Team ILR owner/manager Ian Lougher needs no introduction.

The hugely respected Welshman who lives in Northern Ireland, brought the curtain down on a long and successful racing career in 2013, and his team personnel, particularly young up and coming riders, have always benefited from his advice and knowledge gained from over 30 years racing experience.

Last year Ian steered the team through what was at times a difficult season, but showed his determination to also achieve personal success on the track with two wins at the Classic TT on the Isle of Man.

2015 sees Ian enter a new phase with his team as he takes Team ILR into the BSB Motostar British Championship with exciting young riders Vasco van der Valk from the Netherlands and Joe Thomas from Wales. 

Returning to the team is rising star Dan Hegarty who will compete in selective events on the roads on the team's Superstock machine. 

Ian Lougher:

'Last year was a challenging one for the team

As a team we have always been proud of our commitment and ethos of developing and supporting young up and coming riders and giving them every support as they strive to fulfill their full potential and realise their ambitions. 2015 is no different as we go forward with three of the very best young riders in Vasco van der Valk, Joe Thomas and Dan Hegarty.' 


Marital Status: Married

Date of Birth: 10/07/1966

Home Town: Dromara, Co. Down

Weight: 10st 12lb. Height: 5ft 6in

1st Race: Llandow, 1982. 1st Win: Llandow, 1983

Favourite All Time Rider: Wayne Rainey / Steve Hislop

Most Respected Rival: John McGuinness

Likes: Travelling, Chocolate, Music and genuine people

Dislikes: Cabbage, Arrogance, rudeness and winter time.

Favourite Drink: Cabernet Shiraz / Tea. But not together! 

Favourite Food: Italian

Hobbies: Skiing, Enduro and any motorcycle sport.

Favourite Music: All sorts... but probably mainly Rock

Favourite Circuits: Ulster Grand Prix, Schleiz (Germany) 

Favourite Event: Isle of Man TT Festival

Own Bike: Kawasaki KLX450F, Kawasaki Z1B 900, Kawasaki ZX-10R's and Kawasaki ZX-6R's


Ian Lougher
Team ILR Owner/Manager