2017 Isle of Man TT: PHOTO GALLERY

Cycle News Staff | June 24, 2017

Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson etched their names further into the TT record books with emphatic victories in this year’s Isle of Man TT. But it was Dunlop who would have the last laugh.

The Isle of Man TT, the world’s oldest and most storied motorcycle race, was once again dominated by two titans of the modern era in Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson. The long time arch rivals once again pushed themselves to breaking point, and for Dunlop that meant a series of mechanical issues and for Hutchinson, it meant a broken leg.

The man who came back from horrific injuries in 2010 to once again dominate real roads racing suffered a huge crash at the 27th Milestone in the Senior TT while battling for the lead with Dunlop, meaning there would be no fairytale end to his 2017 TT after earlier winning the Superbike and Superstock TTs for Tyco BMW, taking his personal victory tally to 16.

Dunlop’s win in the Senior, along with his earlier win in the Supersport TT, moved him onto 15 TT victories. And for Suzuki, victory in the 2017 Senior TT broke a drought that stretched back to 2003, when Adrian Archibald won for TAS Suzuki, ironically the team Hutchinson rides for now (branded Tyco BMW).

The 2017 TT saw the emergence of a new star in British Superbike rider, Peter Hickman. The Briton was dynamic around the Mountain Course, taking five podiums and the Joey Dunlop TT Championship Trophy with 76 points over Hutchinson (61) and Dunlop (60).

2017 Isle of Man TT

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Notable performances also came from Dean Harrison with a podium in the Superbike and Senior TTs and James Hillier, who survived an incredibly scary moment in the Senior TT at Ballagary and took second to Dunlop in the Supersport TT.

Michael Rutter turned back the clock for a win in the Lightweight TT and Bruce Anstey took the gold in the one lap Zero TT for electric bikes.

The 2017 Isle of Man TT was marred by the deaths of three racers. Alan Bonner died after crashing during Senior TT qualifying; Jochem van den Hoek passed away following an accident in the Superstock TT and Davey Lambert died three days after sustaining injures in an accident during the Superbike TT.

Here are some of the finest images from iomtt.com as we count down the days to TT 2018:

Photography by iomtt.com

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