Bikesportsnews have reported that WorldSBK legend Carl Fogarty will headline the list of stars taking part in a celebration of Steve Hislop’s career at the 2019 Classic TT, 30 years after he set the first ever 120mph lap around the TT Mountain Course.
Recognising a Stellar Career
August will see the career of the enigmatic Scottish rider recognised, with many of his most memorable racing machines taking to the 37.73-mile TT Course in a demonstration lap by some of his former team-mates, rivals and friends.
Three-time TT winner Fogarty was both a team-mate and rival to Hislop- the duo enjoying numerous battles during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Indeed, the hotly-contested 1992 Senior TT Race, which saw the lead change hands multiple times before Hislop prevailed by 4.4s, is widely acknowledged as the greatest TT Race of all time.
Fans Favourite & Legend
Fans’ favourite and British Superbike Championship legend Chris Walker will join Fogarty on the lap in his first appearance on the Mountain Course. Walker competed against Hislop for many years in the British Superbike Championship, and preceded him in the iconic Cadburys Boost Yamaha squad.
Current TT star Michael Rutter, who competed against Hislop in the British Superbike Championship and International Road Races for more than a decade, is another rider confirmed to take part.
Fellow Scots and TT winners Ian Simpson and Brian Morrison will be joining the celebration – the latter having also lapped at more than 120mph in that famous TT Race in 1989.
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