The Rev2Race/Stop & Seal team will have a strong presence at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races with Josh Brookes and Paul Jordan contesting the Metzeler and Entire Cover Supertwins races.

Run by the highly experienced Kev Stephenson, and with support from Australian Robbie Bolger’s Stop & Seal company, the team will field the duo on a pair of R7 Yamaha’s in the two three-lap races with the firm intention of contesting the race wins.

Both Brookes and Jordan have considerable pedigree in the Supertwins class with each having taken a podium finish recently. Australian ace Brookes took third and fifth for Dafabet Racing last year with Jordan also having taken a third-place finish in 2022, the maiden TT rostrum appearances for both riders.

As expected, their pace is considerable too with Jordan having posted a personal best lap of 121.248mph, in 2019, and Brookes close behind at 120.939mph last year. That makes them the seventh and ninth quickest riders in the history of the class.

Stephenson, meanwhile, has a wealth of knowledge both at the TT and within the British Superbike Championship, working in both paddocks since 1990. Initially starting with David Jefferies, Stephenson soon became part of the Castrol Honda team, working with Steve Hislop, Joey Dunlop, Phillip McCallen and Nick Jefferies at the TT during the 1990’s.

Jim Moodie, Jason Griffiths, Gary Johnson and David Johnson are other riders Stephenson has worked with at the TT, taking fourth in the 2014 Superstock race with the latter, whilst he also spent a number of years working for the Paul Bird Motorsport team, taking two BSB titles with Shane Byrne.

It’s the Yamaha brand he’s most closely associated with though from his time with Rob McElnea’s Virgin Yamaha team from 2000 to 2009 and more recently, the McAMS squad where he worked from 2019 to 2023, taking the BSB title in 2021 with Tarran Mackenzie.

Stephenson is focussing his efforts this year on the Supertwin class, fielding several machines in the new Pirelli National Sportbike Championship, which will be held at the BSB meetings, alongside his TT efforts, a campaign he’s relishing with Brookes and Jordan.

“2014 was my last year at the TT with PR Racing and David Johnson so I’m very excited about returning,” says Stephenson. “The TT’s a big challenge where anything can happen, but we’ve got two good riders on board with both having a good chance of getting on the podium. Both Josh and Paul spoke to me over the winter months and when Robbie committed his support, everything fell into place for our TT campaign.”

“We ran the R7 Yamaha in the No Limits Championship last year and are running a few bikes in the new Sportbike Championship, so we’ve got plenty of experience with the bike and the two riders are more than capable of doing a good job. They’re both suited to the Supertwins and with each having previously finished on the TT podium, their pedigree in the class speaks for itself. Like I say, I’m really looking forward to the two weeks to see what the riders and our bikes can do.”