Norton set for return at TT 2009

16 years is a long wait but it’s great news for the TT. Norton will be back next year with a new bike a famous name rider, Michael Dunlop, the son of the late TT legend Robert “Joey’ Dunlop, who will ride the Norton NRV 588 on its TT debut in the senior race. The owner of Norton Racing, Stuart Garner, has brought the marque back to Britain after a few years in the US. BBC

Photo: Rem Fowler won the inaugural TT in 1907 riding on a Norton