Victor Lopez wants to make history. this biker Aspires to be the first Spaniard to win on the Isle of Man, a motorcycle race that many people know and also It is considered one of the wildest and most dangerous in the world, The trial takes place in a British Crown dependency made up of a main island and a few islets located in the Irish Sea.
265 dead in its entire history
It’s a hundred year old test in which And A total of 265 pilots have lost their lives with its history, Last year there were four deaths. 9 days left for this year’s edition to start and Antena 3 Deportes has had the opportunity to speak with Victor López, the Spaniard who seeks glory in hell.
Victor flies at a speed of almost 300 kilometers per hour and with less than 10 days left before the start of the famous and deadly race, it does not seem like the best moment to bring to mind the images in which colleagues in recent editions has lost his life.
“Of course I’m afraid”
,of course i’m afraid What’s more, the worst moments come just before hitting the track, but that’s also what keeps you alert and alive,” explains López, a TT rider from the Isle of Man.
There is irony in the so-called “death race”, which Victor has been imprisoned for eight years. Know every turn of the island by heart which gives its name to the TT (Tourist Trophy), a 60 kilometer circuit that was a scoring event of the world championship for nearly three decades.
Our pilot is a part of the famous pilot club which is in ‘Mann’ He has performed an average of over 200 per hour, with close to 300 points where the hallucination occurs, they manage to rest on top of their motorcycle! “For 1 minute and 15 seconds, the sixth gear is put up to relax the body and go under the dome, it is also used to watch the clocks …”.
112 years of history and no deaths in only one edition
in 112 years There was only one version in which no dead were registered.: “It’s not a taboo subject but we try not to talk about it too much”. With Victor racing in two categories this year, he has the option of winning on a 650-cc, 140-horsepower motorcycle: “It’s historic and it makes me proud,” concluded the Spanish rider.
The British are also proud of the two-week long race and that too Pushes each of its participants to the limit Of course, its dangerousness has driven away more than 260 pilots throughout its history.