Loch Lomond, Scotland based Mark Buckley is a tremendously talented international road racing star with a particular knack for getting things done. Last season, riding against the world's top factory backed teams, Buckley broke into the top-ten at the definitive Isle of Man TT event, finishing eighth.
Over 25,000 people at the Scottish Bike Show recently got to view the OTSS Kawasaki Superbike first hand
Buckley took off a full two seconds around the Oulton Park circuit aboard his new bikes
Buckley also made the history books by finishing third in the world's first clean emissions Grand Prix run on electric motorcycles at the TT.
"For me as a fulltime road rider, the Isle of Man TT is definitely the ultimate challenge, and it is definitely on the top of my racing calendar for 2010," remarked Buckley.
"I entered the TTX GP last year, which was the world's first clean emissions GP on an American backed electric bike. Not only did the whole experience give me worldwide coverage, but it let me step onto the illustrious Isle of Man TT podium, an experience not many will have."
At the end of last season Buckley fulfilled a long time ambition and raced in the Macau GP in China with a current British Superbike team. "This was definitely an adventure never to be forgotten, as it was amazing from the outset. The circuit was so fast, and being it's fully lined with steel barriers, that made the race even more exhilarating."
The worldwide exposure Buckley alludes to provided him the opportunity to accomplish one other long time ambition. For this 2010 season Buckley and his OTSS Racing team will have a full stable of Kawasaki motorcycles in the Supersport 600, Superstock, and Superbike classes.
"At this moment we don't yet have full backing from Kawasaki, but we are working with them, along with others such as Paul Bird Motorsport, who run the World Superbike team," explains Buckley.
"I just finished testing both our Superbike and Supersport machines and I went two full seconds quicker around the Oulton Park circuit in Cheshire, England than I ever have. The bikes felt fantastic right from the very first lap. This is very promising for the future."
As a part of the unveiling at the Scottish Bike Show, the OTSS Superbike took center stage on the official Kawasaki stand, where over 25,000 people in attendance during the two day event could view it.
"For 2010 we have full support from K&N, which is proving to be very beneficial after our initial tests on all the new Kawasaki machinery. Everyone knows how fantastic K&N products are, but I can tell you that I have personally seen, and felt, the gains that the filters have given my bikes just after fitting them."
"My team has worked really hard over the winter months and put together the perfect package for me to further my career in 2010," adds Buckley.
And indeed, 2010 will be a very busy season for Buckley. "I will be doing a lot of road races on my Kawasaki machinery and with my team OTSS Racing. I will also be riding at selected races on my electric bike such as Laguna Seca and Imola, along with Moto GP and World Superbike events. I am also preparing to ride at the Macau GP again, with the factory BMW British Superbike team this time, and hopefully I will continue to show what I'm fully capable of at these races."
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