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Classic TT Races oversubscribed for 2014

This year's Classic TT Races have attracted 329 entries across three races and four classes
This year's Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts has been oversubscribed.

Held for the first time in 2013 to great acclaim as part of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling and incorporating the traditional Manx Grand Prix meeting, the 2014 Classic TT has received 329 entries across three races and four classes.

The organisers now face the task of reviewing the entries to complete the final start list of 270 competitors for the event, which takes place from Saturday, August 23 to Monday, August 25.

The Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1/Formula 2 Race leads the way with 144 entries while both the Bennetts 500cc Race with 101 registrations and the Okells 350cc Race with 84 are also up on last year's numbers.

A host of top names will compete at the Classic TT once more, including John McGuinness, Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Gary Johnson, while Ulsterman Ryan Farquhar makes his first appearance at the event after coming out of retirement.

This year's Classic TT incorporates a Joey Dunlop, will a special parade lap planned in the 26-time TT winner's memory as well as an unprecedented display of the Northern Ireland road racing legend's machines.

The Classic TT forms part of a four-day festival of motorcycle nostalgia from August 22-25, which also includes a paddock carnival, classic racing machinery displays, photographic exhibitions, the Festival of Jurby and a whole host of social events.



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PatrickD

April 08, 2014 1:05 PM

Not really. The racing is more easily accessible and there are alot of eligible machines available right now. Like classic trials, though, it's just a matter of time before a decent old bike will cost more than a modern race machine.



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