Michael Schumacher: the biker

When the weather takes its final turn for the worse, Schuey, John and the lads return to the pits. At the back of the garage Randy lives up to his name and cracks smutty jokes as the others wrap their cold hands round cups of tea and coffee and compare marks on their leathers to see who got their knees down the most.

That's when John McGuinness turns to us and says, "That Michael lad, he can definitely ride. I couldn't keep up with him! It's like riding with the Godfather..."

(Words and Photos: Rowan Horncastle)