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Classic TT: Kraus Racing/Privateers Champion Coward Join Yesteryear Superbike Entry

The Anglo/German Kraus Racing squad’s Superbike Classic TT challenge, for the second successive year will be led by TT Privateers champion, Bennetts Lightweight TT runner up Jamie Coward.

Hebden Bridge’s Coward as in 2018, is set to pilot ZXR 750 Kawasaki machinery in the four lap RST Superbike race.

More than capable of giving the Kraus squad in conjunction with PreZ Racing a maiden Classic TT podium finish, the Yorkshireman enjoyed recently another productive Manx roads stint, at last week’s Southern 100, banking five podium finishes including securing three second place finishes from the feature Supersport races.

Growing in stature on modern day four stroke machinery, the fastest Yamaha mounted competitor in TT history is an established high calibre, top class yesteryear classics racing exponent.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Runner up in last year’s Locate.im Junior, Bennetts Senior Classic TT races, his already impressive looking Classic TT CV includes five rostrum finishes, overall nine top six finishes.

Coward’s latest Classic TT venture alongside leading Kraus Racing’s RST Superbike challenge, will also see him compete on the proven Ted Woof Racing/Craven Classic Racing supported 350 Honda, 500 Norton steeds.

Reminder the 2019 Classic TT Races, which forms part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling extravaganza, takes place from the 17th-26th of August.

Words by Stevie Rial

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