Paddock celebrations on the final evening were characterised by fans meeting their racing idols and, in the case of James Hillier, an awning full of admirers buying T Shirts to be signed by their hero.For his JG Speedfit team there was a race of their own as they focus on round four of the British Superbike Championship at Snetterton, Norfolk run over the weekend following the TT races.
Team Green racing coordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge, summed up the TT fortnight saying: “The TT is the ultimate test of motorcycle and rider and this year the boundaries have been pushed once again. Dean Harrison on his Silicone Engineering machines has been sensational while James Hillier demonstrated once more how consistent and in contention he can be supported by the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki team. Amongst the elation we must also keep in our thoughts the family and friends of Dan Kneen and Adam Lyon who sadly passed away at this year's event.”Collecting the Manufacturers Award on behalf of Kawasaki, Howard Dale, Branch Manager of Kawasaki Motors UK, highlighted the significance of the achievement.
“If you ride or drive round the TT course it almost impossible to imagine how these riders can circulate at such speeds. Kawasaki achievements at this year's TT were incredible with podiums in every class a Kawasaki rider could enter. James Hillier gave his all and Dean Harrison came so close to taking victory in the final Senior race missing out by less than 2 seconds after 226 miles (363 km) of racing.We hope that all Kawasaki fans applaud the achievements of Kawasaki riders at TT2018 and as a manufacturer we are immensely proud of each and every rider.”