What the TT means to those who have braved it

What the TT means to those who have braved it

OPINION: The Isle of Man TT is an event like few others in motorsport - and it has a reputation for being incredibly dangerous. But to those involved in the competition, it has a completely different standing

On June 3 2019, during the third lap of the first Isle of Man TT Superbike race, 27-year-old Daley Mathison crashed at the Snugborough section of the course. He tragically died, leaving behind a young family, and his name was added to a sobering list of 258 riders killed since racing started on the island in 1907.

In the immediate aftermath of the ACU-issued statement confirming Mathison's death on that Monday afternoon, there were calls to ban the TT.

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