TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2012)

  • Norton announce two rider TT team

    11 December 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Norton announce two rider TT team

    Norton have announced a two-man British team for the 2013 Isle of Man TT, bringing Dan Hegarty into the team alongside 2012 rider Ian Mackman. Hegarty, a promising TT rider since his 2012 debut, is...

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  • Macau Grand Prix now available to watch online

    20 November 2012 by Simon Patterson

    Macau Grand Prix now available to watch online

    Coverage of this year's Macau Grand Prix race is now available online. Sunday's race, delayed from Saturday due to wet weather, ran over a shortened 10 laps after a series of red flags and delays in...

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  • Macau Grand Prix Race Postponed

    17 November 2012 by Stephen Davison

    Macau Grand Prix Race Postponed

    The Macau Grand Prix, scheduled to be run at 15.30pm (7.30am UK time) on Saturday, has been postponed until Sunday because of rain. The morning warm up had already been shifted until 13.40pm after...

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  • Rutter on course for record eighth Macau win

    16 November 2012 by Stephen Davison

    Rutter on course for record eighth Macau win

    Michael Rutter is well on course to win his eighth Macau Grand Prix after snatching pole position from his SMT Honda teammate John McGuinness during the final qualifying session on Thursday...

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  • Joey, Ray and Rivals

    15 November 2012 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Joey, Ray and Rivals

    A glorious chapter in the history of road racing is brought to life in a new DVD from Duke Video entitled Joey, Ray and Rivals. The DVD is a comprehensive history of the two biggest groups in Irish...

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  • Daley Mathison at the Gold Cup

    20 September 2012 by simon charity

    Daley Mathison at the Gold Cup

    It was in at the deep end for 21-year-old Murton road racer Daley Mathison last weekend having sat out the majority of the 2012 season due to financial restrictions he was aiming to end the year on a...

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  • Manx GP Senior Race Results 2012

    03 September 2012 by MCN Sporstdesk

    The Senior Manx Grand Prix Race Senior - Class 1 31 John Simpson* 675cc Triumph 01 25 00.25 106.526 Replica 2 43 Andrew Soar* 750cc Suzuki 01 25 02.29 106.484 Replica 3 3 Wayne Kirwan 600cc Yamaha 01 25 06.13 106.404 Replica 4 17 Ross Johnson 600cc Yamaha 01 25 50.25 105.492 Replica 5 24 Andy Lovett 600cc Honda 01 26 39.07 104.502 Replica 6 9 Paul Smyth 750cc Suzuki / P.R.F Racing 01 26 40.95...

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  • Manx GP fatality

    25 August 2012 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Manx GP fatality

    The Manx Motor Cycle Club, the organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, have announce the death of Steve Osborne, 60, from Douglas, Isle of Man following an incident by Alexander Drive on the approach to...

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  • Dunlop does Ulster GP double

    13 August 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Dunlop does Ulster GP double

    Michael Dunlop ignored the effects of two slipped discs in his back to chalk up a memorable double win on Saturday in the 90th Anniversary Ulster Grand Prix on the famed Dundrod circuit, near...

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  • Ulster GP 2012

    12 August 2012 by jamierob

    Ulster GP 2012

    There were plenty of red flags at the Ulster GP but also plenty of action. Lots of great racing on a very windy day on the best road racing circuit in the world. Just watch were you park your...

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  • Lee Vernon succumbs to injuries

    10 August 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Lee Vernon succumbs to injuries

    Carlton Baxter Communications have this evening, Friday, August 10 at 7.33pm, issued the following statement on behalf of the Dundrod & District Motorcycle Club – the organising club of the Ulster...

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  • Michael Dunlop wins Dundrod 150 Superbike race

    10 August 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Michael Dunlop wins Dundrod 150 Superbike race

    Michael Dunlop chalked up his first-ever win on the famed 7.4mile Dundrod road course near Belfast when he dominated yesterday afternoon’s Dundrod 150 superbike race. Dunlop ignored the effects of two...

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  • Cummins sets Ulster Superbike pace

    09 August 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Cummins sets Ulster Superbike pace

    Manxman Conor Cummins set the pace on the first day of practice in the Superbike class at the McKinstry Skip Hire Ulster Grand Prix yesterday (Wednesday). The Tyco TAS Suzuki rider lapped the...

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  • Manx Grand Prix future direction decided

    06 August 2012 by MCN Sports Desk

    Manx Grand Prix future direction decided

    The future of the Manx Grand Prix has been decided. The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development and the Manx Motorcycle Club have issued this joint statement: Following discussions between the...

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  • Dean Harrison - Team RC Express Racing

    15 July 2012 by Ben Constable

    Dean Harrison - Team RC Express Racing

    Dean Harrison rides for the newly formed RC Express Racing Kawasaki Team. Dean had an awesome Southern 100 on his first outing on the Superstock ZX-10R as a newcomer to the Billown circuit. A 7th, 5th...

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  • Dunlop makes it five wins at Southern 100

    13 July 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Dunlop makes it five wins at Southern 100

    Michael Dunlop added two more wins yesterday to make it a five-win unbeaten streak at this year’s Southern 100. Dunlop was in blistering form all week and kicked off Thursday’s day of racing with a...

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  • Dunlop wins two more at Southern 100

    12 July 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Dunlop wins two more at Southern 100

    Michael Dunlop racked up two more victories in the Steam-Packet.com Southern 100 yesterday to add to the 1000cc race win on Tuesday evening. Dunlop smashed the outright Billown lap record and set a...

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  • Dunlop wins opening Southern 100 race

    11 July 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Dunlop wins opening Southern 100 race

    Michael Dunlop opened the 2012 Steam-Packet.com Southern 100 races with a blistering win in the Corlett’s Trophies 1000cc race last night (Tuesday). The MD Racing Honda rider quickly dispensed with...

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  • Hutchinson out for the season?

    13 June 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson out for the season?

    Ian Hutchinson’s season may have come to an abrupt end. He requires further surgery on the leg he smashed so badly in a crash at Silverstone in 2010 and re-broke at the start of this year. Hutchy made...

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  • Chad's first TT

    10 June 2012 by Neil Shimmin

    Chad's first TT

    I got some pics of Chad yesterday in the Lightweight TT - four at his Pit Stop and eight after the podium presentation. Chad was obviously full of emotion, completely elated at doing...

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  • Isle of Man TT: Farquhar takes third TT win

    09 June 2012 by Phil Wain

    Isle of Man TT: Farquhar takes third TT win

    Ryan Farquhar took his third TT win on Saturday evening when he took the re-introduced Lightweight TT on the KMR Kawasaki. Farquhar, overcame an early challenge from James Hillier and once the pit...

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  • Isle of Man TT: Norton qualifies for Senior

    07 June 2012 by Andy Downes

    Isle of Man TT: Norton qualifies for Senior

    Norton has been officially notified it has qualified the Norton SG1 to race in the Senior TT - the most prestigious of the Isle of Man TT races after completing enough laps. The qualification is a...

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  • Chad's TT 2012 blog - Awards night

    06 June 2012 by MCN

    Chad's TT 2012 blog - Awards night

    MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. Chad takes us to the mid-week awards ceremony for the riders.

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  • Today’s TT races delayed

    06 June 2012 by Gary Pinchin

    Today’s TT races delayed

    TT Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has just announced that there will be a minimum three-hour delay to today’s programme. He said: “We fully expect the current rain to go by 10.00am so the...

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