Over the next fortnight thousands of road racing fans will make their annual pilgrimage to the Isle of Man to watch their racing heroes in action in the famous TT races. Meanwhile Dainese supported riders will take part in the historic event, which saw practice sessions getting underway last weekend.

Still yet to claim a TT victory, though not through lack of trying, is Guy Martin who will again have his sights set on that elusive win. Martin has been sponsored by Dainese for many years and has helped develop the D-air Racing system while competing at the TT. Racing again for Tyco Suzuki, Martin has racked up 13 podium finishes over the mountain course, including six second places.

Hot on Martin’s heels will be Manxman and fellow Dainese supported Conor Cummins, this year riding for Milwaukee Yamaha. Following a disappointing 2012 that saw Cummins carry an injury to the TT from the North West 200 races and then the Senior TT race being cancelled due to bad weather, the Manxman is fit and ready for this year’s challenge.

New additions to Dainese’s rider line-up include James Hillier and Cheung Wai On. Hillier will be looking for a similar success of that in 2012 when he achieved his first TT podium with second place in the SuperTwin race. This year will be Wai On’s first appearance at the Isle of Man TT races with the British-based Splitlath Redmond team.

Guy Martin

Guy Martin

Guy Martin:

We’re in good shape this year. The Tyco Suzuki bikes, my Dainese and AGV kit all felt spot on at the North West; it was just a shame the weather was so bad and we didn’t get a good run. I always look forward to the TT, there’s nothing like it. I’ve been nearly there a good few times over the last few years. My team are the boys, they want the win as much as me – she’ll come! Rome wasn’t built in a day….

Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins

Conor Cummins:

I’m really looking forward to this one. I’m fit, have a great new bike and I’m with Dainese and AGV for the second year. It’s all spot-on and I can’t wait to go down Bray Hill on the first practice evening. I’ll be meeting fans at the Dainese shop at the back of the Grandstand which will be good – its such an amazing event I just can’t wait for all the talking to stop and the racing to start. Bring it on.

James Hillier

James Hillier

James Hillier:

I’m obviously really excited on the eve of another TT fortnight and this year really pumped to be wearing Dainese and AGV. I know its sound daft but I looked at some shots of me riding at the NW200 last week and I’m just so chuffed I’m riding in kit I’ve always dreamed about. It makes me really proud and I hope to be able bring home some good results over the week to help payback the faith my sponsors have put in me.

Wai On:

I’m very grateful that Splitlath Redmond has been given me a chance to race at the Isle of Man, which is something I wanted to do ever since I took up racing as a teenager. It’s an exciting time for me and I am really looking forward to it.

Dainese has also continued its partnership with the TT races renewing a new two-year contract to continue as the event’s Official Safety Partner. The Dainese Superbike race will take place on Saturday 1 June at 12pm.

Dainese will again have its temporary TT shop at the back of the grandstand, where supported riders will be holding signing sessions and talking to fans over the TT fortnight.

The Isle of Man TT races will be highlighted daily on ITV4 and ITV.com, for coverage listings click here

For more information visit dainese.com

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