Keith Amor adds Supersport races to Isle of Man TT plans

Keith Amor at the Isle of Man TT in 2011
Keith Amor at the Isle of Man TT in 2011

Scotsman Keith Amor will compete in the Supersport class at the Isle of Man TT in June in addition to his outing in the Lightweight race for Ryan Farquhar’s KMR Kawasaki team.

Amor, who - like Farquhar - has come out of retirement this season, will ride a CBR600RR Honda for former mechanic Brian Hull’s Site Sealants team.

Now based in Cyprus, Amor has finished on the rostrum four times in the class at the TT since his 2007 debut.

“Brian offered me the chance to ride in the Supersport races, which have always been my favourite class and I just couldn’t say no,” he said.

“I’ve enjoyed the best days of my career on a Supersport bike at the TT and I’m 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, which I think is going to be critical on the smaller bikes.”

In 2008, in what was only his second appearance on the Mountain Course, Amor secured his maiden TT rostrum in the Supersport class.

He achieved further podiums in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and also set the fastest lap of the opening Supersport race in 2010 with a speed of 126.909mph, making him the seventh fastest rider ever around the Mountain Course on a 600cc machine.

His fifth TT podium came in the Superstock race of 2009 and he is currently the 12th fastest rider of all time with a lap of 130.177mph set in the 2011 Senior TT.

Amor has no current plans to compete in the 1000cc category at the TT this year.