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Victor Cox to make TT debut with TC Racing

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Victor Cox

Victor Cox will make his Isle of Man TT debut this year after signing for the TC Racing outfit and will compete in three of the six solo events.

The National Superstock 1000 rider will compete on-board a CBR1000RR Honda Fireblade in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races.

Cox is in good hands at TC Racing, owned by Mick Charnock, with the team having given debuts to the likes of Cameron Donald, David Johnson, Jimmy Storrar and Robbin Harms.

The 29-year-old began his career in the Virgin Mobile Yamaha R6 Cup -finishing 10th overall in 2004. He soon moved into the Superstock division where he became a regular podium finisher.

In 2008, he took ninth overall with nine top 10 finishes and two years later he improved to eighth when he was team-mate to Conor Cummins in Ian Lougher’s Kawasaki team.

Continuing with Lougher’s team in 2011, he took his maiden podium in the class at Silverstone on his way to seventh overall.

The partnership continued on its upward trajectory in 2012 when Cox took a brilliant third place overall behind Keith Farmer and Jason O’Halloran. Cox was the only rider to score points in every race that season.

The Trowbridge rider took his maiden victory the following year, at Oulton Park, as he rode to sixth in the championship.

Running his own team in 2014, Cox took more top 10 finishes before competing in selected outings in last year’s British Superbike Championship for Morello Racing. He’s also had BSB appearances for Quattro Plant Kawasaki in the past.

Cox is the second rider this month to announce their TT debut – following the news that double Italian Superbike Champion Alessandro Polita will also take part.

The TT itself gets underway in just over three months time – on Saturday, May 28. Keep checking The Checkered Flag for all the latest news ahead of the road racing event.

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