Derek Sheils to remain with Burrows Racing team for 2017 season

John Burrows and Derek Sheils
Derek Sheils has opted to stay with John Burrows' team

Derek Sheils has opted to remain with the Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing team for 2017.

The Dubliner's successful 2016 campaign included two wins at the Cookstown 100 as he also went on to clinch both the Irish and Ulster Superbike titles.

Sheils also earned his first rostrum position at an international meeting as he finished second in the Supertwin event at the Ulster Grand Prix.

He will definitely race at the Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix in 2017.

"Derek will have Superbike, Supersport 600, Superstock and Supertwin machinery at his disposal for the Isle of Man TT, Ulster GP and the Irish Championship meetings," said team owner John Burrows.

"It has yet to be decided if we will compete at the North West 200. We may field a second rider at certain events if the opportunity arises.

"Derek joined the 130 mph club at Dundrod this year and I'm confident he can rise to the same mark at the TT in 2017.

"I'm delighted to have him back as it gives us continuity that we didn't always have in the past."