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TT 2011: Mountain Course Centenary celebrations planned
Milestones of the Mountain will celebrate 100 years Mountain Course TT racing

The centenary year of TT racing on the Mountain Course will be celebrated with a two-day event called 'Milestones of the Mountain,' in 2011.

The nine-mile Mountain section from Ramsey to the Creg ny Baa was first introduced in 1911, four years after the first TT race on the Isle of Man.

Organiser Paul Phillips said: "It will be an action packed couple of days and a fitting tribute to the circuit."

The celebrations are planned for the 9 and 10 June 2011.

Spectacular Parade

Part of the event will take place on Senior Race Day 2011 when, during a lap of the mountain course, various historic events will be remembered.

Giacomo Agostini
Giacomo Agostini on way to victory in the 1967 Junior TT

The lap will feature some of the greatest-ever TT riders and machines from every decade.

Riders lined up to participate include Philip McCallen, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, John McGuinness and this year's five time champion Ian Hutchinson .

The two-day mini festival will continue at the TT Grandstand in Douglas during an event called the Day of Champions.

Manx National Heritage will also hold a Centenary exhibition at the House of Manannan, in Peel.

The display, which opens on Saturday 28 May, will look at highlights of the world's oldest, still-functioning motorcycle racing circuit.

Historic milestones remembered

• Oliver Godfrey, First Senior TT winner on Mountain Course

• Freddie Dixon, 1923 First Sidecar TT Race Winner

• Jimmie Simpson - first rider to lap at 60mph, 70mph and 80mph

• Freddie Frith - first rider to lap at 90mph

• Bob McIntyre - first rider to lap at 100mph

• Rose Hanks - first lady to stand on the TT podium in 1968

• Mike Hailwood - 14 times TT winner, 10 times World Champion

• John Williams - first rider to lap at 110mph

• Joey Dunlop - 26 TT wins

• Steve Hislop - first rider to lap at 120mph

• John McGuinness - first rider to lap at 130mph

• Ian Hutchinson - only rider to win 5 TT wins in one week


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