• Mar 20th 2011 at 11:35AM
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The Isle of Man TT Races could become an international series as soon as 2014, according to the British island's government. The Isle of Man's Department of Economic Development is considering expanding its most-recognized brand into a multi-national racing series.
The idea here is to expand the global profile of the island itself, and build a revenue stream for racers and the Isle of Man alike. Right now the idea is in its infancy, and it remains to be seen whether the the Isle of Man will go through with it.

Details like where additional races would be held are yet to be worked out. Expansion of the TT, which started in 1907, is certainly an exiting thought, so we'll keep our fingers crossed.

[Source: AllAboutBikes]

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      • 4 Years Ago
      On the surface, I like the idea because I like real road racing. I fear that the other venues would not measure up to the island. You need a lot of challenging public roads (one lap at the Island is almost 38 miles) and a lot of staff to operate the event and it is not easy for spectating. Unfortunately, this adds up to financial failure. Long live the TT and the Northwest 200. Long live real road racing. By the way, I think the TT should be added back to the MotoGP championship like it used to be. Show up and score points if you have the stones, or stay home. That simple.
        • 4 Years Ago
        IOMTT, thanks for the heads up on the NW200. I never heard of it until you mentioned it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I've done the Isle of Man TT course on a tandem 'bicycle' and that was scary enough!

      As for the guys who do it on Motorbikes, I have nothing but total respect for their courage, it is a very tough and unforgiving race, I love its a real race for real riders.
        • 4 Years Ago
        man tts, an isle of man tts, you've done
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Manx TT should visit Potrero de los Funes (San Luis, Argentina). Lots of room there to make a motorcycle road race.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doesn't the Isle of Man not have posited speed limits outside of the towns and village's?
      Maybe that's why Jermery Clarkson has a place their.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the TT, however:

      There's no way they could secure a series of public road courses, which leaves them with existing race tracks

      If they're running on race tracks, how would this series be different form World Superbike or any of the various national series.
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