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Toye, Mercer joins Sondel Kawasaki for TT

Macau Grand Prix star Jeremy Toye joins Sondel Sport Kawasaki for the 2011 Isle of Man TT.
Sondel Sport Racing has announced a two-man assault on the 2011 Isle of Man TT after signing Jeremy Toye and Steve Mercer to ride its Kawasakis.

Toye makes a return to the event having made his one and only appearance back in 2006, the American coming away as the fastest newcomer and one of only five debutants to lap the Mountain Course at more than 120mph.

Though he hasn't raced the Manx event since then, he has established himself as a frequent front runner in the annual Macau Grand Prix, the 35-year-old finishing in third position last year.

“Jeremy is a really talented rider who made a terrific TT debut last time,” said TT and Motorsport Development Manager Paul Phillips. “The TT is enjoying huge interest in America and in Jeremy we have a rider who has everything needed to be a front-runner. He will definitely be one to watch this year following his Macau GP form.”

He will be joined on a Kawasaki ZX-10R by Mercer, who finished 25th in the Superbike race on his debut in 2009, before finishing 17th in the Senior TT race in 2010.

The team itself is headed by father and son John and Yonny Weedon, with the former enjoying notable successes at the TT during a career that spanned between 1973 and 1991.

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Rocket - Unregistered

March 10, 2011 7:02 PM

Great to see Jeremy and Merc being given a good ride at the TT, shared a garage with Jeremy at Macau and saw first hand how quick he is on the roads and have known Merc for many years, a really nice guy who deserves a break having spent a small fortune trying to run himself. Good luck to you both. M.

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