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500cc Classic TT Preview

This years 500cc classic TT race has a great all round entry list which comprises of all the leading TT stars, rising stars and classic racing specialists.


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John McGuinness will be aiming to have a more successful classic TT races then what happened in 2013 where reliability issues struck John in 500 classic TT. Back with the same Paton he competed on last year backed by Roger Winfield the 21 time TT winner has to start one of the favorites for victory in what is set to be a hotly contested race.


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Team mate to John in Roger Winfield’s Paton team is Ryan Farquhar. Three time TT winner Ryan has won before in classic races on the mountain course and will be looking to secure another notable victory to add to his amazing record in road racing.

Current Duke road race rankings champion Michael Dunlop is Norton mounted competing for team Molnar Manx Norton racing. The road racing superstar had a near perfect TT 2014 with four wins, and a new personal best lap speed as his tally of wins at the worlds greatest road race went up to 11.


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More success is possible in 500 classic TT, Michael’s team mate in Molnar Manx Norton racing is another superstar Guy Martin.

Guy is set to make his classic TT races debut as is rising star Connor Behan. Connor is deputising for Jamie Coward on Ted Woof racing’s 500 Norton, another rider Norton mounted is James Cowton who is having the best season of his career.

James third place finisher in this years lightweight TT has proved undoubtedly his potential on the mountain course and there’s no doubt he will be in the mix for standout result when competing on Bob Woods 500 Norton.


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Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston are both competing for Black Eagle racing on MV Agusta’s. 2014 lightweight TT winner Dean and 2013 TT privateers championship winner Lee are set to make a formidable team.

Davies motorsport is equally dynamic as William Dunlop and Alan Oversby team up on the teams highly competitive Honda’s. William had a great TT 2014 securing a personal best lap speed of 130.8 mph and is looking forward to 500 classic TT where he bids for one place higher finish on second position recorded in 2013.

Keith Amor was close to securing podium finish in lightweight TT on his return to the mountain course, the flying Scotsman could well be on the podium in 500 classic TT on Dunnell racing Norton.

Ten times TT winner Ian Lougher is competing on Flitwick motorcycles backed 500 Paton whilst 2013 500 classic TT winner Olie Linsdell returns aiming to secure his third victory on the mountain course.

1993 formula 1 TT winner Nick Jefferies, nine times TT winner Charlie Williams, Maria Costello MBE, Shaun Anderson, Chris Mcgahan, Mark Parrett, Allan Brew and Stephen Thompson add more quality to a very impressive entry list.

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