TT Races

The TT (Tourist Trophy) motorcycle races have given the Isle of Man an international reputation as being the Road Racing Capital of the World.

The first TT Races were held in 1907 at St John’s with 27 competitors racing 10 bone-shaking laps of a 15 mile circuit of public roads.

In 1911 this short circuit was replaced by the 37½ mile Mountain Course. A few years later the course changed again to follow the route which still forms the 37¾ mile circuit for today’s races.

The TT Races, then and now are a test of endurance for both rider and machine and an opportunity for manufacturers to push the reliability and technological innovations of their latest motorcycle designs to the limit.

There are TT displays at the Manx Museum.


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