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Thundersport GB Racer Lee Hardy Moves to Streetfighter A Championship on Aprilia Tuono 1000cc

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Lee Hardys' Aprilia Tuono 1000cc motorcycle
Lee Hardys' Aprilia Tuono 1000cc motorcycle
"I have always had a big love for motorbikes from a very young age and I have always followed all types of motorcycle racing," says Lee Hardy, 33 year old championship motorcycle racer from RAF Marham, UK. "The sensation you get from riding bikes is unbelievable! It is such an adrenaline rush when you are racing." Hardy started participating in local motorcycle track days in 2004. He then competed in the Honda Hornet Cup for the first time in 2007.
Lee Hardy races Thundersport GB and has progressed to the Streetfighter A Championship
Lee Hardy races Thundersport GB and has progressed to the Streetfighter A Championship
"I finished in the top fifteen of the championship," says Hardy. During that first year of racing, Hardy had seven top 10 finishes and was awarded Rider of the Meeting twice, as well as Novice of the Meeting. In 2008, he competed in the Honda Hornet Cup again, finishing the season in second place with two race wins and eight podiums throughout the season. "After that, I moved up in class and raced with Thundersport GB in the Streetfighter B Championship, where I finished in fifth place with regular top five finishes but unfortunately, never stepped onto the podium," says Hardy.

This year, Hardy is still with Thundersport GB but has progressed to the Streetfighter A Championship onboard an Aprilia Tuono 1000cc. bike. "I am currently third in the championship and my best places this year are a third and second place finish," says Hardy. "I am looking forward to more wins this year as I am gaining more and more experience."

Hardy's title sponsor is the Royal Air Force Reserves, and he will be kept busy promoting their recruiting campaign throughout 2010. "I will be attending many air shows and events throughout the year where I will be promoting all my sponsors and suppliers, including K&N. I choose K&N filters because I want the best in performance and reliability for my race bike," says Hardy. "I have found significant gains in power and performance when my race bike was set up on the dyno. I am proud to use K&N products and recommend them for any racer looking for serious results."

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