Monday on the Mountain Section with Tony Goldsmith

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Practice for the 2016 Isle of Man TT got underway on Saturday evening and continued on Monday. Both sessions ran under beautiful conditions on the Isle of Sun, at least it’s the Isle of Sun for now.

I spent Saturday evening around 7 miles from the start at the Greeba Castle section. I’m lucky to still be here after being eaten alive by midges.

Monday evening was spent in the sun on the mountain at Guthrie’s and the 27th Milestone. Thankfully the midges weren’t a problem, but I did have to chase away a pheasant that had popped along for a look.

Above, you will find Dean Harrison on his Superstock Kawasaki at Guthrie’s Memorial.


Bruce Anstey made his debut on Monday evening on the highly anticipated Honda RC213V-S.


John McGuinness at the start of the Mountain Mile.


Gary Johnson on the approach to Guthrie’s Memorial, with the town of Ramsey as the backdrop.


Cameron Donald on Saturday evening at Greeba Castle. It’s good to see Cameron back on competitive machinery, after a couple of years on the Norton.


Lee Johnston at the 27th Milestone.


Conor Cummins at the 27th Milestone.


Maria Costello during Saturday evening’s practice at Greeba Castle. Maria is currently the only female racing in the solo classes at the TT.


David Johnson on the Norton on the approach to the 27th Milestone.


Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW, at the 27th Milestone.


Michael Dunlop on Saturday evening at Greeba Castle.


John McGuinness on the Jackson Racing Honda CBR600RR, on the approach to the 27th.

Photos: © 2016 Tony Goldsmith / – All Rights Reserved

Tony Goldsmith is an Isle of Man based freelance motorcycle racing photographer specialising in MotoGP and the Isle of Man TT races. His website can be found at He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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Tony Goldsmith

Tony Goldsmith is a freelance motorcycle racing photographer based in the Isle of Man. He specializes in taking photos of the MotoGP Championship, as well as the Isle of Man TT road races.