Isle of Man TT 2018 – Hillier Back On The Podium

By: Jack MotorCycle Direct Posted: June 27th, 2018

The Isle of Man was once again invaded by motorbike enthusiasts from all over the world for two weeks of action packed, adrenaline fuelled, high octane road racing – and this year's invasion was the biggest yet (even including a royal!).

Michael Dunlop triumphed with his 16th Isle of Man Superbike TT win, but the headlines arguably belonged to Dean Harrison who smashed the lap record (134.432mph) before retiring when seemingly cruising to his first senior win. Connor Cummins finished second and Europa Group's very own ambassador James Hillier, rounded off the podium in 3rd place – his 12th career TT podium.

The TT's reputation of being a merciless racetrack was yet again underlined as the lives of two aspiring racers were taken. Dan Kneen was killed in a Superbike qualifying session, while Adam Lyon died during the Supersport race. This takes the total TT deaths to 270 riders, of which 10 have been in the last 3 years.

But it's that danger, excitement and bravery that keeps the crowds flocking to the TT every year (even self–proclaimed motorcycle enthusiast Prince William attended this year's event). Nothing compares to the challenge and sacrifice these TT titans endure in the quest to deliver top class entertainment at the very limits of what man and machine can muster.

We would once again like to congratulate James Hillier and his continued success on two wheels, and everyone at MotorCycle Direct is already looking forward to TT 2019.