Isle of Man TT 2024 rider guide | Davey Todd

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If results heading into the TT are anything to go by then Davey Todd is the 2024 danger man. Seemingly in the form of his life, it’s been hard to keep him off the podium this year. From British Supersport where he was only supposed to be testing his new Powertoolmate Ducati through to wins at the North West 200, the 28-year-old will touch down on the Isle of Man in a very good place.

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A big factor has been the switch from Honda to BMW, a move that saw him leave Padgett’s with whom he won the British Superstock title in 2022 and join the equally prestigious TAS Racing team.

“Getting on that bike is a big statement,” he said. “I gel with the BMW, not saying that I didn’t with the Honda, but the BMW’s strengths complement my strengths and I really like the way it works.”

Davey Todd TAS BMW

Davey Todd’s TT stats heading into 2024

  • Starts: 22
  • Wins: 0
  • Podiums: 1
  • Fastest lap ever: 132.982mph (2023 Superbike)
  • 2023 fastest lap: 132.982mph (Superbike)

Watching him dominate the Oulton Park Superstock race or secure Superstock victory at the NW200 ahead of Dean Harrison and Michael Dunlop backs up his point.

“One of my strengths has always been on the brakes and I feel I can do that on the BMW. It’s probably a bit more stop and go. But I can already see how many of the characteristics are going to suit road racing.

“It’s incredibly stable, which promotes confidence because there are so many corners that are 150, 160, 170mph and if your bike’s not stable, it’s scary. The bike is also a missile. My team have done a great job because the power is soft, so it doesn’t feel fast… but it is!”

Davey Todd at the Isle of Man TT 2023

About to kick off his fifth TT, it already feels like Todd is part of the furniture, but compared to his rivals he’s practically a rookie!