Gary Johnson says he is set up ‘nicely’ for his first outing on the roads as he prepares for the 2011 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.
The racer, from Broughton near Brigg, claimed sixth place in both races at the third round of the British Supersport Championship held at Croft on Sunday. The results move him up to eighth in the title battle.
He and the East Coast race team are now ready for racing at the North West 200, his first taste of roads action in 2011, and with the TT starting just a week later.
“I’m pretty happy with the weekend, we had to change engines after the first race and so it was important that I didn’t do anything stupid in the first few laps.”
“The bike felt good, we were a little bit out on a few things like the mapping, but that’s purely because of the engine change.”
“We have walked away from Croft with two strong results under our belts. That sets us up nicely for the North West 200 races at the weekend. I can’t wait to get out there and get going.”
Starting from a second row grid position Johnson completed his first race in sixth, a position he had held for the majority of the 10 laps. He began race two from row three and made steady progress through the field to once again cross the finish line in sixth.
At the North West 200 Johnson will be riding in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport events and begins his practice on Tuesday ahead of a full day of racing on Saturday.