Following a nasty crash at Keppel Gate last year, it was never going to be easy to return to the Isle of Man for former British Superbike privateer Steve Moody and his Dilligaf Racing team – but for some, the call of the Mountain Course is just too strong to ignore.
Despite the changeable weather, a lack of marshals and some mechanical issues, the Dilligaf crew have just made the return journey over the Irish Sea following a successful two weeks which saw Steve earn another coveted silver replica.
Steve was one of several riders using Continental race tyres during the Festival of Motorcycling fortnight, working hard to rebuild his confidence around the 37.73 roads circuit.
Other rides included Lancashire newcomer Aaron Mellish and Manxman Stephen Ault, who was competing on both an ER650 Supertwin and TZ250 2-stroke.
Riding in the Classic TT field were the Darvill Racing supported Eric Lenser and Thundersport regular Jason Markham, who had a superb result in the Junior race as he finished 10th overall and 3rd privateer. Jason beat many TT regulars on his shed built Honda K4 which was fitted with ContiRoadAttack 2 CR classic race tyres, putting in a 97.743mph average lap around The Mountain Course.
If you’ve ever wondered just how fast and physical a lap of the TT course can be, join Dilligaf Racing’s Steve Moody on his Honda CBR600RR to find out below:
Congratulations to all the riders, teams, marshals and organisers who were involved with this year’s Festival of Motorcycling.
You can find out more about the Continental race tyre range here.