Manx National Heritage reunites iconic '92 Senior TT bikes

01st June 2015
Manx National Heritage and the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham have reunited the two bikes that participated in what is widely recognised as the greatest TT race of all time.

Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01, owned by Manx National Heritage, and the National Motorcycle Museum’s ex-works Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT will feature in a unique display, supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, at the Manx Museum in Douglas from Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 14th June.

The race, which was voted the Greatest TT Race of all time in a poll by Isle of Man Post Office, saw Hislop swap the lead with Fogarty throughout the six-lap race before the Scot eventually won by just 4.4 seconds. Fogarty had the consolation of setting the outright lap record at 122.61mph, while Hislop set a race record of 121.8mph.

The display forms part of a programme of Manx National Heritage events and exhibitions aimed at visitors and local residents during this year’s TT. Other activities include talks and a film by Mike Hailwood’s son Dave, a screening of short film ‘No Ordinary Passenger’ including a question and answer session with 90-year-old ex-sidecar World Champion Stan Dibben and an exhibition profiling Ulster’s TT Heroes at the House of Manannan in Peel.

Ulster's TT Heroes, which is free to enter, also features Norman Brown's Hector Neill sponsored RG500 and two of Joey's diminutive RS250 two-stroke Honda racers, alongside helmets, leathers and other memorabilia of some of Northern Ireland's most successful TT competitors.

Manx National Heritage has also produced a TT collectors pin badge, which retails at £10 and gives free admission to all Manx National Heritage sites throughout both the TT Races and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

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