Recent Open, Supersport, Super Twins, Grand Final winner at Walderstown Derek McGee is set to make his Classic TT debut next month, having recently been confirmed to join four times TT victor Michael Rutter within the highly regarded Ripley Land Racing team.
Like Rutter, Mullingar’s McGee will pilot within the Locate.im Junior race top notch Honda machinery.
Enjoying a quite stellar Irish roads season, the Bennetts Lightweight TT runner up addition to the all star Classic TT rider line up, provides more world class quality to an event entry which also includes multiple TT winners such as seven times Senior TT champion John McGuinness.
Touted by many as a future multiple times International road race winner, reigning Irish road race Superbike champion McGee in his first three years tackling the Mountain Course has established himself as an accomplished, solid, highly capable exponent of the world’s most famous roads course.
Set to gain more invaluable track time in August, whilst he’s a relative newcomer to yesteryear machinery, it still wouldn’t be a major surprise if we see him in under 40 days time bank at minimum a top five, top six finish, or another Mountain Course podium finish.
Words by Stevie Rial