Isle of Man TT heroes set to star at Motorcycle Live

2017-11-17 10:08
The heroes of the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy are set to star at Motorcycle Live, which starts this Saturday 18th November, and runs until Sunday 26th November at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.

Headlining the list of TT stars attending Motorcycle Live are 23-time TT Race winner, John McGuinness, 2017 PokerStars Senior TT Race winner Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson, who enjoyed an RST Superbike and RL360 Quantum Superstock double victory earlier in the year.

Padgetts Motorcycles teammates Conor Cummins and Bruce Anstey, Smiths BMW’s Peter Hickman and rising stars Lee Johnston, James Hillier, Ivan Lintin, Dan Kneen and Dean Harrison are just some of the other riders due to attend Motorcycle Live throughout the week.

The sidecar representatives include 17-time TT race winner Dave Molyneux and his passenger Patrick Farrance, the 2017 World Championship winning, and current TT Lap Record Holders Ben and Tom Birchall, multiple World Champion Tim Reeves and passenger Mark Wilkes and the veteran John Holden and passenger Lee Cain will all be sharing their unique perspective on three wheeled racing on the Isle of Man.

The TT will once again be represented at Motorcycle Live with its own high profile stand situated in Hall 2, Stand Number 2D25.

The TT stand will feature a unique display of leading machines from this year’s TT and Classic TT Races. They include Ian Hutchinson’s Superstock Race winning Tyco BMW, the fastest ever Norton machine around the TT Course which Josh Brookes piloted in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior TT Races, Peter Hickman’s double podium finishing Trooper Beer Triumph and Ben and Tom Birchall’s double race winning and lap record breaking LCR Honda sidecar machine.

Classic TT machines set to feature on display including the history making Padgetts Motorcycles 250cc Honda that Bruce Anstey memorably completed the first ever 120+mph 250cc lap of the Mountain Course on his way to winning the Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race. Michael Rutter’s Junior Classic TT winning Ripley Land Racing Honda and the Team Winfield Paton that Josh Brookes rode in the Bennetts Senior Classic TT to take his first Mountain Course victory will also be on the stand as will the stunning Oxford Products Ducati that James Hillier rode at this year’s event.

And if that isn’t enough, you can see close up, and be pictured with, the priceless and iconic Senior TT Trophy, one of the world’s most instantly recognisable sporting trophies.

TT Rider Liaison officer Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle will be talking through spectacular on board laps on a state of the art high definition, high adrenaline giant screen on the stand that will give fans an incredible personal insight into the training programme rookies to the TT go through before they get to race in the world’s most challenging motorcycle event.

Fans will also get the chance to experience what it’s like to head down Bray Hill for themselves as the new multi-platform TT game will be unveiled on the stand with two playable kiosks available for visitors to the stand to try throughout the show.

TT staff will be on hand throughout the show to advise on travel and accommodation packages for next year’s TT Races, Classic TT Races and the Isle of Man’s other motorsport events and you can be first in the queue to secure Official VIP experiences and Grandstand tickets that will give you unrivalled views of the best racing action and decisive moments in 2018.

Motorcycle Live will culminate with the now traditional ‘TT Day’ on the last day of the show - Sunday 26th November, where TT themed content will dominate the day.

Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live are now available from or on the day from the Event Box Office.

Source: Isle of Man TT

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