Families that play together stay together and the Allingham family are a shining example, as they blaze a trail of success in the fast and furious world of motorbike racing.
Edward Allingham Snr. started racing motocross bikes at an early age, and later progressed to short circuit racing and competed in the British MRO Championship in the early nineties. It is not surprising that his passion for motorsport rubbed off on his three sons, Ed, Jordan, and David and after retiring from competition, Edward Snr. devoted his time and energy to encouraging them to follow their dreams, and compete at various levels in UK, Ireland, Europe and the US. Most will agree that his dedication and support has paid off.
Gail Allingham also has a strong racing pedigree with her father Martin Barr, a well-known figure in the world of short circuit and road racing, and her brother Martin a motocross champion. Growing up, Gail accompanied both her father and brother to racing events across the country and wasn’t shy at rolling up her sleeves and lending a hand.
This early involvement in the racing world has provided Gail with a solid background and knowledge of the logistics of managing a successful racing team, as well as a thorough understanding and appreciation of the need to provide riders with a well structured and supportive environment to ensure they can compete at the highest level.
Gail relishes her role as team manager, and in their first year competing in the Dickies British Supersport Championship, EHA Racing won the KGN team award. This is a real testament to the knowledge and professionalism Gail has brought to the team, and it has rubbed off on everyone else.
Paul has a wealth of experience in the motorsport and publishing industries and will be a great addition to the EHA Racing team in 2018. As the publishing editor of Irish Racer and Dirt MX magazines in Ireland for 13 years, he developed a great understanding of the sport and the people within. He also initiated the coveted black tie Irish Motorcycle awards [formerly Irish Racer Awards and Adelaide Racer Awards] and was the principal organiser of the Isle of Man TT Centenary Dinner. In more recent times he was the motorcycling correspondent for the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life for 10 years and has worked as PR for a number of leading manufacturer supported teams and riders in British Superbike Championship and International Road Racing paddock.