An introduction of the Isle of Man races.
The Isle of Man TT is one of the oldest, most prestigious and dangerous races in the history of motorcycle. Taking place of the winding coasts of the Isle of Man, England, this race dates back to 1907. The island which is 221 square miles big has the 37.73 mile Snaefell Mountain track for the racers to cover. The races are held on public roads which remain closed for civilian transport during the season. The event spans over a course of two weeks usually from end of May to June. This year the 2018 edition will be held from the 26th of May till 8th of June. It is one of the few races to have a time trial format of racing. The format was probably taken considering the nature of the mountain track. The first qualifier leaves the line 10 seconds before the second qualifier and so on. There are several categories of races like Superbike, Sidecar, lightweight, TT Zero, Supersport and the most well-respected of all Senior TT. The 37.73 mile long track has different set of laps for different events but the track takes about 17 minutes to cover. The Senior TT happens to be a six lap race which is the most prestigious of all races held at the event. It is the race that usually makes the headlines the next day.
The 2018 Edition by Monster Energy.
The 2017 Isle of Man TT saw the bitter rivalry between Ian Hutchinson from England and Ireland’s Michael Dunlop. This year promises to be equally exciting with the return of Team Mugen and Gary Johnson joining the reserve Kawasaki team. The former BBC `MotoGP anchorman Matt Roberts will be the main presenter at the Isle of Man 2018. The main events which will be broadcasted live will have many legendary solo riders like Michael Dunlop, John McGuiness, Peter Hickman Josh Brookes, Ian Hutchinson along with some serious sidecar competitors. The launch of the races also means the launch of event, riders will be discussing their tactics and machines showcasing new gear and offering interviews.
The three man of team Mugen will be returning again as mentioned above. They will be joined by the 23-time TT wining legend John McGuiness. New Zealand’s Bruce Anstey the 2016 and 2017 TT zero winner will also be joining the team Lee Johnson from Northern Ireland. Their new machine features an increase in capacity along with new cowl designs at the front and side. This has apparently produced an increase in the cooling efficiencies and high-speed performance. The Isle of Man event is also known for its hospitality. The Henron & Brearly will be returning this year as well to provide the bar and refreshment services at the Isle of Man 2018. Along with a wide range of beers ales and ciders, they will be serving their award winning 1907 Okells TT ale which was initially brewed to celebrate the centenary of the TT race in 2008.
Over 45000 bikers and enthusiasts from all over the world will converge over this mountainous island for two weeks to witness of one of the greatest motorcycle events in the history of motorcycles.