Keith Amor #24
38 year old Keith comes as everyone knows,
from Falkirk in Bonnie Scotland. However
despite living in a country renowned for deep
fried Mars Bars, midges, Square sausage and
Haggis; Keith has not beenhampered, in fact,
Keith came to racing in 2000, and in 2001 he was able to claim the ACU Club Championship, held at New Era meetings at the likes of Cadwell Park and Croft and was ready to move to the next level in 2002. However, although the season started well, it wouldn’t be for another 3 years before the racing world got to see much more of him as financial restraints saw him move to South Africa for work.
By the time 2005 came around he was ready to race again and despite it being only his second full year of racing, he clinched the Scottish Sports Production Championship. He also entered his first North West 200, and he immediately impressed as he took 9th in the Superstock race. It was at the 2006 North West 200 meeting though when Keith really announced his arrival on the real road racing scene and a blistering lap on Thursday evening placed him third overall in practice and a front row position made him the talk of the paddock. 2006 and as a newcomer he entered the Dundrod 150 challenge, finishing 1st and was the second fastest newcomer ever to have lapped the Dundrod course. The next few years saw Keith win at all the road race events both North & South of the border and with podium finishes at the TT’s and a win at the Macau Grand Prix, there still taking and he’s still improving.
The 2010 North West 200 sees Keith come here in great form after securing his first ever NW200 win on the WA Corless/Jackson Racing BMW S1000R machine. A fantastic achievement on a bike that he’d only just threw his leg over for the first time of the actual race week.
The Kells International is one of Keith’s favourites (that’s only because he’s not rid Armoy yet) and that would certainly have to make him one of the favourites to do the double and win the first Armoy / Kells “Cross Border Championship”.
He seems to relish the challenge of first time at a circuit, first time on that bike……… lets hope that he excels at Armoy for his first time here. As a fellow Scot, I wish the rest of you Good Luck trying to catch him.