Ireland’s Michael Sweeney will return to the Isle of Man TT Races for the sixth successive year in 2019 and is confirmed to race in all six solo races.
The County Dublin rider will remain under the Martin Jones Racing banner and will ride a BMW S1000RR for the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races and a Yamaha YZF-R6 for the two Monster Energy Supersport races.
The former Manx Grand Prix winner will line up on an ER6 650cc Kawasaki for Kiely Heating Racing in the four-lap Bennetts Lightweight TT Race.
“I really feel that I am now getting a feel for the TT Course and every year I’ve built and improved on the previous year. This is a big year for me and I’m looking to make further progress and improve my lap times and race positions and staying with the same team will help with that,” said Sweeney.
Sweeney achieved his best result in the Bennetts Lightweight TT Race with an excellent seventh place, after previously finishing 18th in both of the Supersport TT Races. Although he opted out of the Superbike Race, he also finished inside the top twenty in the RL360 Superstock Race before concluding his campaign with a superb 12th place in the Senior TT where he again lapped over 126mph.
Sweeney is established as one of the leading privateers around the Mountain Course since stepping up to the TT in 2014 and he now has 13 top twenty finishes to his name, including three inside the top ten.
His track record confirms him as a consistent performer in the last five years, having finished 23 of the 27 races he has started while his personal best lap around the 37.73-mile circuit is an impressive 126.407mph.