Right from the start – triumph for triumph

Many people feel that this magnificent sport actually started at 10am on the cold cloudy morning of 28 May 1907. At that moment Frank Hulbert and Jack Marshall fired up and pointed their single cylinder Triumph motorcycles up a dusty track towards Ballacraine to start the very first TT race on the Isle of Man. The two Triumphs spluttered into life to begin a 158 mile journey around the St Johns course and motorcycle racing was born. Twenty three other riders joined the pioneers and just 12 returned to the finish. The two Triumphs finished second and third respectively behind the matchless of Charlie Collier who took four hours 8m8.02s to complete the race at an average speed of 61.47 km. A year later Marshall reversed the result over Collier to bring Triumph their first TT win.

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