RR »

Classic TT deal for Brouwer's Yamaha team

'It has been my dream for many years to see my bikes being raced and there is nowhere other than the Classic TT races and the TT Mountain Course that I would do this' - Ferry Brouwer
Next year's inaugural Classic TT races have received the stamp of approval from former factory Yamaha mechanic Ferry Brouwer, whose world famous Yamaha Classic Racing Team will compete on the iconic Mountain course on the Isle of Man.

The Classic TT races are part of the revamped Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, formerly known as the Manx Grand Prix, which will take place in August.

Brouwer's Yamaha team will contest the 250cc, Formula 1 and Formula 2 Classic classes, with Manx rider and highly experienced Classic racer Allan Brew spearheading the challenge in the new Formula 1 TT Classic event.

Joining Brew, who finished third in the 2008 Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix, will be Steve Mercer, who will ride a YEC-spec 750cc OW01, with American rider Mark Miller competing on a replica of Eddie Lawson's 1986 Daytona 200-winning 0U45 works machine.

Ex-British 125cc Champion and up and coming TT star Dan Cooper completes the line up on the TZ500 Yamaha 0W45.

The Yamaha Classic Racing Team is a permanent fixture on the international classic motorcycle scene, regularly taking part in prestigious parade events with Dutchman Brouwer's unique collection of exotic Yamaha machinery.

Regular riders on the YCRT bikes include world champions such as Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Baker, Dieter Braun, Kel Carruthers, and Carlos Lavado as well as GP racers Svend Andersson and Jos Schurgers.

However, the inaugural Classic TT in 2013 will be the team's first competitive racing outing.

As well as their racing efforts, the team is also planning on running a full line-up of machines and riders in a parade lap at the Classic TT, details of which will be announced at the upcoming Motorcycle Live event at the Birmingham NEC.

Team owner Brouwer said: “It has been my dream for many years to see my bikes being raced and there is nowhere other than the Classic TT Races and the TT Mountain Course that I would do this.

“We believe the plans that are being developed for this event will capture the hearts and minds of classic racing fans all around the world, and become the world's biggest event for classic racing motorcycles.

“We are therefore proud to be part of these exciting plans and can't wait to get to the Island next August.”

Eight-times world champion Phil Read will join the team as an advisor at the event.

Guy Martin is among the first of the big TT names confirmed for the Classic TT races, with the Lincolnshire star due to ride in the 500cc Classic Race on a Manx Norton along with Dan Cooper for Team Molnar Manx.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Ferry Brouwer`s Yamaha Classic Racing Team will compete in the inaugural Classic TT races in 2013
Bruce Anstey is set to ride a Honda RC213V-S at the Isle of Man TT
Conor Cummins will race for Padgett`s Honda in the Supersport and Superstock races at the Isle of Man TT.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Alastair Seeley celebrates winning his 16th North West 200 in the Supersport race from Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW.
2015 Isle of Man TT Races.
John McGuinness at the start of the Senior TT in 2015.
Action from the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix
Lee Johnston will ride for Sarolea Racing in the TT Zero race.
Gary Johnson will ride the T3 Triumph at the 2016 Isle of Man TT.
Seamus Elliott
Victor Cox will make his debut at the Isle of Man TT in 2016.
Shaun Harris at the Isle of Man TT in 2007.
Team UK retained the Phillip Island International Classic title
Josh Daley
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the Macau Grand Prix.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Macau Grand Prix.

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.