Wayne Lockey began racing in 2001 in the Formula 2 sidecar class and made an immediate impression, taking the Best Newcomer Award in the NGRRC championship. Over the next few years Wayne was to become a regular winner on the club scene.
In 2006 Wayne made his debut at the Isle of Man TT and came home best newcomer with a lap at over 101mph to his credit on the World’s most demanding circuit.
Continuing success at club level has followed over the ensuing years and Wayne became a regular and consistent performer at the TT and the Southern 100, also held on the Isle of Man.
Although having the necessary talent, lack of funding had always prevented Wayne from pursuing a championship but he put this right in 2011 winning the East Midlands Racing Association title – determination overcoming lack of finances.
In 2012 he achieved a personal best at the Southern 100, a televised meeting rapidly growing in stature, with a fine 4th place in a field containing two World Champions. Eurosport televised the meeting and Wayne featured prominently in the coverage.
The 2013 season proved to be arguably Wayne’s most successful to date. Contesting the well subscribed British Motor Cycle Racing Club championship he faced stiff opposition all year but came out on top, clinching the championship at the Brands Hatch finale. On the roads he broke into the top ten at the Isle of Man TT, now regarded as the most important sidecar race on the calendar, with an excellent 8th place and a personal best lap of over 108mph. He backed this up with another 4th place at the Southern 100, once again with two World champions in the field.
In 2014, Wayne teamed up with 28 year old Leeds lad Mark Sayers, who had extensive experience in many high profile races, the F2 British round, TT, Southern 100, all of which he acheived some fantasic results and proved to be the perfect partenership for Wayne.
Together, they acheived some amazing results......6th and 8th in the TT, 5th and 3rd at the Southern 100 and 2014 BMCRC Champions!! (Top 10 in the World and a Podium! The best so far!)
For 2015, they had some great finishes, two top tens at the TT and two top fives at the Southern 100, also, a tenth place in the British Championship. Blighted by unfortunate and unlucky break downs, the Team had to take the finishes they were able to produce and focus on their next season.
2017 saw a mixed bag of finishes for Wayne, the TT left a bitter taste with a fuelling issue and engine problems, having said that still two top ten finishes, the Southern 100 was undoubtably the best results to date with a 3rd place in the first race and 2nd in the second race. As a highly professional team, we strive to get the best results and the finishes we have worked so hard for. They certainly don't come easy, especially on the Island!!
2018 would have been a fourth season for Wayne and Mark together, unfortunately not to be this season, however, Real Racing continues, and we have to move on and concentrate on aiming for the highest finishes that we can. With the exceptional talent of Wayne in the drivers seat, and the highly supportive network of team and followers around us, we know that is a bright and successful future that Real Racing has in store!!
The Isle of Man TT is, of course, the main event for the year and another battle at the Southern 100 will be a must for the experienced Wayne Lockey.