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Hislop vs Foggy: Best battle in TT history?

July 9, 2020
Steve Hislop
Hislop got the Norton over the line in 1st position.

Arguably the Norton Rotary racer’s finest hour – Steve Hislop winning the 1992 Senior TT.

It has gone down as one of the most famous battles the Island has seen, Hislop on his ABUS-backed Rotary and Carl Fogarty on his Yamaha Loctite OW01. Neither rider was used to their steeds, but both shot off from the start, the lead changing several times.

The Norton team were worried about engine temperatures as they’d had trouble earlier in the week, while Foggy’s bike was falling apart around him.

In the end, Hislop got the Norton over the line first, just over four seconds ahead of Foggy, to take Norton’s first Senior victory 
since 1961.

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Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt is the Digital Content Editor at Mortons Media Group. Sam has a Journalism degree from the University of Lincoln. When he’s not writing about engines he can be found at Keepmoat Stadium, supporting his beloved League One football team Doncaster Rovers. 01507 529529 | SHewitt@Mortons.co.uk

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