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TT Privateers Champion Todd To Lead Cookstown BE Racing’s Southern 100 Challenge

TT Privateers champion Davey Todd is confirmed to lead Cookstown BE Racing’s challenge for the upcoming Southern 100, as the second fastest newcomer in TT history tackles for the first time the popular Colas Billown course.

Lead newcomer last month to the North West 200, his following TT 2018 tenure provided multiple tumultuous moments.

Alongside becoming Privateers champion, the second quickest Mountain Course debutant in front of 2015 British Superbike champion Josh Brookes, the amiable racer also became the first time recipient of the RST Star of Tomorrow award.

Results wise, Brotton’s Todd finished a very creditable 16th in the race week opening RST Superbike encounter, whilst the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race saw him chalk up a fine tenth place finish.

A brace of 12th place finishes were banked from the Monster Energy Supersport races, which saw him more than keep pace with high level international roads exponents such as Martin Jessopp and Ian Hutchinson.

Race week concluded in great style, finishing 9th in the showpiece Pokerstars Senior TT, along the way lapping at close to the 128.5 mph mark.

Set to pilot the very same GSX-R 1000 Suzuki that took him to this great feat, next month at the Southern 100, there’s no doubt that he has all the components needed to enjoy a stellar maiden Colas Billown course expedition.

Outside of the Southern 100, the ultra talented next gen roads star is also hoping to this year sample the Classic TT Races, plus will be returning to a host of iconic Irish roads events, including the Armoy Road Races and the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

Words by Stevie Rial

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