The weather gods played ball on a small island in the middle of the Irish Sea for the IOM TT this year. Glorious sunshine greeted the riders of the Tourist Trophy, beating down on the Isle of Man for the duration of the two-week motorcycling festival. An all-new schedule awaited the riders in what was to become one of the most memorable and record-breaking TT fortnights of all time.
Records began falling on the very first day of practice, as Michael Dunlop offered a preview of what was to come by smashing the Supertwin lap record, albeit unofficially due to being set in practice. Not to be outdone, Peter Hickman would later become the first man to officially go above 200mph down the Sulby Straight.