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Isle of Man TT to be shown live for the first time in 2022

The Isle of Man TT will be shown live and in full for the first time when road racing returns to the island in the UK's Irish Sea in 2022.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Dates confirmed and tickets on sale

The iconic road race returns after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to COVID-19 uncertainties

The 2021 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the development of COVID-19 pandemic.

UK’s Isle of Wight to host all-new road race festival

Introducing the Diamond Races, the all-new road racing festival set to be hosted on the Isle of Wight in October 2021.

What’s the future for one of racing’s ‘most risky’ sports?
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What’s the future for one of racing’s ‘most risky’ sports?

The legendary TT, the world's oldest motorcycle race, brings in around £7 million a year in revenues and economic benefit to the Isle of Man. This year it was cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis, disappointing the 50,000 fans who attend the event and millions who follow it around the world.

Virtual Isle of Man TT announced, Hickman leads rider line-up

A Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event has been launched, with line-up of eight real-world riders headed by five-time TT winner Peter Hickman taking part.

Watch: Laps of the Gods – 1992 Isle of Man TT
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Watch: Laps of the Gods – 1992 Isle of Man TT

Available to watch on from the Duke Classic archive, relive the incredible 1992 Isle of Man TT when Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty created history.

2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to coronavirus

The 2020 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the island's chief minister has confirmed on Monday.

TT Isle of Man 2 – worthy successor or disappointing sequel?

The varying success of racing video game sequels has left fans with cautious optimism over the potential of Kylotonn’s upcoming release – TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 2.

Rich Energy to sponsor road racing team OMG

Ex-Haas Formula 1 sponsor Rich Energy has been signed by road racing and British Superbike squad OMG Racing as its title sponsor for 2020 in a "multi-million-pound partnership".'s Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 1 selects its top 20 bike racing competitors of 2019, with the first half of the countdown featuring riders from MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, World Superbike, national-level series and road racing.

Macau GP: Rutter declared motorcycle race winner

Macau Grand Prix organisers have declared a result for the abandoned 53rd motorcycle race, with Michael Rutter securing his ninth win ahead of Bathams teammate Peter Hickman.

Macau GP: Motorcycle race cancelled after two red flags Macau GP
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Macau GP: Motorcycle race cancelled after two red flags

The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix has been cancelled after two crashes caused red flags while Peter Hickman was leading.

Michael Dunlop wins twice in Armoy despite broken pelvis

Just two weeks after breaking his pelvis at the Southern 100, 19-times Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop secured two victories on his return to the Armoy Road Races.

Anstey to make racing return in Classic TT after cancer battle

Multiple Isle of Man TT race winner Bruce Anstey will make his return to racing in next month's Classic TT, having been absent from competition since 2018 due to illness.

Michael Dunlop “back on my feet” after breaking pelvis in crash

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop says he is “back on my feet” having broken his pelvis in a crash during a Superbike race at the Southern 100 last week.

Harrison dominates 2019 Southern 100 as Dunlop struggles

Dean Harrison dominated the 2019 Southern 100 with six victories, including the Solo Championship race, while Michael Dunlop endured a difficult return.

Dunlop confirmed for S100, misses Pikes Peak after rally injury

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop will return to the Isle of Man’s Southern 100 races in a fortnight's time, despite suffering a “serious” injury in a Rally Donegal crash that will mean he misses this weekend’s Pikes Peak Hillclimb in the USA.

McGuinness "surprised, disappointed" by Norton TT issues

John McGuinness says he was “surprised, disappointed” by the problems he suffered during the 2019 Isle of Man TT with the Norton in the Superbike and Lightweight classes.

Harrison admits he "lost his way" before Senior TT win

Dean Harrison admits that repeated weather disruptions during the Isle of Man TT fortnight caused him to "lose his way" before he rebounded to win the flagship Senior TT event.

Scrutineers “ruined” my Senior TT bid, claims Hickman

Peter Hickman says Isle of Man TT scrutineers “ruined” his Senior race, having forced him into running his problematic Superbike after they stripped down his Superstock bike on Thursday.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison wins Senior TT after Hickman problem

Dean Harrison eased to his first Superbike win after beating long-time leader Peter Hickman, whose BMW developed a late fault, in the Isle of Man Senior TT.

Injured winner Dunlop opens up about Isle of Man TT struggles

An injured Michael Dunlop admits he has “struggled” to come back to the Isle of Man TT almost a year on from the death of his elder brother William.

Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop wins Lightweight thriller

Michael Dunlop won his 19th Isle of Man TT race, after beating Jamie Coward by 1.2 seconds in a thrilling two-lap Lightweight race.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman triumphs again in delayed Superstocks

Peter Hickman stormed to his second win of the day after dominating the postponed Isle of Man TT Superstock race on the brand-new S1000RR BMW.

Isle of Man TT: Birchall brothers score 10th Sidecar victory

Ben and Tom Birchall dominated a shortened second Isle of Man TT Sidecar race to secure their seventh-straight victory by 20.5 seconds from John Holden and Lee Cain.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman beats Harrison to Supersport win

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison to win a tense shortened second Isle of Man TT Supersport race by 3.3 seconds, with James Hillier completing the podium.

Isle of Man TT: New schedule crams five races into Thursday

Wednesday's 2019 Isle of Man TT Lightweight race has been cancelled due to unsafe conditions over the mountain section, and has now been squeezed into a packed Thursday schedule.

Isle of Man TT: Second Supersport race postponed by rain

The second Isle of Man TT Supersport race has been postponed until Thursday due to rain, while the Senior finale has been brought forward to 10:30am on Friday.

Isle of Man TT: Tuesday's Superstock race postponed

The Isle of Man TT Superstock race has been postponed due to poor weather on Tuesday, and will be run instead on Thursday afternoon along with the Zero race.

Isle of Man TT: Johnston scores maiden victory in Supersports

Lee Johnston scored his maiden Isle of Man TT race victory, after beating James Hillier by 3.6 seconds in an opening Supersport contest which was red-flagged on the second lap.

Daley Mathison killed in Isle of Man TT Superbike crash

Road racer Daley Mathison has died following a crash in the opening Superbike race of the 2019 Isle of Man TT on Monday. He was 27.

Isle of Man TT: Birchall brothers win Sidecar opener

Ben and Tom Birchall opened up their 2019 Isle of Man TT account with their sixth-straight Sidecar victory, after dominating the first class race of the event.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman wins red-flagged Superbike opener

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison in the opening Isle of Man TT Superbike race, which was red-flagged on the third lap for an incident.

Isle of Man TT: Organisers reveal bumper Monday race programme

The opening race day of the 2019 Isle of Man TT will contain three events, with the first Superbike, Sidecar and Supersport contests forming a packed Monday.

Isle of Man TT: Cummins tops Superbikes as bad weather relents

Conor Cummins topped the first Superbike Isle of Man TT practice in five days, as the poor weather which has plagued the the schedule finally relented.

Isle of Man TT: Fog causes fourth-straight weather cancellation

For the fourth-straight day, practice for the 2019 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to poor weather, making a change in race-week schedule very likely as six days have now been lost.

Isle of Man TT: Friday evening sessions also wiped out by weather

Poor weather has once again interfered with 2019 Isle of Man TT practice week, as Friday evening's session has now been cancelled due to high winds and mist. 

Isle of Man TT: Friday afternoon practice cancelled as well

Poor weather has once again forced a practice session for the 2019 Isle of Man TT to be cancelled, with Friday afternoon's session scrapped.

Isle of Man TT: Thursday’s action written off by poor weather

After poor weather forced Thursday's afternoon Isle of Man TT practices to be cancelled, the evening sessions have now been scrapped too as conditions failed to improve.

Weather fears mean Isle of Man Superbike TT could be delayed

The opening races for the 2019 Isle of Man TT could be delayed until Sunday should any more practice sessions be cancelled due to the weather.

Isle of Man TT: Wednesday practice scrapped due to weather

Wednesday evening's practice sessions for the 2019 Isle of Man TT have been cancelled due to severe weather conditions on the Island.

Isle of Man TT: Harrison tops Tuesday practices

Dean Harrison was fastest overall in Tuesday's Isle of Man TT practices, after topping both the Superbike and Superstock timesheets on his Kawasaki.

McGuinness lands Padgetts Honda Supersport ride

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has secured machinery for the Supersport class on the eve of the 2019 event with the Padgetts team.

NW200: Hillier wins in Superstocks, Superbike finale cancelled

James Hillier eased to a maiden North West 200 win in the Superstock race, while the final feature Superbike race was cancelled due to worsening weather conditions.

NW200: Irwin beats Kawasaki teammate Hillier in Superbikes

Glenn Irwin beat Bournemouth Kawasaki teammate James Hillier in a thrilling opening North West 200 Superbike race on damp roads for his fourth-straight class win.

NW200: Hickman gives new BMW debut Superstock win

Peter Hickman gave the new BMW its debut road racing win, after dominating the opening North West 200 Superstock race on his Smiths Racing S1000RR.

NW200: Irwin blitzes lap record for Superbike pole

Three-time North West 200 race winner Glenn Irwin smashed the lap record to claim Superbike pole, beating Tuesday SBK pacesetter Dean Harrison by 0.206 seconds.

Harrison leads Dunlop in Superbike times as NW200 begins

Dean Harrison led the Superbike times to seal provisional pole for the class, as a packed first day of practice marked the beginning of the 2019 North West 200 in Northern Ireland.

Rutter to ride stunning Honda MotoGP replica at NW200

Veteran racer Michael Rutter will ride the Honda RC213V-S MotoGP replica in the Superbike race at this week's 90th running of the North West 200.

Isle of Man TT Supersport running order revealed

The starting order for both Isle of Man TT Supersport races has been unveiled, with Manxman Conor Cummins setting off from the number one spot.

Norton engine switch confirms McGuinness NW200 return

Norton has confirmed it has reverted to an older engine specification to meet North West 200 Superbike regulations, allowing John McGuinness's return to go ahead as planned to the venue where he “snapped my leg in half” two years ago.

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Isle of Man TT makes changes after 2018 course car collision

Isle of Man TT organisers the ACU has announced a series of procedural changes for the 2019 event, following the inquiry into the rider/course car collision last year. 

Hickman, Dunlop TT preparations disrupted again

Isle of Man TT winners Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop's pre-season preparations took another hit, as both were forced to miss the Silverstone British Superbike test.

McGuinness' North West 200 return in doubt over Norton wrangle

John McGuinness' return to Northern Ireland's North West 200 in 2019 has been plunged into doubt, after organisers ruled the Norton Superbike is ineligible for competition.

Why the TT’s fastest-ever rider is on the “back foot” for 2019

The Isle of Man TT’s fastest-ever rider Peter Hickman says he was always going to be on the “back foot” this year even without delays in getting the new BMW S1000RR.

McGuinness targets podium in Isle of Man TT return with Norton

John McGuinness says he wants to “get on the podium at least” with a Norton bike on his Isle of Man TT return, following a two-year absence through injury.

Johnston switches to Ashcourt squad for 2019 TT

Isle of Man TT podium finisher Lee Johnston will race as a privateer with the Ashcourt Racing team this year following a tough 2018 campaign with the official Honda outfit.

Hillier stays with Bournemouth Kawasaki for 2019 TT

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier will contest this year's event with Bournemouth Kawasaki for an 11th-successive season.