Karl Harris is to tackle the world famous Mountain Course for the first time this year.
The three-time British Supersport champion is arguably the highest-profile newcomer since Steve Plater in 2007.
Nicknamed 'Bomber', Harris will ride for SMT Honda in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior races.
Harris has spent the past few days with the likes of Richard 'Milky' Quayle driving around the course.
He says he particularly likes the run out from Ramsey Hairpin: