David Paredes ran the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy from 2000 to 2014 and recounted his experience at Escudería Carburando for TyC Sports.
At the age of 17, David Paredes swore to himself that one day he would run the Isle of Man TT, the most dangerous race in the world.
Behind a dream at 300 km/h
To fulfill his dream, he contacted Bill Smith, a 5-time race winner, and explained that he needed to have at least five years of experience in a national championship, so he decided to import motorcycles. to form Sport Production. Championship category.Argentinian.
After fulfilling the regulatory requirement, he traveled to the Isle of Man and from 2000 to 2014 he ran the toughest test in the world. It is necessary to learn 60.73 kilometers and the more than 200 curves traveled by motorcycles at speeds of more than 300 km/h.
The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy has been run since 1909 on the “Mountain Course”, a circuit of public routes on the Isle of Man, located in the middle of the Irish Sea, between Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Every year, thousands of motorcycle fans flock to the island where they are greeted by a sign that says: “If you don’t like our rules, there’s a boat leaving the island every half hour.”
Paredes said what it feels like to run the Isle of Man TT
The race was part of the world championship of motorcycling from 1949 to 1976, but the high death rate led the FIM to decide to revoke its status as a world race. The death of Italian Gilberto Parlotti, close to multiple motorcycling champion Giacomo Agostini, has been key for riders to advance the boycott of the Isle of Man TT, which has ceased to be part of the ecumenical race.
However, the competition will continue to run every year except 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The death toll throughout history has climbed to 258 deaths. The last of them was Mark Purslow, a Welsh driver who had an accident on Wednesday in qualifying tests.
Despite the danger, drivers know the danger they will take with determination and passion for speed. “You have to go to the Isle of Man to understand the race,” said Valentino Rossi, a benchmark for two wheels, about a unique race where death is challenged on every corner.
Want to know what it feels like to run in the Isle of Man? Don’t miss the note with David Paredes, who this year will travel with Oscar “Pincho” Castellano to enjoy the toughest and most dangerous race on the planet.
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