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Pikes Peak Star Rennie Scaysbrook To Make Isle of Man TT Debut

Wednesday March 11, 2020 at 1:54pm
Pikes Peak Star Rennie Scaysbrook To Make Isle of Man TT Debut
Reigning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb champion Rennie Scaysbrook will make his debut at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, riding for the highly experienced PRF Racing team.
 
The Australian will ride a GSXR600 Suzuki and will contest both of the four-lap Monster Energy Supersport races held this June.
 
Son of former racer and highly regarded competitor and journalist Jim Scaysbrook, who himself competed at the TT in 1978 as teammate to Mike Hailwood on an NCR Ducati and again in 1980 and 1984, Rennie has established himself as one of the best competitors in the challenging Pikes Peak competition.
 
The 37-year old immediately impressed on his debut in 2016 when he finished in a stunning second place on the 12.42-mile course, which is comprised of some 156 corners up to the Colorado Mountain’s summit of 14,115 feet.
 
Scaysbrook finished runner-up again in both 2017 and 2018 behind the late Carlin Dunne but, riding an Aprilia Tuono Factory, went one better last year when he posted a time of 9m44.963s during the 97th
edition of Pikes Peak.
 
That was 14s quicker than his previous best time and broke the previous record set in 2017 by Chris Fillmore of 9m49.625s. He’s also one of just five riders to post a time under ten minutes on the famous climb.
 
King of the Colorado Mountain, Scaysbrook, who is Road Test editor for Cycle News in America, will now turn his attention to another mountain, specifically the 37.73-mile Mountain Course with PRF Racing who have been competing on the island since 1995.
 
For more than a decade, Carl Rennie was one of the leading privateers at the TT, scoring numerous top ten finishes for the team whilst 2015 TT Privateer’s Trophy winner Dan Cooper made his TT debut, also in the Supersport class, with PRF Racing in 2010.
 
More recently Rob Hodson and Barry Lee Evans have ridden for the team with Scaysbrook the latest recipient to benefit from their vast TT knowledge and experience.


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