If anyone is going to feel at home passing the Goodwood Hillclimb’s flint wall at full chat, it’s an Isle of Man TT winner; blasting past unforgiving objects at close proximity is their stock in trade. The number of TT winners confirmed for FoS has just been increased with Michael Dunlop and Dave Molyneux.
Dunlop, 26, is fresh from a successful outing at this year’s TT where he claimed four race wins, bringing his total to 11. Manx victory is in his blood; his father Robert has won six TT races, while his uncle Joey has chalked up an incredible 26 wins, making him the most successful rider in the TT’s history.
Michael was the first winner in 75 years to use a BMW Motorrad, so the German manufacturer rewarded him with an S1000RR. It’s that bike that he’ll take to the hill on.
Sidecar racer Dave Molyneux is the TT’s third most successful rider with 17 victories to his name. The 50-year old Manxman’s first TT win was in 1989, his most recent just this year. It’s the DMR-Kawasaki F2 that he won on earlier this month that he’ll be taking up the hill.
Other TT victors already confirmed to appear include John McGuinness, Giacomo Agostini, John Surtees, Stuart Graham and Jim Moodie. The TT is one of motorsport’s greatest spectacles, and we can’t wait to see its men and machines on the hill later this month.