Verandah, Isle of Man

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Verandah
Isle of Man TT
Verandah, Isle of Man is located in Isle of Man
Verandah, Isle of Man
Coordinates: 54°15′47″N 4°26′53″W / 54.263°N 4.448°W / 54.263; -4.448
OS grid ref. SC405880
Parish Lonan
Followed by Bungalow Bridge
Preceded by Stonebreakers Hut

The Verandah is a series of corners on the primary A18 road in the parish of Lonan in the Isle of Man.

The Verandah series of bends is situated between the 29th Milestone and 30th Milestone on the Snaefell Mountain Course on the primary A18 Mountain Road and was part of the Highland Course and Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy automobile car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1911. Also, the Verandah is part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix Races.

On the first lap of the 1934 Isle of Man TT Lightweight Race, Syd Crabtree, the winner of the 1929 Lightweight Race crashed at the nearby Stonebreakers Hut on the Verandah section of the Mountain Road and was killed. During the winter of 1970/1971 road-widening occurs on the A18 Mountain Road at Verandah by cutting into the hillside.[1] Despite the safety improvements to the Verandah section, while lying in first place on the second lap during the 1972 125cc Ultra-Lightweight TT Race held in heavy rain, Gilberto Parlotti crashed his 125cc Morbidelli motor-cycle at the Verandah section and died from his injuries.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Isle of Man Weekly Times pp1 dated 6 January 1971
  2. ^ Mona's Herald pp4 dated 13 June 1972

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