Set to make the long trip again to the North West 200 and TT Races, popular French racer Xavier Denis will remain a part of Optimark Road Racing’s International roads set up for 2020.
Overall sixth within last year’s IRRC Supersport series, additional highlights from 2019 for the amiable Frenchman included rostrum finishes at Circuit De Chimay and the Southern 100, plus a collection of very creditable finishes at TT 2019.
19th within last June’s Superstock TT, the corresponding Bennetts Lightweight race saw him finish a more than respectable 17th, finishing in front of accomplished Mountain Course exponents such as Jim Hodson, Darren Cooper, Dave Moffitt, Barry Furber and South Africa’s AJ Venter.
Photo by Mark Corlett
As with recent Mountain Course tenures, Denis TT 2020 voyage is set to see him compete in the Lightweight, Supersport and 1000cc races.
Outside of TT 2020, the ever-cheerful racer’s itinerary for next season also includes returns to the Southern 100 and selected IRRC events.
Joined in the Optimark squad this year by Spanish star Raul Torras Martinez and esteemed three wheeling crews Estelle Leblond/Frank Claeys, Francois Leblond/Marlene Couillard, like his team mates Denis is not to be underestimated throughout 2020.
Words by Stevie Rial