Keith Amor to Race Dunnell Racing Manx Nortons at 2015 Classic TT
Due to injuries sustained during the Ulster Grand Prix, Keith Amor was forced to miss last year’s Classic TT. But the Scottish rider is fully recovered, and set to debut at the 2015 Classic TT presented by Bennetts.This year, Amor will pilot 350cc and 500cc Manx Norton machinery built by the iconic Dunell Racing in the Okells 350cc Classic TT Races and the Bennetts 500cc. This will be the first time Amor will ride classic machinery around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course.
The respected-UK Dunnell Racing team has competed at the Classic TT since the inaugural event in 2013. That first year, Conor Cummins finished seventh in the 350cc race. Last year, Mick Godfrey rode a Donnell-Prepped bike to sixth in the 500cc race.The Dunnell Racing teams says although he has a lack of Classic race experience, Amor’s diminutive stature and knowledge of the Mountain Course should mean he’ll be challenging for podiums in both race and he’s relishing the opportunity to finally compete, particularly as he had to miss last year’s races due to the aforementioned Ulster GP crash.Dunnell himself has a long association with the Isle of Man, first as a competitor in the Manx Grand Prix and, in later years, as a sponsor and entrant. After a four year layoff, Tony returned to the Isle of Man in 2013 and has clearly embraced the Classic TT movement as he will be providing Keith with the latest specification 500cc and 350cc Manx Norton’s along with spare bikes for each class.Keith Amor says “Obviously I was gutted to pick up the injury at the Ulster Grand Prix last year, but mainly because it meant I couldn’t ride at the Classic TT. Tony (Dunnell Racing) has put together a great team for me for the event and the bikes should be as quick as any other single cylinder bike out there.“Podium’s in both races has to be our target and if we can do that, given the nature of Classic racing, anything is possible after that. Michael Rutter, Bruce Anstey and Dan Cooper showed that you can run at the front on a single last year and I intend to be right on that kind of pace.”
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