Multiple winners, lap record holders, history makers in abundance are confirmed to attend the TT 2019 launch show which takes centre stage within the closed roads fraternity, on the 19th of March.
Set to be compered by Matt Roberts and 2009 Senior TT champion Steve Plater, the ever popular launch show year in year out generates good publicity for the TT and Pure Road Racing worldwide.
Star names Isle of Man bound in March include outright lap record holder Peter Hickman and respected rival Dean Harrison, who once again lead Smiths Racing, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Mountain Course voyages.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Others anticipated to venture soon to Manx shores include the all conquering Birchall brothers Ben & Tom, Norton’s John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson who’s Honda Racing team mate for TT 2019 is widely tipped to be a high level overseas competitor.
Additionally there’s also a strong possibility that a few of this years TT debutants, could appear on stage at the Villa Marina based launch show.
In recent times high profile event newcomers appearing have included Josh Brookes, Horst Saiger, Derek McGee, Robbin Harms, Alex Polita and Davey Todd.
Words by Stevie Rial