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Jefferies and Lupton get hearts racing for Goathland Garage

Monday 20 April 2015
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Gavin Lupton, Bob Wood and Nick Jefferies outside the Goathland Garage (aka Aidensfield Garage from TV's "Heartbeat")

Goathland Garage Classics announce their 2 rider line up for this year’s Classic TT.

1993 TT winner Nick Jefferies and 2011 Manx GP newcomers B winner Gavin Lupton will be Manx Norton mounted for both the Motorsport Merchandise 350 and Bennetts 500 Classic TT races presented by Bennetts at this year’s Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.

With nearly a 30 year age gap between them, the two Yorkshiremen are eager to put on a good show for the team and hope to bring the bikes home in respectable finishing positions. Bob Wood who owns Goathland Garage Classics, which is more commonly known as Aidensfield Garage from the long running TV series Heartbeat, has had many years experience in building Manx Nortons and is confident he can supply both his riders with good machinery for both races.

Gavin, who finished an incredibly close 2nd place behind Dean Harrison in the first ever Classic TT during the F750 race said:

“I was thrilled to bits when Bob approached me last September asking me to ride for him and felt we hit it off straight away. He is your typical straight talking, no nonsense Yorkshireman who says it as it is... I like that in a person.”

“I couldn’t ask for a better team mate either, I’ve known Nick for some time and we get on really well. He has even been a bit of a mentor to me during the last couple of years helping me learn the TT course, so I’m well chuffed.”

After making his comeback to racing on the TT course it will be Nick’s 3rd year of competing in the Classic TT Races, with this year’s race days on Saturday 29th and Monday 31st August 2015.  Qualifying for the races begins on Saturday 22nd August.

With 87 race starts of TT course under his belt along with 67 replicas, Nick is an experienced competitor and he will be using that to push for a good result.

Nick added;

“I have to say, I’m very privileged to be riding Bob’s well turned out machines and having past experience on Manx Nortons, I’m looking forward to taking these round the TT course. It will also rekindle my love for single cylinder racing around there, something I enjoyed when the singles class was part of the TT in the '90s.”

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