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Outstanding young rider Davey Todd confirmed for Padgetts Supersport TT Races Campaig

Outstanding young rider Davey Todd confirmed for Padgetts Supersport TT Races Campaig

Outstanding young rider Davey Todd confirmed for Padgetts Supersport TT Races Campaign

Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles have expanded their line-up for this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, with Davey Todd lining up for the Batley-based team

Todd will campaign a Honda CBR600RR alongside regular team member Conor Cummins in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races where – despite being in only his second year of competition on the TT Mountain Course – he is sure to be a major contender, given his progress in his debut season last year.

The 23-year old rode a similar Honda for the Burrows Engineering Racing team in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races in 2018 and immediately excelled with two twelfth placed finishes.

He also posted a best lap of 124.364mph on the 600cc machine, a speed which makes him a seeded rider for 2019 where he will line up with the number eight plate. Team-mate Cummins will lead the field away at number one giving the team a strong top ten presence.

The Padgetts team are one of the most successful in the history of the Isle of Man TT Races, particularly in the Supersport class where Ian Hutchinson and Bruce Anstey have given them five wins since 2009. The last decade has seen them take a total of 14 podium finishes in the Supersport class.

Last year saw Cummins take fourth and fifth place finishes, recording a new personal best lap in the class of 127.268mph, with then team-mate Lee Johnston also lapping at more than 127mph.

Todd made a name for himself in the 600cc class on the short circuits when he finished sixth overall in the 2016 National Superstock 600cc Championship with victories at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch.

His performances at last year’s TT made him the hottest property in road racing after he became the second fastest newcomer ever to have lapped the 37.73-mile circuit with a lap of 128.379mph in the Senior.

A brilliant ninth place in that race was backed up with tenth in the RL360 Superstock race as well as the two top twelve Supersport results. His stunning debut saw him win the Newcomers Trophy, the TT Privateers Trophy and the RST Star of Tomorrow award.

In addition to the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles ride in the Monster Energy Supersport races, the Saltburn-by-Sea rider will also contest the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and Dunlop Senior Races for the German Penz13.com BMW team.

 Clive Padgett, Team Manager, Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles said:

“As a team we’ve always enjoyed great results in the Supersport class and we have a very strong line up this year. Conor goes from strength to strength and is a contender in every class while Davey Todd is one of the most impressive riders to come through in recent years and hopefully we can help him build on last year.”

He continued:

“Bruce Anstey also remains very much a part of our team and we hope to have him on the Isle of Man in some capacity as he continues his recovery from illness.”

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.



Source: Outstanding young rider Davey Todd confirmed for Padgetts Supersport TT Races Campaig


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KMR Kawasaki attack TT 2019 with high quality four man line up

KMR Kawasaki attack TT 2019 with high quality four man line up

KMR Kawasaki will make a concerted assault on the Bennetts Lightweight Race at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, with no less than four leading riders targeting glory in the four lap race.

 Last year’s runner-up Derek McGee returns with former winner Ryan Farquhar’s team and this time around he’ll be joined by 2017 Lightweight TT Race winner Michael Rutter, Gary Johnson and Lee Johnston with all four having a great chance of victory.

 McGee made his return to the Mountain Course last year after missing the 2017 event but the two-year absence didn’t show as he took a sensational second place finish in the Lightweight TT Race having led Michael Dunlop early on lap three. The Mullingar rider broke the old class lap record with a lap of 121.698mph before finishing 14 seconds adrift of Dunlop for his maiden TT podium and is eager to go one place better this time around.

 Rutter, meanwhile, returns to Farquhar’s team having ridden for the team in 2012 and 2013, finishing third in the former, the first year the Lightweight TT for Supertwin machinery took place. He took sixth the following year and, more recently, has enjoyed great success in the class riding a Paton, winning in 2017 and taking third twelve months ago when he lapped at close to 121mph.

 Double Supersport TT winner Johnson will be having his first taste of Kawasaki machinery in the Lightweight class having campaigned the Chinese WK Moto machine for the last four years, finishing fourth in 2016, and now back to full fitness is a third potential race winner for KMR.

 Fourth team member Johnston, like Rutter, has also previously ridden for the team, in 2015 and 2017 although luck hasn’t always been on his side having retired whilst holding onto third place in 2015. He was forced to miss the race two years ago after a spill in practice but the three-time podium finisher has been victorious at both the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix on the ER6 650cc Kawasaki and so will have a great chance of taking his first TT victory in June.

 Speaking about his teams TT plans team owner Farquhar commented:

 “The TT remains the biggest test for any team in road racing and the Lightweight class is getting tougher and tougher with a number of new brands and teams coming into it in recent years. The line up we have with the four riders gives us a great chance of victory, and all four of them have the ability to win the race. We’ll be giving all four of them everything we have to give them the best possible chance.”

Source: KMR Kawasaki attack TT 2019 with high quality four man line up


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Honda UK to supply cars and motorcycles for the 2019 Isle of Man TT

Honda UK to supply cars and motorcycles for the 2019 Isle of Man TT

Honda UK returns to the Isle of Man TT as both the official motorcycle and car partner to the world-famous motorcycle road race.

In doing so, it will provide a combination of CBR1000RR Fireblade SPs and Civic Type Rs to the race organisers who monitor the circuit throughout qualifying and race-week, which gets underway May 25 2019. The announcement honours the rich history shared between Honda and the Isle of Man TT, which stretches back sixty years.

For the third straight year the travelling marshals will be primed for immediate response to any incidents on track with the help of eight, tri-coloured CBR1000RR Fireblade SPs. For 2019 the iconic Super Sport flagship receives a revised electronics package that benefits from HRC MotoGP’s input, sharpening on-track performance, making it the perfect foil for the marshals.

An eight-strong fleet of liveried, Honda Civic Type Rs will be available for race organisers for official car duties, aiding Race Control in the upkeep of all 37.73 miles.

Boasting lap records at five major European circuits, including the Nürburgring, the multi-award winning hot hatchback will be welcomed back by the race organisers this year.

“It will be great to see the Fireblade as a marshal bike in this legendary setting once again. The Isle of Man TT has had a huge hand in shaping Honda Motorcycles, so we’re proud and delighted to be contributing as an official partner, six decades on from Honda’s debut at the TT”, commented Neil Fletcher, Head of Motorcycles for Honda UK.

Phil Webb, Head of Car for Honda UK commented:

“I’m looking forward to seeing the Civic Type R and Fireblade sharing official duties for the second year in a row. These cutting edge models demonstrate the breath of Honda, and we are delighted to support the TT in such a capacity once again.”

The 2019 Isle of Man TT takes place from the 25th May to 7th June. It will be broadcast on ITV4 in the UK and available through international broadcasters in places as far as the USA and Australia.



Source: Honda UK to supply cars and motorcycles for the 2019 Isle of Man TT


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LEGENDARY DJ CARL COX TO HEADLINE CLOSING PARTY AT THE TT RACES

LEGENDARY DJ CARL COX TO HEADLINE CLOSING PARTY AT THE TT RACES

DJ Carl Cox will headline the Closing Party at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The legendary DJ will play his breathtaking set in the VIP Hospitality Suite on the evening of Senior Race day – Friday 7th June 2019.

And – of course – Carl’s name cannot be mentioned without referencing Ibiza. His legendary Ibiza residency at Space came to an end in 2016, after an unbelievable 15 consecutive years. Since 2001 Carl helped establish Space as one of the biggest clubs in the world and his final 15 week season was his biggest ever, with every single night selling out, heralded by fans and critics alike as a triumphant finale to a piece of dance history.

Carl continues to be one of most in demand DJs on the planet, with club dates and festival appearances across the world. 

He has close links with the TT Races through his Carl Cox Motorsport venture and has supported a number of competitors at the TT Races including 18 time TT winner, Michael Dunlop.

Tickets for his show that brings the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy to a close are on sale now.

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter

Source: LEGENDARY DJ CARL COX TO HEADLINE CLOSING PARTY AT THE TT RACES


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2019 START NUMBERS AND ENTRIES REVEALED

2019 START NUMBERS AND ENTRIES REVEALED

Last year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy champions Michael Dunlop, Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison have confirmed their entry for the 2019 race meeting.

They will be facing some of their toughest opposition yet as multiple TT Race winners John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson make a full scale return to racing after injury – the multiple winners representing the factory Norton and Honda teams respectively.

Add in the likes of James Hillier, Conor Cummins, Michael Rutter and Gary Johnson, and the 2019 TT will boast no less than nine former solo race winners with a staggering total of 80 victories and 195 podium finishes between them!

Local hero Conor Cummins will again lead the field away on the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda machines. He takes the number one plate for the second successive year, but Dean Harrison follows him this time around at number two on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.

Twenty-three-time TT Race winner McGuinness goes back to his favoured number three on his factory Norton – a position from where he’s been victorious on numerous occasions before, Hutchinson will again sport his preferred number four, from where he memorably won five races in a week in 2010, and the Honda Racing rider will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Tyco BMW Motorrad’s Michael Dunlop – a triple Race winner last year – takes his familiar starting position at six, with outright lap record holder and last year’s PokerStars Senior and RL360 Superstock champion Peter Hickman set to hunt them down on the Smiths Racing BMW from his own familiar starting position at 10.

Completing the top ten line up of breathtaking quality in the three 1000cc races are TT winners Hillier (5), Gary Johnson (7) and Rutter (8) – along with Honda Racing’s newest recruit David Johnson (9).

With competition as fierce as ever, the TT has seen a real jump in lap speeds in recent years. This year’s event, therefore, sees a further reduction of accepted entries across all the solo classes to reduce the likelihood of race leaders catching slower competitors in the closing stages of each race.

70 entries have been accepted for the 1000cc classes, from which there will be a maximum of 60 starters, while 73 entries have been confirmed for the Monster Energy Supersport Races for a maximum of 68 starting places.

The line up is equally impressive in the Locate.im Sidecar class with reigning champions Ben and Tom Birchall set to go head to head with Dave Molyneux and Harry Payne, John Holden and Lee Cain and Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes. With Conrad Harrison and Andy Winkle also on the grid, these five drivers have already won 29 TT races and stood on the podium some 77 times.

The Birchall brothers will lead the field away at number one, followed by Holden and Cain at number two and multiple World Champion Reeves and passenger Wilkes at number three.

Molyneux, who has switched to an LCR chassis for 2019 with new passenger Harry Payne, starts slightly further back than normal at number 7 – the same number he used when he took the first of his 17 TT Race wins thirty years ago.

TT 2018 saw blistering new lap and race records set in every class and fans now only have two months to wait to find out who will come out on top in 2019 and whether records will fall yet again.

Tickets for the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.

Source: 2019 START NUMBERS AND ENTRIES REVEALED


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Track Day Leathers

Track Day Leathers

Hi All,

I have an RST Blade leather jacket. Must I have RST leather pants to zip on or are the zips universal ? Would Oxford zips work with RST etc ?

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1st Newcomers Weekend for 2019

1st Newcomers Weekend for 2019

This weekend we have welcomed potential MGP riders from France, Spain, Switzerland and Poland together with others from the UK, Wales and Northern Ireland who are pictured outside the Mike Hailwood Centre.  The Mike Hailwood Foundation support our Newcomers on their preparation and during the event.

The potential Newcomers experienced some changeable weather over the weekend.  However this did not dampen their enthusiasm or that of their Trainers.

Special thanks to all involved who make these weekends happen which we will repeat in 2 weeks time.

Photo Credit: Jeff Kirby

Source: 1st Newcomers Weekend for 2019


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LATEST TT 2019 NEWS SET TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT

LATEST TT 2019 NEWS SET TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT

The Official Launch of the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy takes place this week with an influx of star riders, media representatives, industry personnel and event sponsors set to descend on the Isle of Man for three busy days of photo shoots, TV work, interviews and other media activity.

Event organisers will be making a number of exciting announcements during the day on Tuesday 19th March including the confirmation of this year’s race entry and starting numbers, details of new music and comedy events as part of the Official Event Schedule and details of a major new event sponsor.

Race fans can expect a major factory team announcement whilst Honda will be unveiling their 2019 Official Cars and Travelling Marshals bikes. Official Helmet partner Arai will be launching their latest TT inspired helmet.

Fans are encouraged to stay glued to the Official Isle of Man TT Races social media channels (@ttracesofficial) and the Official event web site (http://www.iomttraces.com) to be first for the breaking news and to be ahead of the game in snapping up Official Event and Experience tickets.

The traditional TT Launch Show at the Villa Marina will be streamed live on iomttraces.com from 8.00pm GMT on Tuesday 19th March.

All the leading riders will be there on the night to talk to ITV4’s Matt Roberts and Steve Plater including Peter Hickman, Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop, Ian Hutchinson, John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, Conor Cummins, Lee Johnston, James Hillier, Davey Todd, Derek McGee, Gary and Dave Johnson, Dave Molyneux and Harry Payne and Ben and Tom Birchall.

And if you want to attend the TT Launch Show live there’s still time to pick up one of the few remaining tickets from the Villa Marina box office on 01624 600555.

Tickets for all the 2019 events are now on sale via the Official iomttraces.com website including Official Grandstand Tickets, VIP Hospitality Experiences, and Official Entertainment Events. You can stay up to date with all the latest TT news by subscribing to the Official Isle of Man TT Races Newsletter.

Source: LATEST TT 2019 NEWS SET TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING OFFICIAL LAUNCH EVENT