DAN KNEEN 55

ISLE OF MAN TT RACER - 2014 IRISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPION 2014 ULSTER SUPERBIKE CHAMPION - ULSTER GRAND PRIX SUPERSTOCK WINNER.

   
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DAN KNEEN

27 years old - 180cm, 75kg - Born Douglas, Isle of Man - Loves motocross, supermoto, mountain biking.

MANX GRAND PRIX

The only newcomer to win 3 races in a week! Riding his own bike that he'd paid for and prepared himself!

2014 IRISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPION

Often riding at lap record pace, on tracks he had never seen before. Dan's 2014 season was his best ever!

2014 ULSTER SUPERBIKE CHAMPION

Securing his first International victory in the UGP Superstock Race helped Dan win the 2014 championship.

2016!

For 2016, Dan has signed with the super successful and experienced Mar-Train Yamaha Team. Dan will be contesting the North West 200, the Ulster Grand Prix, the Southern 100 and of course the Isle of Man TT for Clive Padgett's Batley based team. He will also be participating in selected short-circuit races.
2016 is the second of a two year programme for Mar-Train to develop the all new YZF-R1M for pure road racing with the Lisburn outfit having already started to reap the rewards of their hard work towards the end of 2015. Team owner Tim Martin believes Kneen will benefit from their year of development with a stable of race winning machinery at his disposal to add to his International success.
Race Calendar:
10-14th May - North West 200, N.Ireland
28th May -10th June - Isle of Man TT
11-14th July - Southern 100, Isle of Man
8th-13th August - Ulster Grand Prix, N.Ireland

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Latest News and Information

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Dan Kneen was in scintillating form at the 56th Around a Pound Tandragee 100 as he handed Mar-Train racing the feature race victory on their debut at the event.   Starting from pole position the Manx man took the lead at the beginning of lap two and came within a fraction of a second of breaking the lap record as he pulled away from the BE Racing duo of Shiels and Mitchell-Thomas to record ...
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Dan Kneen was in scintillating form at the 56th Around a Pound Tandragee 100 as he handed Mar-Train ...
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Mar-Train Racing’s Dan Kneen produced a blistering performance to make the perfect start to his 2016 road racing schedule with a commanding victory in the feature Superbike race at the Around-a-Pound Tandragee 100. The feature race was red-flagged and re-started over five laps after a crash on lap two, which was later reported as a ‘minor incident’ involving Joe Newbould. Following a short ...
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Mar-Train Racing’s Dan Kneen produced a blistering performance to make the perfect start to his ...
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Dan Kneen made the most of his Mar-Train Racing debut on Monday scoring a brace of podium finishes on his YZF-R1M superbike. Indeed the Manx man was unlucky not to post a victory in race two as he was narrowly pipped to the line by reigning ISB champion Ryan Rainey. After qualifying in second place Kneen finished in a safe second place in race one, just over half a second off Rainey but almost ...
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Dan Kneen made the most of his Mar-Train Racing debut on Monday scoring a brace of podium finishes ...
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A few photos from the Cartagena test. dan's first outing on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha R1-M.
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A few photos from the Cartagena test. dan's first outing on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha R1-M.
09 March 2016
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Dan testing and training on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha YZ450 motocrosser in the deep sand of Ballagaraghyn, Jurby in the Isle of Man
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Dan testing and training on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha YZ450 motocrosser in the deep sand of ...
09 March 2016
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Hi Everyone,  Well Its that time of year again and I've just had the first outing on the Mar-Train Yamaha's. We were at the Pro Test in Cartagena organised by Barry Symmons, Day 1 started good, I was really enjoying the new bikes and just feeling my way into it after a long lay off. In the second session on the Sbk I managed to Flick myself off, I'm not sure how it happened but maybe there ...
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Hi Everyone,  Well Its that time of year again and I've just had the first outing on the ...
09 March 2016
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Mar-Train racing are delighted to announce they have signed Manxman Dan Kneen for the 2016 road racing season. Following weeks of speculation the Yamaha UK team can confirm they will run the twenty eight year old on their YZF-R6 and YZF-R1M machines at the three International road races plus other selected events which will be confirmed at a later date. Kneen burst onto the road racing ...
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Mar-Train racing are delighted to announce they have signed Manxman Dan Kneen for the 2016 road ...
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Dan Kneen’s strong start to the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races continued on Monday and Tuesday when he took two more top twelve finishes with ninth in Monday’s Supersport and 12th in Tuesday’s Superstock encounter. After finishing seventh in the opening Superbike race, the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Honda rider was back in action in the 4-lap Supersport race, which was delayed until Monday ...
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Dan Kneen’s strong start to the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races continued on Monday and Tuesday when he ...
09 June 2015
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Manxman Dan Kneen got his 2015 Isle of Man TT week underway on Sunday afternoon and the Braddan rider didn’t disappoint with a strong seventh place in the 6-lap Superbike TT race. Riding the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Honda, an opening lap of 129.189mph was just a fraction outside his personal best set 12 months ago and it placed him in seventh place and ahead of fellow Manx rider Conor ...
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Manxman Dan Kneen got his 2015 Isle of Man TT week underway on Sunday afternoon and the Braddan ...
08 June 2015
 21 May 2015
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Hi Everyone, As I write this I'm sat in the hyperbaric chamber giving my foot injury a boost of oxygen and physio before TT, as my strength has taken longer to get back to normal than I thought. I've just arrived home after the NW 200, it's not always been my favourite event due to the difficulty of competing as a privateer but now I have a top team around me things were going to be ...
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Hi Everyone, As I write this I'm sat in the hyperbaric chamber giving my foot injury a boost of ...
21 May 2015
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Dan Kneen was back in action at the weekend, contesting the second round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc Championship at Brands Hatch and although he was unable to replicate the finish of two weeks ago, the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Honda rider still took a strong top 20 finish.  As expected, it was extremely tight around the small, 1.2-mile Indy circuit with the whole field split ...
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Dan Kneen was back in action at the weekend, contesting the second round of the Pirelli National ...
06 May 2015
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For 2015, Dan is proud to announce his support from Planet Knox, the company behind the award winning Knox body armour. Dan will be wearing the awesome Knox Handroid gloves, Knox bodyarmour and other items of Knox motorcycle clothing, including their excellent range of  base layers, ideal to wear under leathers. For more information on the Knox range, please visit their website at  ...
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For 2015, Dan is proud to announce his support from Planet Knox, the company behind the award ...
05 May 2015
 09 April 2015
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Dan Kneen got his 2015 season off to a flying start at Donington Park on Easter Monday when the Manxman took a brilliant eighth place in the opening round of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc Championship.  Using the meeting primarily as extra practice in preparation for the International road racing season, Dan was having his first race since breaking his foot at last year’s Ulster Grand ...
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Dan Kneen got his 2015 season off to a flying start at Donington Park on Easter Monday when the ...
09 April 2015
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A few photos from Dan and Leanne's trip to Donington for the first round of the BSB Superstock 1000 Championship.... "From starting our weekend with a puncture on the Caravan in the rain on the Motorway to a Sunny Race Day. Here are a few snaps from the weekend including a rub down from the BSB physio for Dan. Thanks to everyone involved" Leanne x
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A few photos from Dan and Leanne's trip to Donington for the first round of the BSB Superstock 1000 ...
09 April 2015
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Dan had a very constructive first competitive outing on his Valvoline Padgett's Superstock Fireblade at the weekend's BSB opener at Donington Park. Riding for testing and track time as much as anything, Dan qualified 22nd, using the outing for set up on the new bike. In the race, Dan took the first lap very steady, in order to avoid any possible comings together. As the pack spread out a ...
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Dan had a very constructive first competitive outing on his Valvoline Padgett's Superstock ...
09 April 2015
 31 March 2015
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Dan Kneen has signed for the Valvoline Padgetts Honda team to contest the Isle of Man TT. The Manx rider was left on the lookout for a new team after his deal with Northern Ireland team Millsport Suzuki fell through in February. However, Kneen has pulled a rabbit out of the hat and joins Kiwi Bruce Anstey in Clive Padgett's success-laden Batley squad for the Superbike, Superstock, Supersport and ...
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Dan Kneen has signed for the Valvoline Padgetts Honda team to contest the Isle of Man TT. The Manx ...
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Supermoto practice, Jurby, Isle of Man. Photos by Gez!
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Supermoto practice, Jurby, Isle of Man. Photos by Gez!
03 April 2015
 03 March 2015
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Talented Manxman Dan Kneen faces a battle to be on the grid in 2015 after the Braddan rider was informed by the Millsport Racing team that he'd signed to ride with were pulling out. The 27-year old was only informed of their decision last week and now finds himself searching for a competitive team whilst many other riders are already embarking on testing programmes.   Kneen has been a permanent ...
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Talented Manxman Dan Kneen faces a battle to be on the grid in 2015 after the Braddan rider was ...
03 March 2015
 02 March 2015
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 Dan Kneen claimed his first ever International road race victory as he got the better of Dean Harrison in Saturday's Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix Superstock race by just 0.001s, the closest ever finish in the history of the event. The lead changed hands three to four times every lap with Bruce Anstey also in the mix and just 0.107s covered the trio at the chequered flag. The Manxman was ecstatic ...
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 Dan Kneen claimed his first ever International road race victory as he got the better of Dean ...
02 March 2015
 01 March 2015
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Hi Everyone,I'm just back at Cookstown from another great meeting, The Faugheen 50 at the weekend, it hasn't been run for 5 years due to lack of funds so I wasn't the only newcomer there for once which was handy. The track was another short one with 1.15 lap times but there is a bit of everything thrown in and was fairly bumpy which made it tricky too.The 600 went well but with me making a ...
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Hi Everyone,I'm just back at Cookstown from another great meeting, The Faugheen 50 at the weekend, ...
01 March 2015

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