Keith Amor set for Classic racing bow on Mountain

Keith Amor is set to make his Classic TT debut in August
Keith Amor is set to make his Classic TT debut in August

Keith Amor is set to make his Classic TT debut next month for Dunnell Racing.

The Scottish rider had been due to compete at the event in 2014, but was ruled out following a crash in the Supersport race at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Amor will line up in the Bennetts 500cc and Okells 350cc races on Manx Norton machines as he makes his bow on classic machinery on the Mountain Course.

“Obviously I was gutted to pick up the injury at the Ulster Grand Prix last year, but mainly because it meant I couldn’t ride at the Classic TT,” said the 43-year-old.

“Tony has put together a great team for me for the event and the bikes should be as quick as any other single cylinder bike out there.

“Podiums in both races has to be our target and if we can do that, given the nature of Classic racing, anything is possible after that.

“Michael Rutter, Bruce Anstey and Dan Cooper showed that you can run at the front on a single last year and I intend to be right on that kind of pace.”

Amor, now back to full fitness following his crash in the Supersport class at the Isle of Man TT in June, will receive the latest specification 500cc and 350cc Manx Nortons from Tony Dunnell, who is a former Manx Grand Prix competitor and sponsor.

Meanwhile, Conor Cummins has joined James Hillier in the CSC Racing team for the Classic TT, with both riding Honda 500-4 machines in the Bennetts 500 race.

Hillier will also compete in the 350cc race for the Somerset-based team.

CSC Racing team owner, Steve Caffyn, said: “We have not only two of the fastest TT riders riding for our team, but also two of the nicest guys in the paddock to work with and we are really looking forward to the Classic TT, with two riders capable of finishing on the podium.

“We are also delighted to be able to continue supporting Alex Sinclair who is one of the fastest young riders around racing Classic bikes and who we are sure will surprise a few people with his results this year.”