For the first time ever, a KTM will be raced at the Isle of Man TT. Redline Motorcycles is entering a single KTM RC8 R in this year’s Superbike, Superstock and Senior TT races. The move marks a gradual escalation in KTM’s road racing activities, it’s currently fielding RC8 R’s in Germany’s IDM series and scuttle butt has it they could even run them in a couple SBK rounds this year. James Edmeades will be the rider.
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Honda CBR600RR with a fancy frame Moto2 bike from England’s FTR will also be entered in the historic race. Its rider will be Ollie Linsdell, who’s father, Steve was the last person to lap the island on a GP bike, which he did in 2007 aboard a 500cc two-stroke Paton.