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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.



Related Pictures

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Michael Dunlop
Billy Redmayne, Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, Rob Hodson on the podium after the Junior Manx Grand Prix
Michael Rutter celebrates winning the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey and Ryan Farquhar were the top three in the Formula 1 race at the Classic TT
Dan Cooper and Michael Rutter in the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the Formula 1 Classic TT on the Team Classic Suzuki
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Racing Honda at the Classic TT
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Honda
Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT
Peter Hickman on the Mistral Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Steelcote Solutions Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Trevor Nation and Steve Spray on the JPS Rotary Nortons.
Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
Lee Johnston on the Black Eagle Racing MV Agusta
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Dennis Hoffer at the Manx Grand Prix
Newcomers prepare to leave the line at the Manx Grand Prix

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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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