WHIT’S RAC­ING CA­REER

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It’s fair to say that Whitham has been there and done it when it comes to rac­ing.

From com­pet­ing at the Manx through to get­ting top six fin­ishes at the TT Whitham was also a ma­jor force within the Bri­tish Su­per­bike pad­dock, win­ning the ti­tle in 1993 on his Fast Or­ange Yamaha YZF750. He also raced at Day­tona and way back in 1992 com­peted in the French 500GP at Magny Cours.

In 1994 he headed into WSB rid­ing a fac­tory Du­cati, win­ning a race in In­done­sia and fin­ish­ing sev­enth over­all.

1995 saw a re­turn to BSB and his first di­ag­nosos of Hodgkin’s dis­ease mid­sea­son.

He bounced back in 1996 win­ning 10 races on the Cad­bury’s Boost Yamaha and fin­ished run­ner-up to ri­val and friend Niall Macken­zie.

The 1997 and 1998 sea­sons saw him back in WSB on­board the of­fi­cial Suzuki GSXR750. He looked set to get a fac­tory Suzuki call up in GPS in 1999 but it never ma­te­ri­alised.

In 2000 he got his first taste of World Su­per­sport – win­ning as a wild­card be­fore be­com­ing a fac­tory Bel­garda Yamaha rider in 2001 and 2002 where he fought for the ti­tle.

Whit on the Bel­garda YZF-R6

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