isle of man tt

isle of man tt

MotoGP 2015 Full Race | Senior Race Isle of Man TT Championship

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MotoGP 2015 Full Race - Senior Race Isle of Man TT Championship. The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) races are an annual motorcycle road racing event traditionally held on the Isle of Man in the last week of May for practice and the first week of June as race week with many supporting attractions, gatherings and other events taking place. For many years regarded as the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world, it has been reported as the most dangerous motorcycle road-race in the world. When interviewed by his local newspaper in 2015, 23-times TT winner John McGuinness stated: "The TT is the biggest most dangerous thing for me and I have my family around me for it". The event was part of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship from 1949–1976 before the Grand Prix-status event was transferred to the United Kingdom after safety concerns over the TT course with factory-contracted riders compulsorily competing, and involving a riders' boycott. The FIM as ruling body transferred the World Championship round to Silverstone in mainland England as the British Grand Prix from 1977. The TT races continued independently but became part of the TT Formula 1 Championship from 1977 to 1990 to preserve the event's competition status. From 1989 the racing has been developed by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism as the Isle of Man TT Festival, and traditionally concludes on the Friday of race week with the Blue Riband event, the prestigious Senior TT race.