110-YEAR TT COUNT­DOWN

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When rac­ing re­sumed at the TT af­ter WW2 in 1947 a new type of event, the Club­man’s TT, was in­tro­duced in an at­tempt to pre­serve the orig­i­nal ethos of the event as races for every­day riders on every­day ma­chines.

Mass starts were also in­tro­duced for the smaller solo and side­car and in 1954 the ac­tion for these ma­chines shifted to the 10.79-mile Clypse course.

Inge Stoll-laforge be­came the first fe­male TT com­peti­tor as a side­car pas­sen­ger.

Moto Guzzi dom­i­nated the Light­weight class in the post-war years but it was Nor­ton that tri­umphed in the Se­nior class with riders like Harold Dan­niell, Ray Amm, Reg Arm­strong and Ge­off Duke claim­ing the hon­ours.

Ge­off Duke ne­go­ti­ates tough TT con­di­tions on his Manx Nor­ton

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