USA’s Mark Miller to Isle of Man TT

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2011 Isle of Man TT

American racer Mark Miller will ride for the Splitlath Motorsport squad during the 2011 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.

Last year’s TT Zero winner will line up alongside the team’s British Superbike Championship rider Hudson Kennaugh.

They will have a pair of Aprilia RSV4s for their assault on the Mountain course.

UK-based South African Kennaugh will fly to the Isle of Man on Monday afternoon after he contests round 4 of the British Superbike Championship at Thruxton, ahead of the first Isle of Man TT practice session that evening.

This will be the second time Kennaugh, who finished runner-up in the 2010 BSB Evo Championship, has taken part in the TT after making his debut in 2010.

He is relishing the opportunity.

Hudson Kennaugh (Splitlath Motorsport Aprilia RSV4) says: “I love the TT, it’s a fantastic event which just gets bigger each year, so to be coming back for a second attempt is just awesome. I’ve always had an enormous amount of respect for those guys who raced the roads, and getting out there last year was a real buzz. I’ve been keen to get back again, so it’s great to get the chance to come back with Splitlath.

“It’s new ground for me going out there on the Aprilia, but it’s going to be great. Mark’s got great form around there, so I think we can work well together. I can’t wait.”

Former AMA racer Miller has contested the Isle of Man TT several times and has competed in the Macau GP, which he has described as ‘a walk in the park’ compared to the TT.

John Dimbylow (Splitlath Motorsport Manager) says: “This is my first TT and I can’t wait to get out there with the bikes to experience it. We are running Aprilia RSV4s in three races, and it’s going to be good for us to see how we get on.

“Hudson was keen to do the TT again and I felt that it would be a new opportunity for Splitlath Motorsport. We are keen to develop ourselves as one of the UK’s leading Superbike teams, and believe tackling an event as famous as the TT is an essential part of the journey.”