Isle of Man TT 2014: Dan Kneen eyes podium with BE Racing

Dan Kneen

Isle of Man TT star Dan Kneen has signed for the BE Racing team for the 2014 season.

The 26-year-old will compete for John Burrows' team at the Isle of Man TT, North West 200 and selected Irish road races in 2014.

He said: "I feel that John and his crew will provide me with everything that I need to challenge for international podium finishes."

His first outing will be at the Cookstown 100.

In recent years he has been hampered by a catalogue of injuries but already has a number of top-10 TT finishes and a best finish of fifth.

Kneen added: "John's bikes will be as good as anything around.

"In previous years, I've had to take care of all of the machine preparation myself but this year I will be able to concentrate solely on the racing.

"I'm going to have a great opportunity to show what I can do and I'm really looking forward to mixing it up at the front.

"My main aim is podium finishes at the TT but I'll also be looking to go well in Ireland".

Team manager Burrows said: "I wanted an exciting young rider that could take the team forward and Dan is the man in my opinion.

"He's already a proven top-10 international finisher and with our quality machinery I believe he will be even closer to the top step of the podiums this year."