Schwantz And Mamola Set For TT

Cycle News Staff | April 27, 2012

Kevin Schwantz and Randy Mamola will highlight the Parade Lap for this year’s Isle of Man TT.

Schwantz will ride a Suzuki GSX-R1000 with Mamola set to take his lap on a new Ducati Panigale. Those two will be joined by 11-time TT winner Phillip McCallen, former World Superbike Champion and current Isle of Man resident Neil Hodgson, current MotoGP star and Isle of Man resident Cal Crutchlow and eight-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson.

The Parade lap is sponsored by Arai, the official helmet partner of the 2012 Isle of Man TT races.

Schwantz is looking forward to his lap.

“The Isle of Man is rightly considered a mecca for motorcycle racing and when I was offered the opportunity to experience a closed road parade lap I jumped at the chance,” Schwantz said. “The top TT racers are respected around the world and I’m really looking forward to experiencing the famous Mountain Course first hand.”

Ditto for Mamola, who will be making his first trip to the Island.

“I have a long connection with Arai and it will be a real honor to represent them in a parade lap around this iconic race circuit. I’ve met many TT racers over the course of my career and I’m pleased to get the chance to see the races live.”