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Mike Hailwood

'78 Comeback Special: Mike Hailwood Celebration

Arguably the most memorable and emotional moment in the 110-year history of the Isle of Man TT Races will be central to the celebrations at this year’s Classic TT. 

23 time TT champion John McGuinness will ride a parade lap on Saturday 25th August on the original Sports Motorcycles Ducati that Mike Hailwood raced in his glorious 1978 comeback. The lap will celebrate the fortieth anniversary of ‘Mike the Bike’s’ Formula 1 TT Race win after an eleven-year absence. 

Mike Hailwood’s family, wife Pauline and son David, will attend the Classic TT to witness the Parade Lap, with the original machine, one of the most iconic in motorcycle racing history, being kindly supplied for the event by New York based collector Larry Auriana. The bike will be on display in the Classic TT Paddock throughout the event.