Former Olympic Athlete Derek Redmond is planning on pulling together the first all female race team at the Suzuka Eight-Hour in July this year. The team will be made up of all-American female riders.
When we caught up with Derek Redmond last week, he was keen to point out he’s picking the riders on talent, not just on their looks but wouldn't reveal their names, yet.
The riders are being selected by the fastest American TT racer, Mark Miller. Miller will also line-up alongside Chinese Superbike rider Wai On Cheung in the Splitlath Redmond team on Kawasaki’s.
The Splitlath Redmond team ran at the Bol D’Or a few weeks ago, achieving a 20th place. They will also run at selected rounds of the FIM Endurance Championship.
Redmond is a keen endurance racer, rider and track dayer and was on-hand for some riding at the Ron Haslam Race School at Donington Park last week. From what we saw he’s fast on the track and as committed as he was when he was a World Championship athlete!