400 machinery specialist Alistair Haworth, has officially confirmed his withdrawal from next month’s Classic TT Races, Manx Grand Prix, with injuries sustained from a recent incident at Skerries, curtailing his latest Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling venture.
Recently commenting on the incident, that arose on the warm up lap for the Super Twins race at Skerries, the 2013 Lightweight Manx GP winner stated:
“I broke my left leg and badly dislocated my right shoulder. It happened on the first sighting lap of the 650 race, when the throttle stuck open, just after Gillies. As a result of the injuries, I won’t be able to compete at the Classic TT and Manx GP.”
Going onto provide a candid, honest update about his leg, shoulder injuries, he stated:
“I’m not too bothered about the leg because that’s a good old fashioned break, the soft tissue damage around the dislocation site, is going to dictate my return time.”
Fifth within the Lightweight 250/400 race at Skerries, it’s been prior to the aforementioned incident a solid season of Irish roads action for the highly respected, highly rated Haworth.
Respectively sixth, seventh within the Irish Road Race Lightweight 400, Junior Support Championship’s, he claimed top six finishes at Cookstown and Tandragee, whilst his maiden Enniskillen Road Races tenure saw him bank a top five finish.
All that’s left to say is to wish Alistair a very, very speedy recovery, and hopefully it won’t be long till we see him back battling for high calibre results at national, International roads events.
Words by Stevie Rial