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Classics Specialist Tetley Sets 2020 Plans In Motion

Yesteryear racing specialist David Tetley is ultra looking forward to the season ahead, having confirmed enterprising plans which include sampling various roads meetings.

Lead Mountain Course newcomer within the 2018 Senior Classic TT, Selby’s Tetley racing CV also includes multiple triumphs at two of Belgium’s most illustrious, famous, fabled roads courses, Gedinne and Circuit De Chimay.

Set to return to Chimay and Gedinne (home of the Belgian Classic TT), his 2020 race calendar also includes taking in the Pre TT Classic Road Races and Barry Sheene Classic at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Photo by Robert Van Roozendael

Speaking in depth today about 2020 plans, machinery line up and much more, he candidly stated:

“I plan on competing at several road races including the Southern 100’s Pre TT, Chimay, Geddine and Scarborough.

I have only competed at Billown and Scarborough once, both on less competitive bikes so I hope to have a fair crack at it. Scarborough was a disaster last time due to the 125cc I was riding suffering a broken shock which promptly threw me off.

I will be running our own single cylinder Ducati 350 as well as having the generous loan of Phil Woodall’s Seeley G50 for the senior classes. I also plan to use the 50cc Kreidler at selected events, if I can dominate the 50cc class over in Belgium again I’ll be chuffed.”

Tetley went onto add:

“Aside from the road meetings I will do my upmost to be competitive against the K4 Honda’s (10 BHP deficit!) at CRMC and VMCC events.

Due to a chance in personal circumstances I am going to find the 2020 season very difficult financially so if there is anyone that would be interested in getting involved and helping my season then I would be very grateful, no matter how big or small.

I have kindly received a donation towards the Billown entry fee from Spectrum Consulting Ltd but I still have to find £700 for the ferry. I can be contacted at waddonracing@live.com”

Words by Stevie Rial

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