Wilson Craig Racing will have an expanded presence at TT 2023, following today’s update that Rennie Scaysbrook will join Welsh ace Matt Rees in competing for the multiple North West 200, Ulster GP, TT podium finishing team.
Outright two-wheel lap record holder, 2019 Champion at the world-famous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Australian Scaysbrook a journalist by trade, was fifth fastest solo newcomer from TT 2022.
Racing under the PRF Racing banner, he took two top 45 finishes in the Monster Energy Supersport races.
Ending race week with a best lap speed of 116.048 mph, the TT bug quickly gripped him and for TT 2023, he steps up-to the 1000cc races (Superstock/Superbike/Senior) racing CBR1000RR-R Fireblade Honda machinery.
The latest overseas roads scene alumni confirmed for May, June’s Mountain Course action, he’s the third Australian racer on the entry list, joining C&L Fairburn Properties by Jackson Racing’s David Johnson and FHO Racing’s Josh Brookes.
Speaking about his TT 2023 challenge, Scaysbrook stated:
“I’m really looking forward to getting back to the Island. What started out as an idea to be a journalist-turned-racer at Pikes Peak and the TT has certainly escalated and it’s fair to say I’ve got the TT bug now!
Last year was good for me and I’m pleased with how I rode and how I prepared myself but there were issues with the bike throughout the two weeks so I feel like I’ve got some unfinished business.
That being said, moving up from Supersport to Superbike means I’ll pretty much be learning the Course again – new braking markers, new riding style, jumps in places that weren’t jumps on the 600, all that sort of stuff.
But it’s exciting, and it’s pretty amazing to already be riding with a team with such a good history and I have to say a big thanks to Davo [Johnson] for putting in a good word for me with the team!”
Quotes courtesy of TT Races press team
Photo credit: Nick Wheeler
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