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Classic TT: Team Classic Suzuki Re-Sign 19 Times TT Winner Dunlop, Retain Crowe, Webb

Steve Wheatman’s respected Team Classic Suzuki outfit will another strong presence at this year’s Classic TT Races, running three world class International Roads exponents in the four lap RST Superbike encounter.

As in 2018, Market Rasen’s Phil Crowe, reigning IRRC Superbike champion Danny Webb will pilot respectively in August, great sounding XR69, RG500 Suzuki machinery.

Both rapidly improving exponents of the fable, mythical Mountain Course, it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see Crowe or Webb claim at minimum next month top five finishes or better.

In particular lots of attention will be on Tunbridge Wells Webb, who recently finished 17th in the prestigious Suzuki 8 Hours, as he pilots again the iconic RG500 Suzuki steed which enjoyed sustained success within the Moto GP scene.

Joining Webb and leading Thundersport GB competitor Crowe in the Team Classic Suzuki fold, for the seventh instalment of the Classic TT Races, is none other than 19 times TT winner Michael Dunlop.

Showcasing recently incredible determination, herculean fighting spirit on route to retaining the Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ title, he’s a racer who as proved on Saturday at Armoy and proves regularly that the impossible can be made possible.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

No stranger to Team Classic Suzuki, Ballymoney’s Dunlop has secured with the squadron three Classic TT triumphs, finishing victorious in the yesteryear Superbike class races from 2013, 2015 and 2016.

Fitness providing, there’s no doubt that more class success is a genuine possibility next month for the XR69 Suzuki mounted Dunlop, as he competes against fellow TT front runners, Senior race victor, dominant Superbike Classic force of recent times Dean Harrison and Milenco by Padgetts Conor Cummins.

Words by Stevie Rial

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