TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2011)

  • TT Supersport delayed by rain

    08 June 2011 by Michael Neeves, in the Isle of Man

    TT Supersport delayed by rain

    The supersport race should have started by now (10.50am), but it’s been raining hard over here and the circuit is still wet in places. These guys don’t run in the wet – wet tyres wouldn’t last – and...

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  • Brit Burns second at Hengelo

    07 June 2011 by Zoe Burn

    Brit Burns second at Hengelo

    Chris Burns stormed to second place in Sunday's ONK Dutch Superbike Championship race at the historic Hengelo street circuit in Holland. In his first ever road race, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne rider...

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  • Dunlop takes Superstock TT victory

    06 June 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Dunlop takes Superstock TT victory

    Michael Dunlop overcame the disappointment of retiring from this morning's Supersport TT by winning Monday evening's delayed four-lap Superstock TT. It was Dunlop's second TT victory, having won the...

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  • Anstey takes eighth Isle of Man TT race win

    06 June 2011 by MCN

    Anstey takes eighth Isle of Man TT race win

    Bruce Anstey took his eighth Isle of Man TT win in this afternoon's Supersport race which had to be restarted after a fatal crash involving Irish rider Derek Brien. Anstey finished ahead of Keith Amor...

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  • Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey tops practice

    03 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey tops practice

    Bruce Anstey laid down his marker tonight for tomorrow’s six-lap Dainese Superbike TT with a 131.431mph on the Padgetts Honda – the first 131mph lap of the 2011 TT and it could have been even faster...

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  • TT 2011: The party

    03 June 2011 by Stephen Davison

    TT 2011: The party

    Where to get your fix of the 2011 TT Friday, June 3 1820-2050 TT practice Tourist: Take a stroll along Douglas Prom with a ride back on the horse-drawn tram. Or ride the steam train down to Castletown...

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  • Isle of Man TT blog: oil stops practice

    03 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT blog: oil stops practice

    TT Thursday night. Traditionally the night to find out who’s really on the pipe. The riders are well dialled, the course has rubber down and it’s time for some seriously fast laps. Tonight was perfect...

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  • Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey setting pace

    02 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey setting pace

    I can't believe how busy the Island is so early. Normally things are quiet early in the week then there's a huge influx of visitors on the Thursday and the atmosphere comes alive. This year I was...

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  • Double fatality in TT sidecar practice

    01 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Double fatality in TT sidecar practice

    Sidecar practice was marred by a double fatality. Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan both lost their lives when they crashed their Yamaha outfit at Ballacrye on the first lap of practice. The session was...

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  • Isle of Man TT blog: TT is go!

    01 June 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Isle of Man TT blog: TT is go!

    I don’t know why the Thruxton BSB round had to be scheduled to clash with the opening of TT 2011 but it certainly played havoc with those teams who compete in the short circuit series and the...

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  • TT Preview: Michael Dunlop, the Maverick

    27 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Preview: Michael Dunlop, the Maverick

    Michael Dunlop. Twenty-two years old. TT winner. Privateer. Maverick. Dunlop was courted by top teams this winter but eventually stuck with his gang of friends and backers, who have supported him so...

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  • TT Preview: Now or never for Martin

    25 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Preview: Now or never for Martin

    Relentless by TAS Suzuki team owner Philip Neill has given Martin every opportunity to focus 100% on preparation for this year's TT - more than the 29-year old from Kirmington has ever enjoyed: four...

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  • Stuart Easton's injuries and recovery

    25 May 2011 by Andy North

    This story is in relation to Stuart Easton's crash at the NW200. According to news reports he has broken both femurs and sustained other injuries. I had a motorcycle accident in May 2002 in Central London where I broke both my femurs and sustained other injuries. I had to be operated on at the roadside to stabilise my condition before being airlifted to hospital, where I underwent a nine hour...

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  • TT Preview: McGuinness' Mountain Desire

    24 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Preview: McGuinness' Mountain Desire

    15 TT wins. 29 podiums. Outright lap record holder. TT legend. With his record on the TT mountain course, John McGuinness could be forgiven for being a bit of a superstyar be he's more like your best...

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  • Only one race at 2011 NW200

    23 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Only one race at 2011 NW200

    Heavy rain, high winds, a bomb scare and finally an oil slick for over a mile of the coast road meant that only one race of the scheduled five on the 2011 North West 200 programme  was run on...

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  • NW200: Easton injury update

    20 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    NW200: Easton injury update

    UPDATE: 4:00pm May 23 Latest update on Stuart Easton, seriously injured during North West 200 practice last Thursday, is that he has been moved from intensive care to a high dependency ward – and now...

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  • Easton seriously injured in NW200 crash

    20 May 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Easton seriously injured in NW200 crash

    BSB star Stuart Easton suffered serious injury after a crash early in the opening lap of Superstock practice at the North West 200 yesterday (Thursday). The MSS Kawasaki rider was initially assessed...

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  • Hutchinson ruled out of 2011 TT

    11 May 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Hutchinson ruled out of 2011 TT

    Ian Hutchinson has finally been forced to admit defeat in his brave battle to be fit for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The Yamaha rider, who won a historic five TT Races in...

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  • Guy Martin to race Cookstown

    21 April 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Guy Martin to race Cookstown

    Guy Martin will make his debut on the roads in Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing livery at the Cookstown 100, Northern Ireland’s opening road race of the season on April 29 & 30. The event will be...

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  • TT Monster party on the prom

    21 April 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    TT Monster party on the prom

    One of the great sights of the Isle of Man TT Races is a packed Douglas promenade with spectacular stunt shows, flashing lights, gravity defying rides, colour, music, noise, bikes, food stalls and...

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  • Hutchinson confirmed for TT start

    20 April 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson confirmed for TT start

    Ian Hutchinson’s Yamaha team boss Shaun Muir confirmed at last night’s TT 2011 party at the Vila Marina, Douglas that the team is going ahead with plans for their rider to make a brief test at...

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  • Ian Watson Spring Cup, Olivers Mount pictures

    18 April 2011 by simon charity

    Ian Watson Spring Cup, Olivers Mount pictures

    Spring Cup, Olivers Mount Scarborough The UK road racing season got under way at the ever popular seaside public roads circuit, Olivers Mount in Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Sunday. A perfect day...

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  • McGuinness to start number one at TT

    08 April 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    McGuinness to start number one at TT

    Fifteen time TT race winner John McGuinness has confirmed that he will be the first rider away on Glencrutchery Road. He will take the prestigious number one slot in all five solo races. McGuinness...

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  • Farquhar and Archibald team up on Kawasakis

    25 March 2011 by Phil Wain

    Farquhar and Archibald team up on Kawasakis

    Irish roads hero Ryan Farquhar has launched his KMR Kawasaki team for the forthcoming 2011 season. The most successful rider in Irish National road race history will again be contesting the three...

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  • Michael Dunlop picks Kawasaki for the roads

    02 March 2011 by Stephen Davison

    Michael Dunlop picks Kawasaki for the roads

    Michael Dunlop will race a full WSB-spec Kawasaki on the roads in 2011. The 21-year-old from Ballymoney will race a Paul Bird Motorsport-prepared ZX10R at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and...

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