

We have received sponsorship in the form of donations to help with our racing expenses from these companies:

 

Opie Oils
Alpha Bearings Ltd
Maxton Engineering
Omega Pistons Ltd
Racepaint UK Nottm Ltd

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 black eagle with the two MV Agusta 500 machines which finished first and third at the Classic TT 500

The Kay family's own black eagle flying over the two successful MV Agusta 500 machines at the Classic TT in 2015

Black Eagle Racing Team Classic TT Career

 


 

In 2016, Michael Dunlop won the Okells Classic TT for the Black Eagle Racing Team Read more..

The Kay family's black eagle with the two MV Agusta 500 machines which finished first and third at the Classic TT 500

MV Meccanica Verghera Ltd repairs and restores MV Agusta and Gilera motorbikes

 

A testimonial:

"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

 

The Black Eagle Racing Team has aimed for excellence throughout their career