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French Stars Lead Optimark Road Racing’s TT 2017 Assault

Optimark Road Racing will once again add a touch of French style to the Mountain Course this year, in the RST Superbike, Monster Energy Supersport, Royal London 360 Quantum and Pokerstars Senior races at TT 2017.

Same as last year, Xavier Denis and Julien Toniutti will compete for the team, on a wide variety of machinery, which includes brand new YZF R6 Yamaha and CBR 1000RR SP Fireblade Honda mounts.

Both riders enjoyed positive moments a plenty at TT 2016, which included Xavier’s 37th place finish in the Superstock encounter, plus Julien finishing a very respectable 34th in the opening Supersport race.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

Established amongst France’s leading roads exponents, they both have the roads craft to be in contention for at least in my opinion, top 20 finishes in particular on their 600 and Super Twin steads.

Completing the Optimark Road Racing line up for TT 2017, is team returnee Fabrice Miguet.

Fabrice’s previous TT campaign with the outfit ran by Jean Marc Rummler, saw him have a challenging two week campaign on the Isle of Man, with his best finish of race week, been 49th in the blue riband Senior TT.

Now two years later re linking up with in my opinion, his nation’s foremost pure road racing team, he has the experience, determination and most of all knowledge of the Mountain Course to contend for series of first class results.

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Photo by Jim Gibson

Since first entering the most famous road race in the world in 2013, Optimark Road Racing have established themselves as stalwarts of a meeting where history and moments of magic are never to, far away.

With three ambitious riders, new machinery and new goals, TT 2017 has the making’s of been an extremely successful one for a team, which it’s fair to say is now part of the furniture at the Isle of Man TT.

Words by Stevie Rial

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