This page shows the record of the Kay family's Classic TT racing career

The Kay Family's Classic TT Racing Career

In 1983, after his beloved MV was stolen in Italy, never to be seen again, Dave Kay told the jounalist Jim Reynolds "Some day I will build an MV GP machine and win an Isle of Man TT". After 31 years of work, dreams and many failures, Dave's greatest ambition was realised in August 2014. It was achieved when rider Lee Johnston took the win and archived the new lap record for the class, of 105.239mph, on a race MV constructed by Mark Kay in the 350 Classic TT.

Although this was not the first - or the last - significant success on the Isle of Man, it was definitely one which gave great satisfaction and cause for celebration in the Kay family. The following year, there were even more thrills for the Black Eagle Racing Team. The pages below record some of the milestones in this long and exciting journey, as recorded in the racing press.... And the dream lived on in 2016 when Michael Dunlop rode the same 350 cc MV to victory in the Okells Classic TT .

Here is a record of the Kay family's Classic TT racing career

The 350cc Classic TT race of 2016



Michael Dunlop wins the Okells Classic TT for the Black Eagle Racing Team   Read more...


Here is a record of the Kay family's Classic TT racing career

The 500cc Classic TT race of 2015


Kay MV wins the 2015 Classic TT 500


Well they've only gone and done it!     Winner and third place in the 2015 500cc Classic TT    Read more...


2014 Classic Tourists Trophy Race


Isle of Man Classic TT win


A dream come true when Lee Johnston races the Black Eagle MV 350 to victory and a new course record   Read more...


Classic TT Flashback


Sidecar test by Pete Sutton


"JUST LIKE MIKE AND AGO"   An account of the fabulous win in the IOM TT Classic by Bike Sport News   Read more...



Pre-TT Classic at Billown 2012


IOM Pre-Classic at Billown


Alan Oversby achieves a fabulous MV double in May 2012   Read more..


First Classic TT Sidecar Race at Billown 1998


First Classic sidecar race 1998


Mark Kay and Richard Battison win the first Classic TT Sidecar race on the Isle of Man in 1998   Read more..