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Norton to Race Isle of Man TT RSV4-Powered Prototype

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Norton Motorcycles it will compete in the 2012 of Man TT with a new racebike.

The as-yet-unnamed will use an Aprilia RSV4 with a chassis from Engineering . If that formula familiar, it’s because it like of MotoGP’s new Claiming Team machines. Norton mention MotoGP directly in its though it did say it will receive no support from Aprilia like several CRT efforts.

Critics will argue the is not a real Norton as it uses an and frame from other (though it should be noted had previously used a Spondon in its NRV588 racebike). Norton did a number of its own components at its Donington facility, including its traditional aluminum fuel tank.

Norton’s TT racer is also with Ohlins suspension and brakes and electronics from Technologies Limited.

The British is setting modest goals for in this year’s Isle of Man TT. says it only wants a finish this year, it hopes to challenge for a podium in years.

Norton says it has looking for a return to racing for the 12-18 months, but without a production version, World and British Superbike were out of the It’s been previously Norton was planning a MotoGP but Norton claims  TT racing out as the very obvious choice for

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“The hard edge of racing which gets closer to fans and supporters in a and real world way which is a genuine and passionate form of appeals to Norton far more the energy drink and lycra pit lane of homologated road racing,” Norton said in its

Norton says its three-year project will be entirely by sponsorships and other commercial income, without touching any from its motorcycle production

Norton last attempted to in the Isle of Man TT in 2009 shortly Stuart Garner purchased the marque. The team fielded Dunlop on the NRV588 but failed to for the Senior TT. The last time qualified for the Senior TT was in 1992, Steve Hislop upsetting Fogarty to give Norton its TT win.

Reigning TT privateer champion Ian will ride Norton’s in the June 8 Isle of Man Senior TT

[Source: Norton, IOMTT]

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