Hawk Kawasaki rider Carl Rennie had a fantastic week at the Isle of Man TT achieving some great results for the Hawk Team. The 36-year-old shone in the two Superbike races scoring a seventh and sixth place respectively and gaining a 17th and 14th position in the Supersport and Superstock races.
The Lancashire based rider had a near perfect week despite losing his gear lever in the Supersport Junior TT forcing him to lose a number of places and relegating him the 17th position, his worst result of the week.
Rennie pulled out all the stops in the Superbike races, competing on the 04 ZX10. The bike which took John McGuinness to runner-up place at the 2004 Ulster GP and also the same machine which took Scott Smart to his maiden victory at the British Superbike race at Mondello Park. Rennie's fastest lap time was an average speed of 124.876mph, which puts him the 13th fastest rider in the history of the TT, faster than TT legends such as Joey Dunlop, Jim Moodie and Phil McCallen.
Rennie's results in the Superbike, Saturday 3rd June and in the Senior, Friday 9th June, were an excellent achievement and certainly no easy task. Starting with number 16 meant that he had a great deal of traffic to contend with to gain the results he did. The Senior race was recorded as the fastest ever TT race and therefore, for Rennie to finish in sixth position was a true credit to him and the team.
Team Manager Stuart Hicken is delighted with Carl's results commenting "It's been a fantastic week on the Island for the team and they have worked exceptionally hard to get the results they achieved. Carl only took delivery of the bikes a couple of months ago and to get two top ten places in the Superbike is a superb achievement. I would like to thank the following for all their dedication and commitment; Paul Rennie, Adrian Brown, Blake Adams, Debbie Rennie, Andy Davis, Derek Rennie and of course Carl, who without him this wouldn't have been possible. They've done a marvellous job and I thank them all for that."
Carl was also extremely happy commenting "It's been a very good week for me. I've had very few problems and everything has gone well. I was disappointed with the Superstock and Supersport results, but the two Superbike results made up for that. I lost my gear lever in the Supersport race and so had to bring the bike home and salvage what results I could. I'd like to thank everyone who has been involved in making this possible, especially Stuart Hicken and the Hawk Kawasaki Team."