CLIVE PADGETT ON BRUCE ANSTEY
“Bruce is an absolute natural,” says team boss, Clive Padgett. “That is why he is so fast but I also think that he is completely comfortable with us, the mates he goes racing with. Bruce and I were having an ice cream at Goodwood last year and I was telling him about some of the things I had planned for the bike for this year. He said that sounded really great.”
“Does that mean we are going again next year?” Padgett enquired.
“Yeah, I’ve still a few wins left in me yet,” was Anstey’s instant reply and the deal was done for another season on the roads.
“Bruce is in love with the motorbike he is riding,” Padgett says.
“Over the last three years on the opening Monday night of TT practice he has been one of the fastest men because he is immediately in tune with the bike. We just keep making the Honda evolve, not redesigning it but bolting on lots of new parts,” Padgett says as he explains his strategy.
“We spoke to Arrow at the end of the season and they have designed a new exhaust system for us that will give us more power.”
Padgett also revealed that Anstey will definitely race a 250cc two-stroke in the new Classic TT race for the quarter litre class. Anstey’s first TT win was in the 250cc race in 2002.