Return of the Man from the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is, by far, the most intense, crazy, dangerous, daring (and anything you might have it called) bike road racing event on earth. Often a matter of either glory or death for many, the IOM TT has inspired countless generations of riders as a landmark in the world and has stood in the last 106 years.
Feared by some, dreaded by others, however in the end RESPECTED by all, the Snaefell Mountain Course is going to become a bigger event and go international.
Will it float?
The TV audience globally went past 23 million viewers in the year 2012, and also the site attracts more than 2 million unique visitors annually. For a semiindependent 572 square kilometers (221sq mi) island that's home to just over 80,000 people, all the amounts above seem quite great, but can these be projected to a larger scale?
Taking a look round the twowheeled sports planet, I had say if financing and appropriate direction, careful planning, and security precautions are in place, this kind of idea could work. Consider it as the kind of road racing: just a few rules, several well - recognized groups, a clear and clean method to get the right to race in the closing events, and also the scenery.
Actually, the TT became renowned for all these very things, after stricter regulations became effective, attempting to restrict the growing amount of accidents and casualties as motorcycle racing was introduced from the Old Continent. The streets of Man had become the greatest playground of the guys who knew no fear.
More than a hundred years later, things are pretty much unchanged... save for the speed. The roads are better, but nevertheless you can see riders wheeling and leaping over the crests at more than 200 miles per hour (320 km/h). Can the unbelievable Mountain Course race be duplicated? I say it could.
To begin with, there are innumerable panoramic places round the world that are just as demanding and raceworthy as the Snaefell circuit, and locating them is more a matter of location spotting, pretty much like searching for the appropriate place to shoot a portion of a film.
From locations close to the sea up to mountain roads, from desert areas to wild exotic states in Asia, these spots are merely waiting to be found. I'm confident that the world bicycling online communities would provide an unbelievable assist in creating a tremendous base of initial alternatives to be checked, so the initial step in locating the natural circuits is really a fairly simple one.
Then there is the fiscal difficulty: the IOM Government cannot do it alone and they want a strong back-up. It's expected that such a delivery partner would be liable for all operational details of the Chain including the Isle of Man round," as official sources say.
The TT is an almost charming brand, but on this kind of scale magic only will not do: not in these times, not. Much like any other chain, the TT Race World Series is company, and fire only cannot pay the bills. However, given the abnormal fascination for such extreme road racing events, we may only see a couple of white collars willing to purchase this.
With media exposure and appropriate TV, I am fairly sure the TT races would become exceptionally popular in a short period. You'll find tens of many thousands of riders in pretty much any area of the earth who want to compare their bicycles as well as their experience in bringing a Tourist Trophy, and giving a chance at TT glory - like occasion in their place will have them hooked.
Though a rider from the poorer states in Eastern Europe, great as he may be, would have a difficult time getting the cash required to prepare and race, it's fairly hard for a rider in NZ to go to Man. Having more similar races enlarges the pool of riders who'd be attracted by this... of course if you desire, you can possess the Grand Final of the World TT Series on the Mountain. It just makes so much sense.
Ultimately, there's one more thing which should never be neglected, and that thing's name is security.
Alongside these courageous men and women who paid the greatest value for the Isle of Man glory, we must also honor the 2 race officials, 2 spectators: memory of others who perished, and one bystander. And even more, we have to remember the many injuries of riders who crashed and the spectators were hit by those whose bikes.
Doing some elementary school mathematics will show us lots of folks losing their lives and getting hurt. Unfortunately, the TT is not in any way forgiving, and blessed chaps like Guy Martin and several more are not born daily, and this may not appeal to the FIM an excessive amount. Casualties and crashes in the TT enlarging to a world - level may become a issue for the chain, and it may become a large one.
I completely understand the concerns of those who value security in their own right, and I do believe they have got a strong point.
The nature of Joey hasn't left the TT, and we might only see the "men of Man" ride the world.
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