Popular established IRRC racer David Datzer is ultra excited about his upcoming maiden TT Races tenure, having recently sampled for the first time the illustrious Mountain Course.
Fifth within last years IRRC affiliated Superbike championship, the affable Datzer is widely regarded amongst Germany’s fastest, most highly rated new wave pure road racing competitors.
Photo by Mika Toikka
A collector of strong results at famous, iconic roads courses such as Imatranajo, Circuit De Chimay, Horice and Frohburg, he recently reflected on his first experience of the 37 and three quarter miles long Mountain Course.
“I was happy as a kid when Paul Phillips wrote to me out of no where! It is a great honour that I have come into question! I’m still slightly speechless, but I’m really looking forward to this big challenge.
The first impression (Mountain Course) was “oh s**t” is this hard! The first time going round even in a right-hand drive car around the TT course! we started to sweat!
The course is unpredictable in my eyes, the many on board videos and the video game helped to understand, but in the ‘real life’ it is really brutal.”
Photo’s courtesy of David Datzer
Going onto add about his machinery roster for TT 2019, which will see him pilot Colin Moore backed GSX-R 600 Suzuki machinery within the Monster Energy Supersport races, he stated:
“My machine will be a Suzuki GSX-R600! I will start in the private team of Colin Moore. He and his team are preparing the bike for me and are supporting me on the spot with everything!”
Alongside his TT debut, Datzer is IRRC bound again in 2019. Candidly speaking about this, plus further plans for 2019 the amiable German stated:
“I will start again in the IRRC Superbike class next to the TT! With my private team! I’ll try to keep up the form from were I left off last year!
Also I am planning to compete in the IRRC Supersport class! whether it will be a full season, we will see! The Macau GP is also on the schedule! But this is still to be confirmed.”
Words by Stevie Rial