Padgetts MMCG Racing, the Yorkshire based racing team that operates out of its Batley based showroom, has confirmed an exciting line up for the 2012 TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, that contains three race winners from last year’s races.
Eight-time TT race winner Bruce Anstey, who won last year’s Monster Energy Supersport Race 1, has again signed up for this year’s meeting and will race for the team in the Monster Energy Supersport 1 and 2, Royal London 360 Superstock, Dainese Superbike and PokerStars Senior Races.
Bruce will be joined for the Supersport and Superstock races by last year’s teammate John McGuinness, who, with seventeen race wins under his belt, added the Superbike and Senior races last year to his list of victories.
John also won the overall title last year, helped by runner up finishes in both the Superstock and second Supersport Races on Padgetts machinery.
The experienced pair have a new teammate this year in Gary Johnson, who achieved his maiden TT victory in last year’s second Supersport Race. Gary will race the Superbike and Senior races for the Padgetts outfit.
The Padgetts MMCG Racing team has become a byword in consistency at the TT with 9 wins, including Ian Hutchinson’s record breaking five in a week in 2010, in the last four years.
Since 2007, the team has taken a total of fourteen podiums with four fastest laps including two lap records in the Superstock class in 2009 and 2010. In total, the team has twenty-four top five finishes from the last thirty one races they’ve started in the same five year period. Between the 2008 and 2010 Senior Races they won eight out of the eleven races held.
Clive Padgett, team boss at Padgett’s MMCG Racing, is clearly looking forward to the new season and said:
“We’ve got a great team again this year and I know that all the lads enjoy racing for our team. Everyone gets on really well and feels part of the family when they climb onto our bikes. I’m delighted to welcome Gary on board and I’m sure we can help him, and John and Bruce, to add to their wins on the mountain course. Roll on June.”
Paul Phillips, TT and Motorsport Manager, Isle of Man Government, commented:
“Padgetts has established themselves as the team to beat on the Isle of Man. There’s a saying on the Isle of Man that to win the race you’ve got to finish it and Padgetts consistent performance has meant that they have had an unbeatable record over the last few years.”