The Isle of Man, in terms of racing is best known for the TT race which happens on the Isle of Man in August of every year. It is known to be one of the hardest and most deadly of motorbike races to take part in and all of the racers do not take part lightly as they are well aware of the dangers. Many bike racers have been killed on the Isle of Man over the years despite the rigorous safety standards that are applied. It is really just he ultimate test of man and bike that there is.
What not many people realise is though, is that there are also car races that take place on the Isle of Man. Since the 1960’s there have been car rally races that take part on the Island, with the roads being shut off and huge crowds attending the races. The two main car races on the Isle of Man are the Manx Trophy Rally and the Conister Trust Historical Rally, both of which are part of the Manx International Rally.
The most successful year for the Manx International Rally was in 2005 when over 200 cars took part in the rally and in 2007 it was named the best rally in the British Isles.
So whether you drive a Ford, a Fiat or a Honda, rally driving on the Isle of Man can be a great spectator sport if you manage to go along and watch it.