Norton motorcycle have announced today that seven time Isle of Man TT winner Mick Grant is joining the team for this years TT. Mick a true legend of road racing will have responsibility towards bike development, rider management, plus will be providing the Norton team with his experience of competing at the worlds greatest road race.
For this years Isle of Man TT, Norton are running the SG2 Norton which has being developed ahead of entry into TT 2014. Norton in 2013 with Ian Mackman on-board recorded a brilliant 18th place finish in the superbike TT race, this result proved Norton is going in the right direction at the TT.
For Mick Grant its an exciting opportunity to once again work with Norton, having competed for the team over forty years ago.
Mick says “ I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with a brand of huge racing heritage. To work with a team that has so much passion and enthusiasm is great, this is the key to a successful team.”
Meanwhile Stuart Garner chief executive for Norton motorcycles went onto say. “To be able to get such experienced talent like Mick is a real coup for Norton, we are determined to win TT’s here at Norton and we see Mick’s role as a vital step in ensuring our team has the depth of experience to take on the current experienced teams.
In particular our engineering team will greatly benefit from Mick’s knowledge. We have built a factory race bike from scratch and are now developing it continually, Mike will enable us to move forward with both bike development and rider management”