Organisers of the 2015 Isle of Man TT have confirmed the entry list for this year’s event following another huge influx of entry applications for the prestigious road race.
The RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior races are likely to catch the headlines yet again, with all of the top 20 seeded riders having topped 127mph around the famous circuit in the past.
21-time TT race winner, John McGuinness, will get proceedings underway ahead of James Hillier’s Quattro Plant Bournemouth Kawasaki.
Milwaukee Yamaha’s Michael Dunlop is next up, looking to add to his impressive TT record over the past two years, with eight victories.
Lap-record holder, Bruce Anstey, will start from fifth once again with the Tyco BMW pairing of William Dunlop and Guy Martin starting from sixth and eighth respectively.
Winner of last year’s Supersport race, Gary Johnson will start in-between the two Tyco riders in seventh place, on-board his JG Speedfit Kawasaki.
The KMR Kawasaki duo of Lee Johnston and team owner, Ryan Farquhar, will be the 13th and 14th riders to hit the track, just ahead of Australian rider, Dave Johnson, on his Smiths Racing BMW.
2014 rookie record-breaker Peter Hickman returns once again and will start from 17th on the Briggs Equipment BMW. The MCE British Superbike ride became the first rookie to reach speeds in excess of 129mph at last year’s event.
The field will just as strong behind the frontrunners, with the top 70 riders having lapped at speeds of over 120mph.
This includes competitors from the Manx GP, including 2014 Junior race winner, Andy Lawson, Senior race winner, Andrew Soar and also Lightweight winner, James Neesom.
Qualifying for the event takes place on Saturday 30 May, with the 91 entrants battling it out to try and make it into the 72 race spots available.
The racing action gets underway one week later, with the Superbike and sidecar races taking place on Saturday 6 June.