Ian Cooper

**AWAITING PHOTO**

Nickname?

Coops or Yon

Favourite Colour, Music & Food?

Don't have fav colour. Soul, Motown & some rock

Biggest Interest outside of racing?

Fulham football club and keeping fit when I am in the mood.

Occupation?

Herts. police

Currently live in?

Welwyn Garden City (Herts.)

Role within team?

Tyres along with Kev it's a great role loads to do and with Kev away with Kasey this season filling his shoes has meant a steep learning curve (Big feet for a little bloke).

Racing Experience:

Never, racing is a big regret in my life I have the utmost admiration for all riders (don't tell them though) I make do with track days and riding for a living.

Funniest moment in racing?

First race win with the team after a couple of seasons with the bike rebuilt several times and the odd trip or two up the M1. It was a great feeling to see us get the chequered flag.

Favourite moment in racing?

Winning my first race.

If I was gonna stick out my foot and trip another team member up:

Hypothetically Mick G as I have never seen the guy without a smile on his face. Apart from that nobody as what go's around comes around?

How I justify this to the other half:

I dont have to it came as part of the package when we met 14 years ago its either go racing or watch it at home . And it quite funny there is always a couple of bottles of chilled wine in the fridge that appear the day before I go ?????

What I will most likely say if you meet me in the paddock:

Hi two sugars please

would like to say:

I had been involved with racing on the other side of the paddock with R&G for a few years and always wanted to part of a team. I would like to thank Kev for introducing me to Macca and the rest of the team for there support and warm welcome. "GBMOTO" not just a team but a family."