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Definitive TT database launched

Posted on 03.06.2019

Manx National Heritage, the national heritage organisation for the Isle of Man, has teamed up with Official Isle of Man TT Races website to deliver the definitive archive of every TT Race since the event’s inception in 1907.

The results of every competitor who has ever started a race around the TT Mountain Course are listed in the comprehensive directory on iMuseum and on the Isle of Man TT Races website.

John McGuinness holds up three fingers marking his third win of the week, at the Grandstand, 2006 TT (Tourist Trophy) Image ref: PG/8333/4.

The instant ‘advanced search’ facility allows you to research the TT’s rich history through a drop-down menu by races and years, with the results from every one of the 99 TT Race meetings listed in the directory along with a short-potted biography for many of the riders. Alternatively, a cumulative list reveals that while Joey Dunlop has the most wins – 26 – John McGuinness is the most successful in terms of TT podium finishes.

Captain Sir Robert Arbuthnot RN, with machine number 24 (registration BB373), 1908 TT (Tourist Trophy). Image ref: PG/7238.

The database is driven by Manx National Heritage’s own dedicated TT and MGP area on iMuseum, which contains over 7,000 TT and Manx Grand Prix related collections, historic documents and images. TT Special newspapers from 1930 to 1960 are also available to research.

Wilhelm Noll and Fritz Cron, 1955 Sidecar TT (Tourist Trophy). Image ref: PG/12100/69.

Edmund Southworth, director, Manx National Heritage commented: “The TT is at the heart of Manx Heritage. As the Isle of Man agency responsible for the protection and promotion of the Island’s heritage and culture, we created the iMuseum to make information easily available on-line and worldwide. We are delighted to be extending this to race fans worldwide.”

He continued: “There’s so much data that you need technology to make it easily available online. What better way to celebrate the 100th meeting of the TT Races, than making the results of every one of those races available to view.”

He concluded: “This is a great partnership. Knowledge Integration, our iMuseum technology provider, has been key in making this ‘data push’ happen and we are also very grateful for the volunteer support, notably from TT archivist Bill Snelling, to chart the entire history from the first race.”

Start of 1921 Junior TT (Tourist Trophy). Image ref: PG/6528.

Manx National Heritage’s TT Results Database is available here.

The 2019 race results are here.

Geoff Johnson at Quarterbridge in the 1979 Formula One TT (Tourist Trophy). Image ref: PG/7652/4.

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