Superbike Classic TT winner David Johnson has been revealed as OMG Racing’s first major signing for their maiden International roads tenure in 2020.
Confirmed to compete on S1000RR BMW machinery at the North West 200 and TT Races, the affable, laid back, hugely respected Johnson is hugely looking forward to competing next year under the OMG (Oscroft/McPhail/Gardner) banner.
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Speaking recently about his new challenge for 2020, he stated:
“I’m extremely happy to sign for OMG Racing for the 2020 roads season. They are an amazing bunch of people who are dedicated to their racing and put their riders front and centre.
Having Billy McConnell and Luke Mossey amongst my teammates is awesome, there’ll definitely be some good times to share within the team across the roads and BSB.
The bikes will be top notch too, they’re a no-holds barred team when it comes to assembling the best bits of machinery and I’m sure that they’ll be able to deliver a bike capable of winning.”
The three times International Road Race podium finisher added:
“Currently I’m still back at home in Australia, but the stars seem to be aligning for next year, with my wedding to kick things off and then heading back over to the UK to get myself focused on the bike.
2019 was a great year for me, finally getting that first TT podium, so I’m certain I can follow that up with more in 2020.
A Big thanks to all the team at OMG Racing, but especially Alan Gardner and Paul Curran for giving me this opportunity. I can’t wait to be back!”
Team Principal for OMG Racing, Paul Curran added his delight at securing the services of Australian star Johnson for action around the world famous, illustrious, magical Triangle, Mountain Course venues.
“I’m delighted to welcome Davo to the team for 2020, he’s a rider we have very strong links to through Billy McConnell and he’s just a great guy to work with, super friendly and knows how he wants the bike setting up.
He suits the team atmosphere, which is a big positive. As a team we’ve always had a very relaxed approach to racing and given maximum flexibility to our riders to setup a bike exactly how they’d like.
Given Davo’s success last year, we’re confident he can be up there challenging for podiums in both classes and really put us on the road racing map as a team!”
OMG Racing Co Team-Owner Alan Gardner, provided additional comment:
“Davo has been talking to us for a while about getting on the roads and eventually I think he wore me down! He’s a great guy to have around, similarly to Billy he just brings positivity to the team and that means everyone involved goes that extra mile whilst feeling comfortable.
Plus, I don’t think anybody can question it – he’s quick. Outperforming an iconic rider like Hutchy on the roads last year in the same team shows how far he’s come, and we were thrilled for him when he got that first podium last year, hopefully he can replicate that this year in our colours!”
Words by Stevie Rial, quotes provided OMG Racing Press Team