17 Facts About Dan Kneen

1. In 2017, after signing for the, Dan Kneen had his most successful to date.

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2. Over his Isle of Man TT career, Dan Kneen started 39 races, finishing 31 of these.

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3. At the North West 200, Dan Kneen finished three out of the six races, with a best of sixth place in the Superstock race, his best North West 200 result.

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4. In the feature race, Dan Kneen was part of a lead quartet that battled it out for race honours, along with Sheils, Derek McGee and Michael Sweeney.

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5. In the races, Dan Kneen took a third-place finish in Superstock and finishes of fourth and second in the two Superbike races, missing out on victory by just over a tenth of a second in the latter Superbike race, after leading on the final lap.

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6. In August 2017, it was announced that Dan Kneen would compete at the Ulster Grand Prix for the Tyco BMW team.

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7. In the opening Superbike TT race, Dan Kneen finished fifth despite a time penalty for exceeding the maximum speed limit in pit lane during one of his pit-stops.

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8. Ahead of the Isle of Man TT, Dan Kneen picked up an additional ride, signing for Jackson Racing to compete in the Supersport TT races, replacing Lee Johnston.

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9. In November 2015, it was announced that Dan Kneen was to replace Dean Harrison at Mar-Train Racing, the official Yamaha UK road racing team, for the 2016 season, where he would compete in the Irish road races alongside the international meetings.

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10. At the North West 200, Dan Kneen finished only one of the four races he entered, finishing eleventh in the Saturday Superstock race.

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11. At the Ulster Grand Prix, Dan Kneen took his first international road race victory, winning the opening race of the day, the Superstock event.

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12. At the event, Dan Kneen had one top-ten finish, coming in the Saturday Superstock race.

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13. Just like in 2011, Dan Kneen missed the early portion of his British championship campaign—remaining in Superstock 1000—and the North West 200, due to injuries sustained from an accident at RAF Jurby.

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14. At the Isle of Man TT, Dan Kneen took top-ten placings in the first Supersport race and the Superstock race (seventh).

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15. On the short-circuits, Dan Kneen finished second in the 2010 British Supersport Championship's privateers' championship, winning at Thruxton and Croft.

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16. At the event, Dan Kneen took three top-ten finishes, including his first top-five result with a fifth-place finish in the first Supersport Junior TT race, 48 seconds down on race winner Ian Hutchinson.

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17. In 2008, Dan Kneen became the first rider to win a hat-trick at the Manx Grand Prix.

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