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Victor Cox confirms Isle of Man TT debut

Experienced British championship rider Victor Cox will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT this year on a Honda Fireblade for TC Racing.
Leading Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc Championship competitor Victor Cox will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT this year.

The 29-year-old will ride a Honda CBR1000RR in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races for TC Racing, owned by former rider Mick Charnock.

The team has previously fielded a host of newcomers at the TT, including Cameron Donald, David Johnson, Jimmy Storrar and Robbin Harms, who made his Mountain Course bow last year.

Cox, from Trowbridge, has won races at National Superstock 1000 level and has also competed in selected British Superbike rounds in the past.

He first came to prominence in the Virgin Mobile Yamaha R6 Cup, finishing tenth overall in 2004, but soon moved into the Superstock division where he became a regular podium finisher.

In 2008, he took ninth overall with nine top ten finishes and two years later he improved to eighth when he was team-mate to top TT rider Conor Cummins in Ian Lougher's Kawasaki team. That year saw him almost ever present in the top ten as he ended the year with a flurry, scoring four top six finishes in the last five rounds.

Continuing with Lougher's team in 2011, Cox took his maiden podium in the class at Silverstone on his way to seventh overall and the partnership continued on its upward trajectory in 2012, when he sealed a brilliant third place overall behind Keith Farmer and Jason O'Halloran.

Cox was the only rider to score points in every round that year with podiums coming at Knockhill, Oulton Park and Donington Park.

He finished sixth in 2013 but it proved to be another excellent season as he claimed his debut win at Oulton Park ahead of Hudson Kennaugh, Joe Burns and Filip Backlund, and backed this up with further podium appearances at Cadwell Park and Donington Park.

Running his own team in 2014, Cox bagged more top ten finishes before riding in selected races in last year's British Superbike Championship for Morello Racing. The English rider also made BSB appearances in the past for the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team.

One of the most consistent riders for a number of years now in the National Superstock 1000cc Championship, Cox is the latest in a long line of leading short circuit riders to switch their attention the Isle of Man TT.

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Victor Cox will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016.
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.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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