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Bruce Anstey races McIntosh Norton in Senior Classic

The fastest man ever around the famous Isle of Man “Mountain Course”, New Zealand’s Bruce Anstey, will be teaming up with fellow Kiwi Ken McIntosh for a second attempt at the Classic TT.

Nine-times TT winner Anstey was lying second last year in the inaugural Senior Classic TT when a piston failure caused his retirement on the second lap of the four-lap race.

In June this year Bruce Anstey entered the history books when he became the first man ever to top 132mph average for a lap.

Last year Anstey rode a Classic bike for the very first time and was amazed at how precise the steering was. He commented that he had to re-learn all his old “250” lines where you used every inch of the road, and sometimes more! “He wouldn’t let me change any of the setting on the ‘Featherbed’ Manx’,” said McIntosh.

In this year’s Classic – presented by Bennetts on 23 August – McIntosh will return with two identical models of his New Zealand-built 1962 Manx Norton replicas for Anstey, so that the race bike is still fresh at the end of qualifying, giving Bruce his best chance of a finish.

Bruce Anstey will be competing for the Mike Hailwood Trophy awarded for 500cc single-cylinder machines using a machine that is essentially true to 1962 specification against the much later pre-1973 period multi-cylinder bikes.


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