Two of the Isle of Man TT’s leading racers will again be in action in this year’s Isle of Man Classic TT, presented by Bennetts, with James Hillier and Daniel Cooper riding for Somerset-based CSC Racing, firmly signalling the team’s intentions for this year’s event.
Hillier, who achieved two more podiums at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races, has been a regular at the Classic TT on board the CSC Racing Honda machines since the inaugural year in 2013.
The 33-year old took sixth in the 2013 Bennetts 500cc Classic TT Race and although he was out of luck in subsequent years, he was back on the leaderboard twelve months ago with eighth place on the team’s 500-4 cylinder Honda when he posted a new personal best lap in the class at 105.940mph.
Cooper lines up for Steve Caffyn’s team for the third successive year having finished fifth and 11th in the 2016 and 2017 Junior Classic TT Races respectively. He’ll again ride a 350cc Honda in this year’s race and will join Hillier on a 500-4 for the Bennetts Senior Classic TT.
The Stroud rider previously rode the Molnar Manx Nortons between 2013 and 2015 and regularly challenged for the race victories, finishing second behind Ian Lougher in the 2014 500cc Race and third in the 2013 350cc Race. He also led the 2015 350cc Race before being forced to retire on the third lap.
Classic TT Grandstand tickets are available now starting from as little at £5 with race day tickets priced at £30. VIP experiences, tickets for the Classic TT Party on Saturday 25th August and the RST Classic TT Heroes Dinner on Sunday 26th August are all available to buy now at iomtt.com or via our sales hotline on (00 44) (0) 1624 640011.
Picture credit: Please credit Dave Kneen at ManxPhotosOn-line for the pictures of James Hillier and Dan Cooper competing in the 2017 Classic TT