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Gary Johnson And Team T3 Racing Bidding To Triumph At TT 2016

Twice TT winner Gary Johnson is bidding to add to his impressive supersport TT record, at TT 2016 as he pilots Team T3 Racing’s 675 Daytona Triumph.

Gary and Team T3 Racing team manager Andy Jenkinson, are confident of been in prime contention for victories in both Monster Energy supersport races.

Back in 2014 Gary secured a memorable Monster Energy supersport TT race 1 victory, as he held off strong challenges from Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop.

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Photo by Team T3 Racing

Returning to 675 Daytona Triumph machinery, AKA Driver is determined to make it a hat trick of supersport victories around the magical Mountain Course.

Gary said on leading Team T3 Racing’s TT 2016 challenge:

“I’m really excited about this new venture and getting involved with a new team, particularly one with T3’s experience.

It’s great to be back on a Triumph 675 as I have a wealth of knowledge on the bike and I hope to replicate the success of 2014 this year. I’m eager to get going as we have a busy testing schedule ahead to be fully prepared for first practice in June.”

Since making his TT debut in 2007, he has gone onto establish himself as one of the elite competitors, at the most famous road race in the world.

Alongside his undoubted prowess in supersport class, he has also shown his ability in the 1000 cc classes.

Third place finish in the 2011 Dainese superbike TT, second position in a thrilling 2013 Royal London 360 superstock race, lap speed of 130.545 mph, are just some of the reasons why many regard Gary, as a senior TT winner in the making.

Last time T3 Racing competed at the TT Races, was back in 2013 when David Johnson propelled the teams Ace Cafe backed Triumph to highly creditable series of thirteenth place finishes.

Back at the TT for the first time in three years, they return not just aiming for top five, top three or second place finishes.

Securing the services of a rider of the calibre of Gary Johnson, who’s to say at TT 2016, that T3 Racing can’t follow in the footsteps of Team Traction Control in becoming first time TT winners, in the Monster Energy supersport encounters.

Words by Stevie Rial

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