sexta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2017


1958 - Thankfully fire is not a common occurrence in TT racing, but when it happens the combination of high octane fuel and difficult to extinguish metals make for a hair-raising situation.

Image what was going through John Hartle's mind when the factory MV, ironically nickname Fire Engine, burst into flames as he exited Governor's Dip in the 1958 TT Senior.

As the photograph shows the less than adequate fire fighting equipment failed to dampen the flames and all Hartle never the luckiest rider on the island, and the startled marshals could do was watch the priceless MV Agusta  go up in smoke.

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