Jorge Halliday


Jorge Halliday, another of the next generation of talented Manx racers, will make his debut at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, competing in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races.

Originally from Nottingham but now based in Glen Maye on the Isle of Man, Halliday will follow in the footsteps of his father Mark, a former sidecar competitor at the TT, when he contests the two 600cc encounters on the Stanford Halliday Racing Yamaha YZF-R6.

Having started his career in the Aprilia Superteen Championship, a series that has spawned countless future champions, Halliday has made strong progression since switching to the 600cc class, culminating in victory in last year’s Thundersport Pre-National 600cc Championship.

For Halliday, the challenge of the TT Mountain Course has been a long-held ambition

Halliday, who turns 21 next month, dominated the 30-race series taking 12 wins, 10 seconds and 5 third-place finishes to run out victor in the series.

For Halliday, the challenge of the TT Mountain Course has been a long-held ambition:

“Ever since I came to the TT Races as a kid with my family, competing at the TT is all I’ve wanted to do and whilst its perhaps come sooner than expected, I can’t wait to set off down Glencrutchery Road.”

“Watching Dad compete and seeing the enjoyment he got from it, made me realise it was what I wanted to do and it’s very much a long-term project for me. There’ll be no pressure or no expectations and this year is all about learning, progressing with each and every lap and riding with a smile on my face!”

“The TT has a great set-up for newcomers and I’ve already completed some laps with Milky Quayle and John Barton [Rider Liaison Officers] as well as doing many myself in the van. I’ve got some good people around me who will also assist in my preparation, including my family, obviously, and I’ll leave no stone unturned to ensure I’ve prepared in the best possible way.”


“I’m really excited to have the opportunity and aim to grab it with both hands. It’s undoubtedly a big challenge and I’m under no illusion about the task ahead but, like I say, it’s a long term project and I want to learn as much as I can over the next few years to steadily move up the leaderboard,”

Halliday will have three weeks testing at Cartagena and Andalucia in March prior to contesting the No Limits Series whilst he also aims to contest some of the Irish Road Races, including the North West 200, should they go ahead.


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