Billy Redmayne lands MV Agusta for TT debut
Thursday, March 03, 2016
2015 Junior Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne is set to make his debut at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Billy will compete in the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock, PokerStars Senior and Monster Energy Supersport TT Races.
Billy will be riding Jack Valentines Valmoto MV Agusta 675, backed by Support our Paras, the Parachute Regiment’s charity and Des and Dot Collins in the Supersport events. Billy will be the third rider to compete on the Valmoto MV Agusta around the Mountain Course after Gary Johnson and Peter Hickman. Billy will also be competing on his own Billy Redmayne Racing Kawasaki ZX10R, backed by thepeoplesbike.com.
Billy is very excited to be stepping up to the TT after a successful two years at the Manx Grand Prix, winning the Newcomers ‘A’ race in 2014 and the Junior Manx Grand Prix in 2015. He lapped at over 121mph on the opening two laps of the Senior Manx Grand Prix before being forced to retire at Parliament Square on the final lap, whilst locked in a fierce battle with eventual race winner Malachi Mitchell-Thomas.
2016 is set to be an exciting season for Billy who will take in a number of other races including the Spring Cup, North West 200, Southern 100, Armoy, Ulster Grand Prix and The Scarborough Gold Cup.
Due to Billy being a serving member of the Parachute Regiment he has previously struggled to commit 100% to road racing due to deployments to Afghanistan, but for this season he has the full support from the Regiment to pursue his road racing ambitions enabling him to focus on training and preparing for the challenge.
Commenting on his Isle of Man TT debut, Billy said:
“I’m really looking forward to making my debut at the TT and looking to improve on my previous times at the Manx Grand Prix. I can’t wait to get going on the MV as I have seen what the bike is capable of and it’s definitely a bike that will help me achieve my goals. I am very lucky to be working with Jack Valentine for my first TT, having someone with his knowledge and experience is going to be awesome.”
“As it will be my first go on a big bike around the circuit I will definitely have a lot to learn. Again having such a wealth of knowledge with thepeoplesbike.com will help me progress and work towards putting good lap times in.”
Photo Credit to Dave Kneen (manxphotosonline.com)