Triple Superbike Classic TT winners Team Classic Suzuki are set to tackle modern era TT Races competition for the first time, running next generation Mountain Course forces Joe Akroyd and Tom Weeden.
Akroyd and Weeden, both multi Manx GP podium finishers, have both quietly caught the eye with their turn of pace at recent TT meetings, collecting between them four top 25 finishes and overall six top thirty finishes.
Outside of TT action, they’ve also impressed at pretty much all national events plus have provided stiff opposition to various high profile roads competitors.
Linking up with Steve Wheatman’s highly rated Classic Suzuki squad is a huge opportunity for the ambitious duo who’s mounts for TT 2020 are of a very high calibre.
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2016 Senior Manx GP winner Weeden is set to pilot an ex British Superbike Championship steed from four years ago, whilst 18th place finisher in last June’s Dunlop Senior TT Akroyd, has Richard Cooper’s North West 200 newcomer record setting Hawk Racing GSX-R 1000 at his disposal.
It’s good to see another proven, prominent, already vastly successful racing team like Team Classic Suzuki joining the TT entry.
Additionally it’s great to see the Carl Cox Motorsport supported team giving chances to new roads talents like Weeden and Akroyd, who both have the potential to enjoy long, ultra successful racing careers on the mythical, fabled, unparalleled, illustrious, other worldly Mountain Course.
Words by Stevie Rial