Schwantz and Mamola to ride in TT Parade

Grand Prix stars will be joined by Phillip McCallen, Ian Hutchinson, Neil Hodgson and Cal Crutchlow

FORMER Grand Prix stars Kevin Schwantz and Randy Mamola will be amongst six riders who will take part in this year’s parade lap of the TT course.

1993 500cc Grand Prix champion Schwantz will lap the Mountain Course on a Suzuki GSX-R1000, with fellow American Mamola aboard Ducati’s new 1199 Panigale.

Schwantz said: "The Isle of Man is rightly considered a Mecca for motorcycle racing and when I was offered the opportunity - I jumped at the chance.

"The top TT racers are respected around the world and I'm really looking forward to experiencing the famous Mountain Course first hand."

Alongside the Americans will be 11-time TT winner Phillip McCallen on a Honda RC45, seven-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson, former BSB and WSB champion Neil Hodgson and Cal Crutchlow.

The parade lap will take place on Wednesday 6th June before the second Supersport race.