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The 1927 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy saw more changes occur with a fatal accident during practice to Archie Birkin, a brother to Tim Birkin of the Bentley Boys fame. The corner in Kirk Michael where the accident occurred was renamed Birkins Bend and from 1928 practice sessions were held on closed-roads. In the 1927 Junior TT Race the retirement of Wal Handley on the last-lap handed the victory to Freddie W Dixon, riding a HRD motorcycle, winning at an average speed of 67.19 mph (108.13 km/h).

In the 1927 Lightweight TT Race, Wal Handley won the 7 lap race in 4 hours 10 minutes and 23 seconds, at an average speed of 63.30 mph (101.87 km/h). A slipping clutch for Stanley Woods in the 1927 Senior TT Race, riding a new over-head camshaft Norton, allowed teammate Alec Bennett to win at an average speed of 68.41 mph (110.10 km/h).

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Senior TT (500cc)Edit

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Alec Bennett Norton 68.41 mph (110.10 km/h) 3.51.42
2   Jimmie Guthrie New Hudson 66.02 4.00.04
3   Tom Simister Triumph 65.75 4.01.03
4   J W Shaw Norton 64.83 4.04.28
5   Graham Walker Sunbeam 64.72 4.04.52
6   Freddie Dixon HRD 64.32 4.06.26
7   O Langton New Hudson 64.04 4.07.29
8   Charlie Dodson Sunbeam 63.77 4.08.23
9   George Rowley AJS 63.74 4.08.40
10   W S Braidwood P&M 62.94 4.11.50

Junior TT (350cc)Edit

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Freddie Dixon HRD 67.19 mph (108.13 km/h) 3.55.54
2   H J Willis Velocette 4.06.39
3   Jimmie Simpson AJS 4.08.22
4   G L Reynard Royal Enfield 4.08.24
5   C. W. Johnston Cotton 4.10.21
6   Edwin Twemlow Excelsior 4.12.19
7   C S Barrow Royal Enfield 4.15.23
8   L R Cohen AJS 4.18.34
9   W S Pearce DOT 4.21.39
10   George Himing Zenith 4.22.27

Lightweight TT (250cc)Edit

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Wal Handley Rex-Acme 63.3 mph 4.10.22
2   Luigi Arcangeli Moto Guzzi 61.2 4.18.52
3   Cecil Ashby OK-Supreme 61.1 4.19.24
4   Syd Crabtree Crabtree 4.32.32
5   Achille Varzi Moto Guzzi 4.35.08
6   F L Hall New Imperial 4.35.56
7   C S Barrow Royal Enfield 4.36.21
8   Sid Gleave DOT 4.37.01
9   Geoff S Davison Rex Acme 4.39.26
10   L Higson Montgomery 4.41.00

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