TT 2023: Hodson Links Up With SMT Racing

TT 2023: Hodson Links Up With SMT Racing

Superbike Classic Manx GP Champion Rob Hodson will line-up in the SMT Racing colours for TT 2023.

Former Macau GP winners, Robin Croft’s SMT squad are providing Hodson with Jackson Racing prepped Fireblade Honda mounts for the Superbike, Superstock, Senior race encounters.

Supersport, Super Twins wise, Hodson who first joined the TT rider ranks in 2016, is set to race Vehicle Recovery Services, KH Commercials backed R6 Yamaha, Z650 Kawasaki machines.

Commenting about the latest international road racing update, the 56th quickest racer in TT history stated:

“I’m delighted to be joining SMT Racing and can’t thank Robin enough.

He helped me out a little bit back in 2018 and we’ve kept in touch ever since so when he said he was looking to get more involved with racing again, one thing led to another and I’ve now got a brand-new Honda Fireblade at my disposal.

We’ll run the bike in Superstock-spec, which, as we’ve seen both at the TT and on the short circuits, will be more than competitive for the Superbike, Senior and Superstock races whilst the team’s infrastructure is second to none.

With Sean supplying the 600 and Kate and Kevin the Twin, I’m well equipped to build on last year’s results and improve further still and that’s the obvious aim.”

Robin Croft added:

“After a few years away from the TT, it was great to be back with John last year.

We were only contesting the two Supersport races though so I couldn’t help but feel we were missing out so when I found out Rob was looking for a ride, it seemed right to lend him my support and return for a full-scale assault.

He obviously lives local to me and we’ve done a little bit together in the past but his results are improving all the time and I’m confident with our team and infrastructure, we can help take him to the next level.”

Photo via TT Races press release

Quotes via TT Races press release

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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