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The contracts are set, and we know who’s riding what in the 2015 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy.
The next step ahead of the TT races, which are set for May 30-June 12, is the official launch at the IOM’s Villa Marina. This year’s launch will once again hosted by TT TV commentators James Whitham and Steve Parrish, who will provide interviews of the TT’s top stars. The launch will be broadcast live on the official Isle of Man TT YouTube channel.
This year’s launch will be highlighted by TT stars Michael Dunlop and John McGuinness. Eleven-time TT star Dunlop will discuss his third manufacturer in three years, as he talks about joining the Milwaukee Yamaha team.
McGuinness, a 21-time TT winner, will be back to full fitness for his 2015 campaign as he chases the all-time TT record of 26 set by the late Joey Dunlop.
Also present will be McGuinness’ teammate Conor Cummins, who will took two podium finishes at 2014 Isle of Man TT. Michael Dunlop’s brother, William, will also be present discussing TAS Racing’s switch from Suzuki to BMW. William will be teammates with TT sensation Guy Martin.
TT winners Gary Johnson and Dean Harrison also have new rides this year while outright lap record holder Bruce Anstey and will be talking about how he will be looking to add to his list of titles in 2015.
In the sidecar class Dave Molyneux will be introducing new passenger and fellow Manxman Ben Binns while fellow race winners Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall and Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance, Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott and John Holden will also outline their plans on attempting to return to the top step, IOM TT reports.
High profile TT newcomers who will be introduced for the first time on the Isle of Man include former World Supersport rider Robbin Harms and Ireland’s Derek McGee, who will be able to pick up tips from last year’s sensation Peter Hickman, the fastest ever newcomer, who will share his thoughts on building on last year’s success, IOM TT reports.
Fans unable to see the event live can still tune in to the TT’s Official YouTube channel with a live stream of the event available worldwide. You can also tweet your questions to your favorite riders via the TT official twitter account @ iom_tt.