Entry List announced for 500cc Classic TT Race

  • Race bikes include: Paton, Norton, MV Agusta, Royal Enfield, Matchless and Honda
  • Riders include: J. McGuinness, R. Farquhar, I. Lougher, G. Martin and M. Dunlop
  • Nick Jeffries and Charlie Williams will race too
  • 90-strong entry list

2013 500cc Classic TT: John McGuinness at Ginger Hall on the Paton

The Isle of Man TT’s star names are set to renew their rivalry at the Classic TT taking place over the August Bank Holiday on the 37.73 mile Mountain Circuit but who will be riding what in the Bennetts 500cc race?

The 4-lap race starts at 13:00 on Saturday 23rd August and was won emphatically last year by Olie Linsdell on a Paton, who set a lap record of 111.660mph along the way. He was joined on the podium by William Dunlop who passed Jamie Coward for second place on the last lap.

Giacomo Agostini presents Olie Linsdell with the 2013 500cc Classic TT winners trophey

Here’s a selection of some of the recognisable names from the TT and Classic racing world who will line up on the Glencrutchery Road startline this year:

 John McGuinness

 Roger Winfield Paton

 Ryan Farquhar

 Roger Winfield Paton 

 Ian Lougher

 Giovanni Cabbassi / Flitwick Motorcycles Paton

 Olie Linsdell

 Royal Enfield

 Bruce Anstey

 Ken McIntosh Manx Norton

 Guy Martin

 Andy Molnar Manx Norton

 Michael Dunlop

 Andy Molnar Manx Norton

 Gary Johnson

 MV Agusta

 Dean Harrison

 MV Agusta

 William Dunlop

 Davies Motorsport Honda

 Alan Oversby

 Davies Motorsport Honda

 Michael Rutter replacing the injured Dan Kneen & Cameron Donald.

 Ripley Land Racing Matchless

 Roy Richardson

 FCL Racing/Bullock Manxsport Aermacchi

 John Barton in place of injured Keith Amor

 Dunnell Racing Norton

 Jamie Coward

 Ted Woof Norton

 Bill Swallow

 Works Racing Motorcycles Norton

 Daniel Cooper

 Molnar Manx Norton

 James Hillier

 CSC Racing Honda

 Dan Stewart

 Wilcock Consulting Honda

 Paul Coward

 Werner Molders Honda

 David Madsen Mygdal

 Gimbert Racing Honda

 James Cowton


 Mark Herbertson

 Gilbert Brown Matchless

 Allan Brew

 Luviair Matchless

 Mark Parrett

 Chas Mortimer Norton

 Chris Swallow

 DG Kenah Norton

 Bob Owen

 Dave & Alan Green Matchless

 Rob Barber

 Econoloft Seeley Matchless

 Maria Costello


The ‘Morecombe Missile’ John McGuinness made his Classic debut last year and despite showing his pace in qualifying with a lap record threatening 111mph lap on board the Roger Winfield Paton, the bike suffered from a misfire off the line and the 42-year old completed just one lap.

Five –time Classic Manx TT winner, Ulsterman Ryan Farquhar, lines up as McGuinness’s teammate while Lougher, will be out on the same Paton machine that Olie Linsdell took to victory last year. In fact, Linsdell and Lougher haves swapped bikes for this year.

 The 90-strong entry also includes Nigel Moore, Stuart Garton, Shaun Anderson, Bruno Leroy, Phil McGurk, Stephen Thompson and Alec Whitwell but keep an eye too on 1993 Formula 1 TT race winner Nick Jefferies and nine-times TT winner Charlie Williams, the latter having his first competitive race around the Mountain Course since he finished fifth in the 1984 250cc Production race.

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