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Bird Strike @ IoM TT


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No, not all the sexy biker babes, but seagulls!

This Isle of Man TT racer was sent ducking for cover when one of the island's ever present sea gulls strayed in front of his Superbike, just as he was picking up speed.

Swan Yamaha rider Ian Hutchinson was tearing 170mph down a straight on the world famous motorcycle meet when this low flying bird collided with his bike.

The impact shattered the screen of his 1000cc Superbike, sending Hutchinson ducking for cover as the spinning scavenger hurtled towards his helmet surrounded by a corona of shards of glass.


Luckily both rider and, incredibly, bird survived the incident.

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