Isle of Man News last updated 27 July 2017 15:45:08

James Hillier goes back to the future with Oxford Team Ducati

POSTED Mon 03-07-2017

Oxford Products and Celeres Racing are proud to announce that James Hillier will be campaigning their Ducati 888 in the Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT Race at this year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts meeting on the Isle of Man. Fresh from another successful TT campaign, where he secured a 2nd and two 4th places on the 37.73 mile Mountain Circuit, Hillier remains the 5th fastest rider in TT history. He will be riding the Celeres Racing Ducati 888 that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Oxford’s last TT campaign. To fully authenticate this replica the bike, with the support of Oxford Products, has been painted in classic 1992/3 Oxford livery, as used by Trevor Nation, Robert Dunlop and Mark Farmer. The Ducati 888 was built...

Fifth place and best ever lap for Rutter in Senior TT

POSTED Mon 12-06-2017

Michael Rutter and the Bathams/SMT Racing team completed their campaign at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races with an excellent fifth place finish in Friday’s Senior race as the Bridgnorth rider took his fourth top six finish of the week and also set a new personal best lap of the Mountain Course at 131.709mph. The race was due to take place over six laps and Michael found himself down in 12th place at the end of lap one but a crash involving Ian Hutchinson at the 27th Milestone on lap two brought out the red flag and resulted in the race being restarted at 5.15pm over the shorter distance of four laps. Problems with the gear change had been the cause of Michael’s lowly placing and so he switched to his regular Superstock BMW S1000RR for the...

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