TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2010)

  • Ulster GP admission price rise

    21 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster GP admission price rise

    The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club have been forced to increase the price of admission to the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix after sustained a substantial loss following this year’s races. The club took...

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  • TT Legends to race Ulster GP

    16 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Legends to race Ulster GP

    Honda TT Legends duo John McGuinness and Keith Amor will race at next year’s Ulster Grand Prix on August 10-13 2011. The Honda TT Legends is a newly formed team, assembled for an assault on the 2011...

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  • Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

    16 December 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

    Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock’s ‘TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning’ outfit in...

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  • ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

    14 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

    ACU Events Ltd, the organisation who run the TT have issues a statement regarding medical coverage for this year’s event. It reads: Following a statement issued by Dr David Stevens, ACU Events Ltd...

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  • Top doctors withdraw from TT

    13 December 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Top doctors withdraw from TT

    MCN has received a statement which says TT Chief Medical Officer Dr Heike Rommer and Medical Director Dr Stevens will not be involved in the 2011 TT, but will continue to work at the 2011 Manx GP. The...

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  • Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

    13 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

    TT hero Guy Martin completed his first test with the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at Almeria on Sunday, completing over 90 laps on their 2010 TT superbike. In bright sunshine and 20-degree...

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  • Padgetts sign Anstey

    02 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Padgetts sign Anstey

    Padgetts of Batley have signed Bruce Anstey for the three major international road races in 2011. The veteran TT star was cut loose after several years with the Relentless by TAS team but now returns...

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  • Cameron Donald signs for Wilson Craig

    01 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Cameron Donald signs for Wilson Craig

    Australian Cameron Donald has signed to race for Wilson Craig in next year’s international road races.
  The Australian left Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing only a week ago by mutual consent,...

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  • McGuinness and Amor to miss NW200?

    30 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness and Amor to miss NW200?

    Race fans in Northern Ireland have been shocked to hear that John McGuinness and Keith Amor may be forced to miss the 2011 North West 200. The race on May 21 clashes with the second round of the World...

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  • ITV increases TT coverage

    29 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    ITV increases TT coverage

    ITV has announced that it will increase coverage of the TT races with a new long-term deal. Fourteen hours of daily highlights from the event will be shown on ITV4 throughout the road race festival,...

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  • New Manx GP race programme

    29 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    New Manx GP race programme

    The Manx Motor Cycle Club have restructured the Manx Grand Prix Races ahead of the 2011 event - including new classes and a revised calendar that will see the meeting ending with a high profile...

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  • Cameron Donald and TAS split

    23 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Cameron Donald and TAS split

    In a surprise press release, Relentess by TAS have announced that they will not run Cameron Donald in 2011. The press statement read: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing...

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  • Stuart Easton wins at Macau

    22 November 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Stuart Easton wins at Macau

    Stuart Easton won the 44th Macau Grand Prix in China after an early scrap with BSB rival Michael Rutter. Scoring his third Macau win was a brilliant start to Easton’s Kawasaki career as he prepares to...

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  • Production-based racing only at 2011 NW200

    19 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Production-based racing only at 2011 NW200

    Next year’s North West 200 will feature a five-race programme featuring two Superbike and two 600cc races in addition to the Superstock race. Traditionally only the main NW200 race has been run over...

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  • Rutter dominates Macau first practice

    18 November 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Rutter dominates Macau first practice

    Going for a record seventh win in the Macau Grand Prix, Michael Rutter  dominated the opening qualifying session in China today on the Team of  Paris/ AXA Ducati.  Having topped the...

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  • Martin signs for Relentless Suzuki

    01 November 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Martin signs for Relentless Suzuki

    Guy Martin has signed tor race for the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team in next year’s major road races. The deal was finalised late on Sunday night and MCN was there at the team’s Moneymore-based...

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  • Dunlop tests Relentless Suzuki

    28 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Dunlop tests Relentless Suzuki

    Michael Dunlop tested a Relentless by TAS Suzuki last week at Kirkistown but is still no closer to being able to confirm his 2011 plans. TAS boss Philip Neill admitted Dunlop rode the bike but says no...

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  • Honda Racing reveal TT plans

    28 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Honda Racing reveal TT plans

    John McGuiness and Keith Amor have been confirmed by Honda Racing for the North West 200 and TT and rumours persist that they may also do the entire World Endurance championship, along with another TT...

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  • Bishopscourt

    15 October 2010 by jamie46rossi

    Bishopscourt

    Me and my mate Andy had a great time meeting Eugene Laverty, James Ellison, James Westmoreland, and Sam Lowes at Bishopscourt and watching them trying out the Parkalgar Honda and TAS Suzuki.

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  • Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

    07 October 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Westmoreland to race TAS GSX-R600 at Sunflower

    James Westmoreland will make a one-off appearance for Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at the Sunflower Trophy Races on October 15/16 at Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland. The 22-year-old runner-up in this...

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  • Olivers Mount is real racing

    29 September 2010 by Stephen Orme

    I have been a real fan of racing at Scarborough since I found it some 8 years ago and do not miss a race. My only disappointment has been the lack of sidecar entries. I was really pleased to see Adam child entered and monitored his progress and was pleased for him. He has said that he will be back for more. Well Mr Child I shall be watching out for you and if you don't turn up expect some...

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  • Road race photos

    24 September 2010 by joe mccrystal

    Road race photos

    Just a couple of photos I've taken at various road race meetings in County Antrim throughout the year.

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  • Billown 2011 race dates announced

    23 September 2010 by MCN

    Billown 2011 race dates announced

    Southern 100 Racing has announced the dates of their three road races to be held on the Billown Course during 2011. The Pre TT Classic Road Races open the TT Festival on Friday May 27 and continues on...

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  • Lougher chalks up 129 Scarborough wins

    23 September 2010 by MCN

    Lougher chalks up 129 Scarborough wins

    Blackhorse Kawasaki team boss Ian Lougher returned to the race track with some intent last weekend - extending his wins tally at Oliver's Mount, to 129. Lougher took three wins during the 60th Steve...

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  • Outright Scarborough lap record to Farquhar

    23 September 2010 by Phil Wain

    Outright Scarborough lap record to Farquhar

    Ryan Farquhar rounded off his 2010 road racing season in fine style at the weekend when he not only took a hat-trick of victories at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough but also claimed the outright lap...

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  • Gold Cup

    22 September 2010 by stephen medlock

    Gold Cup

    Foggy at the gold cup, olivers mount,scarboro

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  • Manx Grand Prix

    22 September 2010 by Budgie

    Manx Grand Prix

    Took my mate budgie to the Manx Grand Prix, he's a formula 1 fan. He couldn't believe how close you can get to the top riders with John McGuinness, Hutchy and Conor Cummings.

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  • TT programmed trimmed

    21 September 2010 by MCN

    TT programmed trimmed

    Following an extensive consultation with current TT teams and riders, the TT organisers have decided to drop the first, untimed, practice that was provisionally scheduled for Saturday 28th May. It...

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  • Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

    06 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

    This is the latest statement from the Manx GP press office updating Olie Linsdell’s condition following his crash in the Post Classic Senior Manx GP: Carole Linsdell has asked the Manx Grand Prix...

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  • Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

    03 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

    TT record-breaker Ian Hutchinson was guest of honour at this year’s Manx Grand Prix and was given the chance to do a lap of honour between the two races at today’s Manx. The lap was to celebrate his...

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  • Manx GP Junior result revised

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The Manx GP organisers have revised the result of yesterday’s Manx GP Junior race and awarded the race win to Michael Sweeney. Following a report that Simon Fulton, the winner of the shortened 2010 Manx Grand Prix race, was not observing the waved yellow flags during an incident at Signpost Corner, the Manx Motorcycle Club have reviewed the incident, confirmed the report and have issued a time...

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  • Two die in Manx GP Junior race

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race: The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix. Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly before 11am. The race was later...

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