Information eagerly anticipated by specific racers over the last 24 hours, has finally been unveiled this evening, with the confirmation of the remainder of the seeded competitors for the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Superstock and Dunlop Senior races at TT 2019.
First away this June outside the first ten starters, is set to be six times International road race winner Lee Johnston.
Taking on a new challenge this year with the newly formed Ashcourt Racing crew, the ever cheerful, hugely popular rider, no question has the talent, machinery stable to contend this summer for strong results.
Starting one place behind three times North West 200 victor Johnston, is new top 20 seed Derek McGee.
McGee, competing for his own team with backing from Noel Doyne, joins the likes of Dean Harrison, James Hillier and Gary Johnson in piloting ZX-10RR Kawasaki machinery at TT 2019.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
Next up on the starting list is the improving Sam West, who as in recent times on Manx shores will compete on S1000RR BMW machinery.
Market Rasen’s Phil Crowe holds the 14 plate, PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward, anticipated to be one of Yamaha’s leading 1000cc class competitors starts one place behind his fellow countryman.
BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing’s Derek Sheils carries the 16 plate, whilst fellow GSX-R 1000 Suzuki mounted racer Shaun Anderson (17) joins the seeded rider brigade.
Remaining seeded racers are the Penz 13.com duo of Davey Todd (18) and Daley Mathison (19), plus Davies Motorsport’s Dominic Herbertson (20).
Words by Stevie Rial