John McGuinness shows why he's one of the top motorcycle racers in the world with a win in the SES TT Zero Challenge on the Isle Of Man. His 22nd-TT win breaks his own electric-motorcycle record with an average speed of 119.279 miles per hour from a standing start.
The Isle of Man is abuzz with the chatter of visitors and the blatting of motorcycles at the annual TT (Tourist Trophy) race. Crowds have gathered from around the world to watch races being run and records being beaten. They have not been disappointed.
Actor Philip Glenister, motorcycle racer Guy Martin and supermodel Jodie Kidd are rumored to be the BBC's new lineup of hosts for a new version of Top Gear.
The running order has been established for the 92nd running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for all classes and everyone's had all the practice they're going to get. On Sunday, June 29, the 14,110-foot-high mountain will ask each of them, "Who wants some?" Unlike previous years, while the bikes will run according to class, the cars will run according to their qualifying times set on the bottom section of the course, regardless of division, the fastest guys going first.
Valentino Rossi recently invited Supermoto World Champion Thomas Chareyre and road-racing icon Guy Martin to go dirtbiking at his private track - and, for the first time, let a film crew in to capture it all on video.
While there are some specialty machines that are capable of relatively high velocity, your average run-of-the-mill helicopter can't sustain speeds much higher than 100 miles per hour. That said, because of the heli's ability to climb high into the air with cameramen packing extreme telephoto lenses, actually managing to trick a chopper pilot into losing you – in scenes sure to be played out monthly on national news channels – is another matter entirely.