And this isn’t a small island. The entire layout of the course is 37 miles long. The previous record stood at just over 17 minutes for a lap. Every year, the Isle of Man hosts the craziest of all events in the motorsports world. Motorcyclists ride around the island flat out, trying to go as fast as they can.
Dunlop broke the 17 minute barrier with a lap of 16:58.254 at an average speed of 133.393. That’s absurd. And it took a lot of, ummm, guts, to be that fast.
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