Davey has shown his undoubted potential with a series of stunning performances, including a best lap of 127.890mph on his way to a magnificent tenth place in the Superstock race on Monday.
His blistering speed on the Michelin-shod Suzuki GSX-R1000 put him ahead of Australian rider Josh Brookes in the fastest TT newcomer standings, who lapped at 127.726mph on his debut in 2013. Only Peter Hickman, who won the Superstock race on Monday with a new lap record of 134.403mph, has managed a quicker lap around the Mountain Course as a rookie, clocking 129.104mph in 2014.
Todd went even faster as he lapped at 128.051mph from a standing start during Wednesday’s Senior qualifying lap and is now looking ahead to the prestigious race on Friday.
The 22-year-old was 16thin his first ever TT race in the Superbike event last Saturday before twice finishing 12th in the Supersport races, lapping at 124.3mph in race two on his final lap on the Honda CBR600RR.
Davey’s achievements have caught the eye and he was presented with the inaugural RST ‘Star of Tomorrow award’ on Wednesday evening by TT Rider Liaison Officers John Barton and Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle.
Davey has been moved up to number 22 for the Senior race on Friday after starting at number 35 for Saturday’s Superbike race.
South African rider AJ Venter, who is having a one-off ride with the team at the TT on the Suzuki GSX-R1000, finished 32ndin the Superstock race and 37thin the Superstock event.
"When we came here with Davey as a newcomer it was very hard to know what to expect. I thought a lap of 125mph was possible because Davey is such a strong rider, but to do what he has done is unbelievable. He has caught the eye of a lot of people already. Davey has been a pleasure to work with at the TT. Morale in the team is high and we are now looking forward to the Senior TT on Friday.”
"I feel very comfortable doing those speeds although I never expected that I would go as fast. I really put in so much work in preparation for my debut at the TT and that has paid off. I’m riding within myself and I haven’t been making any mistakes at all. I’m just staying focused and each time I’ve gone out, I’ve just tried to improve each time. I lapped at 127.6mph twice in the Superstock race before getting up to 127.8mph and to finish tenth was amazing really.
I’m also so happy with 12thon the 600 because we didn’t really do many laps at all on the bike in practice. I’m now looking forward to the Senior and I’ll just approach it in the same way and try and be fast and steady.
"The Michelin tyres have been working fantastic and I had a good conversation with the guys at Michelin at the start of the year. I’ve got so much confidence in the tyres and we’re over the moon with how they have been performing.
"They have terrific wear levels and the grip is obviously superb to enable me to do that lap speeds that I have done this week.”
The Isle of Man TT Races conclude on Friday, June 8, when Davey and AJ Venter will be in action in the six-lap Senior TT, the highlight of the two-week festival.