Incredible Isle of Man TT Video
This is an Isle of Man camera video done really well. It lasts about five minutes. Keep in mind that this is the last true motorcycle road race in the world. Each lap is 37.75 miles long with over 200 turns. And the record for a single lap is over 130 MPH. There are straight sections where the bikes hit over 200 MPH. It Is hard to imagine such riding speeds but they do it every year at the end of May and
have been doing so since 1907. There have been over 240 rider fatalities in the history of the event but it is bigger than ever today. Two riders were killed during the 2012 events.
The helmet cam video over the last minute or so of the clip is absolutely breathtaking.
This event makes car racers look like a bunch of wussies. Even Sir Jackie Stewart is amazed by what he is seeing in the video. BTW, former Formula One World Champion John Surtees won this event before he switched from motorcycles to race cars
Sorry about the music
Best viewed in HD
Everyone who doesn't really follow motorsport watches the crashes. Because of the proximity of walls and telegraph poles crashes on the TT tend not to be that funny.
I can't show a bit of film of the most publicised one of 2010 as I can only find that as a compilation of other crashes.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Guy Martin pretty much slid through that and spent very little time in hospital.
Connor Cummin's 2010 crash.
This wasn't on film for a good period of time. I think that lots thought he was going to die. Smashed arm, dislocated leg, back broken in 5 places and no doubt several peripheral wounds. Connor is now back racing.
Possibly the saddest accident because although he is trying to make light of things you can see he has realised he can't race anymore. Milky Quayle is now the riders representative at the TT. In the film below he explains how desperately he misses the racing.
After the unprecedented feat of winning all 5 TT races in 2010 Ian Hutchinson reacted to reports that he could be the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year with a quizzical look and the response that the bloke at the bottom of his street didn't even know what he does for a living.
Closer To The Edge.
2010 film. I think it focuses on Guy martin a bit too much but if you have never watched TT footage it should be a revelation. Enjoy.