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At the Texas Mile......
Marc Rittener to his mechanic Micah Shoemaker
" Turn the boost up all the way.
Put the biggest nitrous jets in it.
We're going home with the record,
Or a box of little parts.
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Dont touch the brakes until you see God
 

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Who needs brakes, they just slow you down!
 

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I seem to remember one of the old Isle of Man TT racers commenting his own lap,.. "You'll need to be a bit carefull round that lefthander, it can feel a but rough, an mess up your vision if your helmet touches the stone wall..." --
 

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Although, movie racing and not truly on point but our Italian members will remember:

 

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Racing started as soon as the second bike was made!
 
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When I used to club race, the shop that supplied my bike also supplied Dave Jeffries with an R1 for superstock races at the TT. His footpegs were bent down with the force he used to turn the bike with. He told me once that when going through Sulby village at the YT, which is a 30mph limit through stone cottages right on the roadside, his vision would be blurred because at 190mph the bike is bouncing off each undulation in the road, and the suspension couldn't cope so it would tie itself in knots and bounce from one small bump to the next, making the bike vibrate and consequently he vibrated with it, blurring his vision.

He used to pinpoint his bike to markers and one road gulley he used was taken flat out, so he would just touch the edge of it, so basically he was positioning his bike at 170mph to within the length of a pencil of markers on the road. Incredible.

And now I look at how Pete Hickman goes around there now.....deary me.
 
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