Manx rider Dan Sayle says he never contemplated quitting road racing following his serious crash in last year’s Classic TT.
The 36-year-old came off at Ballaspur on the first lap of the Lightweight race on the Steelcote Solutions Yamaha.
He sustained head and spinal injuries, a fractured skull, a broken collarbone and shoulder, a fractured jaw and cheekbone and a broken leg in the incident, which left him in a coma for a week.
Sayle, who has six Isle of Man TT wins under his belt as a passenger for fellow Manxman Dave Molyneux and Austrian Klaus Klaffenbock, plans to make his racing comeback at the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races on the Billown course from May 24-27.
The two-time Manx Grand Prix Lightweight winner said: “I am counting the days until I will be back on the gird at Billown for the Pre-TT Classic Races.
“It has been a long haul since last August, but my determination never deserted me to race again – even at my lowest point – and now that I have been discharged from Nobles, I am getting back into a training routine to ensure I am fully fit for May.”
Sayle will compete at the event in the Geoff Duke Junior Superbike race on a 250cc Yamaha and will return to the course less than a fortnight late to contest the 250cc/650cc race at the Colas Post TT Races.