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IoM TT Video

This is the incredible, action-packed story of how Isle of Man TT great John McGuinness became the first man in the events illustrious history to lap the dramatic 37.73-mile circuit at an average motorcycle racing speed of more than 130 mph.

For many years, this magical speed barrier had eluded the TTs finest. But in 2007, fittingly during the Centenary of the TT, Morecambes McGuinness smashed the limit with an average lap speed of 130.354 mph during the blue riband Senior TT.

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In this video you will enjoy motorcycle racing footage of McGuinness as he guides is HM Plant Honda superbike around the ribbon of tarmac which makes up the TT course.

It is one of motorsports greatest challenges, with riders achieving massive speeds as they race on closed public roads often just inches from kerbs, hedges, walls and houses.

Just completing a lap is an achievement, but to perform as consistently as McGuinness, and then produce the first-ever 130 mph lap, moves you, however reluctantly, into legend status.

In John McGuinness ‘Breaking the Barrier’, they not only explore the story of that historic lap, but we also hear from McGuinness as he reflects on one of the most successful TT careers of all time.

It provides a fascinating insight into an amazing story.

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Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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