The Racer – Steve ‘old moods’ Moody
Steve started his career in schoolboy Moto-X at the age of 9. During his 6 years in the sport Steve managed to secure 3 club championships and over 200 trophies to his name.
In 1995 Steve decided to try his hand at road racing competing in the East Midlands 400cc club championship. Not only did Steve manage to gain his national licence in that season but he also finished 2nd overall in the championship.
1996 saw Steve catapulted into the British National 400cc championship. Steve rode his Kawasaki ZXR400 to its limits at every meeting and with numerous podium positions, Steve finished 3rd overall in the championship.
In 1997 Steve entered the British Superbike Championship as a privateer on a Kawasaki ZXR750.
In 1998 Steve raced for Team Moto Solo and competed in the British Super Sport 600 championship and as a privateer in 1999.
Dilliagf Racing was born in 2008 to compete at the Manx Grand Prix. In his first year on his Triumph 675 Steve finished 11th in the newcomers race with a 100mph lap.
Having caught the Isle of Man racing ‘bug’, Steve returned to the TT Mountain Course in 2009 with Dilligaf Racing and successfully finished 16th in senior race with an average lap speed of 108mph earning himself a replica for that race.
In 2013, Steve once again returned to racing and despite only completing in three rounds of the EMRA club championship he came runner up in the Formula 600 series. In 2014, Steve and the CBR once again competed in the pre-injection championship; the aim…..to win!
Steve was not only was crowned the 2014 EMRA Pre-Injection undefeated champion with 10 wins from 10, but also earned himself a silver replica trophy for his outstanding performance in the Junior Manx Grand Prix.
In 2015, Steve expanded his road racing career competing for the first time at the tight tree-lined technical circuit at Oliver’s Mount, Scarbrough and Wales very TT, Aberdare Road Races. Steve also returned to the Isle of Man Manx GP gaining another silver replica, finishing 25th in the senior race with a 113mph lap after a very difficult fortnight plagued by poor weather and technical problems.
2016 saw the team return to Mallory Park and the EMRA Championships. Steve and the new Moody machine, the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP kindly supplied by Branson’s of Yeovil, competed in the Buildbase Superbike Championship and Superstock 1000’s. Steve was lying in third in the Buildbase trophy and first in the Superstock championship when a crash at Keppel Gate at the Manx GP put an early and unfortunate end to the 2016 racing season.
In 2017, Steve finished 2nd in the EMRA Superstock championship on the CBR1000RR SP following her winter refit and transformation including full Nitron suspension. Steve also returned to the Manx GP with the CBR600RR after his crash last year at Keppel Gate that nearly put an end to his racing career which resulted a winter of rebuilding both man and machine!
2018 saw a return to the roads where Steve, the CBR600RR and the new addition to the family, a Honda CBR400RR NC29, named Erin after her town and the place the team call there second home, try their hand at the Southern 100 where little Erin and Steve were the fastest newcomers revisit the Manx GP where the aging pair finished 5th in the ultralight weight class!
This year 2019, is the year of the 400 with Little being Steve’s main bike and right hand girl! This year the dynamic due will be competing in the EMRA lightweight championship and returning to Aberdare and the Manx GP! Steve is also hoping to try his hand at a bit of classic racing and enter the Classic TT on an RC 30 replica built by our very own Andy Hoare of Meala Racing.