Market Rasen’s Phil Crowe is Classic TT bound for the first time this month, having struck a deal with leading yesteryear racing outfit, Team Classic Suzuki.
One of the most improved Mountain Course exponents of recent times, the highly respected Crowe, who is step by step getting the illustrious 130 mph mark, will pilot within the RST Superbike Classic TT, an XR69 Suzuki, which he recently tested at Donington Park.
Photo by Mark Corlett
The machine shown to be formidable in the hands of Michael Dunlop, is certain to give the rising TT star a pretty good chance of contending for a rostrum placing.
Joining Crowe as part of Team Classic Suzuki’s three rider event presence, which also includes Mountain Course debutant Jay Lawrence, is IRRC Superbike series leader Danny Webb.
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Webb who’s starred this year at iconic European roads courses such as Hengelo, Imatranajo and Chimay, will have the honour of piloting an RG500 Suzuki, a machine made world famous by stars such as twice world champion Barry Sheene.
Like new team mate Crowe, extremely capable of mounting a strong podium finishing challenge, it’s good to see Steve Wheatman’s Team Classic Suzuki team backing two riders who are meeting by meeting, steadily establishing themselves as ‘A’ list International road racers.
Words by Stevie Rial