Michael Booth to make Isle of Man TT debut in 2016

by Joshua Close

National Superstock 1000 rider Michael Booth has announced that he will make his Isle of Man TT debut at next year’s event.

The Yorkshireman will compete in the superbike, RL360 Superstock and Senior TT races for Danny Tomlinson Racing on a Kawasaki ZX-10R machine.

The 25-year-old will also race in the Lightweight TT event on-board one of Stuart Smith’s ER6 Kawasaki bikes.

Booth started his career in motorcross before making the switch to tarmac in 2004, finishing second overall in the Auto 66 Formula 125cc Championship.

Two years in the MRO Superteen Championship followed, finishing seventh overall in 2005 and sixth in 2006, before making the move to the Triumph Triple Challenge in 2007 – finishing fourth overall.

He would compete in the National Superstock 600 championship for the next two seasons, finishing 12th in his second year despite only taking part in seven of the 12 rounds.

Booth has been in the National Superstock 1000 championship for the last five years, on-board Honda and Kawasaki machines.

He has been a regular points scorer in the championship and finished inside the top 15 in a highly competitive 2015 season.

TT and Motorsport Manager, Paul Phillips added: “It’s clear that we are attracting a growing calibre of rider from the BSB paddock with Michael the latest in a line of talented racers who are keen to appear at the TT. 

“Undoubtedly a number of the successful competitors who have made the transition are proving to be great ambassadors for the TT.”

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