NW200: Todd Sets Sights On Victories

NW200: Todd Sets Sights On Victories

Duke Road Race Rankings Champion, King of The Roads Champion, Armoy ‘Race of Legends’ winner, Southern 100 Solo Championship winner, Milenco by Padgetts Davey Todd wants more great roads feats in 2023.

This includes at the FonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200, which he starred at last year, finishing runner-up in four races, including the opening Superbike encounter.

Recently reflecting on 2022 action around the Triangle course, the fans favourite stated:

“I was really pleased to be in the battle for wins in the dry and the wet and I had some great races.

I had a great battle with Lee Johnston in the Supersport race on Saturday and was just pipped for the win right at the end.

Glenn Irwin is the man to beat on a superbike at the North West at the moment and I took it to him in the first Superbike race. I had the pace but I lacked the race craft to win.”

He continued:

“Being at the front in the wet and the dry was something positive for me to take away from last year’s North West.

In every class and in every condition, I was there, battling different people for the win in every race.

My lap times are there and I know I have got the speed. But it comes down to making the passes at the right places and defending the lead at the right places.

In the Superbike race against Glenn last year, I just ran in a little too wide at Metropole on the last lap. Both of us were strong on the brakes but he just got underneath me and that is where I lost out.”

The reigning National Superstock 1000 Champion, went onto state that race wins are all that matter from this year’s NW200.

“A good North West 200 for me this year will be going one better in every race than I did last year. That would definitely do the trick.

I’m feeling better than I have ever felt as a rider and my style and technique have come on a lot. I feel a lot better than I did at this time last year and a lot more comfortable.”

Quotes courtesy of Stephen Davison

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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