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Norton will return to TT races 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
Norton will return to the Isle of Man TT next year with an all-British line-up.

Ian Mackman and Dan Hegarty will compete for the iconic marque at the legendary road race on the SG1 machine.

Mackman and Norton teamed up for the TT this year, but were left disappointed when the Senior race was cancelled due to the weather.

The Runcorn man was the Privateer Champion at the TT in 2011 and became the first rider in 20 years to qualify for a TT race in June on the V4 machine.

New signing Hegarty made his TT debut in 2010 and the 25-year-old has lapped the Mountain course at 121.73mph.

Nottingham rider Hegarty, who claimed his best result at the TT last year with 20th in the Supersport class, said: “It's great to get a factory ride and have the opportunity to be in at the beginning of the development programme for Norton.

“I also look forward to working alongside 'Mackers' who I have raced alongside before and have a great relationship with.”

Norton CEO, Stuart Garner, added: “We wholly support the organisers and all those involved in making the TT the special event that it is.

“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.

“We have followed Dan's progress at the TT and have been very impressed with his ability and commitment to the sport,” he added.

“Along with these qualities he also brings a very competitive edge to the team, which makes him a great rider to work with.

“This gives the Norton team a very exciting future for our road racing plans.”



Paul Phillips, TT and Motorsport Development Manager, said the team's desire to be successful at the TT 'epitomises the spirit of racing'.

“We are delighted that Norton is again competing at the TT in 2013,” said Phillips.

“They've shown their commitment to the event with a strong two-man team as they continue their racing development in a bid to get back to being a competitive force on the Mountain Course.

“The team's energy, excitement and sheer determination to be successful at the TT epitomises the spirit of racing.”



Related Pictures

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Ian Mackman on the Norton at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness and Ryan Farquhar will again compete at the Classic TT on Paton machinery for Roger Winfield
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the feature Superbilke race the Armoy Road Races from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.

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Rhino

December 12, 2012 12:48 PM
Last Edited 14 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 !!!!!

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!



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