Isle of Man TT: No room for error

The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) is held in time-trial format. The race began in 1907 and, testament to the challenging conditions, saw it’s 250th death this year. It’s a sad statistic but it doesn’t deter these masters of metal from continuing to push the limits.

The holy grail of motorcycle racing lands once a year in the otherwise sleepy town of the Isle of Mann.

What makes this race such a challenge to the riders and an absolute spectacle for spectators is the combination of shear speed on an otherwise tight and domestic road.

What kind of speed? Well in excess of 300km/h kind of speed!

The results of this combination was again realised this year when the race saw 2 fatalities in 1 day, including one Aussie.