There will be a new rider tackling the mountain course in 2012. Jamie Hamilton will be racing a full road racing season in 2012 with the KMR Kawasaki team and will make his Isle of Man TT debut in all three 1000cc events.
Hamilton will join TT winner Ryan Farquhar as he prepares to compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races at the 2012 Isle of Man TT.
“I’m really enjoying road racing and can’t wait to make my TT career,” said Hamilton. “I couldn’t have a better mentor than Ryan and I’m going to be working really hard during the close season to make sure that I’m in the best shape to tackle the course. I’ve already been over to the Isle of Man a few times to look at the course and I’m going to spend large chunks of the winter with ‘Milky’ Quayle and Johnny Barton learning the course.”
Hamilton won the 2009 Metzeler National Superstock 600cc Championship, raced in the British Supersport series in 2010, and the Irish Superbike Championship in 2011.
Hamilton, 20, made his road racing debut at the Ulster Grand Prix and took two fourth place finishes in the SuperTwin races.
“I really like Jamie’s attitude to racing and right from the moment he first rode for me at the Ulster GP, he’s been a pleasure to work with. He wants to go road racing and he’s not scared of getting stuck in and getting his hands dirty,” said Farquhar. “He’s more than prepared to put the hard yards in and gives nothing other than 100%. I like that attribute in someone and, with a mature head on his shoulders, I’m sure he’ll put in a really solid debut at the TT. There will be no pressure on him so he can just go out, learn the course and enjoy himself.”