The leading independent corporate services provider is backing the Gorilla Racing team at this year’s festival, as well as July’s Southern 100 International Road Races.
Manxman Matt Mylchreest will compete for the team in both 600cc Monster Energy Supersport races, before continuing his road racing season at the Billown Circuit in July. 2019 marks the second TT for Matt and Gorilla Racing after their debut last year.
SMP Group Director David Hudson said: ‘This is a new venture for SMP and one we are really looking forward to. The TT is internationally famous and as an integral supporter of the Manx community, we feel it is only right that we contribute to an event which attracts worldwide interest and brings significant benefits to the Island.
‘Matt is a talented rider who has already achieved his dream of competing on the fabled Mountain Course. At SMP, we’re always keen to support local ambitions so we are delighted to be able to support Matt and help him to continue to achieve his goals. We look forward to working with the team over the coming months and developing a valued and enjoyable relationship going forward.’
Matt added: ‘We are excited to welcome the SMP Group to the Gorilla Racing family and we are very grateful for their support in getting us to this year’s TT.
‘The TT is the best road racing event in the world, so to have SMP on board is a great help in financing the running costs and a compliment to both myself and the whole team. Hopefully, we can achieve some good results for them this summer.’