Scotsman Mark Buckley will change the way he approaches the Isle of Man TT in 2012 by joining American Mark Miller in the Splitlath Redmond squad instead of running his own team.
The Loch Lomond man is looking to emulate his previous success on the island, his best finish to date being an eighth in the 2009 Supersport race. That same year he also crossed the line third in the TTX GP, the world’s first ever clean emissions TT race.
“It’s a bit of a change for me this year, as I’ve spent several years running my own team but for various reasons this wasn’t a viable option this year. It’s very exciting for me to be joining a team like Splitlath Redmond," he said.
“This will be my first time riding the Aprilia but I’m confident we can get some very good results on it. I’m very much looking forward to this year’s event. I’ve known Mark (Miller) since 2006 when we both made our debut and I know we can work very well together to make this a fantastic and competitive team.”