Amor in TT Zero
Keith Amor may be struggling to come up with a range of machinery for his 2010 roads campaign after quitting the JMF Millsport Yamaha team but he does have one confirmed ride for the 2010 TT.
He’s signed for 666 Road Racing to race in the one-lap TT Zero race.
666 Road Racing Limited is a leading UK carbon component suppliers to the motorsport industry and are aiming to be the first zero-carbon emissions team to break the 100mph average lap for the 37.73 mile circuit and claim the £10,000 prize awarded by the Isle of Man Government.
They have a client list that includes the Factory Yamaha outfit, Hydrex Honda, Relentless by TAS Suzuki, Raceways Yamaha and Parkalgar Honda.
Scottish rider Amor brings a wealth of race experience to the team having first competed at the Isle of Man TT in 2007 and to date has recorded three podium finishes.
Nick Potts, founder 666 Road Racing Ltd, said, “It has been a fantastic coup to be able to bring someone with such a high profile as Keith to our team. We are all very excited to see what he can do around the course on the new bike.
“We want to be part of this historic event. We are out to win and to make our mark not just in our industry but also in racing. We are totally committed to making this thrilling and exciting race.”
The newly-built TT Zero machine is based on a KTM RC8 chassis, The team are planning their first trials next week on a private circuit and will be testing with Keith before the end of the month.
Pots added: ”The bike is having its first shakedown next week on a private test circuit. Once we are happy with the electronics, we’ll be getting Keith out on the bike to see what he thinks of it.
“Dyno results are showing good power, with an estimated top speed of around 130mph.”