Wednesday, June 3, 2009

On the Island

It's T.T. time again and The Isle of Man comes alive to the glorious sound of racing machinery screaming around the Snaefell Mountain Circuit. Its two weeks of Motorbike Heaven and Hell. It is extreme excitement mixed in with an ever present sense of peril. Since 1911 Racers and Fans have flocked here in June for this classic event. The circuit has 200 corners, 60 of which have names and snakes around clockwise over 37.750 miles from sea level to 1,350 feet at the Bungalow. The weather plays a big part of the experience with rain usually a constant threat which changes moods and race schedules. When the sun shines it is magnificent. When this map was current a young kid called Fogarty held the lap record. It has been held for sometime now by John McGuiness at 17.2199 / 130.355. Lets see who gets it this year.