Norton return from a successful 2013 TT, factory riders Ian Mackman and Dan Hegarty did a great job under wet and difficult conditions in first practice week. In the first Superbike race aboard the all new Norton SG2 ‘Mackers’ had an amazing race and came home with 18th place securing a bronze replica trophy. ‘Hegatron’ had to pull in after 4 laps with a locked caliper due to stones, very disappointing after a strong race. With more testing required on the engine side we went into the Senior race with standard road spec engines. Both riders did us proud and after some 240 miles of race distance both bikes finished having set lap times in the 122mph bracket, a truly great achievement with some 30-40 bhp down from the top teams. We got 24th and 36th position, the reliability of the chassis and overall bike was great, showing the talent within the engineers and mechanics at Norton. Now we have a wonderful base for the 2014 TT!
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