We like sports if it's historic, if it's real, slightly mad and
if it's British and gritty. Then we want to see it prosper and then
we have entered into select partnership.
There is no doubt that the Tourist Trophy is a mad race. It's
about going very fast on very narrow lanes flanked by stone walls
and through small Manx villages. The race transforms the sleepy
little island into a petrolhead nirvana. Unlike other racetracks
which feel a bit manicured, this one is the real thing, the public
roads of the Isle of Man. Talk to one of those crazy riders and
they will tell you about the stresses on the bike, suspension
strike trough, the shaking and near wipe-outs on the 37 ¾ miles
(60.7 km) and its 200 bends, going from sea level to 1,300 ft
(396m) and back. Again, it is the real thing and that's why we like
it and besides being the official timekeeper, we make a special
edition for the winners in each category every year.