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Lee Johnston reveals his choice of Supersport machinery ahead of racing comeback

Lee Johnston has revealed he will campaign Triumph machinery at Supersport level this season ahead of his racing comeback following ten-months out through injury.

The Ashcourt Racing rider has been busy building his programme for the 2024 season after being forced to sit out the majority of the 2023 season when he picked up a litany of injuries in a serious crash at the North West 200.

Despite the long spell out, Johnston is mounting a determined fight-back in 2024 having already confirmed his entries for the 2024 Isle of Man TT and NW200 in the Superbike and Superstock classes aboard Honda machinery for the first time. He will ride an Aprilia in the Supertwins class.


However, it is in the Supersport class where Johnston has focused his racing commitments in recent years but had resisted revealing his choice of machinery other than confirming he had retired his Yamaha R6 over the winter.

He has now revealed on Instagram he has taken delivery of a Triumph STR765 RS and is now preparing it for the new season. Though he doesn't mention where the machine will be raced, it is expected he will race it in Ashcourt Racing colours in the British Supersport Championship, as well as the Supersport TT.

The change of machinery is significant as Johnston heads into British Supersport as a title favourite, having been leading the 2023 standings at the time of his NW200 accident.

Johnston had been due to make his racing comeback - his first outing since his NW200 accident - at this weekend's Daytona 200 on Suzuki machinery, though the TT race winner is not listed on the final entry list published over the weekend.

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