Behind all the tragedy, the racing was still electrifying.
Dave Molyneux won his ninth TT but the sub 20 minute lap still alludes him and John Mcguiness made no mistakes in the 400 Lightweight.
We had first TT wins for local resident and former 125 British Champion Chris Palmer.
While from slightly further afield, Kiwi upstart Shaun Harris took two wins, as he predicted to those that would listen, in the Production 1000 and 600 events.
Fellow countryman Bruce Anstey produced one of the rides of the week to give Triumph its first TT win for 21 years in the Junior 600.
But it was Adrian Archibald who had us all swallowing the hardest, dedicating his Formula 1 and Senior TT victories in the memory of David Jefferies.
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