Finest hour

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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