News IoM TT: Bruce Anstey to Padgetts Racing

IoM TT: Bruce Anstey to Padgetts Racing

2011 IoM TT News

Seven-times Isle of Man TT winner Bruce Anstey has signed with Padgetts Racing for the 2011 motorcycle road-racing season.

The New Zealander, who left the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team at the end of the 2010 campaign, confirmed the news at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham England this week.

The multiple international motorcycle road-race winner will compete in the white and orange livery of the Yorkshire-based outfit in the three major road race meetings – the North West 200, the Ulster GP and the Isle of Man TT Races – and will also schedule warm-up races earlier in the season.

Anstey first competed at the IoM TT in 1996 and recorded his first victory in the 2002 Lightweight TT. He has 7 victories to date and achieved a further 13 podiums with a fastest lap of 129.445mph around the IoM TT Mountain Course.

He is also the ‘world’s fastest road racer’, clocking a 133.97mph average speed lap at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix in August on a superbike.

Bruce Anstey, speaking at Motorcycle Live, says: "I’ve known Clive Padgett for a few years, and raced his bikes at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2002, and I have a huge amount of respect for him."

"Padgett’s Racing is a really strong team with a proven track record and I’m thrilled to be representing them in 2011."

Clive Padgett, superbike team boss, adds: "This isn’t necessarily the last rider that we’ll be signing, but when the opportunity came up to get Bruce on board I had to move quickly."

"Make no mistake, this guy can ride a bike and we’re looking forward to welcoming him into the team next year."

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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