Fans favourite Horst Saiger, two times TT winner John Holden are both confirmed to return to New Zealand in December, as the top class Mountain Course exponents sample again what’s for many the ‘Southern Hemisphere’s TT’ the Wanganui based Cemetery Circuit Races.
Machinery wise for the boxing day racing bonanza, RST Superbike Classic TT runner up Saiger will pilot a Metzeler backed YZF R1M Yamaha within the three 1000cc races, including the feature Robert Holden Memorial race.
Set to link up again with leading local team Red Devils Racing, the ever cheerful, always smiling racer is hugely looking forward to sampling again the short but tight, twisty, technical Cemetery Circuit course.
Feature race runner up in 2016, former event lap record holder Saiger will once again start amongst the prime contenders for big bike victories in three months time.
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Whilst three wheeling roads alien John Holden, runner up in both Locate.im Sidecar races alongside Lee Cain at TT 2018, will also be confident of tasting race winning champagne.
Linking up in December with New Zealand three wheel racing stalwart Robbie Shorter, his addition to the entry undoubtedly adds a touch of world class quality to what are set to be compelling Sidecars on boxing day.
Outside of the evergreen Holden, 2017 TT Privateers champion Saiger, others confirmed to sample the 2018 Cemetery Circuit Races include impressive Irish roads newcomer from this season, Daniel Mettam, fitness permitting Rob Whittall and seasoned event competitor Richard Markham Barrett.
Words by Stevie Rial