Works Suzuki TT star Guy Martin and former British Champion and up-and-coming TT star Daniel Cooper are the first modern day TT riders to commit to the new Classic TT Races due to be held for the first time in 2013.
Thirteen time TT podium finisher Martin and 2006 British 125cc Champion Cooper have agreed to ride for Team Molnar Manx on 500cc Molnar Manx Norton’s in the inaugural 500cc Classic TT Race which is scheduled Aug. 24.
The deal sees a return to the Isle of Man for Team Molnar Manx after a 10-year absence. The team has enjoyed notable success around the Mountain Circuit in the past having won the Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix Races in 2000 with Glen English and 2002 with Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle, when they last competed.
Guy, arguably the most well known motorcyclist in the UK at the present time due to his starring role in the TT3D Closer to the Edge film last year as well as his current Channel 4 television show ‘Building Britain’, will contest the event on the latest evolution of the 95-bore Molnar Manx Norton. His team-mate Cooper is one of the rising stars of the TT, having achieved his first top 10 finishes during this year’s event and he is tipped as a future winner. Both riders have also not ruled out further outings in one of the other Classic TT classes.
“We have been encouraged by the Classic TT plans and after many years absence are pleased to be returning to compete on the Isle of Man with our latest generation Molnar Manx,” said Molnar. “We are delighted to have secured the services of Guy Martin who is one of the fastest riders ever around the TT Mountain Circuit. He has all the attributes to make best use of our machinery and together we are aiming to be challenging for victory. Daniel Cooper has shown great potential around the Mountain Course already and coming from a successful 125cc background, we feel he has the riding style required to get the best from our machinery.”