‘ There’s an eerie si­lence in your head’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - TT 2017 PREVIEW -

You can cut the ten­sion with a knife, there’s noise, the hus­tle and bus­tle of me­chan­ics yet there some­how re­mains an eerie si­lence in your head. That only gets worse as one by one, 10 sec­onds apart, they head off down Bray Hill. All you can hear at that point is the com­men­tary from Manx Ra­dio blar­ing out of the PA sys­tem as well as the sound of the ma­chines revving, be­fore se­lect­ing first gear and blast­ing up the gear­box and out of sight. Then you’re en­grossed in the ex­cite­ment of the race, fol­low­ing it cor­ner by cor­ner with the ra­dio pressed to your ear. All the fear and ten­sion is in­stantly gone.

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