We’ve been watching our calendars, soon we’ll be watching our clocks. It’s finally, almost – nearly here! A high-speed motorcycle race across hillside terrain and through city streets. Hells yeah! For many years the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world. Now, just as in the past – racers pit themselves and their machines against the death defying course. Speeds have increased greatly since motor racing began on the Isle of Man in the early 1900’s. Early motorcyclists would tackle the terrain at speeds of 40 mph (65 km/h). A casual jog compared to the white-knuckled speeds of today. The barrier of a 200 km/h (124 mph) lap speed was broken open in the early 2000’s. The 2009 Isle of Man TT race, need I say more...

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Isle of Man Event Calendar

Practice makes perfect.

Saturday, May 30th – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55

Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

Monda, June 1st – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55

Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

Tuesday, June 2nd – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55

Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

Wednesday, June 3rd – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55

Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

Thursday, June 4th – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55

Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

Friday, June 5th – Practice Solo: 18:20 – 19:55Sidecar: 20:00 – 20:50

RACE TIME!!!

Saturday, June 6th – Race Superbike TT Race: 12:00 (6 laps)

Sidecar TT Race 1: 15:00 (3 laps)

Monday, June 8th – Race Scottish Life International Superstock TT Race: 10:45 (4 laps)

Relentless Supersport Junior TT Race 1: 14:15 (4 laps)

TTXGP Practice

Wednesday, June 10th – Race Relentless Supersport Junior TT Race 2: 10:45 (4 laps)

Sidecar TT Race 2: 13:15 (3 laps)

TTXGP Practice

Friday, June 12th – Race Senior TT Race: 13:00 (6 laps)

TTXGP: 10:45 (1 lap)

Saturday, June 13th – Race Ultra Lightweight 125cc Leg 1: 15:10 (8 laps)

Lightweight 250cc Leg 1: 16:00 (8 laps)

Ultra Lightweight 125cc Leg 2: 18:50 (8 laps)

Lightweight 250cc Leg 2: 19:40 (8 laps)

Read more about this event here, here and here. Shout out to FL.