Congratulations to Dean Stimpson and Izzard Racing.

Team Izzard Racing’s Dean Stimpson Team Izzard Racing’s Dean Stimpson has truly dominated this year’s Bonhams Historic GP Championship – the top class in the prestigious Lansdowne Series. He took his Works Racing powered Manx Norton to fourteen wins and four 2nd places in the eighteen races of the 2017 season. Mike Russell rode his Richard Adams sponsored Works powered bike to second place overall, and like Dean he enjoyed a 100% record, finishing every race he started. Glen English finished 4th overall on the SCC sponsored Works Racing team bike that belongs to Ed Fenwick. These three riders regularly filled all three podium positions, proving the performance and reliability of Works Racing’s products beyond any doubt.

In the other Lansdowne series classes, Chris Bassett and Mike Farrell rode their Works powered bikes to 2nd and 3rd places in the WRR 500s and Ian Lucas won the 500cc Thirkell Cup.

Dean Stimpson also enjoyed a win on the roads at Chimay in Belgium and only narrowly missed out at Tandragee in Ireland. So, congratulations must go to Nick and Trish Izzard who, in spite of starting their team only a few seasons ago are now running one of the most successful outfits in Classic motorcycle racing.

Further afield, in the USA, Alex Mclean won all ten races in the Class C 500 category of the AHMRA series, and also picked up the 500GP Championship. Alex rides the Manx belonging to friend of Works Racing Rob McKeever. Rob, the son of Norton racing legend Bob McKeever, has many years’ experience running Manx Nortons of all descriptions, but this is his first season running Works-power. Needless to say, he is very happy. Works Racing have just completed a new GP spec. race bike for a customer in Australia, so hopefully this time next year we can add some success in the southern hemisphere too.

All in all, 2017 has proved to be the most successful season yet for Works Racing and its customers.

Image courtesy of Russ Lee at Sport-Pics.