Wednesday Race Day from Keppel Gate by Tony Goldsmith

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We were treated to the best conditions of the 2015 Isle of Man TT for Wednesday’s racing. With that in mind, I decided to head for the hills and to Keppel Gate/Kate’s Cottage. Around three miles from the finish of the lap, Keppel Gate marks the point the riders start to descend from the mountain section.

As I’ve already mentioned the conditions were great with very little wind and warm sunshine. With the perfect conditions came the photographers worse nightmare, heat haze. I will therefore use that excuse for any pictures that look a little soft.

Above: The hard working volunteer marshalls at Kate’s Cottage, without them there would be no racing.


Win #3 for Ian Hutchinson at this year’s TT, who has now moved onto 11 TT wins. If I was a betting man I’d be putting a few quid on that being 12 by the end of the week.


John McGuinness on the Mugen in the Zero TT. John beat his teammate Bruce Anstey by four seconds, and in the process pushed the electric bike lap record to 119.279 mph.


I managed to get my car in a TT photo. Mine’s the red one in the middle.


Ben and Tom Birchill held off a hard-charging Dave Molyneux and Ben Binns to take a double victory in the Sidecar TT.


Fans get a close-up view of Lee Johnston as he rounds the left-hander at Kate’s Cottage.


James Hillier took to the Mountain Course for a demonstration lap on the Kawasaki H2R and hit a recorded 206 mph on the Sulby Straight.


Bruce Anstey claimed another TT podium, with 2nd in the Supersport Race 2.


Dave Molynuex and Ben Binns broke the 8-year-old sidecar lap record that was set by Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle in 2007.

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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