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The Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) race is a motorcycle racing event held on the Isle of Man since 1907. The race is run on public roads closed for racing by an Act of Tynwald (the parliament of the Isle of Man). The first race was held on the 28 May 1907 over 10 laps of the St John's "Short Course" of 15 miles 1,470 yards for road-legal touring motor-cycles with exhaust silencers, saddles, pedals and mud-guards.

The winner of the single-cylinder class and overall winner of the first event in 1907 was Charlie Collier riding a Matchless motor-cycle in a time of 4 hours, 8 minutes and 8 seconds at an average speed of 38.21 mph. The winner of the twin-cylinder class was Rem Fowler riding a Peugeot engined Norton motorcycle in a time of 4 hours 21 minutes and 52 seconds at an average speed of 36.21 mph.

The trophy presented to Charlie Collier as the winner of the 1907 race was donated by the Marquis de Mouzilly St. Mars. It featured a silver figurine of the Olympic God Hermes astride a winged wheel. The trophy was similar in design to the Montague Trophy presented to the winner of the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy car race. The Marquis de Mouzilly St. Mars trophy is now presented annually to the winner of the Isle of Man Senior TT Motor-Cycle Race.

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Haraldr Guðrøðarson was a mid-13th century King of the Isles who ruled an island-kingdom which encompassed the Isle of Mann (Mann) and portions of the Hebrides. He was the son of Guðrøðr Rögnvaldsson, King of the Isles, who was the son of Rögnvaldr Guðrøðarson, King of the Isles. Haraldr and his predecessors were members of the Crovan dynasty.

In 1249, Rögnvaldr Óláfsson was slain by a knight who appears to have been an accomplice of Haraldr, who took control of the island-kingdom and replaced the chieftains of the old regime with followers of his own choosing. He was initially recognised as the legitimate ruler of the kingdom by Henry III, King of England, but was summoned to Norway by Hákon Hákonarson, King of Norway in 1250, for his seizure of the kingdom. Upon his removal from Mann, Haraldr is not heard from again.

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