RST Superbike Classic TT


Horst Saiger will lead the RST Superbike Classic TT Race away for the second year in a row as he lines up at number 1 for the Greenall Racing team in the final, headline race of the 2019 Classic TT presented by Bennetts that is packed with the biggest names in Road Racing.

Classic TT Superbike Horst Saiger Kawasaki
Horst Saiger

Saiger, who continues a long association with the Greenhall family team, leads a trio of Kawasaki ZXR750s away for the four-lap race with Dean Harrison, winner for the last two years, away at number 2 for the Silicone Engineering team and Paul Jordan starting from number 3 for the Mistral Racing team.

Classic TT Superbike Dean Harrison Practice
Dean Harrison, Kawasaki. Photo: Kevin Clague

Jordan, who rode for the team in 2018, will be joined by Michael Sweeney who starts from number 11. Sweeney replaces Derek McGee, who had been due to join the Mistral Racing squad but who has unfortunately been forced out of the event by injury for the second year running.

Classic TT Superbike Dean Harrison Gary Johnson Practice
Dean Harrison (750 Kawasaki/Silicone Engineering) and Gary Johnson (1100 Suzuki/Team York Suzuki) leave the start line on the opening nights practice for the 2018 Classic TT. Picture by Dave Kneen

Michael Rutter will start at number 4 onboard the Team Winfield 1200 Yamaha with James Hillier, returning with the Oxford Racing Ducati/Louigi Moto team for the third consecutive year, next away at number 5.

19-time TT winner, Michael Dunlop, returns to the Classic TT with Team Classic Suzuki following his absence 12 months ago. He starts from number 6 and is followed by Gary Johnson for Team York Suzuki – both of whom onboard Suzuki XR69s.

Michael Dunlop retires in the pits at the end of the first lap of the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race. Photo Stephen Davison
Michael Dunlop retired in the pits at the end of the first lap of the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race in 2017. Photo Stephen Davison

Their team-mates will be onboard the two other Suzuki XR69s in the top 20, with Sam West riding the second Team York Suzuki away at number 13 and Philip Crowe starting from number 16 on the second of three entries for Team Classic Suzuki.

The three-rider line up for Team Classic Suzuki is completed by Danny Webb who will be riding an immaculate Suzuki RG500 for the second time at the Classic TT from a starting position of number 17.

Classic TT Superbike Conor Cummins YZR Gooseneck
Conor Cummins at the Gooseneck on the Padgetts Yamaha YZR500 in 2018

Webb will be onboard the second Grand Prix specification two-stroke machine in the top 20, as Conor Cummins starts from number 10 onboard the Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles Yamaha YZR500 for the second year running. A podium finisher in 2018, Cummins will be aiming to challenge the dominance of Dean Harrison onboard a proven machine that still holds the class lap record at an average speed of 127.496mph, courtesy of Bruce Anstey in 2017.

Bruce Anstey (500 Yamaha/Padgetts Motorcycles.com) approaching the Gooseneck during the Tuesday's Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT race. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN
Bruce Anstey (500 Yamaha/Padgetts Motorcycles.com) approaching the Gooseneck during the 2017 Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT race. Image by Dave Kneen

As in the modern 600 Supersport class, Cummins is joined in Clive Padgett’s team by rising star Davey Todd, who will start from number 14 on a 750cc Yamaha OW01.

The remaining top 20 is dominated by TT stars on Kawasaki ZXR750s, the supreme bike in the class for the past couple of years.

Michael Dunlop starts the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the start line at the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT in 2016

Jamie Coward (Kraus/PreZ Racing) and South Australia’s David Johnson (Robert Burns Ltd./Alasdair Cowan Racing) are two TT podium finishers that line up on Kawasakis, with Derek Sheils (Greenall Racing), Rob Hodson (Steelcote Solutions Ltd.), Joey Thompson (Wilcock Consulting) and Julian Trummer (TC Racing/DP Coldplaning) completing the list of seeded riders.

Michael Dunlop at the Creg-ny-baa on his way to winning the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT on the 1100cc Team Classic Suzuki XR69 replica
Michael Dunlop at the Creg-ny-baa on his way to winning the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT on the 1100cc Team Classic Suzuki XR69 replica in 2016

RST Superbike Classic TT Top 20

1. Horst Saiger – Greenall Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
2. Dean Harrison – Silicone Engineering, Kawasaki ZXR750
3. Paul Jordan – Mistral Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
4. Michael Rutter – Team Winfield, Harris Yamaha FJ1200
5. James Hillier – Oxford Racing Ducati/Louigi Moto, Ducati 888
6. Michael Dunlop – Team Classic Suzuki, Suzuki XR69
7. Gary Johnson – Team York Suzuki, Suzuki XR69
8. Jamie Coward – Kraus/PreZ Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
9. David Johnson – Robert Burns/Cowan Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
10. Conor Cummins – Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles, Yamaha YZR500
11. Michael Sweeney – Mistral Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
12. Craig Neve – Robert Burns/Cowan Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
13. Sam West – Team York Suzuki, Suzuki XR69
14. Davey Todd – Milenco by Padgetts Motorcycles, Yamaha OW01
15. Derek Sheils – Greenall Racing, Kawasaki ZXR750
16. Philip Crowe – Team Classic Suzuki, Suzuki XR69
17. Danny Webb – Team Classic Suzuki, Suzuki RG500
18. Rod Hodson – Steelcote Solutions Ltd, Kawasaki ZXR750
19. Joey Thompson – Wilcock Consulting, Kawasaki ZXR750
20. Julian Trummer – TC Racing/DP Coldplaning, Kawasaki ZXR750