Double Italian champion Alessandro Polita to make TT debut

Published: 05 February 2016

Former double Italian Superbike champion and World Superbike regular Alessandro Polita will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016, riding a BMW S1000R for former TT competitor Roberto Antonellini.

A former European Superstock 1000 champion as well as a double Italian champion, Polita was teammates to Max Biaggi and Rubén Xaus in the Sterilgarda Go Eleven Ducati in 2008, with only finances preventing him from stepping up to WSB as Shakey Byrne’s teammate the following year.

Under the mentorship of former TT competitor Roberto Antonellini and aiming to follow in the footsteps of countrymen Alessio Corradi and Stefano Bonetti, the 31-year-old will race in in the RST Superbike, RL360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races.

“Returning from a weekend to the Island of Man, I’ve had the chance to reflect on my first steps that will lead me to one of the most important international motorcycling events for my career.

“Taking in the Island, studying the course supervised by the hugely knowledgeable Richard 'Milky' Quayle, I understand the great honour that I have in being part of this great road racers family.”

We studied every centimetre of the Island, and I am committed to fully live this adventure, as I always I said, without any ambitions or targets, but with only the need to find and experience again those feelings and emotions that only those who live in the motorcycling world can feel racing a motorcycle.”