The most dangerous race in the world - The Isle of man TT

Joelthailand

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I recently watched this film/documentary about the TT......10/10 well made, exciting viewing & very interesting!! :thumbup:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1698010/ (available on all the usual torrent sites)

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Rhodie

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ronwebb;284069 wrote: Simon McGregor-Wood, a motorcycle enthusiast and Journalist with Aljezeera, has produced an excellent piece on this truly exceptional race.
Its on:

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/aljazeeracorrespondent/2012/10/201210381442860175.html

If you have time, watch the 48 minute vid. He covers a lot of ground and there are some great insights on why people participate in this race and come back for more, year after year.
Happy viewing.
Good find Ron, thank you for posting.
AJ still make old-school docos that have substance - see their report on the Hmong Laos resistance.

This film is a good follow-on to TT3D - Closer to the Edge as rightly mentioned above, which imho is one of the best racing bike docos up there with On Any Sundays and Dust to Glory.
Guy Martin who appears in this AJ film has two unique talents - racing -when he's on form- and running his mouth. A shame he doesn't take a note of Huthinson's performance in 2010's TT -who is the quiet man in the film TT3D- and went on to break the TT record by winning 5 TT races in the same week. Being the self-proclaimed "Maverick" doesn't make a winner which is a a pity as he has the talent but not the focus.
The newbie racer AJ follows illustrates both the danger and the steep learning curve but also the spirit and ethos of the TT races.

Remind me before we next meet up Ron, as I have some good DVDs on Joey "Yer Maun" Dunlop, Mike the Bike Hailwood and the centenary year of the TT races, if you are interested.
 

jimbobs

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That was excellent really enjoyed that,,Ime in Mexico working at the moment i watched it with some Mexicans in work they where really impressed that we would have suck a thing near blightey ,,GOOD STUFF
 

Joelthailand

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Really enjoyed the Aljezeera production, good to see the The Isle of man TT in a rookie riders point of view. :p

Going off topic a little here, with the over paid poncy MotoGP riders (only compared only to TT riders...lol)!! I downloaded this film/docemntory called "Fastest" last week & it's a very good watch if your into bike racing. Starring Valentino Rossi with the full story to date of him chasing his tenth World Championship. :thumbup:

http://hd4fun.com/fastest-2011-720p-bluray-x264-dts-wiki/

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blackb15

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I went to the TT first 1976 then last 10 years in a row thought it was a really good film. I think john McGuiness is a really excellent racer and TT champion and seems really nice bloke.The TT is a unique experience and defiantly one for the bucket list iyf youve never been.
safe riding
Paul
 

ronwebb

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blackb15;284177 wrote: The TT is a unique experience and defiantly one for the bucket list iyf youve never been.
safe riding
Paul
Took your advice Paul and booked for 2014. Already too late for 2013!