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Fatal TT Sidecar crash inquest finds reason for mistaken identity

An inquest into the fatal Isle of Man TT Sidecar accident that claimed the life of Cesar Chanal found that the French crew were carrying each other’s dog tags.

Was the 2022 Isle of Man TT a farewell to a king?

The Isle of Man TT returned in 2022 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While there were many plot points to follow, the question as to whether it would be the last outing for a TT legend was intriguing...

The moral complexities of the Isle of Man TT that can't be ignored

OPINION: The 2022 Isle of Man TT was marred by the tragic deaths of five competitors, with two others still in a serious condition after accidents. Death is an accepted part of the event, which makes it easy for armchair observers to misunderstand. But questions over the event's future aren't as black and white as they may appear...

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman wins Senior TT finale from Harrison

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison in the delayed Senior TT finale to end the 2022 Isle of Man TT with four victories in a week and his ninth in total.

Isle of Man Senior TT to go ahead on Saturday following postponement

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced that the postponed Senior TT finale will go ahead on Saturday and will run over the full six-lap distance.

Father and son Sidecar crew tragically die in Isle of Man TT crash on Friday

Father-and-son Sidecar crew Roger and Bradley Stockton have tragically died following a crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday, taking the total fatalities in 2022 to five.

Friday's Isle of Man Senior TT finale cancelled due to rain

The grand finale to the 2022 Isle of Man TT, the Senior TT, has been cancelled for Friday due to rain around the course.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Dunlop beats Hickman in shortened second Supersport race

Michael Dunlop stormed to his 21st career Isle of Man TT victory after beating Peter Hickman in the shortened second Supersport race for his ninth win in the class.

Final Isle of Man TT race day schedule revised due to bad weather

The final race day of the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been revised, with three races now scheduled for Friday after Thursday’s Supersport race was postponed again.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Rain cancels Wednesday’s Supersport race

The second Supersport race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled this evening due to rain and a new schedule is currently being devised.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman takes Supertwin win after Dunlop problem

Peter Hickman eased to his third win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT in a tight Supertwin race that was blown open when Michael Dunlop hit trouble.

Isle of Man TT confirms identity of Sidecar racer killed in incident

Isle of Man TT organisers have issued a clarification on Saturday’s serious Sidecar crash that it was in fact driver Cesar Chanal who was killed and not Olivier Lavorel.

Third racer tragically killed at 2022 Isle of Man TT

A third rider has tragically died at the 2022 Isle of Man, after organisers announced Davy Morgan was killed in a crash in Monday’s Supersport race.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman storms to Superstock win ahead of Cummins

Peter Hickman stormed to his second win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT after dominating Monday’s Superstock race aboard his FHO BMW.

Isle of Man TT: Dunlop takes 20th win in Supersport thriller

Michael Dunlop won a thrilling first Supersport race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT ahead of Dean Harrison to register his 20th career victory at the event.

Isle of Man TT schedule revised after Sidecar cancellation

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a revised Monday race schedule following the cancellation of Saturday’s first Sidecar race after a fatal crash.

Sidecar racer dies after incident at the Isle of Man TT

The 2022 Isle of Man TT has been marred by a second death this week after Sidecar racer and newcomer Olivier Lavorel was killed in an accident on Saturday.

Adapting to Dunlop tyres “biggest struggle” for Harrison at TT 2022

Isle of Man TT Superbike podium finisher Dean Harrison admits adapting to Dunlop’s tyres has been his biggest struggle because “the bike behaves totally differently”.

Irwin didn’t expect fastest newcomer record on Isle of Man TT debut

Isle of Man TT rookie Glenn Irwin admits he “didn’t expect” to become the fastest-ever newcomer in Saturday’s opening Superbike race at the 2022 event.  

New TT warm-up lap “helped” Hickman to Superbike win

FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman has credited the new warm-up lap at the 2022 Isle of Man TT for “helping” him to a dominant victory in Saturday’s opening Superbike race.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman dominates for Superbike win

Peter Hickman dominated the opening Superbike race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT on his FHO BMW, as TT legend John McGuinness was fifth on his 100th start.

Isle of Man TT: Hickman fastest as practice week concludes

FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman ends practice week for the 2022 Isle of Man TT fastest of all on his BMW Superbike.

Rider killed in 2022 Isle of Man TT practice

The 2022 Isle of Man TT has been rocked by the death of rider Mark Purslow following an accident in Wednesday evening’s practice sessions.

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 Motorsport.tv 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".

Motorsport.com's Top 20 motorcycle racers of 2019, Part 1

Motorsport.com 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.