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Team York Suzuki Announce 2016 Rider Line Up

Team York Suzuki have announced their rider line up, for the 2016 pure road racing season.

Australia’s fastest competitor at TT Races, David Johnson is all set to compete for the second time for the team, in the 2016 superbike classic TT.

The ninth fastest rider in TT history, has the proven pace around the Mountain Course, to push Team York Suzuki’s immaculate XR69 Suzuki to a podium finish.

Following fifth place finish in last years formula 1 Classic TT, Team York Suzuki team manager Kevin Pearson is confident that ‘Davo’ can be a contender for race victory this year.

“We achieved all our goals in 2015 and more in some areas so for the 2016 event we have got one eye on the top step for DAVO.”

Leading the teams Oliver’s Mount challenge is rising star Mark Goodings, who is backed by PMH Promotions and Sir Peter Hillaby.

Set to compete on his own teams ZX6R and ZX10R Kawasaki’s at TT 2016, Southern 100 and the world’s fastest road race the Ulster Grand Prix, he’s more than capable of sealing many a world class result.

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Photo courtesy of Team York Suzuki

Commenting on a great opportunity with Team York Suzuki for the Spring Cup National Road Races, Cock Of The North Road Races, Barry Sheene Road Race Festival and Scarborough Gold Cup meeting’s, Mark said:

“I am really grateful to Team York Suzuki and Peter Hillaby to be offered this exciting opportunity.

I would also like to thank my new personnel sponsors Motul Oils, RST, Arai, The York Suzuki Centre, PMH Promotions, Pipewerx, Skidmark, Maxton, Brooklands Cafe, Dunlop, Infront, Goodridge, and Tech Tyres of York, I intend to carry on learning my trade so that one day I will be able to put a TT podium in my portfolio.”

Team York Suzuki team manager Kevin Pearson, is pleased to have secured Mark’s services.

“The team and I are very pleased to have Mark on board for the 2016 season.

Apart form Mark riding the classic Suzuki the team will be helping Mark with his own bikes at the Oliver’s meetings and hope that we can share some of our experience to benefit Mark in other aspects of his racing, Mark is a good rider and knows exactly what he wants and where he wants to be.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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