It is undoubtedly one of the best collections of racing motorcycles anywhere in the world and includes Valentino Rossi’s World Championship winning Aprilia from 1997.

Phil Morris Racing has been dedicated to the preservation of motorbike racing history since early 1998. Phil’s extensive collection ranges from classics like the Manx Norton through to the 2007 Honda Fireblade which Ian Hutchinson took to third place in the TT.

The team is backed by leading oil blenders Morris Lubricants and takes its superb collection around the country for enthusiasts to see.

And it is, of course, legend Rossi’s old Aprilia machine that attracts the most interest.

Team manager Phil Morris said: “We have some fantastic bikes in the museum and we love taking them to big events.

“One of the things which makes the Phil Morris Racing Museum unique is that all our bikes are completely track ready.

“It’s just a question of filling them with fuel and firing them up.”

Already this year Phil and his team have taken the collection to the Springfields Bike Show in Spalding, MCN Live in Skegness, the re-opening of Mallory Park in Leicestershire and the Telford Off Road Show, amongst others.

Phil Morris Racing also has a number of racers in various disciplines including 350cc, motocross and sidecar.

The latest additional to the team is 30-year-old Chris Czora, a two-times 250cc senior champion at the Shrewsbury Motocross Club.

Also on board are TT star Michael Dunlop, sidecar duo Ben and Tom Birchall and 24-year-old Jamie Harris, who last year claimed his second Formula 600 title in three years with the Wirral 100 Club.

Phil Morris Racing and its racers have been heavily backed by Morris Lubricants for many years with the Shrewsbury firm providing race quality oils, lubricants and cleaners to keep the bikes performing at their best.

Products supplied include the Race 4 TT 10w/40 Fully Synthetic 4-stroke Motorcycle Oil, Super Cool Coolant, Pavan Degreaser, Solvent Cleaner, Multi-purpose Maintenance Spray and Prima Hard Surface Conditioner.

Craig Bastable, marketing manager at Morris Lubricants, said the firm, one of the last oil blenders still manufacturing in the UK, was delighted to support the team.

He said: “Phil Morris Racing has a superb reputation. Its collection of racing bikes is second to none and it gives fans a unique chance to get close to some wonderful machines.

“The team also has some top racers on board and we’re pleased to supply our range of specialist race products to help them succeed.”

Phil added: “It’s hard to believe we have crammed so much into the year already and there is so much more to come including the Mallory Park Bike Bonanza in July and the Aberdare Park Road Races, also in July.

“It’s just so good to be part of the sport we love and to meet so many fantastic people.”