1992 Senior TT Yamaha OWO1 – Norton NRS588

1992 Senior TT Carl Fogarty Yamaha OWO1 and Steve Hislop rotary Norton together at the 2015 IOM TT

Manx National Heritage and the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham have reunited the two bikes that participated in what is widely recognised as the greatest TT race of all time.

Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01, owned by Manx National Heritage, and the National Motorcycle Museum’s ex-works Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT will feature in a unique display, supported by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, at the Manx Museum in Douglas and on display until Sunday 14th June.

Carl Fogarty's Loctite Yamaha 0W01 together with the Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT
Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01 together with the Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT

The race, which was voted the Greatest TT Race of all time in a poll by Isle of Man Post Office, saw Hislop swap the lead with Fogarty throughout the six-lap race before the Scot eventually won by just 4.4 seconds. Fogarty had the consolation of setting the outright lap record at 122.61mph, while Hislop set a race record of 121.8mph.

1992 Isle of Man Senior TT Results
  1. Steve Hislop 588 Norton 1.51.59.6 121.28
  2. Carl Fogarty 750 Yamaha 1.52.04.0 121.2
  3. Robert Dunlop 588 Norton 1.54.02.6 119.1
  4. Nick Jefferies 750 Honda 1.54.33.2 118.57
  5. Mark Farmer 750 Yamaha 1.54.47.6 118.32
  6. Robert Farmer 750 Yamaha 1.57.03.6 116.03
  7. Iain Duffus 750 Kawasaki 1.58.05.6 115.01
  8. Colin Gable 750 Honda 1.58.24.2 114.71
  9. Derek Young 750 Honda 1.59.48.2 113.37
  10. Johnny Rea 750 Honda 1.59.53.4 113.29
  11. Gary Radcliffe 750 Honda 2.00.08.8 113.05
  12. Johnny Barton 750 Honda 2.00.20.8 112.86
  13. Tom Knight 750 Honda 2.00.27.8 112.75
  14. David Goodley 750 Honda 2.00.55.0 112.33
  15. Ian Lougher 750 Yamaha 2.01.51.0 111.47
  16. Allan McDonald 750 Honda 2.01.59.8 111.33
  17. Dave Madsen-Mygdal 750 Honda 2.02.05.6 111.24
  18. Mick Noblett 750 Honda 2.02.23.2 110.98
  19. Ralph Sutcliffe 750 Kawasaki 2.05.53.4 107.89
  20. Marc Granie 750 Yamaha 2.06.04.4 107.73

The display forms part of a programme of Manx National Heritage events and exhibitions aimed at visitors and local residents during this year’s TT.

Other activities include talks and a film by Mike Hailwood’s son Dave, a screening of short film ‘No Ordinary Passenger’ including a question and answer session with 90-year-old ex-sidecar World Champion Stan Dibben and an exhibition featuring Ulster’s TT Heroes at the House of Manannan in Peel.

Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT
Norton NRS588 that Steve Hislop raced in the 1992 Senior TT
Carl Fogarty's Loctite Yamaha 0W01 raced in the 1992 Senior TT
Carl Fogarty’s Loctite Yamaha 0W01 raced in the 1992 Senior TT