Macchina client Davey Todd has taken his first win at the International North West 200 during Saturday’s disrupted racing giving a masterclass in wet braking.
After a 6 hour delay due to weather conditions the Junction One Retail and Leisure Park Supersport Race set off for its third restart.
Davey had a great start and instantly started an exciting battle with Derek McGee. Todd’s Milenco teammate, Conor Cummins, in the hunt just behind.
McGee had taken the lead by lap three but Todd pushed his Milenco Honda CBR600RR to the limits and battled hard to regain the place. Spectators were given a race worth waiting for as Todd pulled off a spectacular move on McGee during lap four at Metropole. On lap five it was Milenco by Padgetts Racing teammate Cummins who moved into the lead with Todd sitting behind in P2.
As the trio crossed the line onto the final lap it was Todd who took the top spot and he remained in the lead to take his first North West 200 victory.
Davey Todd “It’s amazing. I knew I’d be strong in wet conditions and I really enjoyed every second of that. Massive thanks to the team for preparing an unbelievable bike for me. It’s fun to have a good battle it sketchy conditions.”
Heading out in the afternoon he continued his success by taking P3 in the CP Hire Superstock Race Riding the Penz13 BMW S1000RR on Dunlop tyres, Davey delivered spectators an exciting battle with Coopes for P2. Fighting all the way to the chequered flag where he celebrated a successful start to his season.
Davey Todd “I’m made up with the results. It’s a shame I couldn’t regain P2 but what a great race with Coopes. Bike feels great and I am ready for the TT”
Last weekend Davey Todd secured a double win for Wepol Racing during the opening round of the IRRC Superbike race weekend at Hengelo making him a contender for 2019 IRRC Superbike title honours.
Davey heads to the Isle of Man TT looking to continue his success. Riding the Superbike and Superstock for Penz13, Supersport for Milenco by Padgetts Racing and the all new Norton Superlight in the Lightweight TT.