Popular Welsh roads competitor Rhys Hardisty is set to embark upon an exciting new venture in 2019, having secured top draw Superbike machinery for his second tilt at the unparalleled TT Races.
The lead Privateer within the inaugural Lightweight Classic TT from 2016, new Superbike mount is none other than an ex David Johnson 4 Anjels Racing S1000RR BMW, that was taken to a top ten finish by the Adelaide racer last year at the Macau Grand Prix.
Given the opportunity to tackle the proven machine, courtesy of Gas Assessment and Training Centre who recently purchased the bike, amiable Welshman Hardisty who cracked the 120 mph lap mark for the first time at TT 2018, cannot thank enough his loyal backers for the great opportunity.
Speaking recently about his enterprising plans for TT 2019, which will also see him pilot stock S1000RR BMW machinery courtesy of Lee Williams Contractors, he stated:
“With the new machinery, the Superbike supplied by Gas Assessment and Training Centre/TGT, and the Superstock supplied by Lee Williams Contractors I am both excited and thrilled to be on more up to date competitive machines for the 2019 challenge that lies ahead.
This is a fantastic opportunity in conjunction with my longstanding and loyal sponsors, as we look to improve dramatically on our achievements from this season.”
Recently undergoing surgery on a long standing shoulder injury, following an incident at Aberdare Park in 2016, the well respected Welsh racer is confident that next season will see him back to full strength, as he bids to step up a level or two on the roads.
“I have Just undergone Surgery on my shoulder which has been a long ongoing issue from a previous accident sustained at Aberdare Park in 2016.
It has been a long struggle and has hindered my riding ability. However now just 3 weeks after surgery I’m back training and out on the trials bike and back to feeling like me, it’s been some time since I have felt like this.
So now we train hard, and get ready to hold on to the biguns and work towards getting the results we know we are capable of and that all that have invested in me past and present, no matter how big or how small, deserve.
I truly am starting to feel like I’m finally back.”
Words by Stevie Rial