Keith Amor Will Race Supersport at the Isle of Man TT

01/29/2014 @ 2:16 pm, by Bryan DeloheryComments Off

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As part of the triumphant return of Keith Amor to road racing, the Scotsman has announced that he will be competing in both of the Monster Energy Supersport races in the 2014 Isle of Man TT.

Amor has already announced that he will be returning as a member of Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team for the Lightweight TT, but he will also be riding the Site Sealants B&W Racing Honda CBR600RR.

A fan favorite, Amor has carved out a name for himself by racking up several impressive victories and setting lap records along the way.

Between 2007 and 2011, Amor racked up 13 top ten finishes and won 14 silver replicas, establishing  himself as a fierce competitor in the already competitive Supersport class; he has taken five podium finishes at the TT since 2008.

In 2010 he took the honor of being the seventh fastest rider around the Isle of Man on a 600cc motorcycle, setting a blistering lap of 126.909 mph, he also holds the position of 12th fastest rider of all time, putting up a 130.177 mph lap in the 2011 Pokerstars Senior TT Race.

Irish Short Circuit Mechanic Brian Hull will be managing the team, as Amor points out, “Brian offered me the chance to ride in the Supersport Races, which have always been my favorite class and I just couldn’t say no,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed the best days of my career on a Supersport bike at the TT and I am confident that I can still give a good account of myself.”

Hull is no stranger to victory as his collaboration with Irish rider David Haire netted him the Supersport title in 2012 and 2013, as well as second and third in the Superbike class for the same years.

Amor is happy to be returning to racing and, for the time being, is content with sticking to the 600cc bikes.

“At this moment in time, I don’t have any plans to race in the 1000cc Races,” said Amor. “I am currently working on a program with Ryan Farquhar and Brian of what races and testing I will be doing in the build up to the TT.”

Although he does not plan to compete in the 1000cc races, Amor has just announced that he will taking Connor Cummins’ seat riding Dunnell Nortons in the 500cc and 350cc events in this year’s Classic TT events.

Tickets for the 2014 Isle of Man TT are now on sale and can be found at the Isle of Man website.

Source: IOMTT; Photo: © 2012 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

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