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Jackson/Payne Ready To Take On The Mountain Course

Proven short circuit/roads pedigree will merge together at TT 2018, as ACU FSRA British Formula 2 Cup champion Michael Jackson links up with former Oliver’s Mount race winner Harry Payne, to tackle the Mountain Course for the first time.

Both extremely ambitious, driven and determined to establish themselves in years to come, as high level TT exponents, they are targeting for their first TT campaign, top 20 finishes within the three lap Sure Sidecar races.

Machinery wise for TT 2018, the Douglas based duo are set to pilot a brand new Suzuki powered, DMR (Dave Molyneux Racing) outfit, which will run under driver Jackson’s, MJR (Mike Jackson Racing) team banner.

Photo by Richard Martin

Following in the footsteps of high profile event newcomers of recent times, such as the Founds brothers Alan and Peter, plus new Silicone Engineering Racing signing’s Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney, they no doubt have the capabilities to take home the lead newcomer title, in just over four months time.

As with all racers, the upcoming two week TT stint, requires lots of careful planning plus shrewd decision making, to make sure it’s logistically/financially possible to compete at the world’s most famous road race.

With this in mind, prospective newcomers Jackson/Payne would like to mention, that they are actively searching for additional sponsorship, to help with what has the making’s of being a prodigious first voyage into TT competition.

Words by Stevie Rial