? There is such a place and it's right on your doorstep: it's called the Isle of Man. An independent country with the oldest parliament in the world, the Isle of Man has long done things its own way. And when its parliament permitted car (and later bike) races
.That's one person dying for every 12 who have climbed to the top of Mount Everest.By comparison, the first Isle of Man TT race took place in 1907. The race was won by Charlie Collier at an average speed of 38.21 mph. Today a lot has changed about the TT
Mountain course at the Isle of Man, it was a cornerstone of the calendar. By the 1970s, the event became an anachronism. It was out of touch with the times and more and more racers decided not to go there, citing safety as the main reason.In 1971 Barry
nothing else than to score with race wins.Our story begins in June 2000, when Honda set out to take the TT by storm, employing four professional riders and previous Isle of Man race winners, all on factory Hondas. That's the way Honda like to do things
Simeon Penn, owner of Saber Marine and its Suzuki-powered Hypercat speedboat has today accepted our challenge to race a GSX-R1000 from The Needles back to East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, where we meet on a rather blowy early April morning. As a
THERE CAN'T be many Isle of Man TT fans who haven't seen George Formby's hilarious 1936 movie No Limit.It immortalised the races way before names like Geoff Duke and Mike Hailwood made them famous, the film still plays on the Island every year
That a motorcycle can circulate a racetrack at an average speed of 130mph would be quite shocking even in the fast moving world of MotoGP. That the circuit in question is instead a collection of public roads bounded by walls, schools, cottages and pubs makes that speed even more ...
Governor's Dip | I like to create images where the location is not immediately obvious, giving it a somewhat abstract look. The large dark patch in this photo may not be technically ideal but I don't mind it in this particular case. The distinctive Honda TT Legends livery doesn't...
Moly's a mad bugger. Those are his words, more or less, not ours. Last year Manxman Dave Molyneux, with some 11 TT victories under his belt, flipped his outfit while going flat out through Rhencullen, just after Kirk Michael village. We can assume he was travelling somewhere clos...
Walk through the gap in the hedge however and you’ll find yourself in another race paddock. There are no motorhomes here – caravans are as posh as it gets, while just as many are sleeping in their vans – and the team awnings coated in sponsor’s logos have been swapped for old ten...
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