Dunlop to ride replica in tribute
The 60th anniversary of the first 100mph lap of the Mountain Course will be celebrated at next year’s Classic TT, with the achievement providing the platform for a weekend of motorcycling-themed nostalgic entertainment.
On Saturday, 26 August, the clock will be turned back to the time when Scotsman Bob McIntyre made history, recording the first 100mph lap of the course on his way to victory in the 1957 Senior TT.
Current lap record holder Michael Dunlop will pay tribute to McIntyre’s achievement with a celebration lap.
He'll be in replica kit and on board an identical dustbin-faired Gilera, which has been meticulously recreated by Kay Engineering.
The '50s theme will be in evidence throughout the weekend, particularly at the Classic TT party on the Saturday evening.