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Firstly can we thank everyone who has helped F13K Cancer raise almost £40,000 for Marie Curie Northern Ireland. 

It just goes to show that Road Racing and Motorsports fans are very generous and always dig deep to support their sport and the charities associated with it.  

“One of the worst feelings in the world is not being able to help people close to your heart,” said Fermanagh’s Lee Johnston. “For that reason alone I’m starting this charity, as the sad fact is – nearly everyone is close to someone with cancer.”

Giving credit to his peers and the worldwide pool of motorcycling fans, he added: “It’s a well know fact that racers and race fans are very generous when it comes to supporting charities, so I’m hoping everyone gets involved, by simply donating, or they can purchase a t-shirt or phone cover.”

The double North West 200 winner has initiated a no-holds-barred logo; but explaining the design, Lee believes there’s no need for a filter, or an apology, when fighting this dreaded disease.

“Some people might think the logo is rude or offensive, but when I think of cancer it’s the first thing I say, F13K CANCER, so I thought why not use this as our logo.”

Johnston has made the racing number #13 his own in recent seasons; so has decided to integrate the double digit into in his Marie Curie funding process, as he explained.

“The plan is to raise another ’13’ thousand pounds [£13,000.00] in 2017. So what I’ve organised throughout the 2017 season is to run a few events, auction top riders’ helmets and other interesting bits and pieces and sell our new branded t-shirts, with all proceeds [every last penny!] going to Marie Curie.

Thank you to everyone who helped us raise much-needed funds for Marie CurieLee Johnston, Stephen Henderson, Grace Smyth and all the team at Marie Curie.

The Red Torpedo https://www.redtorpedo.com online shop is now online and taking orders for F13K and Lucky 13 T-Shirts.

The team at https://www.redtorpedo.com has increased the ways you can support F13K with the introduction of the new 2017 t-shirts that you may have seen Lee wearing around the paddock recently.

MEN’S T-SHIRT COLLECTION

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F13K Cancer ‘Men’s’ Grey and Pink T-Shirts are available from https://www.redtorpedo.com

LADIES T-SHIRT COLLECTION

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F13K Cancer ‘Ladies’ Pink and Grey T-Shirts are available from https://www.redtorpedo.com

LUCKY 13 T-SHIRTS

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Lee’s ‘Grey’ T-Shirts are available from https://www.redtorpedo.com

PHONE CASE

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F13K CANCER phone cases produced by Isle of Man based company On The Case. They will be making a donation to the charity for every F13K CANCER phone case that is sold – so get shopping.

International Race Meetings

T-Shirts, Hats and Beanies will be available at these events. Just visit the East Coast Racing or F13K Cancer awning and someone will be there to help. 
Current Event - 10th -14th May North West 200 - Remember to drop by and pick up your Hats & T-Shirts.
March 2016 – Thank you to the fans at the North West 200 Talk Show
16th – 17th April Spring Cup National Road Races
10th -14th May North West 200
28th – 10th June – Isle of Man TT
28th – 10th June – Isle of Man TT – Talk Show
8th – 13th August Ulster Grand Prix
Aug 2016 – Race Week – F13K Ulster Grand Prix Auction

Non Race Events & Thanks

T-Shirts, Hats and Beanies will be available at selected events during the year. Thank you to everyone that has donated at these events. 
Thank you to everyone that has bought a T-Shirt.
Massive thanks to Colin Brown for donating the F13K Awning.
Feb 2016 – Thank you to CMC Bikes, TT Heroes Night 2016
Feb 2016 – Thank you to NI Bike Festival
March 2016 – Thank you to Team Legless for supporting F13KCANCER
April 2016 – A massive thank you to DUBSHED / GTI NI
April 2016 – Thank you to Colin Adams Motorparts for their donation.
April 2016 – Thank you to the girls from the Ulster Uni for their donation
Richard Craig ‏- #NW200 Circuit Run - Click Here and remember to add #nw200run in your donation description. Thank you.

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Latest News – Ulster Grand Prix

Lee Johnston will make his return to road racing at the 2017 MCE Ulster Grand Prix following the big crash which ruled him out of this year’s Isle of Man TT.

The 28-year-old Irishman sustained back, coccyx and finger injuries in a practice shunt which saw his Padgetts Supersport CBR turn into a fireball but the Fermanagh rider has set his sights on nothing less than a win a Dundrod even though he has had no bike time since.

“I always go racing to win and if I’m feeling good and well as hopefully I am then I plan on trying to win a few races at the Ulster,” he said.

“You’re wasting petrol and fuel and tyres and everything if you’re not going with winning in mind. It might not happen but you have to at least set that goal, if you turn up thinking you’re only going to get top five then you’re definitely not going to win.”

Johnston will race the East Coast BMW S1000RR in the Superbike and Superstock events, and a Padgetts Honda in Supersport joining the team of Conor Cummins and Bruce Anstey.

“It’s a big relief to be feeling race-ready for Dundrod. Only the people closest to me know that when I was still in the hospital I made a plan in my head that this was what I wanted to do and having that goal helped me in recovery, you need to be aiming for something,” added Johnston.

“I’ve worked really hard to get to this point, I’ve been at everything from oxygen chambers to a guy coming to the house with a magnetic bed and all sorts.

“I feel loads better than I did a month ago. I’m still a little bit sore, but my back has healed up well and the break has healed but it’s just the nerve damage to deal with and that’s going to be sore for months and months. I’ll get a painkiller injection before the Ulster to calm it down a bit.

“Apart from that I feel good, I’m back doing some light training. I haven’t ridden a bike yet but we’re planning to do a test next Thursday. I’ve been riding bikes long enough and had enough crashes that it doesn’t really make much different to me confidence-wise. I just have to get bike sharp again and the only way to do that is to get back on it.”

D.O.B – 10th March 1989
Hometown – Maguiresbridge, Northern Ireland
First International Win – 2014 International North West 200

26-year-old Lee Johnston is both an accomplished short circuit and pure road-racing competitor. The diminutive Ulsterman honed his skills with top-flight British championship competition, winning the Junior Superstock title in 2008. He then went on to become a regular front-runner in the British Supersport class, but is now regarded as one of International Road Racing’s rising young stars.

His Isle of Man TT debut in 2012 was well documented as a high profile newcomer, and the Maguiresbridge lad went on to lift the Monster Energy Privateers’ Championship at the 2013 event with East Coast Racing
The quirky young Ulsterman set a blistering lap of 126.358mph on his way to 11th place in the Senior TT in 2013 aboard his privateer Honda, and followed it up with a double podium, and a phenomenal 131mph lap at the Ulster Grand Prix in August of the same year.

In 2014 Johnston raised the bar once again with a double at the North West 200 in the Supertwin class; bravely picking himself up off the tarmac after getting taken out of a race winning position in the Supersport encounter.

He also tasted success for the first time at Scarborough during the 2014 Gold Cup event in the Supersport class, where he also took the same 600cc machine to third place in the feature Gold Cup event at Oliver’s Mount. His 2014 season ended at Macau with a fine fourth place for East Coast Racing and is now looking forward to 2015 with a full stable of machinery running under the East Coast Racing banner with additional support from Burdens and other associate partners.

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