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Manx Museum reunites bikes from ‘greatest ever TT’

Published: 02 June 2015

Updated: 02 June 2015

Manx National Heritage and the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham have joined forces to reunite the two bikes responsible for the race widely held as the greatest TT race in its 108-year history.

Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01, owned by Manx National Heritage, is joined by the National Motorcycle Museum’s ex-works Norton NRS588 of Steve Hislop in the unique display at the Manx Museum in Douglas from Saturday 23rd May to Sunday 14th June.

The two bikes were campaigned by the duo in the 1992 Senior TT, which was voted by fans as the most exciting TT race ever. Hislop took victory at the flag by only 4.4 seconds, with Foggy consoled only by a new absolute lap record of 123.61mph.

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.

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