If you're looking for a little film to distract you from the inevitable approach of the new year, we may have just the thing for you. Al Jazeera Corespondent has taken an in-depth look at what is arguably the world's most dangerous motorsports event in a one-hour documentary. Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction follows the legendary motorcycle race from a variety of points of view. With interviews with small-budget privateer teams and glimpses at the biggest names in the race, the documentary does an impressive job of conveying the event's allure.

First held in 1907, the Isle of Man TT is largely held as the last great motorcycle competition. Held on public roads, the event sees racers course wide-open across a circuit of over 37 miles that puts them within a whisper of abrupt stone walls, lamp posts, deep ditches and steep drop offs. Riders aren't afforded the comfortable gravel pits or forgiving tire barriers of a well-manicured track, which mean a mistake here can mean serious injury or death. Sound insane? Check the video below to see what brings competitors back year after year.



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      Ryan Schneider
      • 1 Year Ago
      IMHO, the most fascinating form of motorsport on the planet.....
        md_stew
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan Schneider
        I agree! I watch every year with Complete Fascination. "It Blows Me Away", how these guys can go so fast for so long, on those narrow streets, over crests, motorcycles on the Knifes Edge of control, its just Amazing to watch!
      DavidN
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks for flagging up my film, Zach. I hope that everyone enjoys it. It was certainly fun to make. Happy New Year, David Niblock
      GasMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This show was the fourth most popular on Al Jazeera last week after: Big Brother Palestine, Muhahideen Family, and Real Housewives of Saudi Arabia
      IOMTT
      • 1 Year Ago
      When I have the time, I will definitely check it out and see how it compares to what I have in my TT collection. This place defines real motorsport for me. Raw, no excuses, no room for mistakes and only the truly passionate and talented dare turn a wheel here. If Jackie Stewart thought the Nurburgring was perilous, this place would make him urinate, deficate, and faint.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        gtv4rudy
        • 1 Year Ago
        change the letter 'a' into an 'o' in your name.
        S.
        • 1 Year Ago
        You should ask for a refund of your Autoblog subscription fee.
        iamzombie
        • 1 Year Ago
        If only it were possible to not click on a link, autoblog had better apologize for forcing you to read an article (not that I imagine you did read it at all) about a motorcycle race. I'd rather see motorcycle coverage than more hybrid/EV garbage, this isn't autoblog green, ya know?
        XJ Yamaha
        • 1 Year Ago
        I'm sorry to see your sense of sight is apparently failing you. God knows the article title and picture made it obviously enough this was a motorcycle related article. Perhaps Autoblog shouldn't have posted and just had one less article today. It would have really changed your life for the better i'm sure. Grow up.
        Gypsi
        • 1 Year Ago
        Are you a fan of Jeremy Clarkson? Just wondering.
        56Jalopy
        • 1 Year Ago
        Just because you never graduated from training wheels on your bicycle doesn't mean the rest have to feel sorry for your lack of appreciation of all mechanical forms of transportation.
        IOMTT
        • 1 Year Ago
        Did a biker take your lunch money or your lady? Did you try to ride a motorcycle and fail? Don't click on the link cager.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      SpikedLemon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice find.
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