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TT 2011 is officially launched

Fans, organisers and journalists packed into the Royal Hall at the Villa Marina for last night's star-studded event.

The best known names in the TT, including the 'Bingley Bullet' Ian Hutchinson, outright lap record holder John McGuinness, and 'Ramsey Rocket' Connor Cummins, were all there.

The ever popular Guy Martin was a great hit with the capacity audience.

He says with his new team Relentless Suzuki he hopes to at last get to the top of the podium (first part of audio file):

Local star Connor Cummins got a rapturous reception.

The 'Ramsey Rocket' received massive injuries after crashing at the Verandah in last year's Senior event, but is aiming to be racing again at TT 2011.

He says he won't be thinking about last year's accident (second part of audio file):



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