TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2009)

  • Rossi rides at the TT!

    08 June 2009 by MCN

    Rossi rides at the TT!

    Valentino Rossi has just pulled down pitlane on this-specially branded R1 to start his historic lap of the Isle of Man TT, and MCN editor Marc Potter is riding with him to bring you the exclusive...

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  • McGuinness wins TT Superbike race

    08 June 2009 by MCN

    McGuinness wins TT Superbike race

    John McGuinness has just won the TT Superbike race on the Isle of Man. He beat his HM Plant Honda team-mate Steve Plater into second, with Guy Martin third on his Hydrex Honda. Ian Hutchinson was...

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  • TT lap record goes!

    08 June 2009

    TT lap record goes!

    John McGuinness has just broken the Isle of Man TT lap record, clocking an average speed of 130.442mph on his second lap of the Superbike event. He's leading the race, with Guy Martin second...

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  • Isle of Man TT: MCN waits for Rossi

    08 June 2009 by MCN

    Isle of Man TT: MCN waits for Rossi

    MCN’s Marc Potter is standing by on the Isle of Man waiting for Valentino Rossi’s private jet to land before his first lap of the TT circuit. MCN laps TT with Rossi and Agostini Potter is seen here...

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  • Electric cars to race at TT

    08 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Electric cars to race at TT

    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...

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  • Rossi on his way to TT, sun shining!

    08 June 2009 by Adam Child

    Rossi on his way to TT, sun shining!

    Excitement is building on the Isle of Man as TT fans await the arrival of Valentino Rossi. The 8-times world champ was due to arrive on Saturday but postponed his trip because of poor weather. He’s...

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  • Norton perform last-minute test of bike

    07 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Norton perform last-minute test of bike

    Norton is currently at Jurby airfield for a last minute shake down test of the Norton NRV. Rider Michael Dunlop has just arrived to put the bike through its paces with a view for it qualifying for the...

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  • Bradley Smith in awe of TT

    06 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Bradley Smith in awe of TT

    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...

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  • Hillier satisfied with progress

    06 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Hillier satisfied with progress

    Leading British Superstock contender James Hillier is now in his second year of racing at the Isle of Man TT but 2009 has been his first on a 1000cc machine and it’s been a whole new learning cure for...

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  • No Superbike TT today

    06 June 2009

    No Superbike TT today

    Today’s six-lap Superbike TT and three-lap  Sidecar TT races have been postponed due to bad weather that’s hit the Island. An announcement will be made at noon today regarding the rescheduling.

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  • Missed gear caused Donald crash

    06 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Missed gear caused Donald crash

    Suzuki Racing say that Cameron Donald crashed at Kepel Gate last night after missing a gear. The statement reads: Australian Cameron Donald is out of this weekend's Superbike race after crashing his...

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  • Donald crashes out of TT

    06 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Donald crashes out of TT

    After the heroic speeds of Cameron Donald and Michael Dunlop on Thursday evening, a sense of normality was restored to the Isle of Man TT races on Friday but Donald was once again in the headlines...

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  • Isle of Man TT:Cameron Donald injured

    05 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT:Cameron Donald injured

    Cameron Donald crashed during the early stages of tonight’s TT practice session and, according to the official TT live timing website and TT Live! radio, first reports from Nobles Hospital are that he...

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  • Marc Potter TT blog day 2

    05 June 2009 by Marc Potter

    Marc Potter TT blog day 2

    There's a massive buzz in the Island as the TT practice kicks off for the final night before Saturday’s big race. The biggest numbers ever have already been set by Cameron Donald’s 131.457mph...

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  • TT Photo of the Day

    05 June 2009 by John Westlake

    TT Photo of the Day

    The world’s best road race photographer, Stephen Davison, is working for MCN at the Isle of Man and is currently bombarding us with astonishing pictures from TT practice. We’ll put up the best as we...

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  • McGuinness predicts fastest ever TT

    05 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    McGuinness predicts fastest ever TT

    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...

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  • Live TT web cam

    05 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Live TT web cam

    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.

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  • Isle of Man Police hunting rogue harley rider

    05 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    Isle of Man Police hunting rogue harley rider

    Isle of Man police are hunting an unknown Harley-Davidson rider who has twice ridden the wrong way along a section of the Mountain course into the face on one-way traffic. Heads of Roads Policing on...

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  • TT pace intensifies as Donald goes 131mph

    05 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    TT pace intensifies as Donald goes 131mph

    Cameron Donald was the sensation of Thursday evening’s practice for the Isle of Man TT races when he unofficially smashed the outright lap record with a speed of 131.457mph. Get all the latest TT...

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  • Breaking TT News: Cameron Donald hits 131mph!

    04 June 2009 by Phil Wain and Gary Pinchin

    Breaking TT News: Cameron Donald hits 131mph!

    Cameron Donald set a new bench mark at the TT when he clocked the first-ever 131mph  lap on the 37.73mile Mountain course. After a relatively quiet few days of practice the Aussie stamped his...

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  • John McGuinness: I can still go faster

    04 June 2009 by Andy Downes

    John McGuinness: I can still go faster

    Isle of Man racing hero John McGuinness reckons he could still take at least another two or three seconds off his lap time without a repeat of the jump at Ballaugh Bridge that saw him put his crash...

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  • Most amazing TT pic so far!

    04 June 2009 by MCN

    Most amazing TT pic so far!

    This is Gary Johnson airborne just after Rhencullen in yesterday’s practice. Genius road race photographer Stephen Davison got the shot. More pics as we get them

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  • Last minute package to see TTXGP

    03 June 2009 by Chris Newbigging

    Last minute package to see TTXGP

    The organisers of the TTXGP have chartered a private jet as part of a last-minute package for race fans to see the zero-emissions race. 218 seats on the private jet are available to leave Gatwick at...

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  • Isle of Man TT: Amor aiming for the podium

    02 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Isle of Man TT: Amor aiming for the podium

    Scottish rider Keith Amor is one of the many pre-event favourites for success at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races and we caught up with the Wilson Craig Honda rider today to find out how practice has...

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