Rising Irish road racer Raymond Casey will make his debut at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races.
The 34-year old, the first rider from Cork to compete at the TT since Mike O Connor in 1992, will compete in the two Monster Energy Supersport TT Races.
Having excelled in both the Irish and British Motocross Championships, Casey made a relatively late start to his road racing career with his first short circuit outings in 2014 but since then he has performed well in the Irish and Mondello Masters Superbike and Supersport Championships.
“I feel that this is the time to make my TT Races debut. I’ve really enjoyed competing on the roads to date but the Isle of Man TT is a huge challenge and one that I’m not underestimating. My visit to the Isle of Man this weekend was great and I’ve already had really good insight from the Rider Liaison Officers Johnny Barton and Milky Quayle,” said Casey.
For the last six years, Casey has been an integral part of Brian McCormack’s team at the TT, assisting his friend and countryman but also soaking up as much information as possible in preparation for his debut in June. Casey plans to work alongside McCormack both in the build up to TT2019 and during practice and race week in order to assist with his learning process.