Isle of man TT: Maxxis become TT tyre partner

Is this story just an excuse to get a fit bird in the article? I think so

Maxxis ... supplying tyres, not girls, to the island

TYRE manufacturer Maxxis has been named as the Official Tyre Partner for
the 2008 Isle of Man TT Races, which take place between May 24th
and Saturday, June 7th.

However, this doesn't mean John McGuinness will be setting 130mph laps on Maxxis tyres, but all official vehicles for the TT event,
including the infamous flying marshals, will be riding bikes fitted with Maxxis tyres.

Chris McGahan, who is sponsored by Sam Crossett Motorcycles, will be on
the start line for the Relentless Supersport and SLI Superstock races
and will be putting his Maxxis tyres through their paces aboard the new
2008 Yamaha R6. Good luck, Chris.