Written by Mark Gardener for Road Runner X
Dec. 31st, 2009
When I was up in Portland, I spent a little time with Bradford Duval. He’s the owner of Corazzo, a Portland-based scooter- and motorcycle-clothing manufacturer. He’s also one of the ringleaders of the newly formed U.S. TT Foundation non-profit company that was created to fund an American assault on motorcycle racing’s Mount Everest: The Isle of Man TT.
The first rider the USTTF will support is Jimmy Moore, in 2010. It was Moore’s appeal for sponsorship that inspired the creation of the foundation, but the hope is that it will do more than send Moore over in 2010. The foundation’s immediate goal is to get Moore to the island on a brace of competitive bikes; Moore’s goal is to podium in June. After that? Well, Moore wants to win, and the USTTF would like to send one competitive rider over every year.