With over 100 years of history, the Isle of Man TT is a treasure trove when it comes to interesting facts. This is so true that to many TT first timers and even some regulars, navigating the lore of the event can be a bit overwhelming. So to help broaden your TT knowledge we’ve put together a list of our favourite facts about the event.
With its long history there have been many records set at the Isle of Man TT by a multitude of motorsport icons. Out of all of these records here are our top three.
Northern Ireland’s Joey Dunlop (1952-2000) holds the record for number of wins at 26. He won his first race in 1977 and his last three at the 2000 TT.
The current lap record was set in 2018 by Peter Hickman on a BMW at 135.45mph (218 kph) when he completed the final lap of the Senior Race in 16 mins 42.77 secs.
The first official 100mph lap was set by Bob McIntyre in 1957 riding a Gilera. The first 110mph lap was set by John Williams on a Suzuki in 1976 whilst Hondas were used by Steve Hislop to break the 120mph barrier in 1989 and John McGuiness the 130mph in 2007.