[19] Further changes occurred to the Mountain Course to facilitate racing on the Clypse Course and during the winter of 1953/54 road widening occurred on the primary A18 Mountain Road at Creg-ny-Baa, Signpost Corner, Cronk-ny-Mona, and at the approach to Governor's Bridge. Changes were also made to facilitate the return of Sidecar TT on the new Clypse Course. In 2004 the western-side embankment is removed from Guthrie's Memorial on the A18 Mountain Road. In the 2006 TT practice New Zealander Bruce Anstey achieved the unofficial current top speed record of 206 mph (332 km/h)[38] at the end of Sulby straight on a Suzuki 1000cc machine. Competitors would now wait on the course until the incident had been cleared and only travel in 'course direction' accompanied by TT Travelling Marshals at the front and rear of the convoy. An extensive programme of road improvements occurred to many roads in 1922 by the Highway Board including the Mountain Course with road widening at Sulby Bridge, from Port-e-Chee on the A1 Peel Road to Braddan Bridge and part of the main road through Crosby. From 2003 to 2006, road repair work was carried-out on the primary A3 road from Barregarrow to Cronk-y-Voddy, including Handley's Corner and the 11th Milestone. The course then turns right at Ballacraine on to the A3 Castletown to Ramsey road, firstly through countryside glens followed by agricultural land interspersed by the villages of Kirk Michael, Ballaugh and Sulby, finally intersecting with the A18 Snaefell mountain road after negotiating urban streets in the town of Ramsey. Check out the latest tt isle of man motorcycle review, news, specifications, prices, photos and videos articles on top speed! [57], During an early morning practice session for the 1927 Isle of Man TT races, Archie Birkin, brother of Tim Birkin of the Bentley Boys fame, crashed fatally at Rhencullen after swerving to avoid a collision with a Fish Van being driven on open roads. [15] A memorial to Jimmie Guthrie was built in 1939 at The Cutting at a cost of £1,500[16] (equivalent to £94,000 in 2019). Hickman retains his position at the top of the overall leaderboard for the week at 130.619 from Tuesday. The incident occurred following a red-flag incident near Sky Hill (Churchtown) after a fatal accident to Isle of Man competitor, Dan Kneen. This was followed by major road resurfacing work between the 13th Milestone and Westwood Corner near Kirk Michael, Barregarrow Hill, and Sulby Straight from Kella Crossroads to Sulby Bridge during the spring of 2011. 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Just think about that for a moment: top speeds of 200mph, average speeds of 135mph… around a demanding, dangerous 37¾-mile road course. The clockwise course has a lap of 37.73 miles (60.72 km),[4] from the start line at the TT Grandstand on Glencrutchery Road (A2 Ramsey to Douglas) in the island's main town of Douglas. [22] During the winter of 1957/58 the hotel at the Bungalow tram-crossing was removed on the Mountain Section of the course. Isle of Man TT. "It's been a tough few days. This speed value was registered by the on-board datalogging equipment. ! On safety grounds, 'seeding' of competitors occurred for the 1959 TT race. [42], On 6 June 1990 Tony Pond completed the first 100 mph (160 km/h) average-speed lap in 22 minutes, 9.1 seconds driving a Rover 827 Vitesse.[43]. Conor Cummins (IoM) Honda 128.92. Video. The Ballameanagh Corner between the 11th Milestone and the 12th Milestone was renamed Handley's Corner after Wal Handley, riding a Rudge motorcycle, crashed during lap 1 of the 1932 TT Senior race, sustained a back injury and subsequently retired from the race. The 2018 TT races saw near-perfect track … The A2 Quarterbridge Road including the road junctions at Selborne Drive and Brunswick Drive and the A2 Bray Hill were subjected to major road repairs and re-profiling during the winter of 1978/79 by the Isle of Man Highway Board. The lap record for the Sidecar TT is 18 minutes and 59.018 seconds, an average speed of 119.250 mph (191.914 km/h) set by Ben Birchall and passenger Tom Birchall during Race 2 in 2018. Get the latest updates. It is seen as one of the most challenging motorcycle road races and attracts the fastest and most daring racers. Last updated on 31 May 201831 May 2018.From the section Motorsport. For the 1934 Isle of Man TT races major alterations to the TT Mountain Course were carried out which included the removal of the East Snaefell Mountain sheep-gate. James Hillier History Road racing in […] This year’s race marks the tenth running of the TT Zero; over that span, the lap record average speed has increased by 25 mph from the original record of 96.82 set by Mark Miller. [75][76] During an evening practice session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT, a race competitor received serious injuries after colliding with a course inspection car near to Ballacrye Corner in Ballaugh parish when travelling in a group of race competitors in the reverse course direction. He competes at the 2019 TT after a comeback [30] In August 2009, for the 2009 Manx Grand Prix a section of grass bank is removed from the southern side of Keppel Gate. In 1963 a roundabout was added to the road junction at the Quarterbridge. [78] After a further legal review by the ACU in 2018 into the cause of the accident and the collision with a course inspection car a number of safety changes were initiated. There were six fatalities among the competitors at the 1970 Isle of Man TT, including world championship contender Santiago Herrero, making 1970 the deadliest year in the history of the event. In 2019 Harold Leece was recognised for his garden hospitality to TT spectators with his name on a directional marker board. Read about our approach to external linking. Subscribe. [53], Between 1911 and 2019 there have been 260 rider competitor fatalities during official practices or races on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course (this number includes the riders killed during the Manx Grand Prix, and Clubman TT race series of the late 1940s/1950s). [11] The course had previously had negotiated the A2 Albert Road and Tower Road in Ramsey and the new course length was now 37.739 miles (60.74 km). During the winter of 2010, further road construction and repair work was carried out by the Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure Highways Division, and the Isle of Man Water Authority between Cronk Urleigh and the 13th Milestone. [54] This was also possibly the first death in the Isle of Man of a person in a motorcycle or other road-vehicle accident. [14] Road Improvements occurred at the 26th Milestone, Greeba Bridge and on the Sulby Straight for the 1938 Isle of Man TT races. [34], The lap record for the Sidecar TT race is 19 minutes and 22.928 seconds at an average speed of 116.798 mph (187.968 km/h) set by Ben Birchall and passenger Tom Birchall during the 2016 Sidecar TT Race 1. [48] In 2003 the 32nd Milestone was named Duke's,[49] after the 1950s world solo motorcycle champion Geoff Duke, and the 26th Milestone was named Joey's after the former Formula 1 TT motor-cycle champion Joey Dunlop, who tallied 26 race wins. The annual TT race, which first began in 1907, is arguably the pinnacle of road racing - attracting widespread attention every year. The same course has also been used for cycle racing, including individual time trials and, from 1936, the Manx International massed-start road race. [39] In May 2017 it was announced that the circuit would be used for the 2017 British National Road Race Championships in June of that year, two weeks after the TT races. [59], During the first lap of the 1934 Lightweight TT race, Syd Crabtree, European Grand Prix competitor and winner of the 1929 Lightweight TT, crashed fatally in heavy hill fog on the Mountain section of the TT Course near to the Stonebreakers Hut on the Verandah section of the course. The Isle of Man TT is 37.75 miles of public road that’s used by everyday traffic for 48 weeks of the year, then for four weeks in the summer is converted into a race track. [20] The approach to the Quarterbridge on the primary A2 Douglas to Peel road was widened and re-profiled and the jumps at the Highlander and adjacent to Ballagarraghyn Cottages were removed for the 1954 Isle of Man TT Races. During the winter months of 1991/1992 the A18 Mountain Road was closed for repair work to the road foundation between the 26th Milestone and the Mountain Box and also between the Windy Corner and Keppel Gate.[28]. Further changes to the Mountain Course occurred during the winter of 1953/54 as the result of fatalities to competitors during the TT races and Manx Grand Prix from 1951 to 1953. [73] A serious accident occurred at the 26th Milestone during the 2007 Isle of Man TT Centenary races on lap 5 of the Senior race resulting in the deaths of a competitor and two visiting spectators. This was to provide a run-off area after a practice crash by the Australian TT competitor Cameron Donald and a further more serious incident involving Travelling Marshal John McBride at Keppel Gate during the 2009 Isle of Man TT races. SHARE THIS. ... Top Stories. James Hillier has impressed the crowds at the Isle of Man TT this year, clocking the fastest speed ever and registering 206mph on the clock. Northern Ireland's Jamie Hamilton says he's still on the road to recovery after a 170mph at the Isle of Man TT four years ago. Practising will continue on Friday night, with the first race of the meeting, the six-lap Superbike event, set to start at 12:00 BST on Saturday. [63] The first evening practice sessions were introduced for the 1937 Isle of Man TT races which continue to this day. This included the creation of a new event safety officer and GPS tracking to be fitted to all course inspection cars. Hickman indicated that there were "damp patches" around the 37.73-mile circuit - but despite that, the British Superbike rider's time was the second-quickest recorded during practice week. Ivan Lintin led the Supersports on Thursday with 123.22, well shy of Harrison's benchmark of 125.797 set in the opening practice on Saturday evening. Connect on social media. 2019 Lightweight TT - Highlights. ! [21] Other major course alterations for the 1954 Isle of Man TT Races included road widening at Appledene, Handley's Corner, Barregarrow, Rhencullen, Ballaugh Bridge, Ginger Hall (Sulby), and Kerrowmoar. [45], It is estimated that there are over 200 corners on the Mountain Course with about 60 named corners, some named after individuals. [26] During the winter of 1975/76 road-widening and landscaping by the Isle of Man Highway Board occurred at Snugbrough on the primary A2 road at the 2nd Milestone. [9] Modification of Signpost Corner including rounding off the bend occurred in 1922 along with further road widening at Governor's Bridge with the completion of the link road to A2 Glencrutchery Road/Governor's Road and the removal of fence posts at Keppel Gate. [23][24], During the 1960s further road-widening occurred at Ballig and also at Greeba Bridge on the primary A1 Douglas to Peel road. In 2013 the Isle of Man Government took the unusual step of naming corners after active competitors, with 23 times TT winner John McGuinness,[50] and Dave Molyneux, the most successful Manxman with 17 wins, being honoured. Isle of Man TT 2019 - John McGuinness Interview Video of Isle of Man TT 2019 - John McGuinness Interview Significantly, however, in a straight line Rutter could show exactly how far all-electric technology has come after coming through the Sulby speed traps at 176mph, which is faster than the Supersport bikes from earlier in the day. Dean Harrison (Eng) Kawasaki 129.53mph. Further road widening and landscaping occurred at the Waterworks with road widening between the Gooseneck and the 26th Milestone for the 1939 races. [47] The corner is named Les Graham Memorial or sometimes referred to as the Bungalow Bridge. The World Greatest Motor-Sport Event - Tourist Trophy ( TT )pls subscribe !! Peter Hickman recorded the fastest speed of Thursday's Superbike TT practice outing on the Isle of Man. Tourist Trophy Route, Isle of Man – Sitting pretty between the UK and Ireland, the Isle of Man hosts the world-famous motorcycle race – the Isle of Man TT – each year. The Isle of Man is an island beset with motorcycle madness. [52] Caley's Corner is at the beginning of Sulby Straight. In 2014 Mark Higgins broke his own record driving a 2015 U.S.-spec Subaru Impreza WRX STI with a lap time of 19 minutes, 15.88 at an average speed of 117.510 mph (189.114 km/h). Kawasaki rider James Hillier is looking to claim the fastest speed ever recorded for a motorcycle on closed roads at the Isle of Man TT after registering over 206 mph on his Strava GPS app on the famous Sulby straight riding a Ninja H2R in a parade lap. Every May and June the Isle of Man, a tiny country between England and Ireland, turns into motorcycle nirvana as the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ - a 37.73 mile beast of a course carved out of the island’s public roads. A mandatory TT Mountain Course licence for Isle of Man TT and Manx Grand Prix competitors was introduced for 2006. Following a crash during an evening practice session for the 1950 Isle of Man TT races by Bill Doran between Ballig Bridge and Laurel Bank, the corner was named Doran's Bend. The Isle is the home of the TT races, which are time trials for different size motorcycles over a 37-mile course. The first corner to be named after a competitor was Edges Corner in 1920 on the primary A21 Johnny Watterson's Lane on the Mountain Course between Cronk-ny-Mona and the A22 Ballanard Road in Douglas used for racing between 1911 and 1922. If you don’t fancy racing, you can follow the 37.5-mile circuit in your own time. [69] From 1973, any weather conditions that would not allow a rescue helicopter to take-off or land would lead to the race start being delayed or postponed at any TT or Manx Grand Prix race.[70]. [10] Further changes to the course followed in 1922 with the adoption of a private road part of the Ballastowle Estate between Parliament Square and May Hill in Ramsey. Expect to be in awe of the stunning landmarks along the way...." [5], Motor racing began on the Isle of Man in 1904 with the Gordon Bennett Trial and originally was restricted to touring automobiles. Further work by the Department of Transport in July and September 2008 included a storm drain and the completion of the mini-roundabout. Retrieved 3 June 2018. It's such a shame but we're here to do a job and we want do it in Dan's memory," said Hickman after his fastest lap. The inability of the motorcycle competitors to climb the steep primary A18 Snaefell Mountain Road section of the course forced the organisers to use a 25-mile (40 km) section of the Gordon Bennett Trial course. [17] Changes to the Mountain Course occurred for the 1953 races including road widening at Bedstead Corner, elevation works at Signpost Corner and Cronk-ny-Mona, and the widening of the corner at Gorse Lea. The Isle of Man TT Mountain Course or TT Course[1] is a motorcycle road-racing circuit located in the Isle of Man. [79], Coordinates: 54°10′04″N 4°28′40″W / 54.16778°N 4.47778°W / 54.16778; -4.47778. Road re-profiling and widening occurred at Quarry Bends during the winter of 1987. The 1906 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race for automobiles the Highroad Course was reduced from 52.12 miles (83.88 km) to 40 miles, 2 furlongs and 60 yards. In 2019, the Evening Standard UK newspaper nominated the TT Course as one of 10 of the most spectacular road trip routes in the UK. [74], After a series of safety reviews, a number of general measures were introduced after 2007 for the Isle of Man TT races and the Manx Grand Prix and other events such as the Southern 100 motor-cycle races and the Rally Isle of Man. 16:42.778. A new 50mph speed limit will be introduced on the Coast Road during this year's TT fortnight. The Isle of Man TT is the world’s most dangerous, ... What has changed, however, is the speed at which the course is run: the top speed at the first TT was a little over 41 mph, and this year, riders in the top classes will all break the 200 mph mark. 3. The corner was then named Birkin's Bend, and afterwards, from 1928, practice sessions for the TT races and Manx Grand Prix were held on closed roads. The Highways Division modified the road junction at Signpost Corner including improved drainage, elevation changes, and repairs to the road surface in November 2010[31] and the same major repair process of road resurfacing was repeated for the Quarter Bridge road junction in February 2011. 2019 Isle of Man TT top qualifying speeds. Isle of Man TT: Rain means no Wednesday racing as schedule falls further behind. There are no speed limits on the island, it’s a racer’s dream. This road widening scheme began in February 2008[29] with the removal of trees on the Bemahague Estate which included Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor, and the creation of a small mini-roundabout. Duke Marketing Limited. Average Speed. [32] The Department of Infrastructure during the winter of 2011/2012 removed and re-positioned roadside fence-posts from Brandywell to the 32nd Milestone and from Windy Corner to the 33rd Milestone. ^ Isle of Man Centenary TT – ACU/MMCC Official Race Guide page 67 Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure (2007) Mannin Media Group Ltd [77] Following a meeting of the Strategic Motorsport Group orgainsied by the Isle of Man Government, the Clerk of Course announced procedural changes to red flag incidents. 1. Peter Hickman recorded the fastest speed of Thursday's Superbike TT practice outing on the Isle of Man. Michael Dunlop is third fastest in the premier class so far with 132.319 and Manxman Conor Cummins is now fourth best thanks to his speed of 131.175 on Thursday night. 135.452mph / 217.989km/h. The first fatality on the TT Course was near Glen Helen during practice for the 1911 TT when Victor Surridge, a works Rudge-Whitworth rider, crashed heavily and died of his injuries. A stone shelter in a style of a small mountain Alpine Lodge was built in 1955 as a memorial to Les Graham, the inaugural 500 cc World Champion solo motorcyclist, on the A18 Mountain Road. The bike of choice this year would be the refined for 2019 Shinden Mugen electric race bike, capable of producing 120 kW (around 160 bhp), and 210 Nm of torque. 4. Also, during the winter of 2004/2005 road widening occurred at Windy Corner followed by Brandish Corner during the winter of 2005/2006 by the Department of Transport. This section is about corners named after Isle of Man TT riders. Durring his attempt, the British driver managed to reach an average speed of 116.47 mph and a top speed of 162.9 mph, two figures that are also superior to the ones he touched back in 2011. [60][61] For the 1935 Isle of Man TT races, two motorcycle-equipped Travelling Marshals were employed to search for missing riders, particularly in poor weather conditions on the Mountain section of the TT Course. Road widening occurred on the Mountain Course at the Highlander, Laurel Bank, Glen Helen (between the Old Quarry and Brew's Restaurant), and at Brandywell with the removal of the Beinn-y-Phott sheep-gate for the 1935 Isle of Man TT races. [71] For the 1979 TT races the practice of starting competitors in pairs was abandoned followed by the Manx Grand Prix in 2011 after the result of fatal crash at Alpine Cottage during the 2010 Junior Manx Grand Prix. [8] The name of the course derives from the regulations for the 1908 Tourist Trophy adopted by the Royal Automobile Club which limited the engines of the competing automobiles to a cylinder diameter of 4 inches (100 mm). The outright lap record now stands at an average speed of 135.452mph, set by a BMW S1000RR-mounted Peter Hickman in 2018. Australian David Johnson headed the Superstock times on his Gulf BMW on Thursday at 129.202, with Hickman, Harrison and Dunlop all exceeding the 128mph mark. [6] The Highways (Light Locomotives) Act 1904 passed by Tynwald gave permission to use local roads for the 52.15-mile (83.93 km) Highroads Course for the 1904 Gordon Bennett Trial. James Hillier (Eng) Kawasaki 128.07. Isle of Man TT – lap speed The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is an iconic motorcycle road race that takes place every year on the Isle of Man. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/2kKTBIM Feast your eyes on this stunning POV On Bike Lap from the Isle of Man TT 2013 Supersport 600cc Race! [8], For the 1920 Isle of Man TT, changes were made to the Mountain Course and competitors turned left at Cronk-ny-Mona and followed the primary A18 Mountain Road to Governor's Bridge with a new start/finish line on Glencrutchery Road which lengthened the course from the pre-World War I length of 37.50 miles (60.35 km) to 37.75 miles (60.75 km). 1. The fastest average speed by an individual rider over a lap of the Isle of Man TT is 135.452 mph (217.989 km/h), recorded by Peter Hickman (UK) on a BMW S1000RR on the sixth and final lap of the TT Senior race on 8 June 2018. The official course distance for the Snaefell Mountain Course was amended in 1938 to 37.73 miles (60.72 km) which is the current course length.[12]. The death of Manx rider Dan Kneen following an accident on Wednesday made for a subdued backdrop to the session. As the UK Motor Car Act 1903 placed a speed restriction of 20 mph (32 km/h) on cars within the United Kingdom, the Secretary of the Automobile Club of Britain and Ireland approached the authorities in the Isle of Man to seek permission to race cars on public roads. 2 June 2018. The descent starts through countryside before entering the residential outskirts of Douglas back to the finish line. Superbikes . In October 2007 the Department of Transport began road widening at Braddan Bridge on the Mountain Course with the creation of a new roundabout incorporating the 'Jubilee Oak' Tree on the A1 Douglas to Peel Road. De Isle of Man TT (Isle of Man Tourist Trophy) is een wegrace voor motorfietsen op het eiland Man.De race wordt sinds 1907 gehouden. Outright. [65][66] Further road safety work during the winter of 1970/1971 road-widening occurred at the Verandah series of bends and also at the Bungalow Bridge by the Isle of Man Highway Board cutting into the hillside. [55], The compulsory use of crash helmets for the 1914 Isle of Man TT motor-cycle races was the result of a fatal accident to Frank Bateman on the Keppel Gate section of the TT Course near to Kates Cottage during the 1913 Senior TT race. This followed a series of fatal accidents during the start of the 1978 Sidecar TT 'A' race, to the Swiss sidecar competitor Ernst Trachsel on Quarterbridge Road, and the sidecar crew of Mac Hobson & Kenny Birch on nearby Bray Hill. 206mph! [58] From 1928 onwards, practice sessions for the Isle of Man TT Races and Manx Grand Prix were held on closed public roads. In 1939 a stone memorial to Jimmie Guthrie was built at The Cutting on the A18 Snaefell Mountain Road and the S-bend corner was renamed Guthrie's Memorial.[16]. Peter Hickman produces an astonishing record final lap to win the Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT to pip race-long leader Dean Harrison in one of the closest races ever seen. 2018. In April 2015, the Highways Division instigated a programme of landscaping at Keppel Gate including the removal of a small grass bank on the north-eastern side of the corner, road re-profiling and re-surfacing work. The race record is also held by Hickman in 1 hour, 43 minutes and 08,065 seconds; an average race speed of 131.700 mph (211.951 km/h) achieved during the same 6 lap Senior TT race. [64]. [27] The winter of 1986 further re-profiling occurred at the Quarterbridge road junction with a new road traffic system including two new mini-roundabouts, the removal of a traffic island, and trees. ^ "Isle of Man TT results: Peter Hickman becomes the world's fastest rider with record-breaking Senior TT victory". [51], The latest corners to be named have been named in honour of non-riders who have demonstrated a dedication to the TT. The winding road at the top of Mt Snaefell where the TT racers speed by on motorcycles. Also during the late 1950s, Appledene Cottage was demolished on safety grounds along with Old Brew's Restaurant near Glen Helen during the early 1960s accompanied by a road widening programme at Greeba Bridge. The Thursday afternoon practice session from 13:45–17:00 pm introduced in the late 1950s was discontinued for the Centenary 2007 Isle of Man TT races. Bob McIntyre recorded the first 100mph lap in 1957 with John Williams (1976) and Steve Hislop (1989) breaking the 110mph and 120mph barriers respectively. It's in a bid to reduce the number of crashes between Douglas and Ramsey – and to stop motorists using it as a loop road back to the Mountain Road section. Major road widening occurred on the Mountain course at the 33rd Milestone, including the removal of fence posts at road level and the removal of a section of a grass bank before the start of the 1947 Isle of Man TT| races. Legends are made on its infamous track, Snaefell; from Mike Hailwood and the Dunlops (the first family of motorcycling), to modern icons like Peter Hickman and the indomitable John McGuinness . [7], For the 1905 Gordon Bennett Car event it was decided to run a trial for motor-cycles the day after for a team to represent Great Britain in the International Motor-Cycle Cup Races. This included the introduction of restricted areas, safety fencing and the continued introduction of air-fencing to corners to the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course. These include Ray Caley, former operator of the shop and post office at the junction of the course with Sulby Glen road who died in 2017. [40], The cycling absolute lap record for the Mountain Course was broken in 2015 by Isle of Man born professional cyclist Peter Kennaugh in a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 48 seconds,[41] beating the previous longstanding record, set by former Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman in 1993, by 6 seconds. Video. When Victory Motorcycles joined the Isle of Man TT Zero class in 2015, fielding an updated Brammo Empulse RR rebadged as Victory RR, ... (196.057 km/h) in average speed. [62] After a fatal crash by Doug J. Pirie, in poor visibility caused by mountain mist and fog near to the 33rd TT Milestone during the 1935 Lightweight TT, races were delayed or postponed to the next day until the weather improved. Peter Hickman. Following a fatal accident to French newcomer Serge le Moal during the first practice session of the 2004 Isle of Man TT races,[72] a Newcomers Speed Control Lap was introduced for the 2004 Manx Grand Prix followed by the 2005 TT races. The roadway at Hillberry Corner underwent repairs to the carriageway and was resurfaced and re-profiled by the Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure, Highways Division during the Spring of 2014. The twenty-five year-old, riding for Kawasaki , was given permission to complete a parade lap of the Mountain Hill course and Hillier, clearly having no intention of 'parading' around the course and waving to the crowds, decided to have a crack at breaking some records instead. 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