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Mistral Racing Announce Classic TT Line Up

Mistral Racing have announced their rider line up, for this years Superbike Classic TT.

TT privateers championship runner up Jamie Coward, has already enjoyed series of race wins this season with the team, at the Pre TT Classic Races and the Cock of The North Road Races at Oliver’s Mount.

Competing for the second successive year on ZXR 750 Kawasaki machinery, Jamie is a dark horse for a podium finish.

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Photo by Dave Kneen

Same applies to team mate Steve Mercer, who in 2014 finished fourth in the Formula 1 Classic TT.

Having enjoyed without a doubt his best TT Races campaign to date, Steve goes into the Classic TT meeting, a definite potential front runner.

Joining Steve and Jamie Coward in the Mistral Racing fold, is 2014 Irish road race superbike champion Dan Kneen.

Aiming to make up for the disappointment of missing TT 2016 due to a arm injury, he will be in determined mood on his ZXR 750 Kawasaki mount, as he aims for a maiden Mountain Course podium finish.

Mistral Racing Team Owner Ian Harrison is excited about his teams Classic TT line up, he said:

“We are really excited about the Classic TT this year with three riders in our team who are in the form of their lives. Jamie and Steve had their best ever TT’s this year and have been strong in testing and racing on our bikes also.

We are delighted to welcome Dan Kneen to the team. Dan is one of the best young riders in road racing, and was showing excellent form on the run up to the TT before he was forced to miss the event after picking up a training injury.

He will be back to full fitness in time for the Classic TT and we will be providing him a bike capable of winning the race on.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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