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Following the success at the TT 2103 saw motoscot helping Graham English
Fix Auto - Tiva Engineering motorcycle racing team at the Manx Classic TT

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Manx Classic TT

2013 saw the inauguration of the Classic TT as part
of the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling alongside
the famous Manx Grand Prix

As its name suggests the event sees race bikes from the '50s and '60s up to the early 1990s competing on the incredible 37.73 mile mountain course

Graham returned to The Isle of Man in August 2013
for the inaugural Classic TT, where he was with excellent company

The races drew some of the best riders in the
world, including TT stars John McGuiness, Bruce Anstey, Cameron Donald, Ian Lougher,
William Dunlop -
against classic specialists such
as Chris Swallow, Jamie Coward and Chris Palmer


English entered on his 1986 Harris F1 Suzuki

The bike, bought as an unfinished project, was worked on over the last two years to bring it back to its racing glory, sourcing parts and services from around the world, including R&D Motorsports of Clearwater Florida, and Worldwide Bearings of New Jersey, USA

The Harris was completed just in time, and the Suzuki GSX1100EFE engine was fired up and final tuning done only 3 days before the ferry for the classic TT

Photo left shows the Harris engine rebuild




English noted: ʻThe bike came out well and after resolving a few teething issues it was a flying machine'

As usual with these kind of projects, things didn't run totally to plan in the initial stages, as Graham said "They weren't problems just teething troubles".. and the whole experience was rewarded with 11th place in the F1 Classic TT race, with a fastest lap during practice of 112.4 mph and during the race itself on Monday 3 of the 4 laps over 110mph, the second lap being slower due to the refuelling stop


Away from the racing - stars of motorcycle racing such as Freddie Spencer, Giacomo Agostini and Steve Baker
rubbed shoulders with the huge crowds at the Festival of Jurby; a huge riot of classic racing and road bikes
of every description