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Josh Daley set for Isle of Man TT bow in 2016

British Supersport Evo rider Josh Daley will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT next year when the Wigan teenager is set to compete in the Supersport races on a Kawasaki ZX-6R.
British Supersport rider Josh Daley will make his debut at next year's Isle of Man TT races.

The Wigan teenager will contest both Monster Energy Supersport events on a Kawasaki ZX-6R and becomes the latest British championship rider to commit to tackling the infamous Mountain Course.

Daley has contested the Evo class in the British Supersport Championship for the past two seasons and this year the 19-year-old scored a best result of 11th overall at Snetterton.

“Racing at the TT has been on my mind for a while and I want to give myself the chance of the best possible preparation by focusing just on the Supersport bike in my first year,” Daley said.

“There are so many challenges to racing on the Mountain Course for the first time that just running one bike will let me focus on learning and understanding the course properly.”

Daley, who made his racing bow as an eight year old in 2004 in the British Minimoto 4.2 Championship and finished as the runner-up during three consecutive years, secured 10th in the Evo Championship standings this season.

He progressed through the ranks in the Thundersport Aprilia Superteen Championship in 2009 and 2010 and moved up to the GP2 and 400cc classes in 2011, winning both the F400 and Open 500 Aintree Championships and taking second in the Thundersport GP2 class.

Daley continued in the same championships in 2012, winning the F400 series and claiming second overall in the Open 500 and Open 650 classes.

Having conquered the club-racing scene, he made the step up to the Pirelli National Superstock 600cc Championship in 2013, scoring his first points at Brands Hatch.

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Josh Daley
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
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.
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.

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