Jack’s 2015 TT Experience
Swagelok Apprentice, Jack Hunter, competed in the 2015 Isle of Man TT lightweight race. Jack said “This was my first taste of competing in the Isle of Man TT races. I’ve raced on the mountain circuit before in last year’s Manx Grand Prix and have been road-racing for two years, competing in events like the Southern 100 and the Scarborough Gold Cup Races.” Jack was happy to beat his personal best of 105mph from the MGP, achieving 107mph average speed in the TT race and finishing in a credible 34th place. We asked Jack about his future plans: “The next big race of the year is the Southern 100 then the Classic TT taking place in August. My granddad has very kindly lent me a classic superbike so I’m now really looking forward to competing in that event.”
Jack joined Swagelok as an Apprentice back in 2011. He was joint winner of last year’s Isle of Man Bank sponsored Apprentice of the Year competition. He went on to represent the Island at the North West Aerospace Alliance Awards in Manchester and was commended for his project submission. Swagelok’s Senior HRG, Mamta Paradise said “We are very proud of Jack and the way he is able to balance his achievements at work with his great passion for bike racing. We all wish him future success in both pursuits.”
(Jack is pictured above: In the paddock with Swagelok’s Senior HRG, Mamta Paradise and Jack going into Keppel Gate on his race prepared Kawasaki ER6F).