Tony Pond on the Isle of Man TT Circuit

In 1990 Tony Pond took a standard Rover 827 Vitesse round the Isle of Man TT Course at an average speed of over 100 MPH. The video is gripping, quite scary in places, and is complete with a laconic voiceover by Tony

His record was broken exactly 21 years later – on June 6th, 2011 – by UK Rally Champion Mark Higgins in a production-spec Subaru WRX STI saloon. He managed a time of 19 minutes 56.7 seconds at an average speed of over 113 mph to Tony Pond’s 102

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