Czech roads front runner Miroslav Sloboda is set to make history in late May/early June, by being the first Slovakian racer to compete in the 112 year history of the TT Races.
A Mountain Course debutant in 2017, last year saw the affable Sloboda enjoy a very productive second Manx GP venture.
Race week began with a solid finish of 20th within the Mylchreests Junior race, as the prominent Ostrava Radvanice exponent finished amongst the higher echelon of Yamaha mounted competitors.
Photo by Nick Wheeler
The following drama filled four lap Senior race, saw him finish a very creditable 16th, along the way setting a huge new personal best lap speed of 117.430 mph.
Successful this year with his entry for TT 2019 to compete in still to be confirmed classes, it’s good to see his talent, potential on the mythical, fabled Mountain Course not going unnoticed by the TT organisers.
The word history defines many motorsport events, none more so than the TT Races. Another unique moment of history is Manx shores bound this summer, with Slovakia set to have representation for the first time at an event that encapsulates and some terms such as prestige, distinction and mystical.
Words by Stevie Rial