Jimmy Storrar prepares for long-awaited Isle of Man TT debut
Friday, January 27, 2012
Jimmy Storrar will make his long-awaited TT debut at the 2012 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy.
The Scottish racer had intended to ride last year, but was forced to pull out due a hand injury suffered in testing at Donington.
The 25-year-old will race for Mick Charnock’s TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning outfit. The team has secured high-spec 600cc and 1000cc Hondas for their Mountain course campaign.
Storrar finished 7th at the 2011 Macau Grand Prix, one place behind John McGuinness and ahead of a number of respected TT stars including Bruce Anstey, matching his performance at the 2010 event where he also beat some of the leading TT racers.
He finished a credible 8th in the 2011 British Superstock Championship, recording a number of top five places including a podium at Oulton Park. The Perth born racer would have finished higher if the injury in testing hadn’t forced him to miss a number of rounds.
Storrar began his racing career in 2004, in the 125cc Scottish championship, before graduating in 2005 to the MRO Supersport Championship, where he finished 3rd. He moved up to the National Superstock Cup in 2006, finishing 5th, and has competed in the national Superstock Championship since 2007, recording his highest overall place of 10th in 2008.
TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning Team Boss Mick Charnock competed in the TT and Manx Grand Prix before running his own team in 2005. His team has backed Cameron Donald and David Johnson as newcomers, in 2005 and 2010 respectively.
“Everyone was really disappointed for Jimmy last year when he had to miss his first year at the TT with injury, but we’re delighted that he’s back in 2012 and ready to race on the Isle of Man.”
“He’s got an extra year’s experience under his belt and I’m sure it will stand him in good stead for his Mountain Course debut.”
Storrar, on a recent trip to the Isle of Man to familiarise himself with the course, added:
“I’ve spent a bit of time this week with the TT rider liaison officers Milky Quayle and Johnny Barton out on the course and they’ve given me some really good insights.”
“It was really frustrating to miss out last year, especially as my injury was so close to the event, but it has only made me even more fired up for the TT this year.”