Hello again from the Isle of Man. A beautiful day of sunshine and puffy clouds gave way to rain this evening, resulting in the cancellation of practice. With just three sessions left before racing is scheduled to begin, TT newcomers and less-experienced racers desperately need more laps at speed around the 37.5-mile circuit. I, too, am getting antsy to see some racing action, albeit through the lens of my camera.
Lucky Manx children took field trips to the TT paddock today. In this annual event for local schools, race staffers give tours, and competitors autograph team swag for the kids. The future of the TT should be bright as the youngsters’ enthusiasm was overwhelming.
Another important part of a strong racing future goes beyond the racers and into the pits, where the mechanics responsible for making the bikes go fast—safely—work. Without passionate, well-trained teams supporting the racers, we wouldn’t have any racing.
Tune in tomorrow for promised sunshine and, hopefully, more practice for the 2013 Isle of Man TT.
Kevin Warren is a freelance photographer living in Atlanta, Georgia. To see more of his work, go to his website, http://www.digitalpressimages.com.
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