2008 Irish Superbike Champion Brian McCormack has confirmed that he will be taking part in this years Isle of Man TT races after being forced to postpone his debut last year after a split with his British Superbike team.
McCormack took runner-up spot in 2007 before going on to take the title in 2008, 2009 saw him move to the British Superbike Championship before a split with the MAR Team. Despite the set backs he still manage to make his road racing debut as he took part in the North West 200 and Killalane Road Races.
The Waterford rider spoke of his disapointment from last year, “I really enjoyed my visit to the Island in 2008 and was really disappointed to miss out on competing last year but my commitment to the event has remained and it's going to be fantastic lining up on Glencrutchery Road this June.”
He admits that his experience from the road races he took part in will help him hugely as he tackles the 37 mile TT course. “I learnt a lot last year and the road races I did should stand me in good stead and whilst the Mountain Course is the biggest test of all, I'm confident that I can acquit myself well. I want to learn the circuit as much as possible between now and June, put in some solid performances in all of my races and return to the TT for many years to come.”
TT Rider Liaison Officer John Barton commented:
“The profile of the TT is rising every year with more established riders coming across to compete and Brian McCormack is one such rider. He's a very talented rider who enjoys a high profile in Ireland. I'm sure that everyone will be looking forward to watching him compete this year on the Isle of Man, particularly his fans from Southern Ireland and we hope to welcome many of them to this year's TT.”