2015 Formula 2 classic TT winner Ryan Kneen, will start as one of the favourites for privateers championship success at TT 2016.
Set to be ZX10R Kawasaki mounted for the superbike, superstock and senior races, he has the proven pace around the Mountain Course, to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin and Dan Cooper, in becoming TT privateers champion.
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He impressed many during TT 2015, following seventeenth and nineteenth place finishes in the RST superbike and Royal London 360 superstock races, along the way setting a new personal best lap speed of 126.332 mph.
His most momentous moment to date though around the Mountain Course, was victory in the 2008 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix.
Outside of the most famous road racing circuit in the world, he has also enjoyed many a result of the highest quality at the Southern 100, which has included an excellent sixth in the 2014 solo championship encounter.
Looking towards TT 2016, in my opinion Ryan has the ability to be in contention for series of top ten finishes.
Don’t at all be surprised if he becomes the seventh different winner of the TT privateers championship, first won in 2010 by James McBride.
Words by Stevie Rial