Padgetts sign Davey Todd for TT 2019 Supersport campaign - Bikesport News

Padgetts sign Davey Todd for TT 2019 Supersport campaign

Milenco by Padgetts have expanded their line-up for this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, with Davey Todd lining up for the Batley-based team

Todd will campaign a Honda CBR600RR alongside regular team member Conor Cummins in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races where - despite being in only his second year of competition on the TT Mountain Course – he is sure to be a major contender, given his progress in his debut season last year.

He will also race for Norton in the Lightweight TT alongside Peter Hickman and John McGuinness.

“As a team we’ve always enjoyed great results in the Supersport class and we have a very strong line up this year,” said team boss Clive Padgett.

“Conor goes from strength to strength and is a contender in every class while Davey Todd is one of the most impressive riders to come through in recent years and hopefully we can help him build on last year.”

Bruce Anstey also remains very much a part of our team and we hope to have him on the Isle of Man in some capacity as he continues his recovery from illness.”

The Padgetts team are one of the most successful in the history of the Isle of Man TT Races, particularly in the Supersport class where Ian Hutchinson and Bruce Anstey have given them five wins since 2009. The last decade has seen them take a total of 14 podium finishes in the Supersport class.

Last year saw Cummins take fourth and fifth place finishes, recording a new personal best lap in the class of 127.268mph, with then team-mate Lee Johnston also lapping at more than 127mph.

Todd made a name for himself in the 600cc class on the short circuits when he finished sixth overall in the 2016 National Superstock 600cc Championship with victories at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch.

His performances at last year’s TT made him the hottest property in road racing after he became the second fastest newcomer ever to have lapped the 37.73-mile circuit with a lap of 128.379mph in the Senior.

A brilliant ninth place in that race was backed up with tenth in the RL360 Superstock race as well as the two top twelve Supersport results. His stunning debut saw him win the Newcomers Trophy, the TT Privateers Trophy and the RST Star of Tomorrow award.

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