Sunny days are back again! Bruce is BACK! This is brilliant news!

After two years of intensive treatment for cancer, Bruce Anstey has announced his return to racing with an entry to this year’s Classic TT event on the Isle of Man.

The 12-times TT winner has been out of action for two years while he underwent treatment but has been declared fit to race again.

The New Zealand rider jointly holds the record for the most podium finishes in the Classic event, with six in total, including three wins.

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Anstey will be riding for the Malenco by Padgetts Motorcycles team on a Honda 250. He set the fastest ever lap for a 250 machine at the 2017 Classic TT when he clocked the quarter-litre two-stroke around 37.73-mile Mountain Course to a 120.475mph best.

The 50-year-old rider from Wellington has also taken victory 13 times at the Ulster Grand Prix and 10 at the North West 200. At the 2019 Classic TT, Anstey will be joined by Padgetts teammates Davey Todd and Manxman Conor Cummins.

Both Anstey and Todd will compete in the four-lap Lightweight Classic on Honda machinery whilst Cummins and North Yorkshire’s Todd will take to the Mountain Course on Yamaha machinery in the Superbike Classic.

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The 2019 Classic TT will run from August 17 through to August 26.

Tony Carter

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