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Mountain Course Beckons For Alastair Fagan

Action around the world famous Mountain Course for the first time, is beckoning for Alastair Fagan.

The rider from Bath, is all set to compete on one of JHS Racing’s SV650 Suzuki’s in the lightweight race, at TT 2016.

Having spent the last few years competing for JHS Racing on SV650 Suzuki machinery on the short circuits, Alastair feels the time is right to gain his first taste of pure road racing competition.

“It’s the biggest motorsport event on any racing calendar and for me, the absolute pinnacle of motorcycling is the Isle of Man TT. James at JHS Racing has been hassling me for years to have a go and this year felt like the right time.”

Like fellow TT newcomers Alex Polita, Josh Daley and Victor Cox, it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the thirty seven and three quarters miles in length roads course.


Photo by Dave Kneen

Having spent the whole of his racing career to date on the short circuits, which includes a season in the British supersport championship in 2008.

Alastair has stated that learning the world famous Mountain Course, is a lengthy process.

“I understand that riding and racing the Mountain course are two very different things, and learning is a lengthy process, which is part of the reason why I’ll be concentrating solely on the little Super twin this year.”

Joined by 2009 senior Manx Grand Prix winner Michael Russell and 2012 super twins Manx Grand Prix winner Dave Moffitt at JHS Racing, Alastair has two established top class performers in the lightweight TT, as his team mates.

He cannot thank Richard “Milky” Quayle and John Barton, for their help, in preparation for his first two weeks of roads action at the Isle of Man TT.

“Milky and John Barton have been awesome and I already feel confident in my circuit knowledge. I’d like to say a massive thanks to JHS Racing and also to the TT organisers for their assistance in coming over as a newcomer.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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