ENTRIES OPEN FOR TT 2024
The countdown to the 2024 Isle of Man TT Races is on, with entries now open for the 103rd edition.
Qualifying action gets underway on the Spring Bank Holiday of Monday 27th May, with the first of 6 scheduled race days taking place on Saturday 1st June. The 10-race schedule concludes with the headline Milwaukee Senior TT Race on Saturday 8th June and despite still being 6 months away, there is already plenty to look forward to…
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
The biggest story so far has come from Dean Harrison, who was recently unveiled in Honda Racing UK colours for TT 2024 having left the DAO Racing Kawasaki team earlier in the year, bringing an end to a 7-year partnership which included Senior TT glory in 2019.
The 3-time TT winner leads a 3-man team alongside John McGuinness MBE and Nathan Harrison, and will contest the 1000cc classes on the Honda Fireblade as well as the Supersport class with the reintroduced Honda CBR600RR.
However, making a move away from Honda is Davey Todd, who leaves the Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles team for Milwaukee BMW Motorrad, run by the TAS Racing team who return to the TT in 2024. Widely regarded as one of the TT’s brightest prospects, the 27-year-old joins the illustrious list of names to have ridden for the Northern Irish squad.
TT 2024 will be a momentous occasion for Arai and Honda, with the iconic brands celebrating 30 and 65 years at the Isle of Man respectively, whilst it will also mark 30 years of TT competition for 7-time race winner, Michael Rutter. But all eyes will undoubtedly be on Michael Dunlop, who could become the most successful TT racer of all time as he bids for a 26th race victory to match the record of the legendary Joey Dunlop.
The leading man and lap record holder in both the Supersport and Supertwin classes, as well as a race favourite in the Superbike category, Michael could very well eclipse his uncle Joey to make history and break a record that, for years, seemed insurmountable.