What do you do on a non-racing day at the Isle of Man? You can take a walk along the beach at low tide or ride a motorcycle around The Island. The towns are quite quaint, if you like that sort of thing. The railways are another big draw, particularly the Manx Electric Railway. When you’re done riding, you can stop at the famous Creg-Ny-Baa pub for a pint.
If you’re a racer, the pits are most likely where you’ll be found. There is always something to do: meeting with your helmet tech (John McGuinness) or relaxing with your mates after prepping pit setup (Michael Dunlop). American Brandon Cretu arrived late today with his gearbags to meet his ride for this year’s campaign, an ex-Gary Johnson Honda CBR1000RR.
Today’s update is brief because practice begins tomorrow. It’s important for racers, fans and even photographers to get a good night’s rest. Cross your fingers that the forecasted showers don’t materialize. We need to see some real road racing.
Kevin Warren is a freelance photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. To see more of his work, go to his website, www.digitalpressimages.com.
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