Name: Dominic Herbertson

Date of Birth: March 4th 1991

Place of Birth: Hexham, Great Britain

Nationality: British

Races competed: Isle of Man TT, Ulster Grand Prix, Southern 100, Classic TT

Facebook: Dom Herbertson

Twitter: @DomHerbertson

Website: www.herbertsonracing.co.uk

Getting into biking:

Like many riders, it was very much family influence that saw Dominic get into motorcycle racing. Dominic’s father, Mark Herbertson, is a racer himself, achieving 3rd in the Manx GP Classic 500cc race in 2011, 5th in the 2010 Classic Junior MGP and 9th in the MGP08 Classic Senior. As well as this, Mark has appeared at the TT on numerous occasions.

Dominic got his ACU license in 2010 and after racing success, gained his national license in 2013. Dominic wasted no time getting involved in the Manx GP, competing in the same year where he impressed in the Newcomers B race, placing 6th. Herbertson also featured in the Super Twin MGP, where he came 18th on a 2004 Suzuki SV 650, this race was won by Michael Russell.

Career Highlights:

Following this impressive Isle of Man debut, Dominic stepped up to the TT in 2014, where he achieved 30th in the Lightweight TT – in a race that featured his father Mark, who placed 36th. Dominic also came 36th in the Supersport 2 race and 49th in the Supersport 1; his fastest average race speed came in the Supersport 2 TT at 115.642mph on a 2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R with his fastest lap being 117.627mph. In the same year Herbertson made his Oliver’s Mount debut where he achieved a top six finish in the David Jefferies Cup B Race 1.

Since his TT debut, Dominic has been ever-present at the Isle of Man, with 2015 seeing him place 33rd and 34th in the Superstock and Superbike TT respectively. This was also the year Herbertson became the North East Motorcycle Racing Club’s Super Twin champion.

Since then, Dominic has continued to turn heads and has earned the respect of fellow racers; he is now seen as one to watch in the future. A remarkable 18th in 2016 is his highest Senior TT finish, where he had an average race speed of 122.093mph on a 2015 BMW S1000RR – whilst also achieving a new personal best lap speed of 125.024 mph. This equalled his highest TT finish, as he also claimed 18th in the Supersport TT 1 in the same year on a 2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R. These impressive finishes saw him finish 10th in the TT Privateers championship.

Dominic is also a regular at the Classic TT, where his highest finish is 4th in the 2017 Junior Classic TT, in a race won by Michael Rutter. The same year saw him achieve 5th in the Senior Classic TT which he reached and average race speed of 106.456mph. This beat his previous highest Senior Classic TT finish from 2016, where he finished 6th.

The 2017 Isle of Man TT saw consistent form from Herbertson, finishing 21st in the Superstock TT, Supersport TT 1, and the Superbike TT. As well as this, he achieved a very credible 20th in the Senior TT, with an average race speed of 123.766mph. 23rd place in the Lightweight race caps a very successful TT for Dominic and the future is looking very bright for the young man from the North West!

Career Achievements – at a glance:

  • Isle of Man TT races debut in 2014 with a best result of 30th (Lightweight TT race)
  • Has now competed in 16 TT races, winning 14 bronze replicas
  • Best finish to date of 18th, 2016 Supersport 1 and 2016 Senior races
  • Personal best lap of 126.279mph (2017 Senior), currently the 46th fastest rider of all time
  • 12th and 14th, 2017 Ulster Grand Prix Superbike races – fastest lap of 128.446mph
  • 15th, 2017 Ulster Grand Prix Superstock race
  • 4th, 2017 Junior Classic TT
  • 5th, 2017 Senior Classic TT
  • 6th, 2016 Senior Classic TT

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