Gary Johnson relishing Triumph return for 2016 TT

Two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson EMN-160222-155043002
Two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson EMN-160222-155043002
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Two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gary Johnson, from Broughton, near Brigg, is to ride the Team T3 Racing’s Triumph Daytona 675 at this year’s TT festival in June.

The 35-year-old will also compete in both Monster Energy Supersport races at the festival.

Johnson said he was looking forward to being back on a Triumph: “I’m really excited about this new venture and getting involved with a new team, particularly one with T3’s experience.

“It’s great to be back on a Triumph 675 as I have a wealth of knowledge on the bike and I hope to replicate the success of 2014 this year.

“I’m eager to get going as we have a busy testing schedule ahead to be fully prepared for first practice in June.”

Team T3 Racing’s Principal Andy Jenkinson added: “We are thrilled that Gary is riding our bike this year.

“With more than 15 years of racing experience with Aston Martin as a champion racing driver I have worked with the A1 GP, BTCC, British GT and Heritage as promoters and sponsors.

“I understand the challenges of putting together a winning team, and I believe Gary and Tony are crucial to our success.

“As proven race winners, they are capable of putting us in a strong position to challenge for the win.”

Johnson has also confirmed he will ride with WK Bikes in the lightweight class which is run over four laps of the 37.73-mile mountain roads course.

He will be riding the WK 650i zebra bike sponsored by CFMOTO.