Norton are coming back

I know, I reported on this a while ago, but it’s for real.
Works Norton team returns to world famous TT races for the first time since 1993, demonstrating the new owners commitment to the brand’s racing pedigree!

Norton Motorcycles will make its long awaited return to the legendary Isle of Man TT races in May 2009 after an absence of 16 years! In an historic deal, the brand was recently brought back to the UK after 15 years stateside by UK businessman, Stuart Garner.

Michael Dunlop, 20, son of the late motorcycle legend Robert Dunlop, will pilot the Norton NRV 588 Rotary Bike on its TT debut in the seniors race over the notorious 37¾ mile circuit. Michael says: “This is a fantastic opportunity to make history with Norton’s return to one of the world’s most famous races – a real highlight of the racing calendar. It means a lot to me as I will be following in my father’s bike tracks as he finished third on his JPS Norton when he competed in 1990.”