Alan Oversby, team rider for Davies Motorsport, supported by Bott, took the fastest lap in the 350cc class qualifying at the 2014 Isle of Man Classic TT races, with a time of 22:37 round the 37-mile course. Alan pulled out the stops to achieve an average speed of 100.5mph, being the only rider to break the 100mph barrier in the class, during the first days practice.
The team, led by long-time Manx GP racer John Davies, is based near Bott’s vehicle conversion facility at Ashby de la Zouch, and competes on Honda 350 and 500cc four-cylinder bikes. Davies motorsport has developed the CB500/4RR and CB350/4RR along the lines of the Honda race bikes of the 1960s. The frames of the bikes have been remanufactured retaining the geometry of the originals, but utilising lightweight TIG-welded Reynolds 631 tubing, giving reduced weight and increased stiffness. At the heart of each bike is fully tuned race engine, revving at up to 13,000 rpm and featuring Davies Motorsports’ own lightweight pistons, con-rods and valves, all assembled with the help of Bott workshop equipment.
The bikes are ridden by William Dunlop and Alan Oversby, both veterans of the 2013 Isle of Man Classic TT. Following on from their strong start, Bott wishes them every success in the event.