On This Day (May 28) – 1st Isle of Man TT race held

On this day over 100 years ago, the first Isle of Man TT took place in 1907 under the title of International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy. The exclusively motorcycle race is made up of a series of time-trial races held over the course of a week and takes place on a circuit of public roads. Since the first race, it has been held every year except for the period of 1940-1945 due to the outbreak of the Second World War. It is also considered the most dangerous motorsport event in the world with 146 recorded deaths since 1907 according to a New York Times article in 2017.


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