Yesterday marked the end of another year of racers sending entries in for competition at the iconic, historical, unparalleled TT Races.
At a glance when looking at the prospective line-up for the first TT since 2019, there’s 14 plus nations represented, a great diverse mix of proven front runners, Mountain Course legends, next generation stars and tens of hungry, ambitious Privateers/Independents.
Manufacturers wise Honda, Kawasaki, BMW are all confirmed to have an official presence.
Expect Yamaha, Paton, Suzuki, Aprilia, Triumph to also have strong representation and don’t be surprised if there’s a Ducati amongst the 1000cc races entry lists.
Top line independent, semi works, privateers teams over recent months to confirm event participation include Padgetts Racing, Ashcourt Racing, BE Racing/RK Racing, PreZ Racing, McAdoo Kawasaki.
Team Classic Suzuki, WH Racing, Wilson Craig Racing, Penz 13 BMW and International road racing newcomers Rich Energy OMG Racing.
Just some of the most high-profile racers aiming to sample this summer the most famous road race in the world, for the first time include Nathan Harrison, BTS/NLC Components supported Jim Hind, Stephen Parsons and America’s Chris Sarbora.
Joining them as TT debutants will be Mountain Course newbies that include Luca Gottardi, Ilja Caljouw (Performance Racing Achterhoek), Rennie Scaysbrook and four times North West 200 winner Glenn Irwin.
We mustn’t forget as well the truly top calibre three-wheeling line-up for TT 2022, with the likes of the Birchall brothers Ben & Tom battling for more TT success against fellow seasoned front runners such as John Holden now partnered by Jason Pitt, 17 times winner Dave Molyneux.
Multi times World Champion Tim Reeves, Alan Founds/Jake Lowther, Pete Founds and keep an eye on leading newcomers from 2019 the Crowe brothers Ryan & Callum plus TT first timer, Oliver’s Mount Scarborough ‘King Pin’ Lee Crawford.
With minus 90 days till competitive action begins on the mythical Mountain Course, the countdown is well and truly on for what’s set to be another compelling two weeks of first rate, top class International roads action.
Photo credit Mark Corlett
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou