Dean Harrison wins RST Superbike Classic TT Race with dominant performance

Dean Harrison, riding a Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, dominated the RST Superbike Classic TT Race to win the final race of the 2018 Classic TT presented by Bennetts, his fourth Classic TT win, by over a minute. After the race he revealed that it had taken him a while to get going in the race: “I felt like I had a bad start to be honest. I didn’t feel a hundred per cent on the opening lap – I felt a bit wooden. I did feel that if I needed to…

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Dom Herbertson secure maiden Mountain Course win after dramatic Locate.im Junior Classic TT Race

Dom ‘the bomb’ Herbertson clinched his first Mountain Course win with victory in today’s Locate.im Junior Classic TT Race at the 2018 Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. After the race the Newcastle-based rider, riding the Davies Motorsport Honda, revealed what the race win meant to him. “It’s a feeling like no other. It means everything to me. I’ve worked really hard and this feeling is not going to go away any time soon. I can’t believe this is happening. You don’t just need talent but loads…

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Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race Report

Lee Johnston paid tribute to Bruce Anstey after winning a thrilling Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT Race – the second race of the 2018 Classic TT presented by Bennetts – after a titanic battle with Adam McClean. The Northern Ireland rider replaced Anstey on the Padgetts Racing Honda on which the New Zealander won the corresponding race last year. “I’d like to thank Bruce for letting me ride the bike. He’s a hero of mine and it’s an absolute privilege. I really enjoyed it,” he said in the winner’s enclosure after…

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McGuinness makes winning return to Mountain Course with victory in Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race

John McGuinness enjoyed a hugely popular return to racing on the Isle of Man after a two-year absence, winning the Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race on the Roger Winfield Paton, the opening race of the 2018 Isle of Man Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. Afterwards he revealed how special it was to return to winning ways on the Mountain Course. “I never ever thought I’d be able to pull back in to this winner’s enclosure here, but I’ve worked really hard and it feels very special. The Paton was…

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Olympic Gold Medallist Amy Williams MBE joins Steve Parrish and Steve Plater for ITV4’s Classic TT Races Coverage

2010 Winter Olympics Gold medallist Amy Williams MBE will join established presenters Steve Parrish and Steve Plater for ITV4’s coverage of this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. Amy won Britain’s first solo Winter Olympics gold medal for thirty years, and the first by a woman for 58 years, with victory in the women’s skeleton bobsled. Her presenting experience includes Channel Five’s the Gadget show, BBC2’s Ski Sunday and she has appeared on Top Gear and ITV Show 71 Degrees North as well as the 2018 Winter Olympics in…

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Harrison on the pace at the Classic TT while McGuinness returns to the Mountain Course

Described as an ‘assault on the senses’, fans around the Mountain Course were again treated to the sights, sounds and unique Castrol R smell of some of the most iconic historic bikes as the world’s leading Classic Race meeting – the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts – got underway this evening on the Isle of Man. After a short delay to move cars from the course, the session got away at 5.40pm with an untimed lap for Classic newcomers before the session began in earnest with Superbikes and Lightweight…

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James Hillier and Dan Cooper return to Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts with CSC Racing

Two of the Isle of Man TT’s leading racers will again be in action in this year’s Isle of Man Classic TT, presented by Bennetts, with James Hillier and Daniel Cooper riding for Somerset-based CSC Racing, firmly signalling the team’s intentions for this year’s event. Hillier, who achieved two more podiums at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, has been a regular at the Classic TT on board the CSC Racing Honda machines since the inaugural year in 2013. The 33-year old took sixth in the 2013 Bennetts 500cc…

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The Bootleg Beatles to headline Classic TT Party

The world’s premier Beatles tribute act ‘The Bootleg Beatles’ are bringing their remarkable four-part show to the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts. Tickets go on sale on Thursday for this exclusive appearance in the TT VIP Hospitality Suite on Saturday 25th August. In a near forty year career The Bootleg Beatles have played to packed audiences worldwide, headlined Glastonbury’s acoustic stage, supported Oasis at Earls Court and Knebworth and shared stages with the likes of David Bowie, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Manic Street Preachers and Iggy Pop. The Bootleg…

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TT hero Dean Harrison starts favourite in strong RST Superbike Classic TT Race

The traditional conclusion to the Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts has seen generation defying feats as outright lap and race records are invariably shattered and this year’s RST Superbike Classic TT Race looks set to continue the tradition. The TT Mountain Course will play host on the August bank holiday Monday to some of the greatest riders in the TT’s long illustrious history as they belie the perception of Classic Racing and rewrite history over the course of four laps. Leading the entry is last year’s race winner Dean…

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Phil Crowe joins Danny Webb at Team Classic Suzuki for 2018 Classic TT Races

Team Classic Suzuki will return to the 2018 Isle of Man Classic TT Races, presented by Bennetts, with a two-rider assault for the RST Superbike Race on UK Bank holiday Monday 27th August Danny Webb continues with the team for a third successive year but will contest the four-lap race on one of the teams immaculate RG500 Suzuki’s this year. He will be joined by Phil Crowe with the Lincolnshire rider making his debut at the event on a GSXR1100 Suzuki-powered XR69. Former 125cc and Moto3 World Championship contender Webb…

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