A new lap record of 146.52mph for a lap of the mountain course has been set by Davey Todd.
Of course this isn’t a real-life lap record, it’s more than likely that these kind of speeds will never be reached. Instead, Todd was playing the latest video/console game to try and re-create the thrills and spills of real road-racing: TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2 and he was competing in the virtual TT powered by Motul.
He put the frustrations of missing out on riding the all-new Honda Racing CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP down Bray Hill this year behind him, to storm to the top of the leaderboard with the fastest outright time in the second of the four race days.
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In real life he is the second fastest newcomer to the TT, who in his second year posted a time of 131.491.
The Virtual TT powered by Motul features eight TT heroes in four ‘race day’ heats getting to grips with a new challenge, by tackling the familiar course from the comfort of their own homes via the newly released game.
The edited highlights including interviews with the competitors and full lap coverage from the first four heats are now available on the official digital channels – iomttraces.com and @ttracesofficial YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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