The Isle of Man commonly associated with the Manx Cat and Lady Isabella Laxey Wheel is now more famous for hosting the fastest road race on earth. Due to the Isle of Man not having speed restriction limits on most rural roads. Both amateur and professional motorcycle racing enthusiasts flock to the isle during the months of May and June. To take part in the prestigious Isle of Man TT motorcycle racing competition. With many riders reaching average speeds of around 115 miles. Competitors taking part in the annual TT Races navigate difficult winding roads with sharp bends. Including narrow country lanes for a chance of winning the prestigious Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
Michael Dunlop and Tyco BMW
With Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison recording an average speed of over 134mph during the TT Races 2018 event. Can Michael Dunlop improve and beat the average speed during the 2019 TT Races? The Irish motorcycle rider is part of a racing dynasty. With uncle and former World Champion Joey Dunlop achieving 26 TT Race wins. Michael Dunlop has previously held the lap record for the Snaefell Mountain Course senior TT race. With an average speed of 133.962 mph recorded at the TT Races 2016 event. Also, after achieving three more wins competing in the TT races 2018 event. The professional motorcycle rider is now third place on the all time TT Races winners board. With only the legendary motorcycle rider John McGuinness and Joey Dunlop still in front. Michael Dunlop will be representing Tyco BMW this year in association with TAS Racing. It’s great news that the team will also be unveiling the new BMW S100ORR superbike at the TT Races.
TT Races Sidecar Competition
Since the first Isle of Man TT Race held in 1907. The best riders from around the world are attracted to this prestigious motorcycle sporting event. The original course track designed and organised by the Auto Cycle Club covered a distance of 15 miles. With only road legal touring motorcycles permitted to enter the competition. Due to the increasing popularity of the original events. The track was further increased to 37 miles, creating the familiar Snaefell Mountain course we know today. Also, during 1923 a sidecar TT motorcycle race was launched and soon became popular. With sidecar riders reaching average speeds of around 53mph whilst enduring the 113 mile 3 lap race. The challenging Sidecar TT Race became part of the World Championship motorcycle racing calendar. Between 1960 and 1976 with only 500 cc motorcycles or below applicable for entry.
Visiting the Isle of Man
Are you visiting the Isle of Man TT races as a spectator or looking to enter the competition? Purchase your ferry crossing ticket with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to avoid dissapointment. If you are entering the races, search for your dream motorbike in the Tiltrak motorcycle marketplace with many superbikes and tourers available for purchase from private sellers and dealers across the UK.