Whitegates, Isle of Man

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For the towns in Ireland see, Whitegate, County Clare and Whitegate, County Cork or Whitegate, Cheshire.

Whitegates, a left-curve, is situated adjacent the 24th Milestone road-side marker on the Snaefell Mountain Course used for the Isle of Man TT Races and the 15th Milestone on the primary A18 Snaefell Mountain Road in the town of Ramsey, Isle of Man in the Isle of Man.

The name derived from two former white gates at the entrance of the Claughbane Road and the nearby Claughbane Farm.[1] The bend at Whitegates was part of the Highland Course and the Four Inch Course used for the Gordon Bennett Trial and Tourist Trophy car races held in the Isle of Man between 1904 and 1922. Whitegates is now part of the Snaefell Mountain Course used since 1911 for the Isle of Man TT and 1923 for the Manx Grand Prix Races. The road junction at Whitegates is the staging area and start line for the Lhergy Frissell hillclimb, part of the Manx Classic Hill Climb events.

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  1. ^ TT 100 The Official Authorised History of Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Racing page 23 by Mick Duckworth Editor Miles Coswell (2007)(1st Edition) Lily Publications Ltd ISBN 1-899602-67-4

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Coordinates: 54°18′59″N 4°23′01″W / 54.31639°N 4.38361°W / 54.31639; -4.38361