A new film by Timbuktu Content highlights the unbelievable intensity of racing at this year’s Isle of Man TT, with a focus on the man and machines taking part in this addictive high-speed festival.
Many of the riders and bikes appearing in the film will be taking to the challenging hillclimb course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. At only 1.16 miles it’s not exactly the TT, although there’s plenty to catch out the unwary…
Each lap of the TT’s famed “Mountain” circuit is more than 37 miles on public roads, with all the odd cambers, indifferent surfaces and unyielding roadside furniture that implies.
Today, the fastest lap is a hair-raising 135.452mph – an average across 226 miles, over which the fastest speeds exceed 200mph and the slowest drop to around 20mph. Peter Hickman – who set the record on a BMW S 1000 RR in 2018 – could finish a 37.3-mile lap in just 16.42.778 minutes. On public roads, remember.
Not for nothing is it called the ultimate road racing challenge.
Additional footage courtesy North One – IOM Dept for Enterprise
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