TT & road races

TT 2018: Hickman: 'I hated being the nearly man'

TT 2018: Hickman: 'I hated being the nearly man'

Peter Hickman has said he hated being the ‘nearly’ man at the Isle of Man TT after finally clinching his first mountain course win last week. Hickman finished on the podium in all five races he...

TT 2018: Crowd fund set up to help Steve Mercer and family

TT 2018: Crowd fund set up to help Steve Mercer and family

More than £14,000 has been raised to help the family of Steve Mercer as he remains in a serious condition in hospital after a crash during last week’s Isle of Man TT. Mercer was among a group of...

TT 2018: Birchalls re-write history for Sidecar double

TT 2018: Birchalls re-write history for Sidecar double

The Birchall brothers re-wrote the history books in this morning’s second Locate.im Sidecar race, clocking the first ever sub-19 minute sidecar lap of the mountain course on their way to a fifth...

TT 2018: Dunlop clocks 18th win in Lightweight TT

TT 2018: Dunlop clocks 18th win in Lightweight TT

Michael Dunlop took his 18th Isle of Man TT victory in a record-breaking Bennetts Lightweight race this afternoon. It wasn’t the easiest win for Dunlop with Ivan Lintin and Derek McGee joining the...

TT 2018: Rutter charges to TT Zero record with 121mph lap

TT 2018: Rutter charges to TT Zero record with 121mph lap

Michael Rutter smashed the TT Zero lap record to be the first rider to lap the mountain course in excess of 120mph in this afternoon’s race. There was little competition for the veteran TT star, who...

TT 2018: Prince William meets TT legend John McGuinness

TT 2018: Prince William meets TT legend John McGuinness

Prince William has attended this year's Isle of Man TT Races. Spotted at the start line by the MCN team, the Duke of Cambridge will meet TT Races support staff and volunteers, as well as attend a...

TT 2018: Harrison takes Supersport win, Dunlop hit with penalty

TT 2018: Harrison takes Supersport win, Dunlop hit with penalty

Dean Harrison took his second Isle of Man TT victory in this morning’s second Monster Energy Supersport race. As in every other race this week, Harrison bolted off the line to lead at Glen Helen,...

TT 2018: Hickman: 'That's the hardest I've ridden a bike around here'

TT 2018: Hickman: 'That's the hardest I've ridden a bike around here'

Peter Hickman has said today’s Superstock race was the hardest he’s ever ridden a bike around the 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT course. The Smiths BMW rider smashed out two 134mph laps, including narrowly...

TT 2018: Dunlop: 'I think I can do 130mph Supersport lap'

TT 2018: Dunlop: 'I think I can do 130mph Supersport lap'

Michael Dunlop has said he thinks he can do a 130mph lap of the TT mountain course on his Supersport bike after annihilating his five-year-old circuit record in today’s Supersport race. Dunlop took...

TT 2018: Hickman takes maiden win in Superstock thriller

TT 2018: Hickman takes maiden win in Superstock thriller

Peter Hickman took his debut Isle of Man TT victory in a thrilling Superstock race, which saw him hold off and overhaul Saturday’s superbike winner Michael Dunlop. It wasn’t the best of starts for...

TT 2018: Newcomer Adam Lyon dies in Supersport incident

TT 2018: Newcomer Adam Lyon dies in Supersport incident

Isle of Man TT newcomer Adam Lyon has died after an incident in this morning’s opening Monster Energy Supersport race. Lyon, 26, from Helensburgh in Scotland, crashed at Casey’s, just after the 28th...

TT 2018: Dunlop breaks five-year-old record on way to Supersport win

TT 2018: Dunlop breaks five-year-old record on way to Supersport win

Michael Dunlop sealed his 17th Isle of Man TT victory with a record-breaking ride in the opening Monster Energy Supersport race. Having set the fastest lap by over 11 seconds across Supersport...

TT 2018: Ducati Owner’s Club bike meet tomorrow

TT 2018: Ducati Owner’s Club bike meet tomorrow

Attention all Ducati riders on the Isle of Man. The Ducati Owners Club GB (DOCGB) are holding a bike meet from midday on Tuesday, June 5 at the Black Dub, aka the 9th mile post on the TT...

TT 2018: Birchall brothers blast to Sidecar win with three-wheel record

TT 2018: Birchall brothers blast to Sidecar win with three-wheel record

Ben and Tom Birchall tore up the history books at the Isle of Man TT this evening with a stunning victory in the opening sidecar race. After delays earlier in the day, the Sidecar action initially got...

TT 2018: Clutch issue halts 134mph Harrison

TT 2018: Clutch issue halts 134mph Harrison

Dean Harrison was cruelly denied the chance to fight for his first Isle of Man TT despite frightening pace in this afternoon’s RST Superbike race. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider bolted off...

TT 2018: Dunlop: 'That was for Dan'

TT 2018: Dunlop: 'That was for Dan'

Michael Dunlop has dedicated his RST Superbike TT race win to his team-mate Dan Kneen who tragically lost his life on Wednesday. Like Dunlop, Kneen joined the Tyco BMW team for the 2018 season and had...

TT 2018: Dunlop wins record-breaking Superbike TT after Harrison retirement

TT 2018: Dunlop wins record-breaking Superbike TT after Harrison retirement

Michael Dunlop took his 16th Isle of Man TT victory in a record-breaking RST Superbike race. The Tyco BMW star took victory by a comfortable margin after rival Dean Harrison, who shattered the...

TT 2018: Qualifying round-up

TT 2018: Qualifying round-up

Racing is set to get underway at the 2018 Isle of Man TT races this afternoon after some blisteringly quick lap times across a busy week of practice. Dean Harrison leads the way on the combined...

TT 2018: Ryan Kneen completes practice lap in brother's honour

TT 2018: Ryan Kneen completes practice lap in brother's honour

There were emotional scenes at the TT grandstand this evening as Dan Kneen’s brother, Ryan, returned to the mountain course for a practice lap. Kneen tragically lost his life in an incident at...

TT 2018: Dunlop quickest in interrupted Friday session

TT 2018: Dunlop quickest in interrupted Friday session

Michael Dunlop led the way on the final night of practice for the 2018 Isle of Man TT races. The Tyco BMW rider set his quickest lap of the week in the interrupted Friday evening session, lapping the...

TT 2018: Mercer undergoes surgery after course car collision

TT 2018: Mercer undergoes surgery after course car collision

Steve Mercer remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition after a collision with the course car during Wednesday night’s practice session at the Isle of Man TT. The Jackson Racing rider is...

TT 2018: Hickman 'feeling good' after setting best lap

TT 2018: Hickman 'feeling good' after setting best lap

Peter Hickman set his quickest ever lap of the Isle of Man Mountain Course to top Thursday evening’s qualifying session by a comfortable margin. The Smiths BMW rider’s second lap of 132.806mph...

TT 2018: Hickman quickest on Thursday with personal best lap

TT 2018: Hickman quickest on Thursday with personal best lap

Peter Hickman led the way as practice resumed for this year’s Isle of Man TT races on Thursday evening. While the day’s earlier mist had cleared, damp patches remained at Ramsey Hairpin, the Nook and...

TT 2018: Bosses alter red flag procedure after course car collision

TT 2018: Bosses alter red flag procedure after course car collision

Isle of Man TT bosses have announced a change to the red flag procedure following an incident involving Steve Mercer and a course car following a stoppage in Wednesday’s practice session. Mercer and...

TT 2018: Kneen's father give blessing for Tyco BMW to continue

TT 2018: Kneen's father give blessing for Tyco BMW to continue

Dan Kneen’s family have given the Tyco BMW team their ‘full backing’ to continue racing at the 2018 Isle of Man TT races after the Manx racer’s tragic crash on Wednesday evening. Kneen lost his life...

TT 2018: Mercer 'seriously injured' in course car collision

TT 2018: Mercer 'seriously injured' in course car collision

Steve Mercer is in hospital with serious injuries after an incident during last night’s Isle of Man TT qualifying session. The Jackson Racing rider was involved in an accident while making his way...

TT 2018: Dan Kneen dies in qualifying crash

TT 2018: Dan Kneen dies in qualifying crash

Dan Kneen has passed away after an incident during this evening’s Isle of Man TT session. The Tyco BMW rider crashed at Churchtown on the opening lap of this evening’s Superbike/Superstock/Supersport...

TT 2018: Rider involved in incident with course car

TT 2018: Rider involved in incident with course car

A rider has been taken to hospital after a collision with a course car during this evening’s qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT races. The collision came following an all-course red flag...

TT 2018: Wednesday practice abandoned after red flag

TT 2018: Wednesday practice abandoned after red flag

Wednesday evening’s Isle of Man TT practice has been abandoned after a red flag incident on the course. Despite the threat of rain, the session got underway in near-perfect conditions at 18.20 local...

TT 2018: Harrison ups ante with 133mph laps on Tuesday

TT 2018: Harrison ups ante with 133mph laps on Tuesday

Dean Harrison upped the ante at this year’s Isle of Man TT with two blistering 133mph laps on just the third night of practice. The Yorkshireman, who topped Monday’s first superbike session with a...

TT 2018: Spectator jailed for tresspassing on course

TT 2018: Spectator jailed for tresspassing on course

A spectator has been jailed after trespassing on the closed TT course ahead of Monday night’s practice. Yesterday evening’s practice sessions were delayed by about 20 minutes after reports of a...

TT 2018: William Dunlop withdraws from event

TT 2018: William Dunlop withdraws from event

William Dunlop has withdrawn from this year’s Isle of Man TT after the second day of practice, with the Temple Golf Club Yamaha rider citing personal reasons for the eleventh-hour decision. “This is a...

TT 2018: 131mph laps in first Superbike session

TT 2018: 131mph laps in first Superbike session

The sun continued to shine on the Isle of Man as the second night of practice got underway this evening. The session marked the first time the 1000cc machines hit the course in 2018 and riders were...

TT 2018: Dunlop under Lightweight record on opening night

TT 2018: Dunlop under Lightweight record on opening night

The 2018 Isle of Man TT kicked off under glorious sunshine on Saturday night with the newcomers setting off for their speed controlled laps just before 7pm. However, it was once again Michael Dunlop...

TT 2018: McGuinness hoping to head out for parade laps

TT 2018: McGuinness hoping to head out for parade laps

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has said he hopes to be able to do some parade laps on the Norton V4 he was scheduled to race at this year’s TT after confirming he won’t see any competitive...

Stay safe at the Isle of Man TT

Stay safe at the Isle of Man TT

It’s the Isle of Man TT this week and Merseyside police want everyone to stay safe. Their first piece of advice is to remember your bike lock, because nothing would ruin your fun like having your...