Are You Ready for the Isle of Man TT?

02/13/2014 @ 11:52 am, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS


We have a little over three months before the 2014 Isle of Man TT, but as you may have noticed on Asphalt & Rubber, the news is just heating up about this iconic road race.

Any TT is worth remembering, as each race is a very special event for those who witness them. That being said though, 2014 is shaping up to be an important year as the TT goes through a series of transitions.

With only six more TT race wins until he ties Joey Dunlop’s record, John McGuinness is the man to beat on race day, and Mr. McPint is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

McGuinness does have some staunch competition though, namely Michael Dunlop. The nephew to Joey, Michael won four races in the 2013 gathering, and for 2014 Isle of Man TT, the duo are already being pitted against each other.

Hondas rule the roost at the Isle of Man, but BMW’s racing platform with the S1000RR has steadily improved. With Dunlop being backed by BMW Motorrad this year, he will have some stout machinery at his disposal as he takes on McGuinness and Honda.

It should be a cracking race. To further whet your appetite, the IOMTT has put out a goosebump generating video, for your road racing pleasure. Enjoy.

Source: IOMTT (YouTube); Photo: © 2012 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – Creative Commons – Attribution 3.0

  • Tom Mullaney,DVM

    God speed John McG, safely!

  • Gonzo

    Had to stop watching. Even though it’s a cover, I couldn’t take anymore of that BS song from that BS band.

  • Oliver Seibert

    ughhh had to stop as well. cringe worthy indeed. This video i think is a year or two old. awful stuff, dont make them act all cliche and pensive!!! give me a breeeeak

  • Starmag

    Make that three who had to stop. Scripted lines? The music? Awful. John, why’d ya let ’em talk you into it?

  • butterball

    Terrible, they are trying to mass market/transform the TT into something it isn’t and effectively destroy those who love it so much’s reason for being there in the first place – because it’s not a MotoGP event…

  • You guys could really complain about anything, huh? You’d think this video was kitten snuff porn from the way you’re reacting. Breathe…it’s just motorbike racing.

  • Coyote


  • Hugo Lopes

    Seriously? Are you really complaining?

    This video is brilliant!

    Thanks once again TT!

  • TwoWheelLoo

    Making the trip this year, so excited to see the guys lay lines to the mountain course! Portland to London to the Isle of Man. The next three months can’t get here sooner..

  • Funnyman6869

    And nobody mentioned that awesome version of “Freebird”?