Remember also that up until the early seventies when the late, and also very great, Barry 'Ace' Sheene led a boycott of the Isle's circuit, this was a part of the GP tour, the likes of Ago, Hailwood, Pasolini, Woods, Meier, Duke and so many more had all put their lives on the line here, and many were not so lucky to walk away, and they still continue to pay the ultimate price on a yearly basis, break no bones about it, the IOM is most certainly a motherfucker and the ultimate ballbreaker . . . . that Dunlop was killed riding at a circuit in Estonia, far from his beloved spiritual home, is an irony verging on almost Shakespearean dimmension, even though he was by birth a proud Northern Irishman his love, respect for, and connection with this awe inspiring road race circuit was legend, he lived for the duel of man/machine versus the course and over a period of nearly thirty years was it's most celebrated and prolific conquerer, as well as the peoples perpetual champion . . . . and for many of us, he will be remembered that way for all of two wheeled eternity . . . . Joey Dunlop, the roadracer's roadracer, was, and is, the very spirit and embodiment of the Isle of Mann TT.
Enjoy one of the first videos of its kind, as Yer Mon throttles the living fuck out of a then state of the art Honda RS850R and shows the mountain just who is the boss.