TT heroes on parade: Past and present road racing legends to take to TT course

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Legends of road racing from two- and three-wheels will take to the 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT course for a series of special parade laps during the two-week racing festival.

Starting with solo riders, nine-time TT winner Charlie Williams will be marking the 50th anniversary of his first win around the course in the 1973 Production 250 Race.

Also taking the win in the Lightweight 250 Race just a few days later, Williams will smoke his way around the track on Saturday, June 3 aboard a 350 Maxton Yamaha, which is a replica of the bike he raced to third in the 1979 Classic – standing on the podium with Mike Hailwood.

Molyneux piloting the Bregazzi Yamaha through Ramsey in 1989

That’s not all, this year’s event will celebrate 100 years of sidecars at the TT – with a procession on Saturday, June 10 featuring the three most successful drivers of all time and their respective passengers – with 39 glorious Isle of Man victories between them.

Taking place ahead of the Senior TT Race, sights will include 17-time winner Dave Molyneux aboard the 750cc Bregazzi Yamaha on which he won his first TT back in 1989. He’ll be joined by eight-time winning passenger, Daniel Sayle.

In addition, thousands of fans are expected to take to the course on June 4 for the annual TT Legacy Lap – scheduled to take place before the six-lap Superbike race.

Members of the public take part in the TT Legacy Lap

The lap will head off from the pitlane at 9.30am, shortly after a one minute ‘Sound of Thunder’. Those wanting to attend should arrive for 9am. For more, go to the IOM TT website.