Classic Racer - - PADDOCK GOSSIP -

The 2019 Clas­sic TT Races pre­sented by Ben­netts cel­e­brates one of the great­est rid­ers in the TT’S il­lus­tri­ous his­tory, Steve His­lop, who set the first 120mph lap in 1989. ‘Back to the Fu­ture: The Hizzy Years’ will be a cel­e­bra­tion of his ca­reer 30 years af­ter his mile­stone achieve­ment, fea­tur­ing a pop-up mu­seum of some of the Scot’s most fa­mous bikes. There will also be a pa­rade lap and guest ap­pear­ances from some of his ri­vals, in­clud­ing Carl Fog­a­rty. The fi­nal qual­i­fy­ing and the pad­dock car­ni­val are just pre­cur­sors to the thrilling races on Satur­day, Au­gust 24 and Mon­day, Au­gust 26. Cur­rent stars who have taken on the challenge in­clude John Mcguin­ness, Michael Dunlop, Dean Har­ri­son, Lee John­ston, James Hil­lier and Conor Cum­mins. Satur­day’s racing sees the Ben­netts Clas­sic TT Se­nior Race open­ing the pro­gramme, fol­lowed by the re­turn of the Light­weight 250 machines to the TT Moun­tain Course. Mon­day’s race pro­gramme be­gins with the Ju­nior Clas­sic TT race and the meet­ing reaches its cli­max with the RST Su­per­bike Clas­sic TT race. VIP hos­pi­tal­ity pack­ages are avail­able, which in­clude ac­cess to the grand­stand, with Plat­inum VIP Hos­pi­tal­ity Ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing grid ac­cess and course car lap. In ad­di­tion to the on-track ac­tion, the tra­di­tional Clas­sic TT Party on Satur­day night fea­tures the Coun­ter­feit Stones. On Sun­day the fes­ti­val moves to Jurby for the VMCC’S an­nual Fes­ti­val of Jurby. Sun­day evening fea­tures the RST Clas­sic TT He­roes Din­ner in the VIP Hos­pi­tal­ity Unit. The Pad­dock Sun­down Cin­ema will be show­ing the ap­pro­pri­ately ti­tled ‘Back to the Fu­ture’ from 1985, the tub-thump­ing ‘Com­mit­ments’ (1991), 1992’s clas­sic Wayne’s World and Ground­hog Day. Tick­ets are on sale now via the of­fi­cial iomt­traces.com web­site in­clud­ing of­fi­cial grand­stand tick­ets, VIP hos­pi­tal­ity ex­pe­ri­ences and in­clud­ing the Coun­ter­feit Stones.

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