Former Pirelli National Superstock 600 Race winner Davey Todd will make his Mountain Course debut at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, riding for the highly experienced and respected Cookstown Burrows Engineering Racing Team.
The Saltburn rider will have a full complement of machinery for his maiden TT appearance, riding one of the latest generation GSXR Suzuki 1000 machines in the RST Superbike, PokerStars Senior and RL360 Quantum Superstock TT Races.
The 22-year old made his name in the National Superstock 600cc Championship, finishing in a strong sixth overall in 2016 after taking race wins at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch and a brace of fourths at Silverstone and Donington Park.
2017 saw him take third place in the opening round at Donington Park but he then left the series to turn his attention to road racing where he immediately impressed. An excellent second place finish was secured in the Dundrod 150 National Race at the Ulster Grand Prix and he was on course for a sensational top six result in the second Ulster Grand Prix Supersport 600cc race before being forced to retire but not before he’d lapped at 125.503mph which more than demonstrated his road racing potential.
Todd had earlier made the established guard sit up and take note with a number of top five results at the Skerries 100 Road Races before going to the Armoy event and making headlines with a second place in one of the Supersport Races behind Irish Champion Derek McGee. He then took his 600cc machine to a superb third in the Superbike Race behind TT hero Michael Dunlop and McGee, beating William Dunlop in the process.
Todd also impressed on his debut at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough with a series of top ten results at the Barry Sheene Festival in July and the youngster has all the talent to succeed on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course in the years ahead.
An enthusiastic Todd said:
"This is the opportunity I have been waiting for and I'm very grateful to John Burrows and his team for giving me this shot! I know I'm joining a very professional team with proven competitive machinery so I'm very excited about my prospects for next season.”
"I'll be a newcomer to the TT Races but I'm preparing hard for the event and when I get there I'll aim to make progress quickly but stay safe.."