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World Superbike title leader will ride TT parade lap

World Superbike Championship leader Leon Haslam has been confirmed for the special parade lap being organised at the 2010 Isle of Man TT to mark 50 years of Suzuki in racing.
Championship leader Leon Haslam will take a break from World Superbike to line up for a special parade lap at the 2010 Isle of Man TT.

The Phillip Island race winner will be joined by WORX Suzuki British Superbike Championship star Yukio Kagayama for the single lap of the 37.73-mile road racing course.

In addition to Suzuki's current stars, the parade lap will feature greats from the 1960s, including Frank Perris, who won two 125cc Grand Prix races in the 1965 championship, and Stuart Graham, son of TT legend Les, who finished third in the 50cc and 125cc championship in 1967.

TT organisers have also revealed talks are continuing with current MotoGP stars about riding in the parade lap.

A second special circuit of the Mountain course, the TT Classic Parade, will feature more famous names and machines. World Sidecar Champion Steve Webster MBE, Trevor Nation and Nick Jefferies have all been confirmed – with Nation set to ride his original JPS Norton and Jefferies riding a TAS Suzuki once raced by his late nephew David.

The parades are scheduled to start at 10.45am on Senior Race Day, June 11, and riders will complete a full circuit of the TT course on a closed road.

As well as stars taking to the Mountain circuit during the parade laps, fans are being offered the opportunity to enter their own machines and ride as well – all racing machines or accurate replicas manufactured before 1998 are eligible.

The entry fee, including race registration and insurance, is £200 for solo riders and £275 for sidecars. All funds raised will be reinvested back into the cost of future running and development of the TT, including investment in the latest safety barriers and equipment.

The parades are limited to a combined total of 200 participants and the closing date for entries is Friday, April 23, 2010.



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JuiceK - Unregistered

March 30, 2010 1:20 PM

Have to say I agree with you Nick. Come on Crash, You only serve to discredit yourselves by applying these sort of headlines in a cheap attempt to get hits on the story.. I imagine that the Crash biking readership is fairly loyal and like to keep up to date on all bike news without being suckered into it by misleading headlines like this. Damn!! seem to have my grumpy head on. Must get a life. :)



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