Former European superstock champion Alex Polita made an accomplished roads debut, at TT 2016.
Competing for Penz 13.com BMW, he chipped away during practice week, gradually increasing his pace in a professional manner around the Mountain Course.
Photo by Louis Porter
His race week began with 47th place finish, in a record breaking RST Superbike race.
Next up was the Royal London 360 Quantum superstock race, in a race dominated by fellow S1000RR BMW mounted rider Ian Hutchinson, Alex sealed highly respectable 40th place finish.
Alex’s first taste of roads competition culminated in the Pokerstars senior TT. Finishing a more than creditable 33rd, he was overall extremely happy with his TT 2016 campaign, as he accomplished a lifetimes ambition in competing at the most famous road race in the world.
Lapping close to the 121 mph, with lap speed of 120.887 mph, he finished overall third fastest newcomer during TT 2016.
Already looking forward to TT 2016, he said on his Facebook page:
“Every fan of bikes should have the opportunity to live some beautiful emotions. Emotions that only this island has managed to send me. This island that now I love to call my isle of man. I’ll see you next year, Isle of man.”
Words by Stevie Rial