2010 Isle of Man TT launch video

The countdown had started to the world's best motorcycle road racing event

SOME GREAT footage from the Island contained in this 2010 promotional video, which really captures the passion and excitement of the world's greatest motorcycle road race.

Heading the entry once more is the reigning King of the Mountain, John McGuinness and with 15 wins now to his name, the Morecambe rider has deservedly earned his status as a TT legend. As we have now become accustomed to, the now 37-year old will line up at number 2 in all of the five solo races, riding for HM Plant Honda in the two Superbike races and Padgetts for the Supersport and Royal London 360 Superstock Races. The outright lap record holder is still very much the man to beat and the one the rest of the field use as the benchmark for success.

 Alongside McGuinness at HM Plant Honda once more is last year's Senior Race winner Steve Plater and he too continues with the same number as 2009, setting off at number 7. It's easy to forget that it was as recently as 2007 that the Lincolnshire rider made his TT debut but the double winner has certainly proved that he's now one of the best around the Mountain Course. The reigning British Supersport Champion will be in HM Plant colours for all bar the Supersport Races where he'll also be on board a Padgetts machine.

This year's entry list should ensure we'll see one of the greatest TT races of all time.