Ian Hutchinson has secured a late deal to ride a Yamaha for British championship outfit Team Traction Control in the Supersport class at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.
Hutchinson had been due to compete for Tsingtao Racing on an MV Agusta, but the team has opted to skip the event to ‘continue development after this year’s TT for next year’.
The Bingley racer – who famously won five races in a week in 2010 – is among the top contenders in the Superbike and Superstock races on Paul Bird’s Kawasaki and Hutchinson will now also fancy his chances of mixing it up at the front on the TCC Yamaha R6 in Keith Flint’s team.
“It is a privilege to be working with Keith Flint and the team and I know how much they love their racing,” said the eight-time TT winner.
“I have worked with Grant [Bunting] from TTC before so to be able to have this opportunity to work with them is just what I need.
“I am looking forward to it and as I haven’t ridden the TTC bike before we need to have a good practice week and get a feel for it, but I know the team have the ability from what they have done this season and in the past,” he added.
“We just need to get our heads down and then hopefully my confidence that I have had this year from Superbike and Superstock can cross over into Supersport too. I want to go out and have a good go at it that’s for sure.”
– An Isle of Man TT press release; image courtesy IOMTT Press Office