10 times TT winner, Ian Lougher is set to return to the 2018 Senior TT on-board the Suter MMX 500 two-stoker.
Aged 54, Welshman Ian Lougher is one of the most experienced riders on the road racing circuit. He made his debut in 1984 and won his first (Junior) TT race in 1990 beating Steve Hislop by 1.8 seconds – but after 19 years of competition, and 10 TT, 9 NW200, 18 Ulster GP and 32 Southern 100 wins, he decided to retire after the 2013 TT.
But a call from Eskil Suter three years later reignited Lougher’s TT spark – and in 2016, he managed to average 194.7 km/h around the famous Mountain Course – which he’s hoping to top for 2018.
Lougher said: “Needless to say, I am very happy to be back with the Suter MMX 500 in the Isle of Man TT. After all the hard work done by the Suter team and myself, I cannot wait to do the tests. Two years have passed since our last participation together and the engineers say that they have managed to extract even more power from the engine and solve all the problems we encountered in 2016. I am ready to go to Bray Hill and the spectators will shudder again with a two times.”
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