This year’s Isle of Man TT was a real roller coaster of emotions, one that culminated on a high note with John McGuinness beating Guy Martin in an epic six-lapper that has already gone down in history as one of the great TT races.
The rain-delayed Senior race will be one that fans will talk about for years to come, and one which both riders will probably look back on as one of their greatest performances.
Both spectator and rider alike are able to relive this, and the week’s other action-packed races, thanks to Duke Video’s official review of the 2011 Isle of Man TT event.
With four hours’ worth of footage crammed on to one DVD (or Blu-ray, for high definition types), TT 2011 Review features comprehensive coverage of practice, every race and the festival-like atmosphere of the world’s greatest two-wheeled event.
There are plenty of trackside camera angles, awesome aerial footage and bum-clenching on-board sequences that will leave you with your heart in your mouth. Most stunning of all are the slow-motion camera snippets. It’s only when, slowed down to a snail’s pace, that you can truly appreciate just how insane/brave the riders are, avoiding near-scrapes and dodging inevitable injury as they push to the ultimate limit.
Once again commentary comes courtesy of former racers Steve Parrish and James Whitham – a bloke more northern than a herd of Billy Elliots –and, new for this year, is TT-winner Steve Plater. All in all, the trio do a fantastic job of informing and entertaining the viewer with their expert analysis.
Additional features include a montage of the best slow-motion footage, coverage of the zero emissions race, and a look at Yamaha’s 50th anniversary celebrations. But the pick of the bunch has to be ‘Milestones of the Mountain Parade’; a dip into the TT’s past and voiced by none other than the legend of the microphone: Murray Walker.
TT 2011 Review features just about everything a motorcycle fan could want with respect of this year’s event. Eight races, seven winners and some of the closest competition seen in almost a century of racing on the island – it’s all here, and, without a shadow of doubt, it’s the next best thing to actually being there.