Early into the entry process for TT 2018, a vast amount of entries have already flooded in for the showpiece Mountain Course meet.
At a glance just some of the most high profile riders aiming to sample the most famous road race in the world, for the first time include Manx GP front runners Michael Evans, PRF Racing’s Barry Evans and Preston’s Darren Cooper.
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Planning to join them in stepping up from the Manx include Paul Williams, Matt Mylchreest, Stephen Smith, Sam Johnson, Rhys Hardisty, Richard Charlton, Rob Whittall, Jonathan Perry and Jamie Williams, whilst Scarborough’s Nick Anderson is also considering putting a TT entry in.
Alongside Davey Todd, David Jackson and New Zealand’s Daniel Mettam, up coming Scottish roads star Adam Lyon is also targeting competition for the first time on the unparalleled Mountain Course.
Manufacturers wise, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, Norton, CF Moto, Paton and Mugen are all confirmed to have an official presence, plus potentially Suter and Suzuki courtesy of reigning Senior TT champions Hawk Racing.
Top line independent teams to have already confirmed their event participation include Padgetts Racing, Silicone Engineering Racing, Cookstown BE Racing, RC Express Racing, McAdoo Kawasaki and Saiger Racing.
Expect the majority of classes at TT 2018, to once again be oversubscribed, as 100’s of racers apply to take part in an event which celebrates this year, it’s 111th birthday.
Words by Stevie Rial