IOM TT: LOUGHER LOOKING FOR AT LEAST ONE WIN

Ian Lougher is aiming for at least one win at the Centenary TT.

Seven-times TT winner Lougher is manager and racer at Team Black Horse, where he is joined by former twice American AMA Superstock Champion Jimmy Moore, a newcomer at the TT.

 

Lougher is again campaigning on the Stobart Motorsport Superbike in both Superbike classes, and is keen to go one better from his 2006 TT efforts, where he finished second and fourth in the premiere TT superbike classes. Like teammate Moore, Lougher will also be on board the familiar purple livery of the Black Horse Motorcycle Finance supported Honda CBR600RR in the Junior TT and Honda Fireblade in the Superstock TT.

Following the opening sessions of the Centenary TT, which got under way on Saturday, Lougher said he is hopeful of race success.

Lougher said:

‘I’m looking forward to this year’s Centenary TT, it’s going to be a very special atmosphere with many more fans than usual making the trip. The media interest in the TT, which has been phenomenal, is a great boost to the TT festival as well as “pure” road racing as a whole.’

‘For me personally, my aim is to take at least one win in the Superbike class this year, which is the only class at the TT in which I haven’t taken victory. But there is strong competition in all the classes and it’ll certainly be no walk over.’

‘So far practices have gone well, the weather didn’t help much with patchy rain around the circuit but the machines are working well and it just takes a bit of time to get yourself up to speed.’

 

 

Moore added:

‘“Pure” road racing is something I have never competed at and I’m very grateful to be given the opportunity to do so. I have always had huge respect for the guys that race the roads but I could never have imagined the rush that racing flat out on the “street” gives – It’s truly awesome!’

‘I knew that at almost 38 miles per lap, the Isle of Man TT circuit was going to be much harder to learn than the North West 200 circuit, which was a mere nine miles per lap in comparison, but I’m certainly up for the challenge.’

‘I’ve studied the circuit and learnt it carefully section by section for almost four months now, and so far having completed seven laps over the two practice evenings its starting to come together for me, but it’s surprised me how different the circuit looks at speed. But I’m confident that the teams set-up expertise and Ian’s Circuit knowledge will enable me to show my potential.’

 

 

Speak Your Mind

*