The importance of short-circuit racing for TT success

The importance of short-circuit racing for TT success

Isle of Man TT riders using short-circuit races to warm up for the main event is nothing new, but the success of some relative newcomers to the TT in recent years has resulted in a more seismic shift in preparations

The Isle of Man TT is unquestionably one of the toughest and greatest challenges in motorcycle racing. The 37.73-mile course, which winds its way around and over the Snaefell, is a fearsome beast - one which creates heroes out of all who succeed in her challenge.

In recent years, however, it seems that challenge has only steepened as the depth of talent competing for the spoils has grown into a truly stunning roster - a mix of road specialists and crossover runners from the short circuit scene.

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