Further changes occurred in the 1926 Isle of Man TT with the scrapping of the side car TT & ultra-lightweight TT races from lack of entries plus most of the TT Course had now been tarmacked, including the Snaefell Mountain section.
Another change in 1926 was the ban on alcohol-based fuels, forcing competitors to use road petrol. Despite these changes, the prestige of the Isle of Man TT Races encouraged even stiffer competition when the Italian motor-cycle manufacturers Bianchi, Garelli and Moto Guzzi decided to enter.
The 7 lap (264.11 miles) 1926 Junior TT race was won by Alec Bennett riding the 350cc overhead-camshaft Velocette motor-cycle (pictured), in 3 hrs, 57 mins & 37 secs, at an average speed of 66.70 mph.
Take a look at this fabulous short video of the 1926 TT, courtesy of British Pathe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcQ6ZvZnKkU
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