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Obsession Engineering Squad Unveil Enterprising 2019 Race Plans

The highly respected Obsession Engineering squad will take on a series of enterprising challenges in 2019, including returning to Manx shores for the TT Races, plus sampling for the first time the world famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

The teams TT 2019 challenge will be headed by Mountain Course stalwart Hewson, who as in recent times will pilot S1000RR BMW machinery within the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Superstock and Pokerstars Senior races.

Hewson who’s considering returning to Oliver’s Mount, is also confirmed to sample the four lap Monster Energy Supersport races, aboard an immaculately prepared YZF R6 Yamaha, which will carry the 55 plate.

The 55 plate will also appear on US shores in June, as Eric Wilson tackles the iconic Pikes Peak Hill Climb.

Photo courtesy of Dave Hewson

Set to become one of a select few competitors from the UK, to compete in recent years at Pikes Peak, the Mountain Course stalwart’s maiden American racing quest, will see him compete on a uniquely manufactured S1000R BMW.

Alongside Pikes Peak, Wilson is also confirmed to return to Manx shores for the Classic TT Races, competing alongside team mate, good friend Hewson on ZXR 750 Kawasaki machinery.

Outside of Wilson, Hewson’s International roads adventures, the Obsession Engineering banner is set to be also present at selected short circuit events, with the team taking under their wing this year Kidderminster’s Martin Morris.

Kidderminster’s Morris, who recently gained testing miles a plenty at Cartagena, Spain, 2019 race itinerary looks also set to include maiden closed roads outings, which are likely to arise at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

Words by Stevie Rial

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