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Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

in 50 images.

Story by Sébastien Nunes July 5th, 2016

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The TT is a race against the clock but FIRST AND foremost a race against fear of death.

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paddock WALK...

The beautiful belgian Saroléa electric bike.

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Some two-stroke porn.

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An unlikely electric bike from a university project.

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Sometimes a little help can make a difference….

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“Parc fermé in operation” where the ladies are left in a cage after the race….

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Supersport TT 2 Race

Flat out at Bray Hill
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Fly baby, fly.

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Chase mode on.

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TT ZERO PRE-race & start

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Mr. Honda came to support his team (with the hat).

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Protecting the batteries from over heating….

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Positioning on the start line…

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On your marks…

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William Dunlop with the Victory, he’ll finish 2nd.

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Not the winning bike, but its twin sister…. John McGuinness’ bike turned off after a jump. A safety switch was accidentally turned on when landing…. Bruce Anstey from New-Zealand won with the second Mugen Honda.

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Unfortunately the Saroléa bikes didn’t make the start. An electronic problem convinced the team to cancel their participation for the safety of their pilots.

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SENior tt practice

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Concentration before riding at +170Mph on the course.

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Conor Cummins aka the coffee man

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Grid time.

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Eyes don’t lie….

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Engines ON gentlemen…

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It’s practice but crashing is not an option…

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Sidecar TT 2 RACE

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Australian team, fastest newcomer in the class.

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Front row to enjoy the show.

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Senior TT

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John McGuinness knee down at Quarter Bridge.

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A nice Norton with Aprilia engine.

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Survived the race, high-five well deserved…

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out of the series

John McGuinness, 23 TT wins and 46 podiums. In a recent interview to MCN he said: “I’m old, I’m fat, but I’m still fast!” and he proved right during this TT week.

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