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Southern 100, Manx GP Winner Hodson All Set For TT 2019

Reigning Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 Southern 100 winner, 2015 Super Twins Manx GP champion Rob Hodson is hugely looking forward to TT 2019, as he aims to continue his accomplished, impressive progress on the fabled Mountain Course.

Following an extremely successful Manx GP career, the last three years have seen Hodson son of the hugely respected Jim Hodson, give a strong account of himself within TT affiliated competition.

TT 2018 would yield an array of excellent results for the affable Wigan racer, including finishing 14th within the record breaking Pokerstars Senior race.

Set to pilot as in 2018 the Vehicle Recovery Services backed S1000RR BMW for action in the four, six lap Superstock, Superbike, Senior races, TT 2019 is also set to see him pilot CMS backed 675 Triumph, ER6 Kawasaki machinery in the Monster Energy Supersport, Bennetts Lightweight races.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Outside of TT 2019, Hodson who finished a very respectable 18th in last November’s Macau Grand Prix, has also confirmed his intention to compete again at the Classic TT Races, having secured a competitive mount in the form of the Steelcote Solutions ZXR 750 Kawasaki.

Speaking via his Facebook racing page, about his enterprising TT, Classic TT plans, he candidly stated:

“The great news is I have retained my loyal sponsors who supply the bikes for me and again we have a full stable of top bikes for the year, most of which are prepared and good to go testing with their new engine specifications as soon as is possible.

It looks to be an exciting and busy season and I will have full sponsor announcements to follow. For those people who have messaged me regarding joining my #44 Supporters club.

If you are interested in re-joining or coming on board for the first time for the year, please message me and I will get some details to you! 2019 will soon be GO!!!”

Words by Stevie Rial