TT 2002 is "back with a vengeance!". and so is Dwight Mitchell of
M&A Racing, USA. This year sees the return of the New Jersey based
rider fielding two MV Agusta F4S, the first outing for the world-renowned
marque at the Isle of Man in 30 years.
Mitchell last visited MV Agusta’s Varese production plant in April
to meet with key people, discuss enhancements, and finalise the preparations
for the upcoming event. He is hoping that the Tamburini designed F4S,
which Chief Mechanic Garrett King and the highly skilled M & A
Racing Team have been modifying and fine tuning throughout the winter,
will take him up to greater heights in this year’s come-back event.
In 1999 M & A Racing won the ACU International team Award which
is given to the three person team not affiliated with the ACU which
completes the distances in the shortest possible aggregate times;
with 792 entries from 20 countries this was no mean feat.
This year, and in a departure
from their usual multi-rider team line up, Mitchell is focussing all
his energies on personal achievement and hopes to bring home an individual
trophy to match that won by the team in 1999. The day to day running
of the M & A Racing will be left in the capable hands of his Spanish
wife, Eva, a multi-talented lady with a hands on appreciation of the
vagaries of life on the circuit.
With the first of eight races taking place on Saturday 1 June all
eyes will be eagerly watching Dwight Mitchell as he takes the MV Agusta
F4 through its paces. The partnership of MV Agusta's well proven track
record coupled with the determination of the rider over the gruelling
TT course will tax man and machine to the limit but this has to be
a combination to watch.
Name: Dwight David Mitchell
Born: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Residence: Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Weight: 170 lbs.
Status: Married, Eva Marina, - Son, Bryce Daveed (3-1/2)
FIRST RACE: Bridgehampton Raceway, Long Island, NY - 1996
TT HISTORY: This is Dwight's third visit to the TT, the first being
1998 in which he raced in the rain after renting a motorcycle, when
his own engine blew up during qualifications. In 1999 his focus was
on the Team USA management, training, and mentorship, with less emphasises
on personal achievement. This year his focus is on bringing back an
TEAM MANAGER: Eva Marina Mitchell