Experience the Isle of Man TT like never before, with the best quality on-bike footage ever recorded around the legendary 37.73-mile Mountain course. Join the stars for four complete laps recorded during the Wednesday evening practice session of the 2010 TT.
First up is Keith Amor on the HM Plant Honda Superbike. The Scot is still getting used to the machine after being drafted in to replace the injured Steve Plater, but as North One Television’s white-knuckle on-board footage shows, he’s quickly getting to grips with the Honda’s power. The rear-facing camera lets you feel every bump as Amor laps at an average speed of 127.925mph. You will feel your stomach somersault as the rear of the Superbike goes light over the leaps and bounces just inches from the kerbs. The sound of the screaming 1000cc engine leaves you in no doubt about the ferocious power Amor is unleashing around the TT course.
Next is an historic lap – not only does John McGuinness allow the rare experience of a forward-facing camera on his HM Plant Honda Superbike, but he then goes on to set the fastest TT lap ever recorded by an on-bike camera. You will be awe-struck as the undoubted current King of the Mountain stuns the opposition with an average speed of 130.242mph – almost 9 seconds quicker than anyone else that night, despite being held-up! The camera mounted on the front of the Honda offers an unrivalled sense of the speed as McGuinness snakes the Superbike into the corners and fighting to keep the nose of the bike down. This is a remarkable lap, and to see it exactly as McGuinness himself saw it is a rare treat.
At the TT you don’t have to be on the ragged edge to go fast, as Kiwi Bruce Anstey proves in our third lap. He takes the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing Superbike around at 127.915mph, but this lap is a master class in control. The forward-facing camera lets you truly appreciate Anstey’s stylish riding – his inch-perfect progress through Glen Helen and as he passes a slower bike shows just why he’s a 7-times TT winner. He may be smooth, but don’t be fooled into thinking he’s slow – the speed the hedges and walls flash by, the way the camera lifts as he powers through the gears and the throaty roar of the 1000cc Suzuki give you every sensation of speed.
Finally we join Anstey’s teammate Cameron Donald for a spectacular thrill-ride which shows the dramatic difference in style between the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing riders. The front-facing camera mounted on the Australian’s Superbike shows how the machine bucks and fights back against the aggressive style - you will be hanging onto the edge of your seat as Donald weaves from kerb to kerb, using all the road in the search for the perfect lap. And he must be doing something right – he managed an average of 128.011mph from a standing start in this session! It is a spectacular end to this DVD – you will be pulling back from the TV screen as the camera seems to come within inches of the hedges and walls.
"A real flavour of what it's like to ride the legendary 37.73-mile course at race speed and really isn't for those with a weak heart showing, as they do, the fastest ever lap by John McGuinness, as well as insanely fast laps by other top riders on both solos and sidecars" 100% Biker