Motorcycle Racing News Isle of Man TT Connor Behan To Make Isle of Man TT Debut with KMR Kawasaki

Connor Behan To Make Isle of Man TT Debut with KMR Kawasaki

Connor Behan, who will make his Isle of Man TT Debut with KMR Kawasaki
Connor Behan, who will make his Isle of Man TT Debut with KMR Kawasaki

2014 Isle of Man TT

Cheshire’s Connor Behan will step up to the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy, having agreed a deal to continue his relationship with KMR Kawasaki.

The 21-year old will contest the 4-lap Monster Energy Supersport Races and the 3-lap Lightweight event on Kawasaki machinery.

The Northwich rider enjoyed an excellent year with KMR Kawasaki in 2013, his first full season on the roads. Clearly benefitting from the expert tutelage of team boss Ryan Farquhar, Behan took a superb second place in the Manx Grand Prix Newcomers A Race, where he also set the fastest lap of the race at an impressive 115.139mph.

Having made his public road race debut at the Southern 100 in 2011, taking sixth in the 400cc race, he contested a full season of racing in the 2013 Irish Junior and Senior Support Championships for KMR, ending the year in second overall in each series. The season saw him take no less than three wins and countless podiums in his debut year with victories coming at Cookstown, Armoy and Killalane. Indeed, he only missed out on the Junior Support title by five points.

Prior to his fledgling road race career, Behan was a leading light on the short circuits, most notably in the National 600cc Superstock and British 125cc Championships. With a win and three podiums, the youngster took third overall in the 2011 600cc series, after placing seventh the year before, and he also achieved fifth and seventh places in the 2008 and 2009 125cc series.

Connor Behan says: “I really enjoyed my first experience of racing on the Mountain Course at last year’s Manx Grand Prix and I couldn’t have a better mentor than Ryan Farquhar for racing at the TT. I’m just looking to build on what I learnt last year and to give a good account of myself and repay the faith that Ryan’s shown in me.”

Tickets are now on sale and selling fast for the 2014 TT Races. Glencrutchery Road Grandstand race day tickets are sold out but there are still TT Fan Zone Grandstand tickets available at Ballacrye, Creg Ny Baa and Nobles Park during practice and race days. Grandstand tickets are also available by purchasing VIP or Platinum Hospitality tickets. All tickets are available from or by phoning 00 44 (0)1624 640000.

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