OK, I’m here. Now what?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - TT 2017 PREVIEW -

Like the com­peti­tors, your en­joy­ment de­pends on build­ing up your knowl­edge. After 18 TTS since 1981, I’d sug­gest you do it like this…

Rule 1 Be early. It gets re­ally, re­ally busy be­fore the course closes for prac­tice or rac­ing.

Rule 2 Learn the cir­cuit. Ride, talk to lo­cals, talk to other fans, use a map, watch videos.

Rule 3 Prac­tice get­ting round the is­land on closed roads. Start with the A24 Cooil-fox­dale road, the Dou­glas-to-creg back road, ride across from Brandy­well to Bar­regar­row, and fig­ure out the TT Ac­cess Road at Brad­dan.

Rule 4 Re­sist the urge to tus­sle with other rid­ers. Over­seas vis­i­tors some­times for­get to ride on the left. And hey, the fastest guy on Mad Sun­day wouldn’t even come last in the slow­est TT.

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