Why The World's Deadliest Race Could Never Happen Again

Many have never heard of the deadliest motorsports race in the world. Many will suggest a different race. Was it the German Grand Prix when it was held on the Nurburgring Nordschleife? Not even close. The Dakar Rally? You’re still way off. The World Rally Championship, particularly the fatality-prone Group B series? Think again.

At most, those races had deaths that were merely in the double digits. But at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy motorcycle race, a whopping 135 people have been killed during official competition over the past 105 years (237 if you include the amateur Manx Grand Prix).