Isle of Man TT 2015: What time does it start, race schedule, dates and when is it on TV?

The 2015 Isle of Man TT begins on 1 June with practice week before the racing gets underway on Saturday 6 June

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The 2015 Isle of Man TT gets underway this week as the streets across the island are transformed into the world’s most dangerous race circuit for the 101st time since its first running in 1907.

John McGuinness has the chance to equal Joey Dunlop’s all-time record on the mountain course, though the King of the Mountain will need to win all five main events in order to match Dunlop’s 26 race wins – a feat done just once in the history of the race when Ian Hutchinson completed a clean sweep in 2010.

The task of winning all five races is made all the more harder given the vast number of riders who have the potential to win this year. Michael Dunlop looked nailed on to become the second man to perform a clean sweep, only for Gary Johnson to spoil the party with victory in the first supersport race.

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Crowd favourite Guy Martin could be appearing in his final Isle of Man TT

Both Dunlop and Johnson are likely to be in the mix again, although Dunlop has not had an easy start to 2015, and they’re set to be joined by the likes of Bruce Anstey, Guy Martin and home favourite Conor Cummins in the battle for victory.

Dunlop’s brother William is also another to keep an eye out for, while Hutchinson’s return to form at this year’s North West 200 meet has been followed by the announcement that he’ll race for on a Yamaha R6 in the supersport category for the Team Traction Control outfit, run by Prodigy star Keith Flint.

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Michael Dunlop on his way to victory in the Isle of Man TT Senior race last year

When are the races?

Saturday 6 June:

11am – Superbike Race 1 – 6 laps

2pm – Sidecar Race 1 – 3 laps

Monday 8 June:

10.45am – Supersport Race 1 – 4 laps

2pm – Superstock Race – 4 laps

Wednesday 10 June:

10.45am – TT Zero Challenge Race – 1 lap

12pm – Supersport Race 2 – 4 laps

2.30pm – Sidecar Race 2 – 3 laps

Friday 11 June:

10.15am – Lightweight Race – 3 laps

1pm – Senior Superbike Race 2 – 6 laps

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Ian Lougher gets airborne during the Isle of Man TT

Where can I watch it?

ITV4 will once again provide in-depth highlight shows every night throughout the two week TT, and for those who are new to the historic race, they’ve even got a Beginners’ Guide this Wednesday.

Monday 1 June, 9pm – TT 2015: Young Guns

Tuesday 2 June, 9pm – TT 2015: 130 Club

Wednesday 3 June, 9pm – TT 2015: The Beginners’ Guide

Thursday 4 June, 9pm – Preview Show

Friday 5 June, 9pm – Qualifying Highlights

Saturday 6 June, 9pm – Superbike TT Race

Sunday 7 June, 9pm – Sidecar TT Race (1)

Monday 8 June, 9pm – SuperSport TT Race (1)

Tuesday 9 June, 9pm – SuperStock TT Race

Wednesday 10 June, 9pm – SuperSport TT Race (2)

Thursday 11 June, 9pm – Sidecar TT Race (2)

Friday 12 June, 9pm – Senior TT

Saturday 13 June, 9pm – Lightweight TT

Monday 15 June, 6pm – Review Show 1

Mon 15 June, 7pm – Review Show 2

Unfortunately the races are not broadcast live either on TV or online, but live timing can be followed as the riders tackle the course here should you wish to sign up.

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