Seamus Elliott confirms Isle of Man TT debut

Seamus Elliott

Irish road racing star Seamus Elliott has announced that he will make his Isle of Man TT debut at this year’s event.

Elliott has signed for the team – run by Mark Cubbon – and will compete on the team’s Kawasaki ZX-10R machine.

The Ballymoney rider will take part in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT events.

Speaking about his debut, Elliott said: “We’ve been trying to get over to the TT races for a few years so It’s brilliant that it’s finally come together and I’ve now got this chance, particularly with a team as strong as the peoplesbike who know the Island and what you need to do to run a proper campaign.

“I’ve started to learn the course and I was over on the Isle of Man at the weekend with the rider liaison officers which really got me excited for the races and I just want to repay the faith that the team has in me.”

Elliott has been a leading contender across all of the classes in the Irish National scene and has also tasted success in the Isle of Man’s Southern 100 and Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount meetings.

2015 saw one of his finest performances on the Isle of Man when he took victory in the opening Supersport 600cc race at the Southern 100 ahead of riders including Dan Kneen, Ivan Lintin and Russ Mountford.

Elliott also impressed during last year’s Ulster Grand Prix. He finished eighth in the Supersport race, 10th in the feature Superbike race and 11th in the Superstock event.

In the Irish Road Racing Championship, Elliott ended his 2015 Superstock campaign in third place overall. He also scored a number of top six finishes in the 2014 Irish Road Racing Superbike and Supersport Championships.

Elliott joins a growing list of riders who will be making their debut at this year’s TT event.

Former Italian Superbike Championship Alessandro Polita and National Superstock 1000 competitor Victor Cox have already confirmed their debuts this month.