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Kneen Joins Star Filled Superbike Classic TT Field With Mistral Racing

Manxman Dan Kneen is the latest star rider confirmed to participate in the Superbike race, at the 2017 Classic TT Races, as he links up again with Ian Harrison’s Mistral Racing team.

Set to pilot like team mate Jamie Coward, an identical ZXR 750 Kawasaki, Dan has hit a rich vein of form in recent months, with just some of the premier highlights including finishing runner up in the Southern 100 Solo Championship and winning on his debut at Imatranajo in Finland.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Plus showing accomplished pace aboard the Tyco BMW’s at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, standing in for the injured Ian Hutchinson.

A recent fourth place finisher within the Dundrod 150 Superbike race, Dan is looking forward to joining forces again with Mistral Racing, as he targets a maiden Classic TT rostrum finish.

Photo by Rod Neill

He stated:

“I really enjoyed working with the Mistral guys last year and we were on for a good result before we got hit by some bad luck.

The team have done a lot more development with the bike since last year and we should be as competitive as anything else out there.”

Words by Stevie Rial