Only been once in 96’ the bikes seemed incredibly fast back then, lap times has dropped and it is a phenomenal spectacle, but that now 5 riders have died this year is it time for change? I think if spectators had been involved things would be different but as it’s competitors the organisers seem unwilling to change, it’s a high chunk of income for the island. Not sure what the comparative figures are for the road races in Ireland but they get less air time. It’s around 40 years since a colleague died there in what he said was to be his ‘last and best year’ in racing. RIP Ricky.