For more than 100 years the Isle of Man TT has presented the ultimate challenge for machine and rider. Throughout its illustrious history, the TT has made reputations and created legends.
Victory in the Isle of Man is a sure-fire way of entering the annals of motorcycle history – another is to claim a lap or race record during the TT. In 2007, as the TT marked its centenary, lap records were shattered – culminating in the frankly amazing 130.354mph lap in the Senior TT, recorded by John McGuinness.
Just eight years later, in 2015, to finish in the top ten of the Senior riders have to be routinely lapping in excess of 130mph. John McGuinness once more raised the bar on the final lap of the Senior to set a new absolute lap record of 132.701mph!