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Kennaugh to make TT return

"To be coming back for a second attempt is just awesome" - Hudson Kennaugh.
Hudson Kennaugh and the Splitlath Motorsport BSB squad are to contest the 2011 Isle of Man TT.

The UK-based South African rider will join America's Mark Miller onboard a pair of Aprilia RSV4s to tackle the world famous road race as it celebrates its Centenary year.

Kennaugh will fly out to the island on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon after he contests Round Four of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Thruxton, ahead of first practice later that evening.

This will be the second time that Kennaugh, who finished runner-up in the 2010 BSB-Evo Championship, has taken part in the historic event.

He made his TT debut last year, and is relishing the opportunity to go back and take it on again. “I love the TT, it's a fantastic event which just gets bigger each year, so to be coming back for a second attempt is just awesome,” he said.

“I've always had an enormous amount of respect for those guys who raced the roads, and getting out there last year was a real buzz. I've been keen to get back again, so it's great to get the chance to come back with Splitlath.

“It's new ground for me going out there on the Aprilia, but it's going to be great. Mark's got great form around there, so I think we can work well together. I can't wait.”

American ace Miller is no stranger to the TT. The former AMA turned road racer has contested the event several times and has competed in the Macau GP many times, which he has previously described as “a walk in the park” compared to the TT.

Team Manager John Dimbylow is looking forward to the event. “This is my first TT and I can't wait to get out there with the bikes to experience it. We are running Aprilia RSV4s in three races, and it's going to be good for us to see how we get on.

“Hudson was keen to do the TT again and I felt that it would be a new opportunity for Splitlath Motorsport. We are keen to develop ourselves as one of the UK's leading Superbike teams, and believe tackling an event as famous as the TT is an essential part of the journey.”


Tagged as: Road Race , Isle of Man TT

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Hudson Kennaugh - Splitlath Aprilia [pic credit: Ian Hopgood Photography]
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Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.

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