17 minutes. That’s the record-winning time it took for rider John McGuinness to tame this iconic island circuit which lays claim to over 200 rider deaths.
It’s not rocket science to see that the Isle of Man TT race is one of the world’s most dangerous events even for a crazy motorcyclist. There are no speed limits or proper safety barriers, and the roads are a succession of undulating public streets.
This means that one slip up is enough to send a rider into a concrete bollard, the side of a house or a tree at over 300km/h (or a group of spectators if you’d prefer the softer landing).
It’s a long video, but well worth it when you imagine the type of concentration required to accomplish such a feat of human endurance.