Steve Hislop 1992 Helmet Poster
Robert Steven Hislop was a Scottish motorcycle racer, known mostly for his 11 race wins of the Isle of Man TT. He wore this iconic pink helmet while riding the Norton 588 with an unconventional white livery, belonging to Hislop’s long term sponsor Abus.
This high quality poster is printed at 9600 x 2400 dpi on 240gsm paper with a glossy finish and is delivered UNFRAMED.
Hislop's Isle of Man road racing career started in 1983, after overcoming despression, and put on an incredible performance finishing 2nd in the newcomer's race at the Manx Grand Prix. On short circuits, his first championship success came when he won the 250cc British Championship in 1990. Superbike victory followed with the British Superbike Championship in 1995. Although he did not take a BSB victory in 1996 or 1997, Hislop was hired by Rob McElnea's dominant Cadbury's Boost Yamaha team for 1998. The nature of the fight for the championship between Hislop & team mate Mackenzie was illustrated by a near-collision on the last lap at Snetterton which cost the team a 1–2 finish. Hislop generally matched his countryman before an injurious crash took him out of title contention. His last championship success came in 2002 when he won the British Superbike Championship riding a Ducati.
Hislop competed in the Isle of Man TT between 1984 and 1994, including a race often described as one of the best races in TT history - the 1992 Senior TT. Hislop and main rival Carl Fogarty, starting 4th and 19th respectively, put on a great show for all the spectators never exceeding a gap of 7.4s. In the end Fogarty couldn't hold off Hislop, even with putting in an impressive lap record time on the final lap of over 123mph, which stood for 7 years.