For the second annual Classic TT – held during the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling – Black Eagle Racing will field two exotic MV Agusta four-cylinder motorcycles. Piloting the MV Agusta classics for the team will be Dean Harrison and Alan Oversby.
Harrison is one of the most exciting new talents on the road racing scene, achieving his debut TT podium in the 2013 Lightweight Race. He also took victory at the inaugural Classic TT, crossing the line first in the Motorsport Merchandise Formula Classic Race. Dean will ride in both the Bennetts 500cc and Okells 350cc Classic TT Races for Black Eagle Racing.
Alan Oversby is one of the UK’s most prolific riders on the Classic Racing scene with a glittering CV of race victories. Alan was in contention for top six finishes in both the 500cc and 350cc Classic TT Races earlier in the year before retiring with mechanical issues. Alan will ride a 350cc machine for the team.
After years of involvement in the racing world, David and Mark Kay formed the Black Eagle Team in 2008. Given the high specification of their machines their race outings are limited, so a two rider effort at the Classic TT is a large commitment on their part and a major coup for the Classic TT.
Brian Richards (Team Manager for the Black Eagle Race Team) says: “We visited the Classic TT this year and were very impressed with what we saw. It is clearly the event to be at and win, so we are coming armed with what we believe are the best possible machines with two top notch riders on board. Dean is turning into a big star in road racing and he will lead the line for us in both the 500cc and 350cc Races. Alan has ridden successfully for us for a number of years and will ride in the 350cc Race. Both riders are capable of winning as are the machines and we can’t wait to get started.”
Paul Phillips (TT & Motorsport Development Manager) says: “We are delighted to welcome Black Eagle Racing to the Classic TT. People love to see and hear MV Agusta’s being ridden on the TT Course in anger and to have such a top quality team with two first rate riders is great news for the event. We are keen to make sure that the Classic TT continues to grow in 2014 from its successful first year and this news is evidence of this.”