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Who is the best Isle of Man TT Races rider of all time?

Tommy Spann leading Stanley Woods at the Mountain Road leading off from May Hill, Ramsey. Photo: Manx National Heritage

Who do you think is the best Isle of Man TT Races rider of all time?

You get to decide who wins the prestigious title of 'Greatest Racer of all Time' via the TT website.

Voters can choose from a shortlist of 20 riders, including Joey Dunlop, Michael Dunlop, John McGuinness, Bruce Anstey, Ian Hutchinson as well as many more.

There is also an option to name anyone else not shortlisted.

The Tourist Trophy Races will celebrate 110 years of road racing from 26th May until 8th June.

Results will be announced on a special programme on ITV4 from 9.00pm, Monday 28th May.

Joey Dunlop pictured at the Isle of Man TT Races in 1980. Credit: Manx National Heritage
Mike Hailwood pictured holding the Senior TT Trophy in 1966. Credit: Manx National Heritage
  • What is the IOM TT?
  • The first TT race was held in 1907 in St John's, called the 'International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy'.
  • From 1911 the TT transferred to the much longer Snaefell Mountain Course of 37.40 miles (currently 37.73 miles). The race programme developed from a single race to two classes.
  • The race did not take place from 1915 to 1919 due to the First World War. It resumed in 1920.
  • Likewise between 1940-45 the races did not take place until 1947.
  • Joey Dunlop has won the most TTs, with 26 wins, followed by John McGuinness (23) and Dave Molyneux (17)
The TT Grandstand in Douglas, pictured here in the 1930s. Credit: Manx National Heritage