GARY Horspole will step-up his preparations for his Isle of Man TT return when he debuts the new Dean Ryde F2 outfit at Cadwell Park this weekend.
Following a successful shakedown at Mallory Park, Horspole and passenger Rob Biggs will enter their outfit in the sidecar races at the opening round of Auto 66.
The Dean Ryde-built outfit is now in the final stages of development ahead of this year’s TT, and took to the track for the first time last week to give the squad a chance to iron out any issues ahead of its first race weekend.
Horspole revealed his TT plans last month after several years away from the iconic event, where his previous results include a string of top 10 finishes with former passenger Kevin Leigh.
This season he is reunited with Biggs, and while the pair are also fully committed to their other F1 pursuits, they are enjoying the chance to work with the new outfit.
“We put in a fair few laps at Mallory and the outfit is running well,” said Gary. “Wet we did find a problem with the fuel pump so that will be replaced before we go to Cadwell for our first race where we will be using the track time for further testing.
“It’s all coming together now and we can’t wait to get out on track under race conditions.”
Horspole and Biggs will be on track at the Auto 66 club’s season-opener at Cadwell Park on Easter Sunday.
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