Davey Todd and Ducati to Take On Isle of Man TT Supersport Class

Davey Todd will compete aboard a Ducati Panigale V2 in this year’s Isle of Man TT Supersport race

Davey Todd and Ducati to Take On Isle of Man TT Supersport Class

Davey Todd will be flying the Ducati flag in the Isle Man TT Supersport race this year, as he is supported by TAS Racing and riding the Ducati Panigale V2.

The bike is a very well-known quantity in short circuit Supersport racing, with Ben Currie and the Oxford Products Racing Ducati team winning the championship in BSB 2023. Although on the Isle of Man TT course, it's not what you’d call ‘proven’.

That short circuit success though was proof enough for Todd and his crew chief Stewart Johnstone, who are eyeing strong results in the highly competitive class.

A press shot of the Panigale V2 in action

Speaking about the news, Todd said:

“It’s a pretty trick piece of kit, and there’s certainly no better-looking Supersport machine on the grid!”

“Looks are one thing, but the pedigree of the V2 is unquestionable, winning pretty much everything in 2023. The TT throws up a different challenge for sure, but with support from TAS [Racing] and Stewart leading the team, I’m really excited about going down Bray Hill on the bike.”

Stewart Johnstone, Powertoolmate Ducati Team Principal admitted that adapting the bike for the challenge of the TT course was something he was looking forward to, saying: 

“I must admit, from an engineering perspective and also leading this effort, I’m looking forward to the challenge of taking an iconic brand and partner back to the TT, in what I think can be regarded as the most competitive category at the event. And on a personal level, I hope to rekindle the previous successes I’ve enjoyed with Ducati.”

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