Dominic Herbertson will join William Dunlop and Alan Oversby for the 2017 Classic TT with Davies Motorsport.
This will be Dunlop and Oversby’s fifth year with the team, who have contested the event since 2013. They will line up in the Bennetts Senior and also the Sure Junior races, alongside new recruit Herbertson.
The team have enjoyed success in the Classic TT in previous years, with Dunlop taking second in the Bennetts 500cc Classic TT in 2013 as he lapped at an impressive 109.401mph. Oversby took a similar result in the Okells 350cc Classic TT races in 2014.
Oversby led the early stages, but had to settle for second behind seasoned road racer Lee Johnston. He almost took a podium for himself in the Senior race, but slipped back to fifth in the final lap. Herbertson finished just one place behind him in sixth, so it is easy to see why they have been picked by team owner John Davies to compete with the Midlands based team.
Davies is no stranger to Classic racing, and he sponsored numerous riders in the 80s and 90s including Alex Bedford, Kevin Mitchell, Neil Hodgson and Steve Thompson. Davies himself competed on the roads, contesting the Manx Grand Prix between 1978 and 1997, with a second place finish in the 1978 Senior Newcomers race and fourth place finishes in the 1986 and 1987 Lightweight 250cc races. He also raced a 500cc Grand Prix Harris Yamaha for the Padgetts Team.
His nephew Colin Davies has a wealth of experience in mechanics, having spent a number of years as technician to Kevin Schwantz at Lucky Strike Suzuki, where they won 1993 500cc World Championship. This makes him the perfect candidate to take care of the machinery for Davies Motorsport.
Team owner John Davies commented:
“The Classic TT has become the big event of the year for Classic racing and we are coming with an increased rider line up and a set of bikes that have improved year on year. We want to be challenging for the podium in both the Senior and Junior Races and we have both the machinery and the riders to be able to do just that.”