Cookstown qualifying lap record holder Michael Browne, is set to return to real roads action this month, leading BE (Burrows Engineering) Racing/RK (Richardson Kelly) Racing’s TT 2022 challenge.
Absent in recent times from the Tandragee 100 and North West 200, due to ankle injuries sustained following a first lap incident in the Open (A) race at Cookstown, the 2019 Post TT Supersport winner has battled his way back to fitness.
Ready to pilot GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, YZF R6 Yamaha machinery around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, he recently stated via his suitors Facebook page:
“I’m delighted to be back at the TT, since the crash at Cookstown I’ve put in a lot of effort to be fit for the Island and thankfully we have got here, I’ve got my ankle lasered and have been in the Hyperbaric chamber and doing something every day to give myself the best chance. I feel good now and can’t wait to get going.
John has stuck by me and has backed me the whole way to get back to fitness to make sure we make TT so I can’t wait to get on the bikes again.”
“This will be my first proper TT as TT 2019 was a bit of a washout. I’m looking forward to getting more laps around this special place and enjoying the whole event again.”
BE Racing/RK Racing Team Owner John Burrows, additionally added via Facebook:
“Mike has done everything possible to be ready for the TT and thankfully it has paid off, while we had some great results with our stand in riders at the Tandragee and North West, it is good to have Mike back as he is our sole rider for the 2022 season.
It’s only really his second year at the TT so there is no pressure on Mike and if he can improve on his lap-times from 2019 and finish the races we will be more than happy. I’m glad it has worked itself out after a stressful month or two.”
Quotes via Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Facebook page
Photo credit: Tommy Vennard
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