OMG Racing have confirmed that Aussie road racing star David ‘Davo’ Johnson will join the team for their first ever campaign on the roads, as they take on the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200.
Johnson will compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes on-board the BMW S1000RR.
Davo made his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2010 where he was named fastest newcomer with a 123.838mph lap, before narrowly missing out on his first podium in 2014 after taking 4th in the Superstock race. The charismatic Aussie also ventured into both British Superbikes and World Superbikes, as he added to his circuit experience, before finishing 4th in every race he finished at the 2018 TT.
However, in 2019 the Adelaide rider finally grabbed that elusive first TT podium riding for Honda, producing a storming final sector to snatch third from Michael Dunlop in the Superstock race.
Johnson said, “I’m extremely happy to sign for OMG Racing for the 2020 roads season. They are an amazing bunch of people who are dedicated to their racing and put their riders front and centre.
“Having Billy McConnell and Luke Mossey amongst my teammates is awesome, there’ll definitely be some good times to share within the team across the roads and BSB. The bikes will be top notch too, they’re a no-holds barred team when it comes to assembling the best bits of machinery and I’m sure that they’ll be able to deliver a bike capable of winning.
“Currently I’m still back at home in Australia, but the stars seem to be aligning for next year, with my wedding to kick things off and then heading back over to the UK to get myself focused on the bike. 2019 was a great year for me, finally getting that first TT podium, so I’m certain I can follow that up with more in 2020.”
Paul Curran, OMG Racing Team Principal said, “I’m delighted to welcome Davo to the team for 2020, he’s a rider we have very strong links to through Billy McConnell and he’s just a great guy to work with, super friendly and knows how he wants the bike setting up.
He suits the team atmosphere, which is a big positive. As a team we’ve always had a very relaxed approach to racing and given maximum flexibility to our riders to setup a bike exactly how they’d like.”
Alan Gardner, OMG Racing added, “Davo has been talking to us for a while about getting on the roads and eventually I think he wore me down! He’s a great guy to have around, similarly to Billy he just brings positivity to the team and that means everyone involved goes that extra mile whilst feeling comfortable.”
The Northwest 200 takes place between 10-16 May 2020 while the Isle of Man TT gets underway 31st May until 12th June 2020.