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Inquest finds reason for mistaken identity of TT Sidecar racer killed in crash

An inquest into the fatal Isle of Man TT Sidecar accident that claimed the life of Cesar Chanal found that the French crew were carrying each other’s dog tags.

McGuinness will happily ‘blow wind up the arse’ of TT rookie Irwin

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has heaped praise on event rookie and Honda team-mate Glenn Irwin, saying he's happy to “stand here and blow wind up his arse”.

The moral complexities of the Isle of Man TT that can’t be ignored

OPINION: The 2022 Isle of Man TT was marred by the tragic deaths of five competitors, with two others still in a serious condition after accidents. Death is an accepted part of the event, which makes it easy for armchair observers to misunderstand. But questions over the event's future aren't as black and white as they may appear...

Was the 2022 Isle of Man TT a farewell to a king?

The Isle of Man TT returned in 2022 for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While there were many plot points to follow, the question as to whether it would be the last outing for a TT legend was the biggest. Autosport spoke to him to find out...

Hickman praises “best bike I’ve ever ridden” after Senior TT win

Peter Hickman says the new BMW M1000RR is the best bike he’s ever ridden at the Isle of Man TT, after claiming victory in the Senior TT finale.

Harrison’s Isle of Man Senior TT “hindered” by double bird strike

Dean Harrison admits damage to his DAO Racing Kawasaki in the Isle of Man Senior TT race from a bird strike “probably did hinder” him.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman wins Senior TT finale from Harrison

Peter Hickman beat Dean Harrison in the delayed Senior TT finale to end the 2022 Isle of Man TT with four victories in a week and his ninth in total.

Isle of Man Senior TT to go ahead on Saturday following postponement

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced that the postponed Senior TT finale will go ahead on Saturday and will run over the full six-lap distance.

Father and son Sidecar crew die in Isle of Man TT crash on Friday

Father-and-son Sidecar crew Roger and Bradley Stockton have tragically died following a crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday, taking the total fatalities in 2022 to five.

Friday's Isle of Man Senior TT finale cancelled due to rain

The grand finale to the 2022 Isle of Man TT, the Senior TT, has been cancelled for Friday due to rain around the course.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Dunlop beats Hickman in shortened second Supersport race

Michael Dunlop stormed to his 21st career Isle of Man TT victory after beating Peter Hickman in the shortened second Supersport race for his ninth win in the class.

Final Isle of Man TT race day schedule revised due to bad weather

The final race day of the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been revised, with three races now scheduled for Friday after Thursday’s Supersport race was postponed again.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Rain cancels Wednesday’s Supersport race

The second Supersport race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled this evening due to rain and a new schedule is currently being devised.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman takes Supertwin win after Dunlop problem

Peter Hickman eased to his third win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT in a tight Supertwin race that was blown open when Michael Dunlop hit trouble.

Isle of Man TT clarifies identity of Sidecar racer killed in incident

Isle of Man TT organisers have issued a clarification on Saturday’s serious Sidecar crash that it was in fact driver Cesar Chanal who was killed and not Olivier Lavorel.

Third racer tragically killed at 2022 Isle of Man TT

A third rider has tragically died at the 2022 Isle of Man, after organisers announced Davy Morgan was killed in a crash in Monday’s Supersport race.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman storms to Superstock win ahead of Cummins

Peter Hickman stormed to his second win of the 2022 Isle of Man TT after dominating Monday’s Superstock race aboard his FHO BMW.

Michael Dunlop: Latest TT win counters pace doubters

Michael Dunlop says it was “good” to prove wrong those who “thought I didn’t have the pace anymore” with his Supersport Isle of Man TT win.

Harrison “wanted to go home” after Isle of Man TT tyre issue

Dean Harrison made a shock switch to Metzeler tyres for Monday’s Isle of Man TT Supersport race after an issue with a Dunlop made him “want to go home”.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Dunlop takes 20th win in Supersport thriller

Michael Dunlop won a thrilling first Supersport race at the 2022 Isle of Man TT ahead of Dean Harrison to register his 20th career victory at the event.

Isle of Man TT schedule revised after Sidecar cancellation

Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a revised Monday race schedule following the cancellation of Saturday’s first Sidecar race after a fatal crash.

Sidecar racer dies after incident on Saturday at Isle of Man TT

The 2022 Isle of Man TT has been marred by a second death this week after Sidecar racer and newcomer Cesar Chanal was killed in an accident on Saturday.

Irwin “didn’t expect” fastest newcomer record on Isle of Man TT debut

Isle of Man TT rookie Glenn Irwin admits he “didn’t expect” to become the fastest-ever newcomer in Saturday’s opening Superbike race at the 2022 event.  

Adapting to Dunlop tyres “biggest struggle” for Harrison at TT 2022

Isle of Man TT Superbike podium finisher Dean Harrison admits adapting to Dunlop’s tyres has been “the biggest struggle for me this week” because “the bike behaves totally differently”.

New TT warm-up lap “helped” Hickman to Superbike win

FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman has credited the new warm-up lap at the 2022 Isle of Man TT for “helping” him to a dominant victory in Saturday’s opening Superbike race.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman dominates for Superbike win

Peter Hickman dominated the opening Superbike race of the 2022 Isle of Man TT on his FHO BMW, as TT legend John McGuinness was fifth on his 100th start.

Isle of Man TT 2022: Hickman fastest as practice week concludes

FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman ends practice week for the 2022 Isle of Man TT fastest of all on his BMW Superbike.

2022 Isle of Man TT: What is it, how to watch and more

The Isle of Man TT returns in 2022 after a two-year absence and will be broadcast live for the first time ever. Here are all the details.

Rider killed in 2022 Isle of Man TT practice

The 2022 Isle of Man TT has been rocked by the death of rider Mark Purslow following an accident during Wednesday evening's practice sessions.

Isle of Man TT: Five storylines to follow in 2022

After a two-year absence, the Isle of Man TT roars back into life in 2022 in one of the most anticipated runnings of the event in a long time.

McGuinness leads field as 2022 Isle of Man TT Superbike starting order revealed

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness will lead the starting order for the 2022 Superbike races at this year’s event, which is the first staged since the COVID pandemic.

Ulster GP cancelled for 2022 as Tourism NI funding falls through

The Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle road race has been called for 2022 again after funding for the event from Tourism Norther Ireland did not materialise.

Isle of Man TT’s live TV push down to ‘concerns about audience size’

Isle of Man TT organisers says its push to bring live television coverage to the 2022 event is down it being “concerned about the size of our audience”.

How a much-needed 'revolution' is key to a motorsport gem's future Plus

How a much-needed 'revolution' is key to a motorsport gem's future

OPINION: The Isle of Man TT is one of motorsport’s oldest events and one of its most revered. After a COVID-enforced two-year hiatus, the TT is back in 2022 and for the first time will be broadcast live, a much-needed move that will help to address some of the fundamental problems it faces

Full details of 2022 Isle of Man TT live TV coverage revealed

The Isle of Man TT has revealed full details of its first ever foray into live television coverage of the event in 2022, including presenting line-ups and how to watch.

2022 Isle of Man TT “could be my last”, says legend McGuinness

Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness says the 2022 event “could possibly be my last”, as he gets set to make his 100th start.

Ulster Grand Prix to return in 2022 after two-year absence

The Ulster Grand Prix will return in 2022 under a new organisation, following a two-year absence.

Ulster Grand Prix organisers “committed to resurrecting” event in 2022

Ulster Grand Prix organisers have confirmed the event will not return in 2021, but remains “committed” to reviving the world’s fastest road race in 2022 as “progress” has been made.

How the world's fastest road racer is helping Britain's motorcycling future Plus

How the world's fastest road racer is helping Britain's motorcycling future

Britain has dominated motorcycle racing for three decades, but its representation at the top table is in decline. Looking to provide fresh energy and opportunity in the junior ranks, the world's fastest road racer Peter Hickman may have found a solution

North West 200 cancelled for 2021 due to COVID-19 pandemic

Organisers of the North West 200 have announced the 2021 event has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Hickman "surprised" Isle of Man TT cancellation call came so early

Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman says he was "surprised" the call to cancel the 2021 event was taken so early, but understands why organisers made the decision

2021 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to COVID-19 uncertainties

The 2021 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the development of the COVID-19 pandemic

TT winner Hickman joins new FHO team for 2021

Five-time Isle of Man TT winner Peter Hickman will join the all-new BMW-backed FHO Racing Team for the 2021 road racing and British Superbike seasons

TT-winning Smiths Racing team to quit motorsport

Isle of Man TT winning team Smiths Racing has announced it will quit racing after this weekend's British Superbike finale

TT winner Hillier to contest Dakar in 2022, renews OMG roads deal

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier has re-signed with OMG Racing for the 2021 road racing season and will also contest the 2022 Dakar Rally with the team

Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event launched, Hickman heads line-up

A Virtual Isle of Man TT Esports event has been launched, with a line-up of eight real-world riders headed by five-time TT winner Peter Hickman taking part

North West 200 officially cancelled for 2020 due to coronavirus

Organisers of the North West 200 have confirmed the 2020 event has now been officially cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

TT News: 16-time TT winner Hutchinson returns to TAS Racing for 2020

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson will return to the TAS BMW squad for the 2020 road racing season, the team has revealed on Tuesday

The far-reaching impact of cancelling motorcycling's greatest race Plus

The far-reaching impact of cancelling motorcycling's greatest race

The coronavirus-induced cancellation of the Isle of Man TT was unavoidable, but as thoughts turn to its return in 2021, the ramifications could be felt for a long time yet

Ulster GP cancelled after failure to secure backing

The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix will not take place this year, after organisers were unable to secure the financial backing needed to run the event

Isle of Man TT winner Hillier offering COVID-19 self-isolation help

Isle of Man TT winner James Hillier is offering to help those in self-isolation due to the coronavirus in the UK with delivery of essential grocery shopping

North West 200 follows TT in postponement due to COVID-19 threat

The 2020 North West 200 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic,organisers have confirmed on Tuesday afternoon

2020 Isle of Man TT cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The 2020 Isle of Man TT has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, the island's chief minister has confirmed

North West 200 expected to go ahead despite coronavirus pandemic

North West 200 organisers say Northern Ireland's biggest outdoor sporting event is "going [ahead] until we're told opposite" amid uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Isle of Man TT ace Michael Dunlop to ride PBM Ducati during 2020

Multiple Isle of Man TT winner Michael Dunlop has announced he will ride a Ducati V4 R Panigale for Paul Bird Motorsport on the roads in 2020

Ex-Haas Formula 1 sponsor Rich Energy to back road racing squad OMG

Ex-Haas Formula 1 sponsor Rich Energy has been signed by road racing and British Superbike squad OMG Racing as its title sponsor for 2020 in a "multi-million-pound partnership"

Ulster GP remains in "crisis situation" as funding pleas fail

The 2020 Ulster Grand Prix remains in serious doubt as bids to secure funding to run the event have come to nothing

Three-time TT winner Harrison extends Silicone Engineering stay to '21

Three-time Isle of Man TT winner Dean Harrison has committed to continuing with the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki team through to 2021

How the IoM TT's greatest race was won Plus

How the IoM TT's greatest race was won

In our final feature looking back at the major motorsport moments from the 2010s, we recall a day at the 2018 Isle of Man TT that featured broken records and the making of a new star of the motorbike road racing scene

Tank Slappers Podcast: Hickman reveals BMW's pre-season caution

In a special edition of the show, the Tank Slappers podcast sits down with road racing hero Peter Hickman to discuss his impressive 2019 season