Bike Social to sponsor the Lightweight TT!

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

The start of last year's Lightweight TT. This year it's all about Bike Social.
We're delighted to announce that Bike Social is the new headline sponsor of the Isle of Man Lightweight TT!

The partnership will see this year’s Lightweight TT race renamed the Lightweight TT. It takes place on Friday 7 June over 3 laps of the famous 37 and three quarter-mile Mountain course.

World adventurer, TV star and Bennetts ambassador, Charley Boorman, will start the race at 10.45am from the famous Glencrutchery Road start/finish line.

The Lightweight TT is one of the iconic Isle of Man TT races and was reintroduced in 2012 for water-cooled, four-stroke, twin-cylinder bikes not exceeding 650cc.  Irishman Ryan Farquhar beat James Hillier and Michael Rutter to the top of the podium in stunning style.

Legendary TT racer John McGuinness is one of the confirmed entries for the 2013 race and not only does he hold the outright lap record for the Mountain Course, he has also held the Lightweight lap record since 1999 and will be looking to add to his current tally of 19 race victories.

Honda are putting together a special version of the CBR500R for him to ride in the race, believed to be bored out to almost 650cc.

We’ll of course be bringing you full coverage of the Isle of Man TT and are urging you guys to share your TT experiences on Bike Social!

Hannah Squirrell, Associate Director of Bennetts said: “The Isle of Man TT is a unique event with an illustrious history and wonderful aura.  No other event away from the track has the exhilaration of the Isle of Man TT and we’re delighted to be partnering it with”

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