Both Lorenzo and Nieto completed a lap around the mountain course before watching the Dainese Senior TT from a private garden.
Spanish motorcycling stars Jorge Lorenzo and Angel Nieto, ambassadors for TT Races Safety Partner Dainese, visited the Isle of Man for the 2010 TT Races.
The two completed a lap of the iconic mountain course before watching the Dainese Senior TT from a private garden on Bray Hill. Current TT star Guy Martin, also a Dainese ambassador, was involved in a high speed accident at Ballagarey but fortunately was not seriously injured and is recovering in the hospital.
Lorenzo, currently leading the Moto GP championship, commented: “What an amazing experience. Now i understand why people enjoy the experience of riding at the TT. I only did one lap and I would definitely like some more practice.. I was able to make a few wheelies and wave a lot to the crowd – there seem to be so many people here. It was a very very good experience.”
He continued: “I have read all about the TT in magazine and have seen TV programmes – but nothing can prepare you for the real experience.”
Thirteen time World Champion Angel Nieto, who competed in the TT in 1968 but did not complete a lap, commented: “It was a great honour to come back to such a great and historic place as a guest of Dainese. I have strong memories from my time here a long time ago and it is great to come back and see the TT so healthy.”
He continued: “We were all so concerned for Guy – It is a miracle that we here good news. It was great to show Jorge the TT and I’m glad he enjoyed so much. For us both it was a very special experience.”