Bishop Castle’s Barry Furber is the latest talented privateer to announce his plans for TT 2019, as he aims to shine on the Mountain Course in just over 130 days time.
Runner up within the Newcomers B Manx Grand Prix of 2014, Furber’s third TT tenure from last May/June yielded an array of solid, consistent results, including an impressive 12th in the Bennetts Lightweight race, strongly heading the modest Suzuki challenge.
Outside of his Lightweight class endeavours, TT 2018 also saw the highly respected racer secure 28th, 31st place finishes within the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Superstock races.
Set to compete at TT 2019 under his own teams Baz Furber Road Racing banner, he’s set to pilot ZX-10R Kawasaki machinery in the four, six lap respectively Superstock, Superbike, Senior races, plus he’s also placed an entry in for the hugely competitive Monster Energy Supersport encounters.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Speaking recently about TT 2019, the affable Furber who’s also planning to venture this year to the Ulster Grand Prix, stated via his Facebook racing page:
“Due to various small issues in 2018 I didn’t show my true potential, so I’m really looking forward to shining this year and competing across all classes with a total of 6 races.
The addition of a brand new CBR600RR (Honda) will bridge the gap between the 650twin and the Superstock bike. I could really do with a more competitive Lightweight ride if anybody has one available.
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Words by Stevie Rial