Reigning Irish Supersport Road Race Champion Derek McGee will make his Mountain Course debut at the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races.
The 28-year old has recently signed for Wilson Craig Racing team and will campaign Honda machinery in the Superbike, Senior, Superstock and Supersport races at the TT.
The Mullingar rider came to the fore in 2011 when he won races in the Irish Support Road Race Championship and has gone from strength to strength since, going on to establish himself as a front runner in the National Superbike, Supersport and Supertwin Road Race Championships.
The last two seasons have been his most successful to date, particularly 2014 when he clinched the Irish Supersport Road Race Championship helped by wins at Kells and Killalane and podiums at Cookstown, Tandragee, Skerries, Walderstown and Faugheen. He also more than proved his capabilities in the Superbike class with podiums coming at Cookstown, Tandragee and Kells while also finishing second overall in the Supertwins Championship.
On the International scene, McGee’s outings have so far been limited to the Ulster Grand Prix but he has certainly impressed, lapping at 126.607mph around the high-speed Dundrod course and taking a strong second place in this year’s second Supertwin Race.
Speaking during his first circuit learning trip on the Isle of Man with TT rider liaison officers John Barton and Richard Quayle recently Derek said: “The TT has been on my radar for some time and now feels like the right time to make my debut. Teaming up with Wilson Craig Racing makes the process a lot easier of course, and their experience will be invaluable. I’ve loved looking around the course this weekend and can’t wait to ride it. I’ve had a lot of help from John Barton and Richard Quayle and I intend on doing as much homework as I can ahead of making my debut in May.”
McGhee replaces Jamie Hamilton in the team and will make his debut at the NW200 in May.