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Photo caption: Renee Caley, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Marketing Manager with Matthew Richardson, Curator, Manx National Heritage

 Manx National Heritage and the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham have reunited the two bikes that participated in what is widely recognised as the greatest TT race of all time.

Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01, owned by Manx National Heritage and the National Motorcycle Museum’s ex works Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced memorably over six enthralling laps in the 1992 Senior TT will feature in a unique display, supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, at the Manx Museum in Douglas for the duration of the TT festival.

The race, which was voted the Greatest TT Race of all time in a poll by Isle of Man Post Office, saw Hislop swap the lead with Fogarty throughout the race before the Scot eventually won by just 4.4 seconds. Fogarty had the consolation of setting the outright lap record at 122.61mph while Hislop set a race record of 121.8mph.

The display forms part of a programme of Manx National Heritage events and exhibitions for visitors and local residents during this year’s TT.  Other activities include talks and a film by Mike Hailwood’s son Dave, a short film screening of ‘No Ordinary Passnger’ and Q&A session with 90 year old ex sidecar world champion Stan Dibben and an exhibition featuring Ulster’s TT Heroes at the House of Manannan in Peel.

Manx National Heritage has also produced a TT collector’s pin badge, which retails at £10, which gives users free admission to all Manx National Heritage sites throughout both the TT Races and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.