TT & road races (September 2009)

  • Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

    29 September 2009 by jamierob

    Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

    No time for Conor Cummins, Guy Martin or Gary Johnson to enjoy the view over Belfast as they round the Hairpin at this years "Race of the year" the Ulster Grand Prix.

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  • Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

    On Sunday Guy Martin racked up his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup race win. He did it the hard way. Instead of riding his regular superbike – which has a kit ECU and plush suspension - he raced...

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  • Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

    Veteran roads star Ian Lougher returns to short circuit racing this weekend when he takes part in the British GP125 race at Silverstone. Lougher won three races last weekend at Scarborough in the 125,...

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  • Gary Johnson’s Scarborough learning curve

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gary Johnson was racing his own Honda at Scarborough, the same bike he’s run in the last two National Superstock rounds at BSB meetings. Johnson said: “The last time I came to Scarborough was in 2007 on a friend’s road bike so this is my first Scarborough on a proper racing machine. “I’ve never braked so hard, so many times in one lap on a race circuit. This place is really hard work (with all...

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  • Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

    Neil Hodgson turned race fan this weekend spending two days hanging out in the Scarborough Gold Cup paddock. Hodgson told MCN: “It’s 20 years since I raced here. I came here when I was 15 and still...

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  • Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

    There’s something really, really cool, but really, really scary about spectating at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Hanging over a fence made from 4x2 timber is all that separates you from touching road...

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  • Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

    21 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

    Guy Martin won his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup after a traumatic weekend at the Oliver’s Mount circuit. Rather than racing his regular Hydrex Honda roads superbike, Martin was riding the...

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  • Great weekend at the Gold Cup

    21 September 2009 by jomed 7

    The Gold Cup at Scarborough again turned out to be a fantastic weekend, great racing, the weather was good and a relly good atmosphere. This year I had a paddock pass and couldn't believe how easy going and freindly eveyone in the paddock was. John McGuinness posed for a photo, Ian Hutchinson photo and autograph no problem, Lougher and Farquhar both friendly and easy going. Now Guy Martin...

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  • New Irish and Ulster champion

    19 September 2009 by Erin

    The popping noise of the Champaign corks were the conclusion to a successful years racing for newcomer to the road racing scene Wayne Hamilton 18 Portadown. Winning the Ulster and Irish Championship title for the Junior Support, Wayne, has caught the spectators gaze on numerous occasions throughout the year on his 250cc Honda. With highlights to include 6 race wins in a row and the taking of the...

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  • Top guns chase Scarborough gold Cup

    16 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Top guns chase Scarborough gold Cup

    This weekend’s Scarborough Gold Cup has attracted a top-class entry, features some of the sport’s leading racers on the pure road courses. The 59th Steve Henshaw International  Gold Cup Road...

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  • McCormack to make Killalane debut

    11 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    McCormack to make Killalane debut

    Irish Superbike Champion Brian McCormack from Tramore, Waterford, will be making his road racing debut at the 2009 Country Crest Killalane Road Races this weekend but he faces tough opposition from...

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  • Ryan Farquhar Manx GP Double

    05 September 2009 by suzukimad

    Phil Wain PR  Farquhar does the double at Manx GP Ryan Farquhar overcame a nasty practice spill to take a double victory at this week's Manx GP and continue his amazing run of success in 2009. The Dungannon rider slipped off his 350cc Honda at Guthrie's Memorial in the final practice session, sustaining a broken bone in his hand, but he re-grouped to take both the Post Classic and 500cc...

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  • Competitor dies in Manx Newcomers race

    02 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Competitor dies in Manx Newcomers race

    Richard Bartlett died after crashing his Honda CBR600 in yesterday’s Manx Grand Prix Newcomers race. The organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle Club, released the following statement: “The Manx Motor Cycle...

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