TT 2016 marks 35 years of TT Races involvement, for TT stalwart Jim Hodson.
Over the years Jim has competed on many a high calibre machine, around the Mountain Course.
For TT 2016 he’s set to embark on another new challenge, piloting BMW Motorrad machinery for the first time at the most famous road race in the world.
The DCR Racing for Life team S1000RR BMW that he will be competing on with backing from John Pointon & Sons who purchased the bike and iDesign Kitchens & Bathrooms Ltd, Richard Stubbs & Denise Chenoweth co-Directors, features a pink colour scheme with the motto Racing for Life, to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Recently the DCR team secured a deal with BMW Motorrad, which sees the manufacturer provide direct support to the teams Superstock bike.
Additional backing comes from Williams BMW and title sponsors John Pointon & Sons.
Since first competing at the Isle of Man TT in 1983, Jim Hodson has gone onto enjoy many a momentous moment, at the meeting which always produces ground breaking and historical moments.
Main highlights of his TT Races career to date include finishing runner up in the 2002 lightweight 400 race, fifth place finish in the 1997 production 1000 TT.
Recent years have seen Jim ZX10R Kawasaki mounted for the 1000cc races, whilst last years Monster Energy Supersport races, saw him wrap up 36th and 27th place finishes.
Another landmark in Jim’s TT career this year, will be competing alongside his son Rob Hodson, reigning super twins Manx Grand Prix winner, in the RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock, Monster Energy Supersport and Pokerstars Senior races.
It’s set to be a top class two weeks of pure road racing competition at TT 2016 for Jim Hodson and the Denise Chenoweth Racing team.
All at Road Racing News wish Jim, his sponsor and the charity that he is raising money for, every success.
Photo’s supplied by Denise Chenoweth
Words by Stevie Rial