I’ve already set my DVR to record this
Like eon, having also grown up in Great Britain, I’m very familiar with the Isle of Man T.T. (Tourist Trophy). For many years, it was the foremost motorcycle race in the world. Nowadays it’s something akin to a motorcycle rock festival. The racing is still central to the whole thing of course.
They release a DVD “review” of it every year (available from http://www.whitehorsepress.com etc.) which is well worth getting a copy of. Even if you don’t consider yourself a motorcycle racing fan, I think you’ll enjoy it for the spectacle alone.
As you can see from the preview, it’s quite different from anything you’ll see on e.g. “Faster” (which is also a good DVD btw). You’ll see these guys racing through leafy country lanes and sleepy looking villages at 160+ mph, sometimes just a few feet away from walls and houses, etc. The price of the DVD is worth it for the scenery alone
I have the 2004 “TT Official Review” DVD where the amateur John McGuinnes won just about everything.