The Isle of Man TT is by far one of the most iconic—and infamous—racing events in the world of motorsports. For two weeks, the calm and picturesque country side of the Isle of Man is transformed into a road racing circuit with motorcycles flying past at speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour. Since its first race in 1907, the Isle of Man TT was the venue of a lot of trials and tribulations for both manufacturers and privateers alike.
For the 2023 season, the Isle of Man TT is set to happen from May 29 to June 10, 2023, with registrations for the Tourist Trophy now open. This year's racing series marks the 102nd edition of the Trophy, with the event having run continuously since its inception, save for a couple of years skipped due to the two world wars, and more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2023 Isle of Man TT returns with a revised schedule consisting of ten races. The first week of the event consists of qualifying. Morning runs consist of untimed Free Practice sessions, while timed Qualifying sessions take place in the afternoon. From May 30 to June 1, the evening qualifying sessions will take place, while the final qualifying sessions are slated for June 2, 2023.
The highly-anticipated middle weekend now has three races instead of just two, beginning on Saturday, June 3, with the Monster Energy Supersport and 3 Sidecar TT Races, followed by Sunday, June 4, with the RST Superbike TT. Following the conclusion of the weekend, Monday serves as the first rest day before four midweek races: the first RL360 Superstock Race and Supertwin Race on Tuesday, June 6, and the second Supersport and Sidecar Races on Wednesday, June 7.
A second recovery day will be observed on Thursday before a refreshed final race weekend. The second Superstock and Supertwin Races will bring large crowds on Friday, June 9, the Island's traditional bank holiday, before a day of celebrations and the Milwaukee Senior TT, the main event, round out the 2023 Isle of Man TT Races on Saturday, June 10.
Sources: MCNews.Com.Au, IOMTT Races