Tourist Trophy

 

The Isle of Man TT or Tourist Trophy races are an annual motorcycle sporting event run on the Isle of Man during the months of May and June. The race takes place during most years since its inaugural inception in 1907. It is often cited as being the most dangerous racing event in the world, with riders hitting average speeds of up to 150mph and with a course length spanning all of 37.73 miles.

The Isle of Man TT has become the ultimate ‘must see’ event for motorsport fans, globally. Every May and June, the tiny country situated between England and Ireland transforms into a motorcycle nirvana as the road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ – a beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads. For over 100 years the mountain’s siren call has drawn in fans and riders to experience the unique atmosphere on offer at the Isle of Man TT festival.

Between 1911 and 2018, there has tragically been 258 competitive rider fatalities during either official practice or racing on the Mountain course, with the losses of so many prompting the Moto GP events to be organized on closed off circuits.