Following the recent Isle of Man TT, statistics have been released showing the number of arrests made over the duration of the festival.
Arrests continue to grow during the festival
In 2018, the number of arrests made was 126. In 2019, it has increased to 148. What’s the reason for this increase? Well, with poor weather taking over the event many days, spectators flooded into local pubs and clubs to make the most of what they could do. Many of the arrests were drink related!
However, collisions are on the decrease
However, despite the increased number of arrests, the number of collisions has decreased from 78 (2018) to 62 (2019). Was this because the weather forced everyone in the pub for a social?
A temporary speed limit has helped decrease accidents
Due to the high police presence and a temporary speed limit of 50mph, there were no motorcycle accidents on the Coast road. A success in the eyes of many.
There were two fatal accidents on the Isle of Man this year, both taking place in different locations on the Sloc A36 road in the south of the Island.
The statistics released were measured from Saturday 25th May to Friday 7th June, giving us the most accurate statistics possible. It is hoped that the statistics of fatalities will continue to decrease, and the number of arrests will follow the same path.
We would like to offer condolences to the families of people that lost their lives this year at the TT, including the family of Daley Mathison after he sadly passed away due to an accident on course.
Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson triumphed in the RST Superbike TT race in the Isle of Man at the weekend.
Hutchinson sealed a 15th TT victory
The Yorkshireman comfortably saw off the challenge of podium finishers Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison. He managed to seal his 15th TT victory. This makes him the third most successful solo rider in the event’s history. The win also lifts the 37-year-old up to second in PMH Promotions’ King of the Roads series. This has been re-introduced to the road race scene this year for the first time since the 1980s.
His success meant moved onto 26 points
The opening two races of the championship North West 200, is where Hutchinson finished 10th and third, respectively. His success in the Isle of Man meant he climbed above Glenn Irwin. This allowed him to move onto 26 points but is still one adrift of Alastair Seeley. Although neither Irwin nor Seeley competed in the TT race.
Success all round
And while those three have boosted their chances with a race win each so far, Michael Rutter has positioned himself into contention through great consistency. Rutter managed with a trio of top six finishes putting him level with Irwin on 23 points. Seeley and Irwin are expected to return to the field for the third instalment of the series at the Ulster Grand Prix, before it concludes with the Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup at Sorrymate.com’s partnered circuit Oliver’s Mount in September.