Lanyon Bowdler Support Underdog Racing's Danny Blair

Underdog racing is a team set up by manager Kirk Owen and is about taking raw talent and trying to take the rider and his ambition as far as it can.  “Underdog” is purely what the name says - taking the rider, his willpower and determination to the next level of this sport, with the help of a team of people to train both mentally and physically and give the rider the belief in what he can achieve.

Danny was offered a place in the team six months ago and is grateful for all the support which Kirk Owen and the sponsors give to him and the team.  The team is sponsored by local businesses VC Racing (which includes great deals from Acerbis, Motul, Jett, Dirt Squirt, AGV and Rapid Moto Distribution), J4M54 and D J Text & Graphics and are also sponsored by Battery Energy Drink.  The team also support the Cal4u campaign.

The team consists of riders in the UK and includes one intern Dutch rider Teun den Mulder and is due to sign its first professional rider this weekend.  The teams launch day was held at VC Racing in Telford on 14th January 2012.  The team has been kitted out in the Underdog race gear and Underdog graphics for their mx bikes and they have their own range of Underdog clothing.  ‘Blow Your Pipes’ a motocross social networking site is following the team and one of its co-founders, Dave Hamlet is also training the team by putting them through their paces twice weekly at the fitness bootcamp. Ollie Billingham of OB Edits is the team's local photographer/videographer.

The riders are going to be competing in various nationals throughout the year and Teun will be competing in the Dutch Championship. 

Some members of the team also have their own individual sponsors. Danny is sponsored by Lanyon Bowdler. The sponsorship over the years has gone towards his motocross training fees, his race bike, safety equipment etc which has helped him progress to where he is today.

Danny is currently riding a Kawasaki 250f. After a serious injury to his knee which put him out of action for three months, he is on his way fighting back to fitness and is hopeful to complete in the first round of his nationals at Mallory Park on 3/4 March.