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    Guy Martin dash cam footage on The IoM TT.


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    Not a fan of F1 or Motorbikes,yet G/M is something else. No hype just so plain and simple. At 5.35 'no room for mistake at 150mph' !

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      Dedicated to 17:15, BBC1 weekdays
      I surrender all control
      To the desire that consumes me whole
      Leads me by the hand to infinity
      Lies in wait at the heart of me - the Albion of course !
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      Its all fantastic footage and mind boggling how he keeps it on the road at those speeds but I genuinely winced at 12:39 on that right-hander,it looks like he's off for sure.
      Incredible skill and courage.
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      Madness, did the course on a road bike in 1986 and frightened myself shitless even at the comparatively sedate pace I was riding at.

      There were 8 people killed that week and in the previous practice week, 4 racers and 4 spectators.

      Joey Dunlop was in his pomp winning the F1 Race, one of his 26TT's , ridiculous that he survived so many laps of the TT and was killed in a minor race in Estonia...
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      Conor Cummins crash at the IOM TT…he survived

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      Conor Cummins crash at the IOM TT…he survived

      He was very, very lucky that he bounced and went over the stone wall. The sudden stop if he'd hit the wall doesn't bear thinking about.
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      He was very, very lucky that he bounced and went over the stone wall. The sudden stop if he'd hit the wall doesn't bear thinking about.
      Itís insane isnít it.
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      It’s incredible these meetings are still allowed to happen. The documentary on the Dunlop family is really moving, but leaves you with that huge question of why with such stringent H&S everywhere in life do we still have motorbikes flying around at 160mph on open roads.
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      Love the TT.

      "It all ended Hereford United 1, Brighton & Hove Albion 1. We've got dogs on the field, we've got Hereford fans coming across to attack the Brighton players, we've got riot police, we've got stewards, we've got everything here that football shouldn't have. The Brighton players have gone across to their fans, and Albion remain in the football league"
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      Itís incredible these meetings are still allowed to happen. The documentary on the Dunlop family is really moving, but leaves you with that huge question of why with such stringent H&S everywhere in life do we still have motorbikes flying around at 160mph on open roads.
      In the case of the IoM TT (and the Manx GP / Classic TT at the IoM), there's two main factors:

      1) (Mostly) Independent governance. Self-governance gives them the opportunity to make the decision themselves. Then couple that with...

      2) The event is rather profitable for the IoM economy.

      And then, I guess, there's also:

      3) While the death rate at the IoM TT hits the headlines, it's roughly in the ballpark with other high-risk forms of motorsport (eg the Dakar). Kill off the IoM TT in the name of H&S, and you kinda need to go after Dakar and others as well.

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