" We're loving this onboard from Joey Dunlop around the Isle of Man in 1983. But as well as the always amazing images of Joey 'keeping it lit and between the hedges', here is the brilliantly cool, calm and understated Ulster tones "
Guy Martin Onboard
image via TT3D
Ok, so we know the TT was a couple of weeks back and that we all know, at least intellectually, how mad TT riders really have to be.
But: we’ve never seen anything that etches out the sublime and lightning quick interaction of bike, body and mind that is needed to thread a competitive lap around the Isle of Man than the footage in the onboard video below.
The lap commentary by onboard rider and record-breaking mentalist Guy Martin sets off the incredible sequence perfectly – and what emerges that the man himself appears amazed that he can actually do the things that is evidenced by the video he shot.
The TT3D film was damn good. But there’s something in the rawness of this footage combined with Guy’s voiceover that transcends that totally.
Talk all through the video is of how calibrated to this sort of high tempo effort the rider’s brain becomes through practice during TT week: and there is a barely disguised and totally refreshing sense of awe at the challenges he has faced.
Great to see and brilliant to hear.
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