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Rea Racing Unveil Classic TT/Manx GP Plans

The father and son team of Nigel Rea and Ben Rea, have today unveiled their plans for the upcoming Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix.

Both riders are set to take in the Superbike Classic race, piloting XR69 Suzuki’s. Ben is competing for Edmondson Racing, whilst Nigel will pilot the air cooled Rea Racing machine.

One of the main aims for Ben and Nigel, is to become the first father and son, to win the Privateers class, with Nige sealing leading Privateer honours in 2014 and 2015.

Photo by Jim Gibson

Alongside this goal, Ben is also entered in the Lightweight race, competing on Rea Racing’s TZ 250B Yamaha.

Originally built in 1991, the 2013 Newcomers C Manx GP winner as in the Superbike class, is confident he has the tackle to take him to another notable result, around the Mountain Course.

Outside of the Classic TT, the Manx Grand Prix sees father Nige entered in the Super Twins race on Robbie Silvester’s VRS Racing ER6 Kawasaki, plus the blue riband Senior on GSX-R 600 Suzuki machinery.

Rea Racing’s latest Mountain Course quest, begins in just over five weeks time, as anticipation builds for the 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

Words by Stevie Rial