Famous Isle of Man TT Riders


The Isle of Man TT is one of the most dangerous motorsport events ever with dangerous roads and inclement weather conditions. Despite these difficulties, some runners shone and made history.

The Isle of Man TT was first performed in 1907. Spread across the Isle of Man, as the name suggests, a single lap of the entire course is 60.7 km long.

John McGuiness:

Starting his Isle of Man TT career in 1996, McGuiness has won a total of 23 TTs in his entire career, the most wins for any individual TT rider to date. His first TT victory was in the 250cc lightweight class in 1996. John McGuiness led the TT from 2006 to 2013, winning a total of 20 races in different categories. It was 2014 when McGuiness had a motocross accident a few weeks before the TT and he ended up not winning a single TT that year and a few years to follow. John McGuiness claimed his last victory in 2019 when he won the Classic TT.


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Michael Dunlop:

Son of Robert Dunlop and nephew of world champion Joey Dunlop, Michael is the heir to a TT racing dynasty from the Isle of Man. Michael made his TT debut in 2007, finishing 25th in the TT superbike. His first TT victory dates back to 2009 in the Supersport Junior TT Race 2. Competing in different categories, Michael Dunlop has won 19 TT so far. His last victory was the 2019 Lightweight TT.


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Guy Martin:

Guy Martin is a famous personality from the Isle of Man TT universe. A former truck mechanic, Martin’s first participation in the Isle of Man TT was in 2009 where he managed to place in the top 3 in three of the events he participated in. Although he had no TT wins, Martin secured the podium for 17 races. He declared his retirement from the Isle of Man TT in 2017, where he only managed to complete one of five events he competed in.


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Ian Hutchinson:


The first Isle of Man TT event for English rider Ian Hutchinson took place in 2004. His first Isle of Man TT victory came in 2007 in the Supersport Junior TT category. Winning a total of 16 TT events in his career so far, Hutchinson’s last victory was in the Superstock TT category in 2017.


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