Following his consistent display of ultra impressive performances, Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd was unveiled last evening as the inaugural winner of the newly formed RST Star of Tomorrow accolade.
16th within the RST Superbike race, the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock encounter saw the highly rated next gen roads exponent finish a great tenth, along the way becoming the second quickest newcomer in TT history, lapping at 127.89 mph.
600 action wise, the two Monster Energy Supersport races yielded him a brace of more than creditable 12th place finishes, leading home in both races high calibre fellow racers such as Martin Jessopp, Sam West, Dominic Herbertson, Adam McLean and Phil Crowe.
Since making his roads debut at Skerries last year, it’s fair to say the calm, cool, laid back Todd has established himself as unquestionably a future potential multi international roads champion.
Speaking today about being the recipient of the first RST Star of Tomorrow award, plus reflecting on TT 2018 thus far, he stated:
“Unbelievable I didn’t expect it at all, coming here we just wanted to learn as much as we can and keep progressing over the two weeks.
It’s been a real eye opener for sure, but every session out we’ve improved and improved and gone faster and faster, it’s amazed me how much pace we’ve actually had.
I’m still comfortable though, still not pushing the boundaries, riding within myself which I think you’ve got to do at this place, you can’t afford the risks. Just taking it slightly within myself, and getting some good laps under our belt.”
Adding how the hard work in winter learning the Mountain Course, has well and truly paid off, the affable racer who’s set to sample all remaining Irish national roads events this year, said:
“To be honest I’ve put so much work into it, into coming to this place, for ten months now I’ve been studying the course.
Trips over, driving around in a car, watching on board footage, even playing the game doing whatever I can to learn the circuit.
You know I really have put the home work in, so I’m glad that we can come here and sort of sure that I have put the work in, I still didn’t expect to quite have this much pace, but none the less am still over the moon with it.”
Words by Stevie Rial