Norton’s 2020 Lightweight TT quest will see them link up again with none other than world’s fastest road racer, five times TT winner Peter Hickman.
Part of the factory Norton set-up at TT 2019, BSB showdown contender Hickman went onto finish a very respectable eighth within the Bennetts Lightweight race, showcasing the undoubted potential of the striking, hugely popular 650 Superlight model.
In contrast to TT 2019, Norton’s latest Lightweight class challenge sees them join forces with the dominant TT team of recent years, Smiths Racing.
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Commenting about this topic via Twitter, Norton CEO Stuart Garner stated:
“Pleasure to continue working with Peter Hickman and Norton 650 Superlight. We’ve partnered with Smiths Racing for the 2020 Lightweight TT.
Their the best at what they do and leaves us to focus on road bike production in a busy 2020.”
Will Norton return to the TT podium finishers circle in 2020? 100’s, thousands of road racing aficionados would love to see this happen as the iconic British marque eyes up prodigious feats at TT 2020.
Reminder TT 2020 which marks 113 years since the TT Races first entered the world motorsport landscape, takes place in just over 170 days time from the 30th May to the 13th June.
Words by Stevie Rial