Martin Clunes and Valentino Rossi

This guy below on the left is a well known comic actor in Britain — and he is doing a new TV program about British islands. He liked the IOM. Here. “he portrays the Island in a very positive light – with his criticisms directed not at the Manx people or the Island’s countryside but at ‘smug’ newcomers who brag about paying no tax.”

The dude on the right is Valentino Rossi, the Italian MotoGP star and he is set to attend the Isle of Man TT Races to complete a lap of the course with TT legend Giacomo Agostini. (swoon).

The Italian duo will ride a lap of the mountain course before the Dainese Superbike TT Race. “I’m fascinated by all motor sport and the Isle of Man is a destination and a race I have wanted to experience for a long time,” said Rossi. The pair will ride behind the course car on 2009 Yamaha R1s.