LEE JOHNSTON - SUCCESS ON YOUR OWN TERMS
In episode five of The TT Podcast hosts Chris and Steve are joined by the ever-popular Lee Johnston.
In the show, Lee reflects on that tap on the shoulder feeling and what it’s like to set off around the Mountain Course. He talks of his fiery 2017 crash and what it was like to return to the Island. Lee fondly recalls being on the start line at the Classic TT, seconds before setting off down Bray Hill, when an 'old guy' reminds him 'this will be your first time round, since you nearly died at the TT". Lee shares with Chris and Steve how despite distractions he stays focussed.
Lee describes what it was like to secure that first TT win back in 2019.
He also provides a characteristically honest perspective on his time with the factory Honda team and the struggles in motivation he faced whilst there.
Alongside the TT talk, Lee also opens up about life since being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis and the support he gets from family at home and on the road.
Next time, Chris and Steve will be joined by the legendary superbike champion and former King of the Jungle, Carl Fogarty.
Listen to Lee's conversation with Chris and Steve below, or find it via your favourite podcast platform, where you can also hear earlier episodes featuring Peter Hickman, John McGuinness, Davey Todd and Michael Rutter.