Villa inside shot Metzeler gave over 1,000 TT fans a night to remember in a Racing and Rock extravaganza to round off a spectacular week of action at the Metzeler Ultimate Party, at the Villa Marina, Douglas. Three hundred fans also enjoyed high quality camping in fully equipped tents and facilities at the Metzeler Village within the National Sports Centre, Douglas.

Fans get the Metzeler treatment Four top Metzeler race stars were given a fantastic reception as they entertained a knowledgeable crowd before the high energy performance of renowned AC/DC tribute act DC/AC. After a stunning Isle of Man debut, Josh Brookes brought his father and girlfriend to the party and he was joined on stage by the in-form but incredibly unlucky Gary Johnson, plus two of the revelations of TT week; James Hillier and Dean Harrison.

Brookes summed up his whole TT experience saying, “The first word that comes to mind is extreme; the track, the speeds, the closeness of everything, the fans. If I’m honest the first few days of practice were more scary than rewarding but then as I came to learn the course a bit more it was so rewarding and I could ride in a more calculated way.

Fans in the Metzeler Village

Fans in the Metzeler Village

With the spectators so close you feel almost like you are in a stadium than a race track, the fans also get to see your lines and see what you’re doing with the bike much more, so they really feel the experience. You can definitely feel the fans presence whilst you’re riding and that’s something unique for both racer and the guys in the hedges.

The Metzeler party was great, I guess there is a lot of fans who love rock music at the TT and hopefully we mixed it up with our racing stories also, so what a great event!”

Metzeler UK Marketing Manager Jim Worland commented; “What a fantastic way to celebrate our 150th anniversary, with what our riders have done on the track, the Metzeler Village and to cap it all of the Ultimate Party.

What a fantastic atmosphere on track, in the tented village and of course at the Villa Marina, all helped by the stunning weather. A big thanks to all the riders and fans who’ve made this such a memorable experience.”

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