ARAI MAKE A CLEAN SWEEP AT THE 2010 TT
June 14 2010.


Ian Hutchinson, riding for Padgetts Honda, had a historic race week at this year's TT, standing on the top step of the podium in all five of the solo races and becoming the first man ever to do so. In the process he beat the record of 11-time champion (and fellow Arai wearer) Phillip McCallen, who was previously the only rider in the TT's 103 year history to win four races in a week, back in 1996.

'Hutchy' took the chequered flag of the blue riband Dainese Senior TT, the last race of TT week, and stood on his footpegs in a 'superman' pose to the applause and plaudits he richly deserved. At the press conference after the race he declared "today has been unbelievable for me and it's been one of those weeks that was just meant to be, I'll never complain if I breakdown around here again".

Klaus Klaffenbock and Dan Sayle won both of the Sidecar races, thus giving Arai a clean sweep across the board.

Arai has a history and association with the Isle of Man TT that goes back to the 1980s, and the Japanese brand is worn by the majority of TT competitors thanks to the fit, comfort and dependability of Arai at the extreme speeds generated on the 37.7 mile road circuit. The Arai Race Support Service has also become an integral part of the TT - operating out of the paddock its team of six factory-trained technicians maintain and service the Arais of all the TT competitors throughout practice and race weeks, as well performing high-pressure visor changing duties during pit stops.

John Wakefield, Managing Director of Phoenix Distribution, the UK Arai Importer, was naturally delighted with the results from the 2010 Isle of Man TT; "We've long supported and believed in the TT, not only because so many riders wear Arai there but also because the history and tradition of the event matters to us, and has done since Arai first came to Europe. Congratulations to Ian Hutchinson, he's ridden absolutely brilliantly and we're proud to have contributed to his success."


For more information on Arai call Phoenix on 01782 569800, or visit www.whyarai.co.uk