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Who’s your TT hero of the week?

Guy Procter, 12 June 2009 16:57

We’ve just seen Steve Plater win an incident-filled Senior TT. John McGuinness won the Superbike TT and has decimated the outright lap record again today. Michael Dunlop took the first TT win of his career in the Supersport race. And Ian Hutchinson won two races in a day. Riders like Guy Martin and Bruce Anstey have ridden their hearts out ...

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Save up to £22 by booking Snetterton BSB tickets now

Guy Procter, 12 June 2009 10:22

BSB makes a brilliant family day out and if you book now for the 19/20/21 June round you could save up to £22. There's no other round on the championship calendar where you can witness top speeds of up to 200mph, and with slip-streaming and overtaking opportunities at various points on the circuit this round is a celebration of balls-out ...

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TTXGP: Motoczysz E1PC "looking very good" for race

Guy Procter, 12 June 2009 09:22

They didn't finish the first practice lap and limped across the line in the second, but MotoCzysz say they're looking "very good" for today's race, according to comments posted on PlugBike.com.   The team is quoted as saying of second practice: “This time we passed every other team and were blazing in for the fastest lap of the field when the ...

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TTXGP: 'Lotus' bike unlikely to make race

Guy Procter, 12 June 2009 09:17

The 'Lotus' bike of Evo Designs (officially the Ev-0RR) looks unlikely to race in the inaugural TTXGP. The team worked through Wednesday night with the bike's electronic control systems, but chassis designer Peter Williams says he believes they still haven't found a way to make it work. "It's very disappointing" said an emotional Williams. 

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TTXGP: Story behind the first crash - NEW PICS

Guy Procter, 10 June 2009 12:56

David Madsen-Mygdal, 53, became the first person to crash a TTXGP entry on the TT course in Tuesday’s practice session, when he slid off the German eRockit Pro-class entry at Braddan. The Douglas-based rider – the second oldest solo rider in the TT – says the bike’s electric motor locked up without warning, sending him sliding down the road, injuring ...

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TTXGP: Why the ‘Lotus’ bike missed the first practice

Guy Procter, 10 June 2009 11:05

The ‘Lotus’ bike failed to make it to the first TTXGP practice session on Tuesday because it was still being built, chassis designer Peter Williams has revealed. “The team arrived in the Island on Monday still with a few details to finish off” he says. Some of the delay was down to the batteries – which arrived late and differently ...

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Electric cars to race at TT

Guy Procter, 08 June 2009 11:19

Next year the TTXGP will expand to add a class for cars as well as bikes. The surprise announcement of an ‘eGrandPrix’ has been made as organisers confirm the ground-breaking electric TT’s return in 2010. The race will also be doubled in length to two laps – over 70 miles – and allow pitstops where teams can change batteries. Tesla, ...

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‘Lotus’ TTXGP bike: Mick Grant out, Ilmor forks in

Guy Procter, 19 May 2009 14:51

The electric racer based on former Lotus engineer Peter William’s carbon monocoque design won’t now be ridden by seven-times TT winner Mick Grant, but will feature MotoGP-spec forks from the Ilmor X3. Grant’s license to race the TT course was revoked after objections the seven-times winner wouldn’t have enough practise laps under his belt to qualify. “It’s a huge victory ...

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FIM apologise to KTM over KERS ban

Guy Procter, 15 May 2009 13:59

The FIM has secretly apologised to KTM after IRTA claimed its energy-recovering KERS system was in breach of the rules. IRTA made the ruling on 28 March at Jerez (the day before race day), but appears to have relented when pressed by KTM lawyers’ appeals. In a letter to the team marked ‘Confidential’ the FIM acknowledged there was no rule ...

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