- Sep 23, 2013
Has anyone been watching this. Been great so far. In the U.K it's on ITV4 at 9 P.M.
I obviously was not rejoicing in the fact two people have died, i don't know why you thought that was what i was referring to when i used the term 'great'. I was talking purely from the racing perspective unfortunately as Mark has already stated, death or the risk of goes with the territory of road racing. It was in the context of John McGuinness not winning every race and some decent battles on track.While Isle of Man is an awesome thing, and I hope it'll last for decades. I feel 'great' is an overstatement, seeing there has been two fatalities already.
However I just watched the 132.3 mph onboard lap from Bruce Anstey, and whilst watching that I know that guy is in full control of the bike even though it looks so volatile yet at the same times it makes you wonder how incredible idiotic it is that they can manage these speeds and lines trough this whole course. Crazy people really.
The lap record from Anstey was actually far from a clean lap. He was held up by one or two backmarkers on occasions and completely messed up a certain corner by outbraking himself, probably losing 2-3 seconds. So perhaps he could have even gotten close to 133 mph?