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LINE UP OF LEGENDARY RIDERS FOR MOUNTAIN COURSE CENTENARY BLACK TIE DINNER CONFIRMED

Fri, 20 May 2011  19:11

Each table to be hosted by a motorcycling hero
Each table to be hosted by a motorcycling hero

A glittering list of celebrities and VIP’s for the TT Black Tie dinner that will be held on the Isle of Man on Senior Race Day has been confirmed.

The dinner, which has been organised to commemorate and celebrate 100 years of racing on the Mountain Course, will take place in the VIP Hospitality unit in the shadow of the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road.

The illustrious list of guests hold a collective total of 37 World Championship titles and 104 TT Race victories as well as numerous podiums and national championship titles and are some of the most famous names from the world of motorsport. Every one of the 18 tables will have one of the iconic names joining the guests at their table.

TT legends attending include 15 times World Champion Giacomo Agostini, who also won 10 TT Races, Phil Read, holder of 8 World Championships and 8 TT Race titles and Swiss racer Luigi Taveri, who has 3 world titles and 3 TT victories to his name. Phil McCallen, who won 11 TT’s including four in a week in 1996 and is fifth on the all-time solo’s honours board, will also be attending.

Other guests confirmed include 9-time TT Race winner Charlie Williams, Chas Mortimer with 8 wins and Mick Grant who has 7. 1993 Formula One TT Race winner Nick Jefferies will be representing nephew David in the Milestones of the Mountain Parade earlier in the day and is also confirmed to attend the dinner.

Dave Molyneux, the most decorated sidecar racer in TT history with 14 TT wins, 10 time World Champion Steve Webster and 2010 Double TT Race winner and 2001 World Champion, Klaus Klaffenböck, will be representing the ‘chairs’.

Current racers confirmed to attend, shortly after competing in that day’s PokerStars Senior TT, include fifteen time champion John McGuinness and his team-mate Scotsman Keith Amor, 10 time champion Ian Lougher and 2010 five time champion Ian Hutchinson, who is missing this year’s races through injury. Michael Rutter, the Junior TT race winner in 1998, whose father Tony won 7 TT’s in the 1970’s and 80’s will be representing the Rutter family.

Murray Walker whose father Graham won the lightweight TT in 1931, and who commentated on the TT for the BBC for over 30 years from 1949 is the dinner’s Guest of Honour.

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