The 2017 Barry Sheene Memorial Trophy, with an aggregate result declared after the second heat on Sunday, will again feature fabulous period machinery from Aermacchi, AJS, BMW, Matchless, MV Agusta and Norton – complete with pro-am rider line-ups in Revival tradition.
Top two-wheeled names already confirmed to take on the Dunlops include three-time World Champion and Goodwood favourite ‘Fast Freddie’ Spencer and former Suzuki Grand Prix rider, and team-mate to Barry Sheene, Steve Parrish – both on Manx Nortons – as well as the two fastest women around the Isle of Man TT course, Maria Costello and Jenny Tinmouth. Maria saddles a 1954 BMW RS54, while Tinmouth, who holds the ladies’ TT lap record at a whisker under 120mph, will compete on a Hansen Honda CR450.
As usual, expect the leather-clad heroes to have throttles pinned and elbows out around the Motor Circuit as they jostle for position in what’s always a hugely entertaining part of the Revival Meeting.
Photography by James Lynch