With just weeks to go before the 2010 Isle of Man TT bursts into life, Scottish sensation Keith Amor has confirmed he will race.
His involvement was thrown into doubt after he split from the JMF/Millsport Racing team. However, Amor, who took two podium finishes at the 2009 TT, has announced he has secured a full complement of machinery for the 2010 TT.
Riding under the KBMG Racing banner, Amor will run BMWs in Superbike and Superstock classes and a Ten Kate Honda in the Supersport races. He will get his 2010 campaign under way at the north West 200 in four weeks.
Since the split with JMF, Amor has been working hard to secure enough sponsorship to mount his campaign, which should see him be a strong contender for honours.
Both the Superbike and Supersport machines will run in the black and yellow colours of Leo Vince, with the 600cc bike being supplied by Kojak Racing, while the Superstock bike is courtesy of long-time road race supporters W.A. Corless/Jackson Racing.
In addition, Moto Pistone will be providing all the servicing, transport, paddock support and workshop facilities for KBMG Racing, and Amor is confident he has the set-up that will give him what he needs to challenge for the race wins.
The Falkirk racer said:
“The last few weeks have been incredibly hard going, but thanks to the support of my loyal sponsors and friends, especially Bob and Carol at MotoGB for all their continued patience, we’ve managed to put together a strong package and I’m confident that I’ll be able to run at the front, particularly in the Supersport and Superstock classes.”
“Ten Kate are pulling out all the stops to provide me with a first rate Supersport bike whilst the BMW has already proved, both in Europe and in England, how strong it is in Superstock trim. The Superbike will be closer to ‘Evo’ spec than a full blown Superbike, but it will be reliable and quick so I’m looking to spring a few surprises in the premier class.”
“I’m feeling really optimistic about the season now and although I'll arrive at the North West a little race rusty I'm mega-determined that this is going to be my strongest year so far.”
Amor is also riding in the TT Zero clean emissions race during the 2010 TT, racing the 666 Road Racing bike.