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Top Ten Road Racers Of 2017: No.8 – Jamie Coward

Finishing eighth in Road Racing News top ten riders of the 2017 pure road racing season, is TT Privateers Championship runner up Jamie Coward.

The combination of ambitious upcoming roads outfit Radcliffe’s Racing and Hebden Bridge based Coward has worked a treat this year, with the rising roads star moving up a level.

At a glance just some of the main highlights of 2017 for the Yorkshireman has included Superbike victory at the Post TT races and a brace of rostrum finishes within the Classic TT.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Equally on great form at the Southern 100, MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix and all Oliver’s Mount meetings, he’s proved this year that he’s a rider not to be underestimated plus one who’s more than capable of consistently claiming a famous scalp or two.

Looking back on TT 2017, runner up spot for the second year in succession in the Privateers Championship was backed up by strong race results and lap speeds, including topping the 128 mph mark for the first time.

All signed up with Radcliffe’s Racing for 2018, expect the ambitious rider to be again in frequent contention for more first class results.

Words by Stevie Rial