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Classic TT: Johnson in late York Suzuki call-up

'It is a shame that Dave can't ride the bike due his injuries and I wish him well in his recovery, but hopefully I can build on his performances for the team last year' - Gary Johnson.
Gary Johnson has received a late call-up to compete in the Classic TT Races, replacing injured Australian rider David Johnson on the Team York/Big Dog Suzuki.

Johnson will ride an XR69 1100cc Suzuki in the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike race in the August 29 Bank Holiday Monday highlight on the Isle of Man.

Aussie Johnson was injured following a crash during practice on the Wilson Craig Honda at the Ulster Grand Prix.

For the past two years, Lincolnshire rider Johnson has competed in the race for Roger Winfield on a 1200cc Harris Yamaha. He was forced to retire from fifth place in 2014 but bounced back 12 months ago to finish eighth, lapping at 121.332mph on his opening lap.

“I am delighted to be joining Team York Suzuki for the Classic TT. Obviously it is a shame that Dave can't ride the bike due his injuries and I wish him well in his recovery, but hopefully I can build on his performances for the team last year,” said Johnson, who was also a late replacement at the Ulster Grand Prix, where he stood in for the injured Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens machines at Dundrod.

“The team have made a massive effort with the bike preparation and we should be able to challenge for a place on the podium.”



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Gary Johnson
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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.
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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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