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NORTON'S KEY ROLE in 2015 CLASSIC TT RACES

Iconic British motorcycle brand Norton is to play a key part in the 2015 Isle of Man Classic TT presented by Bennetts.

The marque’s development has been inextricably linked to the Isle of Man TT from the races’ inception in 1907 through to its modern-day appearance with Cameron Donald setting the manufacturer’s fastest ever lap of the TT at the 2014 meeting.

Rem Fowler’s inaugural TT-winning bike from 1907 will be returning to the Isle of Man as part of a pop-up museum in the paddock that will also feature the greatest collection of factory rotary Norton’s ever seen on the Isle of Man, courtesy of the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. 

Eighteen original factory rotary Nortons, including Steve Hislop’s 1992 TT Race-winning ABUS sponsored machine, a large number of the iconic JPS liveried machines and the Duckham’s sponsored bikes from the latter part of the rotary era will all feature in the paddock display which will run from 28 August to 1 September, 2015.

The Classic TT Parade lap – Norton the Rotary Years sponsored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company – will run on Monday 31 August. It will tell the story of the Rotary Norton during the 1980s and 1990s and will, where possible, feature original bikes and riders including the likes of Trevor Nation, Ian Simpson and Steve Cull. John McGuinness, one of Steve Hislop’s biggest fans, will ride the 1992 ABUS in the parade.

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