MICHAEL HONOURED TO RIDE BOB MCINTYRE GILERA TRIBUTE LAP 

Fans were treated to the recreation of one of the greatest moments in TT history this year with Michael's tribute lap for the 60th anniversary of Bob McIntyre's first 100mph lap of the mountain course. Scotsman McIntyre made history on the Gilera on his way to victory in the Senior TT Race in 1957 and Michael, complete with the replica kit and on board an identical dustbin faired Gilera meticulously recreated by Kay Engineering.

"It's one of the best experiences I've ever had. It was so strange to ride. I don't know if it was me or the fairings - it felt like the tyres were flat. It would have been great to run the bike in the Senior race. It was a real honour to ride the bike. We had a great reaction around the course. Everyone loved hearing the bike. What I did doesn't compare to riding the 8 laps. its much easier now. I spent the whole time trying to find 6th gear - I didn't realise there were only five.”

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Unfortunately multiple breakdowns seen early retirement for Michael in all three races.

Bennetts Senior Classic TT – DNF
Dunlop Lightweight Classic TT – DNF
Motorsport Merchandise Superbike Classic TT – DNF