Road Racing News

Cemetery Circuit Races: Johnston Looking Forward To Wanganui Debut

Looking forward to making his Cemetery Circuit debut, six times international road race winner Lee Johnston has recently stated his excitement about sampling the Wanganui based roads course, for the first time.

Honda Racing’s new employee, who will pilot on Monday GSX-R 1000 Suzuki machinery in the big bike and Robert Holden feature races, impressed last weekend at the second round of the Suzuki Tri Series in Manfield, scoring a fourth place finish in the opening Superbike encounter.

Photo by Terry Stevenson

Established as one of the world’s leading pure road racers, the former World Supersport championship competitor has the undoubted capabilities to gel quickly with the narrow roads of the Cemetery Circuit.

Commenting on the upcoming race action on Boxing Day, ‘General Lee’ stated:

“Maybe next year we’ll try to do all three rounds? Whanganui is a street circuit and I am a ‘roads’ racer now so I’m genuinely looking forward to it.

Everybody has been telling me good things like it has a good crowd and a good atmosphere and the track is tight, twisty and gnarly, so it should be good.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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