The lightweight TT race for 2014 is looking like being a cracker. Lightweight TT winner in 2013 James Hillier is back for this years race competing on a ER6 Kawasaki for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team, James produced a lap record for the super twins class at TT 2013 lapping at over 119 mph. Arguably the biggest story going into this years lightweight TT race will be the return of Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor. Ryan won the 2012 lightweight TT race whilst Keith Amor has not competed before on a super twin, both will be confident on their returns to competitive action that lightweight TT victory is hugely possible.
Runner up in the lightweight TT race in 2013 Dean Harrison is back competing this year in the race this time for RC Express racing Kawasaki on a brand new ER6 Kawasaki. Dean is one of the best riders in the super twins class, 2013 saw Dean break super twins lap records at the Southern 100 plus Dean achieved podium finishes at Oliver’s Mount in the super twins class at Ian Watson spring cup road races, cock of the north road races and Scarborough gold cup.
Stewart Smith racing had a fantastic season of road racing in 2013 and for this years lightweight TT the team is running two rising stars in road racing. They are runner up in the Ulster Grand Prix super twins race last year Jamie Hamilton and top 10 finisher in the 2013 Duke road race rankings championship James Cowton.
Both Jamie and James are top super twin riders, both have an excellent opportunity to achieve top results in this years lightweight TT race. 4th place finisher in the 2013 lightweight TT race Ivan Lintin is competing for the Mckinstry racing team on a ER6 Kawasaki for this years race. Ivan had a tremendous season of road racing in the super twins class in 2013 which included his first international road race win at the Ulster Grand Prix, a double win at Scarborough gold cup and a top four finish at the North West 200.
Ivan goes into this years lightweight TT race one of the favourites for victory. Lee Johnston secured a personal best 9th place finish in last years lightweight TT race, for this year Lee will be competing for East coast racing on a ER6 Kawasaki, Lee is getting better and better in the super twins class and is a rider to watch in this years lightweight TT race.
Suzuki’s entry into this years lightweight TT race is lead by the JHS racing team who are running in this years race 2011 super twins Manx Grand Prix winner Dave Moffitt. The team is running this year a brand new SV650 Suzuki and is confident of achieving a top result, back in 2012 Dave Moffitt recorded a top 12 finish for the team.
WK bikes made their TT debut last year and are back this year with the Tsingtao racing team running two factory backed super twins in the lightweight TT race. Top 10 finisher in lightweight TT race in 2012 Ollie Linsdell is set to compete in this years race as is North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and Manx Grand Prix winner Davy Morgan who is competing for the CMS racing team.
Tuukka Korhonen is competing for the first time this year at the Isle of Man TT and is competing in the lightweight TT race on a ER6 Kawasaki for NK motors. Top Manx Grand Prix newcomers in 2013 Connor Behan and Joe Faragher are both competing for KMR Kawasaki in the lightweight TT race whilst the DP Coldplaning/TCR racing team are set to also compete in the lightweight TT race once again having run Cameron Donald in 2012 and 2013 on a ER6 Kawasaki.
The 2014 lightweight TT race looks set to be a thoroughly entertaining race which will see TT winners, rising stars, Manx Grand Prix stars, Ulster Grand Prix winners and top international riders all competing for lightweight TT victory.