Classic TT 2019 to celebrate ‘illustrious’ Steve Hislop

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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