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Practice Week: May 26th - June 1st 2012
Race Week: June 2nd - June 8th 2012

TT History

The first TT races on the island were started in 1904. The Automobile Club of Great Britain decided to hold the trials for the Gordon Bennett Challenge Cup Race on the Island. The government on the Isle of Man changed the laws to allow roads to be closed for racing. This was something laws in the UK did not allow. Back then the course started at Quarter Bridge in Douglas and the cars did 5 laps over 51 miles.

The first motor cycle trials were held in 1905 at the same time as the trials for cars, but it was not till 1907 that the TT Motorcycles had a race of their own. The Auto Cycle Club, a branch off the Automobile Club of Great Britain, wanted to use the races as a way to promote the efficient and cheap transport of motor cycling. The course at this time started at St John's and competitors were to complete 10 laps over 15 miles.

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Dates: Sunday 27 May 2012
Description: The Sidecar Evening. For the first time ever in TT history we line up some of the most famous faces past and present in sidecar racing. From how bikes have changed to what racing on the Island means to them. It'll be an open mic styled night where YOU ask the questions. 7pm. Manor Hotel, Willaston, Douglas.
Dates: Thursday 07 June 2012
Description: Sidecar Evening. For the second time ever in TT history and due to popular demand we will line up some of the most famous faces past and present from sidecar racing. Got a question? Get it answered! From 1900. Crosby Hotel,, Crosby.
Event information supplied by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism & Leisure (01624 686766)

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