TC Racing Hondaoutfit confirm his Mountain Course debut in 2012 as Storrar gets insights from TT rider liaison officers
Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar is currently going through the newcomers programme on the Isle of Man and has confirmed that he will be making his long awaited debut at the 2012 Isle of Man TT races fuelled by Monster Energy.
The Perth born racer, who was due to compete in 2011 before an untimely hand injury in testing at Donington Park, will compete for Mick Charnock’s ‘TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning’ outfit. He will compete in all classes and the team has secured high spec600cc and 1000cc Honda’s for their Mountain Course campaign.
Storrar, 25, enjoyed recent success in the Macau Grand Prix finishing 7th, one place behind John McGuinness and ahead of a number of respected TT stars including Bruce Anstey, matching his performance at the 2010 event where he also beat some of the leading TT racers. He finished a credible 8th in the 2011 BSB Superstock Championship, recording a number of top five places including a podium at Oulton Park. He would have undoubtedly finished higher but the injury in testing caused him to miss a number of rounds.
Storrar began his racing career in 2004, in the 125cc Scottish championship before graduating to the MRO Supersport Championship in 2005, where he finished 3rd. He moved up to the National Superstock Cup in 2006, finishing 5th overall and has competed in the National Superstock Championship since 2007, recording his highest overall place of 10th in 2008.
TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning Team Boss Mick Charnock competed in the TT Races and Manx Grand Prix before running his own team in 2005. His team has backed both Cameron Donald and David Johnson as newcomers, in 2005 and 2010 respectively. He said:
“Everyone was really disappointed for Jimmy last year when he had to miss his first year at the TT with injury but we’re delighted that he’s back in 2012 and ready to race on the Isle of Man. He’s got an extra year’s experience under his belt and I’m sure it will stand him in good stead for his Mountain Course debut.”
Jimmy Storrar, on a recent trip to the Isle of Man to familiarise himself with the course, commented:
“I’ve spent a bit of time this week with the TT rider liaison officers Milky Quayle and Johnny Barton out on the course and they’ve given me some really good insights. It was really frustrating to miss out last year, especially as my injury was so close to the event but it has only made me even more fired up for the TT this year.”