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There is nothing on Earth quite like the Isle of Man TT Races. They capture the imagination in a way no other race can and the sheer spectacle and uniqueness ensure that every May and June many thousands of fans flock to the Island – many with their own bikes – to revel in the Island’s special mix of incredible racing and world class entertainment – and all set amongst the beautiful scenery of the Isle of Man.

As I sit here typing I can hear the screams of the engines on the opening day of the 2011 TT, which will now run until 10th June. This year also marks the Centenary of the Mountain course, another milestone for this historic event.

No other motorcycle race is held on such a challenging track as the 37-mile plus Mountain Course with its seemingly never-ending series of bends, bumps, jumps, stone walls, manhole covers and telegraph poles. Run over public roads (though closed for the racing and practice) the skill, bravery and concentration levels required of riders have to be seen to be believed. They race out of Douglas, the Capital of the Island, through towns and villages past the front gates of houses and shop doorways before heading back over the mountain road where they hit speeds approaching 200mph.

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2 Responses to “2011 Isle of Man TT Starts Today”

  1. James Green says:

    They certainly do. If fact two people were killed last night during the sidecar session of the TT practices. Bill Currie, 67, and his passenger Kevin Morgan, 59, died during the qualifying session following an incident at Ballacrye. It isn’t always competitors who are killed (or badly injured) as quite often road marshals or spectators are hit by bikes going out of control.

  2. Stayce says:

    That sure sounds dangerous as well as exiting. Don’t they have crashes?

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