Russ Mountford has announced his retirement from pure road racing.
It’s been a hugely successful career between the hedges, for the rider who made his pure road racing debut at the Ian Watson Spring Cup Road Races at Oliver’s Mount in 2007.
Stand out moments from Russ’s roads career have included, superb fifth place finish in 2012 lightweight TT, as he showed top quality form on Northpoint Racing ER6 Kawasaki, finishing in front of William Dunlop, Ian Lougher and Michael Dunlop.
Further notable moments at TT Races include lapping close to 127 mph, finishing runner up in 2014 TT privateers championship and eleventh in second Monster Energy supersport race at TT 2011.
His most iconic achievement on the mountain course, was sealed in the 2014 formula 1 classic TT. As Russ piloting Team York Suzuki finished a fantastic third.
Alongside his exploits on the mountain course, Russ has also enjoyed many a first class result around Billown, Dundrod, the Triangle and Oliver’s Mount.
Which include second place finish in this years opening supersport race at the Southern 100, fifth place finish in this years second superbike encounter at the Ulster Grand Prix and top ten finishes at the North West 200.
Ever since his third place finish in the 2007 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, Russ has gone from strength to strength on the roads.
Although his career ended in unfortunate circumstances following recent incident at the Macau Grand Prix, it’s still been a top draw pure road racing career for Monty.