MotoGP star and Dainese ambassador Jorge Lorenzo gets some air time over Ballaugh Bridge at the Isle of Man TT.
Angel Nieto, 13-time World Champion, keeps it a little more mellow over Ballaugh Bridge than his younger compatriot Lorenzo.
Perennial Isle of Man TT front-runner Guy Martin was unfortunately involved in a nasty crash at the 2010 IOM TT races, fortunately suffering non-serious injuries.
Spanish motorcycling stars Jorge Lorenzo and Angel Nieto, ambassadors for TT Races Safety Partner Dainese, visited the Isle of Man for the 2010 TT Races.
The two completed a lap of the iconic mountain course before watching the Dainese Senior TT from a private garden on Bray Hill.
Lorenzo, currently leading the Moto GP championship, commented: “What an amazing experience. Now I understand why people enjoy the experience of riding at the TT. I only did one lap and I would definitely like some more practice. I was able to make a few wheelies and wave a lot to the crowd—there seem to be so many people here. It was a very good experience. He continued: “I have read all about the TT in magazine and have seen TV programs—but nothing can prepare you for the real experience.”
Thirteen-time World Champion Angel Nieto, who competed in the TT in 1968 but did not complete a lap, commented: “It was a great honor to come back to such a great and historic place as a guest of Dainese. I have strong memories from my time here a long time ago and it is great to come back and see the TT so healthy.”
Current TT star Guy Martin, also a Dainese ambassador, was involved in a high speed accident at Ballagarey but fortunately was not seriously injured and is recovering in hospital. The day after he commented: “I’ve been lucky, I think my suit, helmet and protections did their job. I thank you everybody for the support, I’ll be back racing very soon.”