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Australian Post Classic champion, Russell Fairbairn, is keen to ride

Fairbairn, a veteran of the Post Classic scene
Australian Post Classic champion, Russell Fairbairn, is keen to ride in this year's Isle of Man Manx Grand Prix.

Fairbairn, a veteran of the Post Classic scene is a five-time winner of the prestigious Phil Irving Trophy, held annually at the Island Classic on Phillip Island.

Fairbairn has won the prestigious Phil Irving Trophy outright four times; 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.

In 2008 shared the win with World Champion Wayne Gardner.

He owns and rides one of the few competing Cotton Rotax machines and also competes on a Harris frame Yamaha TZ 750, a Yamaha TR3 350 and a Yamaha TA 125.

In 2008 Fairbairn won the prestigious Australian Titles on the Cotton Rotax and has also won the Australian Titles four times riding his Yamaha TA 125.

He has also notched up numerous wins at the New South Wales Titles and still holds the 125cc lap record at Phillip Island, set in 2005.

In 2007, riding the Cotton Rotax he won the Forgotten Era 250cc class at the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed at Sydney's Eastern Creek.

Fairbairn, a wall and floor tiler from the New South Wales coastal town of Terrigal is the President of the Post Classic Racing Association of NSW.

Fairbairn says it is his goal to compete at the Isle of Man and is undecided between entering his Cotton Rotax or riding for an established team if a ride can organised.

“I've certainly got the runs on the board but appreciate the Isle of Man circuit is the most demanding of its type in the world,” he said.

“I'd like to make contact with any team who feel they could use a rider of my experience, riding a range of post classic motorcycles.”

Interested parties can contact Russell via email at: tile4u@bigpond.com.

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