June 1 news, Isle of Man TT official news,Welsh driver Mark Purslow, who was participating in the Isle of Man TT for the second time, was killed in a crash during the fourth qualifying session on Wednesday local time at the age of 29.The Isle of Man is located between the British Isles and the Irish Islands. The resident population on the island is less than 90,000, but on this small island, there is the world‘s craziest and top racing event “Isle of Man TT”.
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Why the Isle of Man race is so dangerous is about the track and the car. The entire length of the Isle of Man is 60 kilometers. The roads are of different widths, heights, and quality. There are more than 200 large and small corners. The most serious thing is that the entire track has no buffer zone, and hitting a wall may be a serious injury. .
In the competition, the average speed of the Isle of Man TT is 220km/h, and the top speed can reach 320km/h. At such a speed, any mistake of the motorcycle may be fatal.
It is reported that the Isle of Man TT is the most dangerous and fatal racing race in the world.Since the Isle of Man TT was held in 1907, more than 250 drivers have died in the race.
An average of 2.3 people died each year. The 6-day Isle of Man TT in 1970 had the highest number of deaths in history with 7 drivers. In the 2010 Isle of Man TT, 4 people died, and the Isle of Man Grand Prix made that year two months later. The death list of 11 people (including 1 staff member and 1 spectator) has become the worst year in history.