Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Tom Weeden is set for a full scale, first TT Races campaign.
TT 2017 sees the rising roads star, set to compete on 1000cc machinery for the first time on the Mountain Course, as he pilots a stock CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade, in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races.
The Supersport encounters sees him piloting his own teams trusty 675 Daytona Triumph, which this year at the Manx GP, he took an extremely impressive lap speed in excess of 121 mph.
Having over the last three years established himself, as one of pure road racing’s most improved competitors, Tom has the proven credentials to spring many a surprise or two at TT 2017.
His 2017 roads season, is set to begin at the Spring Cup National Road Races at Oliver’s Mount. Tom is planning to take in all four meetings at Scarborough, which include the 67th Scarborough Gold Cup.
Return to the North West 200 is also firmly in the plans, plus additional highlights on the cards for next year are competing for the first time at Armoy, and the world’s fastest road race, the Ulster Grand Prix.
Determined, ambitious, level headed and most of all a talented rider, Tom Weeden in my opinion has what it takes to in the future, become a TT winner.
Having been amongst the undoubted stars on the roads this year, expect many more positive moments in 2017, for a rider who has year on year in pure road racing, gone from strength to strength.
Words by Stevie Rial