The 2017 Isle of Man TT promises to be another record-shattering showdown between the most talented and determined motorcycle road racers in the World. Thats why you need to order your Official Review - to have a lasting memento of an historic 110th year of TT racing.
After Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop rewrote the record books in 2016 - with the first 133mph laps on Superstock and Superbikes respectively - we wondered if wed seen it all.
However, with Hutchy making the move to Dunlop tyres for his Tyco BMW and Dunlop swapping his BMW for a new Suzuki GSX-R1000 its clear there is unfinished business for the pair to attend to and they are looking for anything that might give them an advantage in their quest to add to their growing tally of wins (14 for Ian, 13 for Michael).
To say it is a two horse race, is to ignore an incredible amount of talent and technology. John McGuinness, the most successful current rider, and returning fans favourite Guy Martin will be riding on stunning new factory-backed Honda CBR1000RR Fireblades, as well as partnering on the Mugen SES TT Zero machines.
Peter Hickman has swapped to Smiths BMW for the 2017 campaign, while James Hillier and Dean Harrison maintain their long-running connections to Kawasaki. Bruce Anstey and Conor Cummins will be riding for Padgetts Honda, albeit Conor on a Fireblade and Bruce on a jaw-dropping RC213V.
In the sidecar department, competition is even more fierce, if thats possible. With five former winners in the top ten theres going to be some stunning battles for every podium position. Ben Birchall, current lap record holder, will be striving to achieve the double denied by mechanical issues in 2016, whilst John Holden, Dave Molyneux, Tim Reeves and Conrad Harrison will certainly have other ideas. Add to the mix the Founds brothers who achieved stunning breakthroughs in 2016 and a host of hot, thirsty talent with their eyes on the front end of the pack and life is going to be tough for the three laps of each sidecar race.
As always, the official review will be crammed with all of the very best highlights of the action from every race throughout the week, plus the best of qualifying and what happens away from the track.