With 39 days to go until the start of the TT Races, today was the official launch on the Isle of Man and some of the biggest names in road racing swapped their bikes for go-karts.
Among them were Bruce Anstey and Manxman Conor Cummins. While there's good news for John McGuinness fans. The 20-time TT winner is on target to race next month as he recovers from a broken wrist.
Paraplegic racer's TT first
A motorbike racer, who broke his back in an accident 18 years ago, is to be the first paraplegic to ride solo on the Isle of Man TT road course.
Phil Armes is preparing to join a parade of past lap winners at the Manx Grand Prix this week.
John McGuinness has vowed to continue at the Isle of Man TT races despite only winning one leg of this year's competition.
The Morecambe Missile's victory on the final day of racing was his 20th at the TT, in a career spanning 17 years.
TT spectators injured in crash
A 20th victory in the senior TT for John McGuinness saw Michael Dunlop miss out on his record-equalling fifth win of the event.
But a crash earlier in the day marred proceedings when 10 spectators were injured.
The "Morecambe Missile" ended the day on top of the podium, finishing 10 seconds ahead of Dunlop.
The 2013 TT races begin tomorrow in the Isle of Man.
Thousands of bikers have arrived on the Island as Paul Crone reports.
Final preparations are underway for this years TT Races on the Isle of Man. Thousands of bikers flock to the island for the annual event, which begins tomorrow.
Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita was killed during qualifying for the Isle of Man TT.
The 43-year-old was died in an incident at Ballacrye on the north of the island and the qualifying session was immediately red flagged, the event's organising body Auto Cycle Union Events Ltd said.
Yoshinari, from Saitama, had competed at the TT since 2009, finishing fifth in the 2011 TT Zero for electric bikes as well as racing in the superbike and superstock classes.
He was also 2008 Motegi Endurance race winner.
A statement on the ACU website read: "The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Yoshinari's family and friends."
– Gary Thompson, MBE, Clerk of the Course, ACU
"The ACU wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Yoshinari's family and friends."
Gary Thompson, MBE, Clerk of the Course, ACU, commented: "Yoshi was a really popular competitor who had a large number of friends in the TT Races paddock.
"He was a genuine and friendly character who always had time for everyone. He will be sorely missed."