MCN to ride with Lorenzo and Suzuki’s GSV-R at the TT!

Published: 03 June 2010

MCN will be the only publication in the world to be riding with MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo in Friday’s parade lap and alongside Cameron Donald as he rides the Suzuki GSV-R around the Isle of Man.   

It is the first time a four-stroke MotoGP bike has ever tackled the TT course and the first time Lorenzo has ever been to the Isle of Man.

Dainese-backed Jorge Lorenzo will be making his first appearance at the Isle of Man TT on Friday June 11 where he will ride a specially painted Yamaha R1, designed by an MCN reader. He will ride alongside GP legend Angel Nieto and will be joined by MCN editor, Marc Potter. All three will ride road-going Yamaha R1s.

The star will ride a full-lap of the 37.73-mile circuit before the Dainese-backed Superbike TT and then watch the race from a secret location.

After the Dainese-backed Senior race, Suzuki’s GSV-R will be ridden by TT racer Cameron Donald as a special tribute to Suzuki’s 50 years of racing at the Isle of Man TT.

The bike’s MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi will also be at the Isle of Man for the first time to watch his own 250bhp 800cc bike get ridden on Isle of Man soil, though it is not yet confirmed if Capirossi will be riding or not.

MCN editor Marc Potter will ride a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and (attempt to) follow Cameron Donald as he rides the GSV-R on a full lap of the circuit.

MCN’s Potter said: ‘I’m proud and completely honoured to be given the opportunity to bring MCN readers the inside story of these historic parade laps.  I just hope I can do the stories justice.

“The Isle of Man TT is the greatest biking festival on earth, and with these two parade laps adding to the spectacular drama of what we’re already witnessing between the TT racing heroes on track, the 2010 TT will always be one to remember.

“MCN is proud to be celebrating its 55th year covering the Isle of Man TT and we hope that with our army of reporters, photographers and road tests in the Island we can continue to provide the best coverage of all the action possible both online and in the paper.”

Read our exclusive story online as it happens online on Friday June 11, and in full in MCN on sale Wednesday June 16.