Speed, danger, and skill levels beyond comparison. In the heart of the Irish sea lies one of the most revered motorcycle racing courses on the planet. We say ‘course’ because it’s not a circuit in the normal sense. 37.73 miles and 200 corners of regular roads are what create the legendary Isle of Man TT Mountain Course.
The riders that sign on to compete at the TT, throttle their machines to over 200mp/h while dodging stone walls, kerbs, trees and lamp-posts; which on any other day of the week are just background vistas for the school run, work commute, or grocery trip.
Make no mistake about it; this is no ordinary race, and these are no ordinary riders.
When Nine-time motorcycle World Champion Valentino Rossi visited the Isle of Man during race week of the 2009 TT, and witnessed 23 time Isle of Man winner, John McGuinness, break the then outright lap record, to win the event’s opening Superbike race, Rossi said: “now I understand why people love this so much. Because it’s f**king awesome; it’s unbelievable. To take a superbike flat out to the limit here you need to understand how to ride, but you need two great big balls! It’s like nothing else I have seen before!”