RR » Norton in TT return with Mackman and Hegarty

'Norton's continued investment in developing bikes and its team shows their total confidence in the most prestigious and inspirational motorcycle racing in the world' - Stuart Garner

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Dave - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 12:09 PM

All you can do is with the rider the best of luck, especially when riding for such a bull-**** outfit like Norton.

Here is an idea, deliver bikes to the customers and stop messing around with racing!


December 12, 2012 12:48 PM
Last Edited 207 days ago

The bloke above me is right. The consumeractiongroup have a website that is littered with people suing and about to sue Norton for not delivering what the customer has ordered.
And these clowns want to go racing !!!!!

Rog - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:11 PM

Norton could not have chosen a more committed and special rider than Hego. Since he was a "lad in short pants" he has lived and breathed bike racing. He works hard to know every circuit he races on. He makes sure his technicians work on the bike to be the best it can be for every lap. All he has to do now is to ride Oliver's Mount at Scarborough Gold Cup - where he vowed to race and be the best when a teenager. All the best Hego!!

paul - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 1:42 PM

Was at the TT this and seen the bike up close in the pits, a very nice looking bike and such a noise that you will never forget it.. Goour fod to see a british name like Norton to be back at the TT.

And if any of you think you can do a better job, then ask for a go.. if not shut your F'@King Mouth...


December 12, 2012 2:03 PM

Dan Hegarty was great when he used to sing bass in "Darts". But I can't help feeling that even Stavros Parrish or MCN's Chad (Adam Child) would be quicker round Mona's Isle. And they would certainly generate more publicity.
Seriously, although it is "nice" to see a plucky British tryer get a chance, Norton can't really expect to get a worthwhile result with Hagarty on the bike, and in the process they are needlessly diverting time, cash, and their attention away from their No 1 rider.

andy - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 2:48 PM

Don't live in the UK,didn't know about the problems,put 'norton motorcycle complaints' in google and was shocked.What a mess,they should really deliver bikes to people who have paid before racing.

John Boy - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 3:17 PM

Tetley, Dan was only in his second year last year and finished 20th in the supersport race with 119mph lap,he would also have been doing 124 mph laps if it wasnt for running out of fuel every second lap! plus he used to be a consistent top 10 runner in Superstock until injury put him out for a couple of years. I would do some more homework before you open your big mouth.
I wish Norton, Dan and Mackers all the best for 2013 its great that a british team are out there doing it!

bigmart - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 4:27 PM

good luck to the lad but i would say there is a strong chance that Norton wont turn up given their current straits.
If I was chasing a claim against them i would be a bit hacked off they were going racing.
I would love to see Norton succeed commercially and competively!

Mike litoris - Unregistered

December 12, 2012 4:38 PM

Norton written on the tank. That's where the resemblance ends to a proper norton. The apriliadon is what it is. It's an absolute joke.

John boy. 119 mph is no where near good enough these days. Saying he would've, could've etc is not real. How many 124 mph laps did he actually do? And more to the point, how many riders were faster than 124?

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