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MCN's Chad confirms TT campaign

Published: 27 March 2014

Updated: 20 November 2014

Adam 'Chad' Child, MCN's senior road tester Adam 'Chad' Child, will again be representing the magazine as he takes on the demanding 37 ¾ mile mountain course for the third year in a row at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

Adam will be competing in both the Monster Energy Supersport races and the Lightweight race. Chad enjoyed a successful debut at the TT in 2012, which was followed by a top 30 result in 2013.

This year Chad has teamed up with the successful Bournemouth Kawasaki team in the Monster Energy Supersport class, partnering Lightweight race winner and lap record holder James Hillier.

Chad will be riding a similar bike to Hillier, in two demanding four lap races, but on a lower spec Kawasaki ZX6R. The MCN ZX-6R will have similar K-Tech suspension and set up, but with a low spec standard engine. Starting number 93 he is hoping to move up the ranks.

“I’ve had four starts at the TT and four respectable finishes, each lap I’m getting faster and faster, learning all the time and with help from the team, and Hillier, I’m hoping to break the 115mph barrier and get closer to the magical 120mph target.”

The MCN rider will also be competing in the Lightweight race on his own Kawasaki ER6N, with help from Ken Urwin Motorcycles. Last year Chad came away with a top 30 result in this very competitive class and will also be competing at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, at the Spring Cup in preparation for the TT.

MCN will be covering his exploits online and via social media as he takes on the best riders in the world around the 37 ¾ mile track. The newspaper will be covering every aspect of his experience from personal fitness and bike preparation, to the actual races and hoped for celebrations, not from a desk in the press room but as  he brushes shoulders with the world’s best.  Fans will also be able to contact Chad and follow his progress each day at the TT via his MCN video diary.

Check out Chad’s first video diary online now from his first test on the Ken Urwin Lightweight bike.


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