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MCN  says:

Which reigning champion would you most like to see roughing it out racing the Isle of Man?

Many short circuit racers nowadays don't bother with the Isle of Man TT or road racing. But which of the current reigning champions frm BSB, WSB and MotoGP would you like to see tackle the mountain course? pollcomment

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Oct 10

Posts: 187

zoobaz says:

Or the other way round?

Hows about George Formby in WSB??

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Sep 12

Posts: 109

Tripitaka says:


Nione of the above.   Rossi is the only one who would enjoy it !

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Jun 12

Posts: 149

willc955 says:


None of them have the balls to race the TT.

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Apr 11

Posts: 1681

ow01fogno1 says:


none of them would ride it, the only reason why most did was to get on the world stage in the first place, the ones that stay make this event special like it is, but for the record a mr carl fogarty and jamie whitam for an old school when they first ever met battle.

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Sep 10

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CBR11X says:

None of them would, certainly none of the MotoGP guys. Rossi? You're joking right!  He said he'd never do it when he visited there a few years back. Shakey would probably be the most likely of the lot. I remember his was in the Mach 2 Fast Bikes video a decade or so ago and he was giving it some stick on the roads from Calais to Canne. Sideways on the Busa, on the mountain switchbacks. The video's still up on youtube I think. No way would a recent MotoGP guy ride like that on the roads IMO.

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Oct 11

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Piglet2010 says:


OK, so he is not a reigning champion (but that is excessively restrictive anyhow).

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Mar 07

Posts: 3215

Boult says:

Mark Marquez

He's still young enough to be naive enough to do it.

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Jan 04

Posts: 287

R6nutter6 says:

Why would any of them want to do it? You race there and you seriously gamble your life.

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Nov 07

Posts: 180

bird1050 says:


You obviousley have never been to make that comment.

The people who race the Island are proper racers who have great skill.

And i have the upmost respect for these guys. 

Most track racers havent got the skill or knowleage to ride the island and thier sponsers wont let them.especialy the GP guys


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Sep 10

Posts: 185

Lots of G.P. riders have done parade laps over the years , and 99%  are amazed how the regulars remember the circuit  at the speeds  achieved . It"s  a  true skill that  only a talented few can do , most  Isle of Man riders are not  great short circiuit  racers , so it evens out  ! . But when Sheene and a few others demonstrated  against  the  T.T. being part  of  the  world championships , I  hated the idea . Because of the great speeds & risk now involved  I can see the other point of view , and  agree that  it should always have been a  choice . The Island will always remain something special  , but just how high can the lap record go ? and will the ferry prices ever come down to a reasonable price ? .

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