STEVENSON JOINS RETURNING RC EXPRESS TEAM FOR TT 2023
Three-time Isle of Man TT Races winners, RC Express Racing, have announced that they have signed Matt Stevenson for 2023 and that Dafabet will continue as the team’s title sponsor for an eighth consecutive season.
The 2018 Senior Manx Grand Prix winner will be on Roy and Ben Constable’s immaculately-presented machines after catching their attention with impressive performances last year; the highlight being a 15th-place finish and best lap of over 124mph in the Superbike Race.
The 28-year old will campaign a Kawasaki ZX-10RR in the RST Superbike, Milwaukee Senior, and RL360 Superstock Races, and a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the two Monster Energy Supersport Races, with further track time coming in early rounds of the British Superstock Championship.
RC Express Racing celebrated their tenth year of racing in 2022 having first backed a young Dean Harrison midway through the 2012 season. Harrison remained with the team in 2013 and 2014, with the combination taking their first TT win in the 2014 Lightweight Race.
Ivan Lintin joined the team the following year and went on to take victory in both the 2015 and 2016 Lightweight Races, as well as taking a string of other top ten finishes in the other classes around the Mountain Course, but injuries sustained in 2018 curtailed his racing career.
Paul Jordan replaced Lintin before Rob Hodson took over in 2020 until the end of last season. The Wigan rider had his best TT to date when riding for the Dafabet Racing team, with five top-15 finishes last year.
Commenting on the announcement, Stevenson said
“I’d like to say a massive thank you to Dafabet Racing for taking me on. It’s an amazing opportunity for me to have some serious backing and support going into this year. There is only so much a father, son and a few mates can achieve in this sport, so this chance has just come at the right time.”
“I’m excited to see the progress I’ll make this year with the team and it’s a massive step in the right direction so I can’t wait to get going.”
Roy Constable, Team Owner of RC Express added:
“We are clearly delighted and thrilled to have extended our partnership with Dafabet and to keep a long-standing relationship with a multi-national brand just shows how well we can portray ourselves on behalf of others. I’d also like to offer a warm welcome to Matt. He has showed his capabilities on track with winning the Manx Grand Prix in 2018 and with our backing we would like to think we can help him progress.”