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Re: meaning of TT

The TT is a series of motorcycle races that take place on the Isle of Man
(in the Irish Sea) during the first 2 weeks of June. It began for cars in
1904 and switched to motorcycles in 1907. There are few more difficult
races. The course is 38 miles long over two lane public roads that are
temporarily closed for racing. There are 1400 feet of elevation change and
over 200 turns. Riders must average around 100 mph to qualify and the
record is around 123mph (C. Fogarty). It is extremely dangerous with 2
riders killed last year and more than that the year before. Few Americans
compete and I think its been around 80 years since an American won any
events. There is an American team entering this year.

Steve Addy
Team Radke Racing
'84 4000sq  

At 11:25 PM 5/7/99 -0400, Kwattro@aol.com wrote:
>To whoever needed it, the TT stands for the Tourist Trophy (sp.?), which was 
>originally a car racing series of much prestige, then turned into a 
>motorcycle series in the mid to late 50's (I believe).  
>Carter J