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Clive Padgett has outlined his ambitions for the 2010 TT

Victory in the Senior TT, winning the overall TT championship and seeing a Superstock machine smash the 130mph lap speed barrier in the Isle of Man – these are the 2010 ambitions of popular team boss Clive Padgett.
Veteran team boss Clive Padgett has outlined his hopes for the 2010 Isle of Man TT, and victory in the Senior Race and overall championship standings are in his sights.

Padgett has lined up a dream team of riders for an assault on top road racing events, including the TT and North West 200, as well as the British Supersport Championship.

Ian Hutchinson, who last year joined a select few by taking victory in two TT races in the same day, will race in all solo classes for Padgetts at the TT and NW200, as well as joining Glen Richards in the team's BSB squad.

Padgetts has also entered 15-time TT winner John McGuinness and Steve Plater, the 2009 Senior TT winner and reigning British Supersport Champion, for the TT and North West.

It is set to be a very busy year for team boss Padgett, but he already knows what he wants to achieve around the Isle of Man's legendary Mountain course.

Speaking in the latest issue of the Isle of Man TT Newsletter, he says:

'We went very close last year to overall champion, which Hutchy would have taken without that spill at the end of the Senior, so the TT championship would be nice this year.'

'I think the Senior is the one that, deep down, the riders really want to win, but I'm happy with any TT victories. One of my proudest achievements last year was that, but for that spill with Ian in the Senior, we would have finished every practice and race lap.'

'I'd also like to see a 130mph on a Superstock, Ian went so close last year and remember that he set it on the last lap of the Superstock race with a tyre that had done four laps.'

Padgett also reveals the team were pleased, but not surprised when at last year's TT Hutchinson became one the few riders to claim victory in two TT races in one day – the Superstock and first Supersport.

He says:




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Juan Kerr - Unregistered

March 09, 2010 6:38 PM

I hope you succeed. If anyone deserves to its Clive and his team, there whole setup is geared to success. But more importantly they are a down to earth group and Clive in particular likes to call a spade a spade. If you know what I mean.



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