Dave Hewson works all year so that he can afford to race at the TT. An engineer, his job is servicing industrial gas turbines – it’s a good job, but he has to beg, borrow and scrimp to make racing at the world’s greatest road race a reality. He has raced at the TT since 2007 with a best finish of 21st in the 2010 Senior. This year he will ride a stock BMW S1000RR in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races and a Kawasaki ZX-6R in both Supersport events. He builds and prepares the bikes from his garage at his Lincoln semi.