British MotoGP stars lined up for TT lap

Cal Crutchlow will join fellow MotoGP stars Bradley Smith, Michael Laverty and Scott Redding in doing a TT Parade Lap on Senior Race day Photo: Peter Callister

Cal Crutchlow will join fellow MotoGP stars Bradley Smith, Michael Laverty and Scott Redding in doing a TT Parade Lap on Senior Race day Photo: Peter Callister

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Britain’s four current MotoGP stars are to take part in a TT parade lap on Senior Race day.

Bradley Smith, Michael Laverty, Scott Redding and Ramsey resident Cal Crutchlow will do a lap around the Mountain Course ahead of this year’s PokerStars Senior TT on Friday, June 6.

Monster Energy Yamaha Tech 3 rider Smith has enjoyed the best start of the four in this year’s Championship. He followed up his front row grid start in Qatar with a top-five finish at the Grand Prix of the Americas, eighth in Jerez and 10th in Le Mans.

Ducati rider Crutchlow confounded the sceptics with a sixth-place finish in the opening round although he crashed out in Austin when running fourth. He missed the Argentina GP with injury but has since returned and finished 11th in Le Mans

Go&Fun Honda Gresini’s Redding holds the distinction of being the youngest rider ever to win a GP race when he won the 125cc British Grand Prix at Donington in 2008 and finished a stunning seventh in his first MotoGP race. He has also had top fifteen finishes in Argentina, Jerez and Le Mans.

2007 British Supersport champion Laverty, who is riding for PBM Aprilia in the premier class this year, completes the line up. He made his MotoGP debut last year with a best placed finish of 13th in Spain and has finished 16th in four out of the five rounds this season.

Bennetts/Bike Nation ambassador Scott Redding commented:

‘The TT guys are unique in motorcycle racing. I have huge respect and admiration for what they do. The chance to ride round the TT course on a closed road is a brilliant opportunity for me to experience something different and I’m really looking forward to getting out to the island to meet the TT fans, see the racing first hand and get a lap in as well.’

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