Britain’s MotoGP Stars Heading For TT


All four of Britain’s MotoGP stars are preparing to experience the infamous Snaefell Mountain Course, taking part in a parade lap at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

Bradley Smith, Michael Laverty, Scott Redding and Isle of Man resident Cal Crutchlow will all don their leathers for a lap of the 37.73-mile course ahead of the Senior TT on Friday June 6.

Smith currently leads the quartet in terms of championship position and placed himself on the front row for the opening race of the year in Qatar. He backed up his strong qualifying performance with a top five finish at the second round in America, before finishing eighth and tenth in Spain and France respectively.

Crutchlow, who moved to Ducati for the 2014 season, began well, finishing sixth in Qatar and silencing the sceptics of his move away from Yamaha machinery. However, a crash at the Circuit of the Americas while running fourth hampered his charge and forced him to miss the third round of the season in Argentina. He has since returned and logged an 11th place result at Le Mans.

Redding has finished in the points in four of the five rounds so far, only failing to score after crashing out in America, while Laverty is yet to put his name on the board for 2014, finishing just outside the points in 16th on four occasions.

“The TT guys are unique in motorcycle racing,” said Redding. “I have huge respect and admiration for what they do. The chance to ride round the TT course on a closed road is a brilliant opportunity for me to experience something different and I’m really looking forward to getting out to the Island to meet the TT fans, see the racing first hand and get a lap in as well.”