The heroes of the TT and Classic TT are set to star at Motorcycle Live, which starts today, Saturday, and runs until Sunday, November 26 at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre.
Headlining the list is 23-time winner John McGuinness, 2017 Senior winner Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson, who enjoyed a Superbike and Superstock double before crashing heavily in the Senior.
Conor Cummins, Peter Hickman, Lee Johnston, Ivan Lintin, Dan Kneen and Dean Harrison will be attending Motorcycle Live throughout the week, direct from competing in the Macau GP.
Also there will be Cummins’s Padgett’s Motorcycles team-mate Bruce Anstey and Kawasaki stalwart James Hillier.
Dave Molyneux and newly-confirmed 2018 passenger Patrick Farrance will represent the sidecar contingent, along with 2017 World Champions and current TT lap record holders Ben and Tom Birchall, multiple world champion Tim Reeves and passenger Mark Wilkes, and veteran campaigner John Holden with local passenger Lee Cain.
The TT will once again be represented at Motorcycle Live with its own high-profile stand situated in Hall 2, Stand Number 2D25.
The TT stand will feature a unique display of leading machines from this year’s TT and Classic TT. They include Ian Hutchinson’s Superstock-winning Tyco BMW, the fastest ever Norton machine round the Mountain Course, which Josh Brookes piloted in the Superbike and Senior races, Hickman’s double podium-finishing Trooper Beer Triumph and the Birchall brother’s double race-winning and lap record breaking LCR Honda outfit.
Classic TT machines set to feature on display including the history-making Padgett’s 250cc Honda that Anstey memorably completed the first 120+mph 250cc lap of the Mountain Course on his way to winning the the Lightweight Classic TT.
Michael Rutter’s Junior Classic TT-winning Ripley Land Racing Honda and the Team Winfield Paton that Brookes rode in the Senior Classic TT to take his first Mountain Course victory will also be on the stand as will the stunning Oxford Products Ducati that Hillier rode at this year’s event.
TT Rider Liaison officer Richard ’Milky’ Quayle will be talking through spectacular onboard laps on a state of the art high definition, high adrenaline giant screen on the stand that will give fans an incredible personal insight into the training programme rookies to the TT go through before they get to race in the world’s most challenging motorcycle event.
Fans will also get the chance to experience what it’s like to head down Bray Hill for themselves as the new multi-platform TT game will be unveiled on the stand with two playable kiosks available for visitors to the stand to try throughout the show.
TT staff will be on hand throughout the show to advise on travel and accommodation packages for next year’s TT, Classic TT Races and the island’s other motorsport events.
Motorcycle Live will culminate with the now traditional ’TT Day’ on the last day of the show - Sunday, November 26, where TT themed content will dominate the day.
Advance tickets for Motorcycle Live are now available from motorcyclelive.co.uk or on the day from the event box office.