to ride it on that day? Damn.
If you just want to run the course, you can partake in "Mad Sunday," a
day each year during TT where spectators can run the mountain course on
their own motorcycles, brought over by ferry from the English mainland.
But while no speed limit is enforced on Isle of Man, Mad Sunday is still
more of a motorcycle tour of the course than an actual race.
And, despite the nanny-state that is Britain,
It's actually surprisingly easy to do, if you can get yourself and
your bike all the way to the British Isles, of course. But not during
the TT race – that's the major league of Isle of Man racing. Amateurs
can instead race in the Manx Grand Prix, a separate race held in
August/September that caters to novice racers, privateers, and IOM TT
When you get there, you can race in the Newcomers class, designated
especially for racers with no previous experience on the Isle’s Mountain
Circuit. The only limitations are a maximum displacement of 600cc on
your machine, and that you wear a red jersey designating you as a
newcomer during practice sessions. Reach a qualifying time during the
Newcomer’s race, and you’re immediately qualified to move up to higher
Damn, damn, damn.