The 2010 Isle of Man TT produced scintillating racing, and now you can share the unique thrill of lapping the 37.73-mile Mountain course at race pace alongside four of the most exciting riders. Get set to experience five complete laps from three races at the 2010 TT.
Michael Dunlop is continuing the proud tradition of dad Robert and uncle Joey around the Isle of Man, and we join him on lap four of the PokerStars Superbike TT to discover just how he is carving out his own reputation around the Mountain. The rear-facing camera lets you feel every slide as rear tyre of the Street Sweep/Robinson Concrete Superbike fights for grip under the power of the 1000cc Honda engine. Lapping at 128.87mph, we see how Dunlop uses every inch of the road and the late braking into Creg-ny-Baa will leave you shaking – almost as much as the dice with Guy Martin between Glen Helen and Ballaugh and the terrifying moment at the bottom of Barregarrow!
North One Television’s exceptional footage then gives us the honour of joining TT2010’s “Mr Consistency” for a lesson in how measured, inch-perfect determination can bring rewards at the TT. Ian Hutchinson dominated the opening of the 2010 TT, and we go on board for the first lap of the Royal London 360 Superstock race – which Hutchy would win and set a staggering new lap record for. The forward-facing camera records Hutchinson averaging 128.759mph from a standing start, his control and smooth style making it look easy as he claws back 10 seconds on veteran Ian Lougher by Ramsey, before drafting past and onto a jaw-dropping run over the Mountain – this is why in just two days of racing Hutchinson was catapulted into the list of TT greats.
Australian star Cameron Donald didn’t have the start to the 2010 TT he wished for, but it wasn’t through a lack of effort. This single lap – the final circuit of the Monster Energy Supersport race 1 – throws just about every challenge the TT has to offer at you as you ride on the 600cc Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing machine at an average speed of more than 122mph. Battling to control the bike through Handley’s and Rhencullen, dealing with slower machines, negotiating yellow flags, suffering every bump from Sulby to Ramsey and dicing with Ian Lougher and Conor Cummins – it’s all here. You’ll find yourself leaning into the bends as the front-facing camera shows Donald flicking the Suzuki left and right with alarming speed.
Finally, it is the always entertaining Guy Martin on the Wilson Craig Honda in the Monster Energy Supersport 1 race. This is heart-in-the-mouth stuff as we join Martin for the first lap, at more than 125mph. He takes the forward-facing camera so close to the walls and hedges at times you would swear the rider must be brushing the scenery. In fact, this ride was so good we had to have more – so we stay on board for lap two as Martin goes on a flier – pulling back Ian Lougher’s 50 second start advantage by Kirk Michael on lap 2! This sequence also includes one of the most terrifying on-board moments ever captured – just watch out for Adrian Archibald as we blast into Barregarrow!
"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