Following a fantastic 3rd placed finish in the pioneering MotoE championship in 2015, our good friends at Darvill Racing are making a return to the roads next year.
Revealing their 2016 plans earlier today, the long-standing team founded by Peter Darvill are committed to a full-season of pure road racing.
Their racing calendar will start at the Pre-TT Classic on the Billown Circuit in Castletown, on board their Slick Performance Classic Kawasaki Z1R. The team will return to the circuit later in the year for the International Southern 100 on their new Slick Performance SuperTwin. August will see both these machines in action at the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix too.
In between road races they also plan to compete at a number of select short-circuit events across the UK.
Team Principal Alex Aitchison said “Its good to be able to commit to a programme of events before the festive season. This will give us valuable time to test and prepare for the season ahead. I am also very pleased to have been able to secure Chris (Fozzy) as our rider, this sees the third straight year or working together and our success in 2015 demonstrated how well we are working together as a team”
After being confirmed with the Darvill Racing team next year, Chris ‘Fozzy’ Foster commented “After a ‘more successful than expected’ 2015 I’m staying with Darvill Racing for 2016 and we have some very exciting plans in the pipeline. We’ve renewed relationships with some of our partners and supporters from 2015 and very pleased to have some new ones,(which will be released by Darvill’s ‘media department’ very soon.) But most exciting of all for me is that I will be returning to the Mountain Circuit in 2016!
Firm plans at the moment are to contest the Classic TT and Billown pre-TT Classic On the re-invigorated Darvill Kawasaki Z1; The Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100 on the very special re-iteration of the Darvill SV SuperTwin prepared by Tony ‘Slick’ Bass of Slick Performance. We have no firm plans to continue our electric aspirations at the moment for MotoE or TT Zero but it’s a little early to say. That news may change when the MotoE schedule is announced. For me the Mountain Course for me is the absolute pinnacle of motorcycle racing and I cant wait to head off down Bray Hill once again!”
After a successful two year partnership which has seen Darvill Racing compete at a number of top road and track events on Continental race tyres, we are both pleased to be able to continue our support for them, and excited to see what the 2016 season will bring!
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