Parcours - The TT Course
The TT Course is best known as a Motorcycle road-racing street circuit and has been used for the Isle of Man TT Races since 1911. The course is 37.73 miles (60.72 km) in length and the start-line at the TT Grandstand is situated on the A2 Glencrutchery Road in the town of Douglas.
The same course is also used for Cycle racing, including Individual Time Trials and massed –start Road Races. The cycling absolute lap record for the Course was broken last year by Isle of Man born professional cyclist Peter Kennaugh in a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 48 seconds, beating the previous long-standing record, set by former Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman in 1993, by 6 seconds.
The course is rolling for the first 9-miles at which point it reaches the first King of the Mountains (KOM) point Creg Willys Hill, which is a 1-mile climb of approximately 10%. The next 15-miles are flat until Ramsey and the start of the Mountain climb (KOM). The road then climbs for five miles to a high point on the mountain of Snaefell at 1,384 feet before descending to Douglas.
The Men’s Manx International GP will be 3-laps, (113-miles), the Women’s Manx International GP Feminin 2-laps, (75.5-miles) and the Support Race will be over 1-lap of 37.73 miles.
There are 2 KOM points each lap at Creg Willys & the Guthrie Memorial and Sprint Primes will apply at Ramsey and the Start/Finish line.