Robbie Silvester’s VRS Racing’s team for TT 2018, will have a truly international vibe about it, with racers from three different countries representing the outfit, who in recent years have worked with the likes of Martin Jessopp, Glenn Irwin, James Cowton, Jamie Hamilton, Russ Mountford and Paul Jordan.
Alongside Pete Murray, who same as last year is the only solo class TT competitor from America, seasoned Mountain Course pilot Lee Hembury is all set to link up with the VRS team for the first time, piloting one of the outfit’s proven ER6 Kawasaki’s in the four lap Bennetts Lightweight race.
Glastonbury’s Hembury, 24th in the Junior Manx Grand Prix of 2016, on his TT debut last year recorded a very respectable 27th place finish.
With the backing of VRS, allied to growing knowledge and experience of the fabled mountain roads, is a dark horse for at minimum in early June, a top 15 finish or better.
Photo courtesy of Robbie Silvester
Whilst newly confirmed team mate for TT 2018, next gen Manx roads star Andy Dudgeon, has the proven capabilities aboard Super Twins machinery to claim a famous scalp or two in just over two months time.
Runner up in the 2015 Super Twins Manx Grand Prix, the racer who’s also a very competitive rally driver, has in recent years established amongst the Isle of Man’s leading closed roads exponents.
As with Glastonbury’s Hembury and Arizona’s Murray, VRS team owner/team manager Robbie Silvester is delighted to secure the Manxman’s services for this years TT Races.
Outside of TT 2018, the popular VRS colours will once again grace the Manx Grand Prix, as they join forces with event newcomer, leading Colombian racer Daniel Fernandez.
Words by Stevie Rial