Bruce Anstey has signed for Padgett Racing for the 2011 road racing season, after leaving the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing squad at the end of the 2010 season. Anstey has won many road races in the past and will be competing in 3 of the major road races this year; The North West 200, the Ulser GP and the TT Races for the famous Orange and White Yorkshire team.
Anstey participated in his first TT in 1996, and claimed his first victory in the Lightweight TT in 2002. Since then, he has claimed 7 victories to date and achieved a further 13 podiums with a fastest lap of 129.445 around the Mountain Course. He also has the title of the 'world's fastest road racer', clocking a 133.97mph average speed lap at this year's Ulster Grand Prix.
Speaking at Motorcycle Live in Birmingham, the popular New Zealander said, “I've known Clive Padgett for a few years, and raced his bikes at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2002, and I have a huge amount of respect for him. Padgett's Racing is a really strong team with a proven track record and I'm thrilled to be representing them in 2011.”
Team boss Clive Padgett added “This isn't necessarily the last rider that we'll be signing but when the opportunity came up to get Bruce on board I had to move quickly. Make no mistake, this guy can ride a bike and we're looking forward to welcoming him into the team next year.”