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TT 2011 - Island Racer
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Island Racer 2011 Contents

74 RIDING THE COURSE
We’ve all heard about the specific gears and
speeds needed for a fast lap at the TT but what
does a fast racer really think about lapping at pace on the world’s toughest motorcycle circuit? Tell you what, let’s sit down and ask him

80 HOW TO TAKE A GOOD TT PICTURE
Cameras at the ready for a masterclass in snapping a perfect Island picture while you soak up the TT atmosphere, courtesy of the world’s best road racing photographer – Stephen Davison

86 RELENTLESS: BUILDING THE BEAST
For this year the black bike gets Guy Martin on its back. This is what goes into building a motorcycle capable of lapping the TT at more than 131mph as an average speed

94 PUNTER’S PLACE: WHERE TO WATCH
Find the right place to watch from and the Isle of
Man TT races are just stunning to see in the flesh.
Here’s a great guide about where to head for to
ensure you bag the best seats in the house

98 PUNTER’S PLACE: HOW TO RIDE
So you fancy a lap or two of the TT course? Of
course you do, and why not – it is amazingly good fun. But it pays to know where you’re going and where the tricky places are for a road rider, so here’s a guide for those of you who fancy your ownTT spin

102 100 YEARS OF THE MOUNTAIN COURSE
It’s produced an incredible amount of brilliant racing action over the last century, we look back at the highlights of TT racing around the iconic circuit

118 WHAT’S ON
No need to go anywhere else for the information, all you need to know about the TT fun and games is right here

6 FLAG DOWN
Great moments of recent TT history writ large for
all to see, in glorious 2D

14 HUTCHY ON THE RETURN
At the end of last year Ian Hutchinson’s career
looked almost over. A badly broken leg was nearly
lost several times over as operation on top of
operation was carried out to save it. Remarkably
the surgery worked

22 THE HORROR CRASH
Guy Martin crashed during last year’s Senior TT. He fell off his Honda at 140mph and the resulting
fireball looked like a bomb had gone off on the TT
course. Here’s the exclusive photos of those
horrific few seconds...

28 WHO’S WHO
A look at the main players in this year’s Isle of Man
TT event

50 IT HAPPENED THERE: TT 2010
A look back at what went on during last year’s race week – one for the record books in every sense of the phrase

64 RATED!
The top runners in this year’s events come under
the watchful eye of the fastest man not to be
racing on the Island this year. Steve Plater may
have had to knock TT racing on the head himself,
but that doesn’t stop him pulling his punches when
talking about the fast lads out there...

69 COMPETITION TIME
We are absolutely delighted to have teamed up with Arai to give Island Racer readers the chance to win the 2011 limited edition helmet.

70 COMEBACK CONOR
Cummins smashed himself up badly in 2010, but
he’s picked up his TT campaign and is back. Here
he goes through the pain and the push to come
back from a massive crash at Verandah on the
Mountain Course nearly 12 months ago

The starting line at 2009 TT - PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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