San Antonio, Texas, USA (June 3, 2019) VP Racing Fuels, Inc., relied on around the world for maximum fuel performance, is proud to announce Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins, Davey Todd, John McGuinness, the Birchall Brothers, and many other riders and teams have chosen to fuel with VP at the legendary Isle of Man TT this season.
Every May and June the Isle of Man, a small island in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland, the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ – a 37.73 mile beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads. For over 100 years the Mountain’s siren call has drawn fans and riders to experience the unique atmosphere of the Isle of Man TT races.
Michael Dunlop, an 18-time TT winner, will be riding for TAS Racing/Tyco BMW on VP in the Superbike category. “We’ve recorded 15 of our IOM TT race wins using VP race fuel,” said TAS Team Manager Phillip Neill. “The range of VP products is impressive, and in my experience, the attention to detail with each fuel blend delivers the performance edge we all search for in racing.” Dunlop will also be running VP fuel in his MD Racing BMW in the Superstock class.
Local Isle of Man hero Conor Cummins and Davey Todd will be riding on VP with the Milenco by Padgetts Honda team and, in a last-minute deal, TT legend John McGuinness will compete on a Padgetts Honda with VP fuel in the Supersport category. “We’re really happy to be running VP fuel in the bikes,” Clive Padgett commented. “The riders are enjoying the strong performance, and we are very pleased with the service from the company.”
The 2018 FIM Sidecar World Champions Ben and Tom Birchall will also be running on VP at the TT. “We’re really happy that VP Racing Fuels have come onboard for us once again for this year’s TT,” said Ben Birchall. “We had great success with them last year, taking a double win and smashing the outright sidecar lap record. The partnership also links in nicely with the close relationship we have with Hawk Racing. What can I say – it’s really good petrol!”
“It’s a real pleasure and honour to be able to fuel these distinguished names at the TT,” added Peter Coleman, VP Racing Fuels’ Business Development Consultant for Europe. “Our UK Importer, Race Fuel Logistics, did a great job delivering the fuel directly to the teams on the island and we wish all riders well for a spectacular and safe series of races in the mountain course.”
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About VP Racing Fuels
VP Racing Fuels is best known as the World Leader in Fuel Technology®, fueling champions in virtually every form of motorsport on land, sea, and air since 1975. VP is the Official Racing Fuel of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Blancpain GT World Challenge America, AMA Supercross, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, Late Models, DIRTcar, PDRA, SCORE, Best In The Desert, ARA, and USAC among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.
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