TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • Video: 2011 Macau Grand Prix highlights

    30 November 2011 by MCN

    Video: 2011 Macau Grand Prix highlights

    Ducati rider Michael Rutter became the most successful Macau Grand Prix rider in history when he took his seventh victory at the street circuit on 20th November. To claim the record Rutter had to...

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  • Trimby bows out of the Macau Grand Prix

    18 November 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Trimby bows out of the Macau Grand Prix

    Macau Grand Prix riders were stunned to receive a personal letter from Mike Trimby on their arrival in the Chinese city informing them that he is quitting as race co-ordinator after 34 years in...

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  • Friday qualifying cancelled in Macau

    18 November 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Friday qualifying cancelled in Macau

    Bad weather continued to play havoc with the Macau Grand Prix schedule with Friday morning's qualifying session being cancelled because of rain.  The packed car racing programme of practice and...

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  • Macau GP Preview

    17 November 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Macau GP Preview

    Practice begins at 7.30am this morning (Thursday) for the 45th Macau Grand Prix in China.  Michael Rutter, riding his Riders Ducati in the red, white and blue Team of Paris livery will start as...

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  • Michael Dunlop to race Sidecar TT

    16 November 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Michael Dunlop to race Sidecar TT

    Double TT winner Michael Dunlop has announced that he intends to race in both the sidecar and solo classes at the TT next year – in an attempt to become the first winner on both two and three wheels...

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  • Manx GP under scrutiny

    15 November 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Manx GP under scrutiny

    The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has launched a comprehensive consultative review to clarify the costs, benefits and future potential to exploit the Manx Grand Prix Festival. The...

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  • Irish road racing

    30 September 2011 by Alanbrown46

    Irish road racing

    Having been over to Ireland twice this year to watch the road racing I can say in all honesty that it is the best bike racing in the world today. The riders range from lads who live and work out of...

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  • Klaffenbock announces TT retirement

    20 September 2011 by Laura Halls

    Klaffenbock announces TT retirement

    TT racer and ex-sidecar world champ Klaus Klaffenbock has announced his immediate retirement from TT racing. The three times TT winner debuted on the Isle of Man in 2004 before winning both sidecar...

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  • Meeting Guy at the TT!

    23 August 2011 by Magda Zarek

    Meeting Guy at the TT!

    This year my Dad took me to the TT for the first time and my goal was to meet Guy Martin. I managed to achieve this goal, although it wasn't easy. I waited for Guy forfour hours but it paid...

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  • TT 2011: What the riders really thought...

    23 August 2011 by MCN Sport

    TT 2011: What the riders really thought...

    In this incredible behind the scenes footage, Guy Martin, Cameron Donald, John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey are caught on camera discussing the abandonment of the second Supersport race during the 2011...

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  • Ulster GP

    16 August 2011 by Hutch76

    Ulster GP

    Here is my fiancé Janine with Michael Dunlop pre-race at the Ulster GP last weekend. It was our first time to a road race and we loved every second, made even more special by the fact we covered...

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  • Michael Dunlop’s Ulster treble

    15 August 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Dunlop’s Ulster treble

    Michael Dunlop had never won an Ulster Grand Prix going into this year’s event – but he left the Dundrod course on Saturday evening after being proclaimed the Man of the Meeting after three...

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  • Ulster GP 2011

    14 August 2011 by jamierob

    Ulster GP 2011

    Here are some up pics from the Ulster GP which I thought was very poorly attended. Organisers take note - £25.00 plus £5.00 a programme, plus £3.00 to park a motorbike is...

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  • Weather plays havoc with Dundrod 150

    12 August 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Weather plays havoc with Dundrod 150

    Yesterday morning's Ulster GP practice and the afternoon's Dundrod 150 races were thrown into disarray by rain, swirling mist and crashes with the big event of the day, the Dundrod 150 superbike...

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  • Rain interrupts Ulster GP practice

    11 August 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Rain interrupts Ulster GP practice

    Red flags for crashes in earlier practice sessions, a cow on the track, cows eating haybales and rain contrived to make a mockery of the first day of practice at the Ulster Grand Prix yesterday. And...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix preview

    10 August 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Ulster Grand Prix preview

    Irish road racing fans will be hoping that on-form Michael Dunlop can emulate the recent success of fellow countrymen golfer Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke to end the Irish famine of Superbike race...

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  • Mid-Antrim Roadraces

    10 August 2011 by Anonymous

    Offers of sympathy go to the organisers, spectators and racers after the much anticipated Mid-Antrim roadraces near Ballymena, Northern Ireland had to be abandoned due to oil and diesel being split around most of the course the night before racing was due to commence. The police and organisers agree that it was malicious and done to ensure no racing could take place, despite the efforts of many to...

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  • Dunlops Reign at Armoy

    01 August 2011 by Scott Carson

    Dunlops Reign at Armoy

    I was reminded of the old days of road racing on Saturday when the top riders were not in the main paddock at Armoy. They were in fact situated in a farm yard up a laneway opposite the start. Michael...

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  • TT World Series project gathers pace

    22 July 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    TT World Series project gathers pace

    TT World Series took a step closer to reality today when the Isle of Man Government issued a press statement saying they were looking to engage a consultancy firm to investigate the viability of such...

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  • Michael Dunlop wins Southern 100 title

    15 July 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Dunlop wins Southern 100 title

    Michael Dunlop is the new Southern 100 champion after dominating today’s big race, the nine-lap Solo Championship. The Street Sweep Kawasaki rider led from the first lap, set new lap and race records...

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  • ACU appoint new TT Clerk of the Course

    23 June 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    ACU appoint new TT Clerk of the Course

    ACU Events has issued a press statement announcing a new Clerk of the Course for the TT. The reshuffle comes after ACU Events came under fire at the TT, firstly when Clerk of the Course Eddie Nelson...

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  • Isle of Man TT blog: Simply wonderful

    11 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT blog: Simply wonderful

    After all the roller coaster of emotions of the week, the rain-delayed Senior ended the 2011 TT on a high note with John McGuinness beating Guy Martin in an epic six-lapper that will go down in...

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  • Isle of Man TT: Supersport race red-flagged

    08 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT: Supersport race red-flagged

    Today’s Supersport race has been red-flagged during the early stages of the second lap due to rain falling around the course. Race leader Michael Dunlop had built a 10.69s cushion over his brother...

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