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Road racing’s biggest and fastest jumps caught on camera

Laura Kennerley, 30 July 2009 09:34

This is Irish road racer Ryan Farquhar landing at 150mph on his Kawasaki ZX-10R from a 40ft long jump over Hanlon’s Leap on his way to four race wins at the awe-inspiring Kells road race in Ireland. Photographer Steven Davison is one of the best in the business and is one of the most experienced road racing photographers but even ...

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TT rider dies on Mountain

Laura Kennerley, 12 June 2009 16:30

TT racer John Crellin has died after crashing in the 2009 Senior TT. The 58-year-old civil engineer from Douglas in the Isle of Man crashed on his 1000cc Suzuki on the Mountain Box of the course. He was an experienced TT competitor who has competed in a number of TT races and Manx Grand Prix events. The Coroner of Inquests ...

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The sublime and the ridiculous bikes at the TT

Laura Kennerley, 09 June 2009 13:06

The Isle of Man is the perfect place to go bike spotting during TT fortnight. This year the island is being invaded by more than 9000 bikes ranging from standard Blades and R1’s to one-of-a-kind choppers, unusual customs and an interesting selection of vintage machines.  Upload your photos now Jon Davies, 37, from Birmingham rode over on his heavily modified ...

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Bradley Smith in awe of TT

Laura Kennerley, 06 June 2009 18:42

Bradley Smith, Britain’s most successful grand prix rider since Barry Sheen, got his first taste of the TT – with ex-TT racer and Manx man Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle. Quaylegave Smith a guided tour of the 37.73 mile mountain circuit in a race official’s Jaguar. Smith said: “It was unbelievable just to have that opportunity. It was really special to go ...

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McGuinness predicts fastest ever TT

Laura Kennerley, 05 June 2009 16:27

TT lap record holder John McGuinness has predicted this will be the fastest ever TT. He said a 132mph lap should be possible if the weather stays fine for tomorrow’s superbike race. Honda’s McGuinness set the lap record of 130.345mph in the 2007 Senior TT, in Wednesday's practice John McGuinness recorded a lap of 130.171mph.  Tas Suzuki rider Cameron Donald ...

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Live TT web cam

Laura Kennerley, 05 June 2009 14:54

Sample the legendary TT atmosphere by watching one of three live web cams, set up in Bushy’s beertent on Douglas prom. Run by Mount Murray Brewery, the tent is a must visit spot during TT fortnight. It will serve more than 100,000 pints to thirsty race fans and play host to dozens of bands. You can see all the action ...

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‘You want a superbike? You got one’ – Michael Dunlop’s sponsor buys him a new R1

Laura Kennerley, 05 June 2009 11:50

After suffering multiple breakdowns on the troubled Norton Rotary and his Supersport bike at the TT, Michael Dunlop was in the dumps. So his sponsor popped out and bought him a race-ready R1. Dunlop said: “I was sitting in the pub, totally fed up, talking to my sponsor Gary Ryan of Street Sweep. "He said I was ready for a ...

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Where to watch at the Isle of Man TT

Laura Kennerley, 01 June 2009 17:18

As far at the TT is concerned finding a good place to watch the racing is what it’s all about. Where you choose to set up camp all depends on what you want from the TT. Download the spectator guide here There is the excitement and hair stands up on the back of your neck experiences of Bray Hill, or ...

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From Everest to the Mountain Course

Laura Kennerley, 01 June 2009 16:31

A mountaineer, who failed in his third attempt to climb Everest, is hoping to fare better at this year’s TT. John Crellin, 55, from Douglas on the Isle of Man was forced to abandon his third attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain due to ill health just two weeks ago. Despite being hospitalised in Kathmandu, he took part in Saturday’s ...

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