Amor Adds Supersport Races To Comeback
Scottish ace Keith Amor will continue his racing comeback at the Isle of Man TT, with rides in both of the Monster Energy Supersport races.
Amor, who recently announced his return to the sport as part of Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team for the Lightweight TT, will ride a B&W Racing Honda CBR600RR in both of the four-lap races.
The Falkirk rider has always excelled in the ultra-competitive supersport class with four of his five TT podiums coming in the 600cc races, with his first in 2008 in just his second appearance on the Mountain Course.
Armor finished on the podium in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and has scored 13 top-10 finishes since 2007.
The team will be run by Amor’s former mechanic, Brian Hull, who, more recently, has been backing Irish youngster David Haire. Hull helped Haire win the supersport title in 2012 and 2013 and taking second and third in the superbike series in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
“Brian offered me the chance to ride in the supersport races, which have always been my favorite class and I just couldn’t say no,” said Armor. “I’ve enjoyed the best days of my career on a supersport bike at the TT and I am confident that I can still give a good account of myself. I’m working hard on my fitness at the moment and looking to get my weight down to the sort of level it was the last time I raced there.
“At this moment in time, I don’t have any plans to race in the 1000cc Races and I am currently working on a program with Ryan Farquhar and Brian Hull on what races and testing I will be doing in the build up to the TT.”