Michael Dunlop's blistering pace isn't for the squeamish.
By: Brandon Turkus
At a glance, the URL for the Isle of Man TT's website – iomtt.com – looks kinda like the word "vomit." Coincidentally, blowing chunks is exactly what this video of Michael Dunlop's record-breaking run at this year's event makes me want to do.
Dunlop made headlines over the weekend when he completed the 38-mile Snaefell Mountain Course in just 16 minutes, 58.254 seconds. That's an average speed of 133.393 miles per hour. On a road course. On a motorcycle. Without knowing that, you'd think the above video is just a fast-forward through the footage from the fairing-mounted camera of Dunlop's RST Superbike TT. It isn't. You're seeing things come up as quickly as the bike's rider, who must be some kind of a Jedi or something.
The 27-year-old carries a blistering pace as he cuts through the green scenery and small villages lining the course, popping the occasional wheelie and blowing past the spectators lining sections of the course. It's a really a sight to see... unless you suffer from motion sickness. In which case, you'll be content just checking out our original story on Dunlop's record-breaking run.