Having last August, announced his retirement from pure road racing, Colin Stephenson has made a u-turn on this decision and has entered TT 2017.
On the lookout for machinery, across all classes, his record on the Mountain Course, is an extremely fruitful one.
Currently his personal best TT Races finish, is eighth in last years Lightweight TT, following a top class performance on the VRS Racing ER6 Kawasaki.
Additional highlights at the most famous road race in the world, include series of more than creditable results in the Supersport encounters, the main highlight of these finishes been 16th in the opening Monster Energy Supersport race of TT 2016.
A former Newcomers B Manx GP podium finisher, he has proven year on year, an accomplished exponent of the Isle of Man’s world famous roads.
Photo by Rod Neill
Commenting yesterday, via his Facebook page, Colin stated how at present, his TT 2017 plans are looking, he said:
“Well, I’ve just put my TT entry in folks. But currently I’ve no bike, team, sponsors or backing. So if there is anyone out there with a ride available please let me know.
I’m confident I can run well inside the top 15 or maybe further with the right amount of help. Last year ended badly for me as I just couldn’t handle doing it single handed.
It broke me, just need a bit of help and I can give the results. Thanks in advance y’all. Hopefully something will come up.”
Words by Stevie Rial