THIS YEAR’S TT BROUGHT SERIOUS HIGHS AND LOWS
The Isle of Man TT never fails to deliver a heady mix of incredible bravery, superb racing and a dose of tragedy that mars the euphoria.
To highlight only the positives of the last two weeks in the Isle of Man would be to do a huge disservice to those fallen riders.
Of course, such tragedy always raises questions about the sanity of such an event. But the TT stands as a statement of freedom, of excellence and the ultimate commitment and, it seems inevitably, sacrifice. The efforts of Dean Harrison, Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman are no greater than those further down the field and yet their ability is what makes the TT such a compelling spectacle. The way every lap record was dismantled this year just shows how focused these riders are – and serves as the ultimate tribute to the men who did not make it back .
And that is what Dan Kneen would want people to take away from the TT. He’d want the racers to get the respect they deserve and for the event to remain the pinnacle of motorcycle sport. To disrespect the TT is to disrespect their memory.