TT & road races (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

    13 November 2014 by Stephen Davison

    Rutter on provisional pole for Macau Grand Prix

    Eight times Macau Grand Prix winner Michael Rutter is on provisional pole for this year’s race after topping the times in today’s opening qualifying session. Riding the Milwaukee YZF R1 Yamaha that...

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  • Michael Dunlop wins Frohburg on BMW

    29 September 2014 by Stephen Davison

    Michael Dunlop wins Frohburg on BMW

    Michael Dunlop joined forces with the Penz13.co BMW team to win the feature event at Germany's only road race on Sunday. Riding a S1000RR, described as "the spare bike from Le Mans" by team boss Rico...

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  • NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

    24 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    NW200 organisers on the hunt for BSB talent

    With the 2015 North West 200 still some ten months away, race director Mervyn Whyte is far from standing still, as the 15-year veteran of the top job in Irish racing looks to the MCE British Superbike...

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  • Ladies out to impress at Armoy

    24 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Ladies out to impress at Armoy

    The Armoy road races is set to show a changing face of road racing this weekend, as no fewer than six women line up on the grid for the Northern Irish races, with a strong entry led by past top ten...

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  • North West 200 confirm 2015 date

    23 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    North West 200 confirm 2015 date

    The North West 200 have confirmed their 2015 dates, with the week of racing and activities set to take place from 10th-16th May, culminating in the main event on the 16th. “We wanted to let people...

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  • Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

    20 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Armoy road races set to screen on Channel 4

    Next weekend’s Armoy road races wis set to air on national tv, with the organisers striking a deal with Channel 4 that will see race coverage go out not only on the channel but on its 4OD streaming...

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  • New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

    19 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    New Classic TT trophies to honour TT legends

    The Classic TT organisers have unveiled all-new trophies commissioned for the event, with the four awards set to honour four of the most illustrious TT racers of all time, as well as a combined 54 TT...

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  • Dean Harrison escapes Southern 100 'moment'

    18 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Dean Harrison escapes Southern 100 'moment'

    Dean Harrison might have taken five out of six victories at last week’s Southern 100, and the Yorkshireman was pushing hard all week, as these incredible videos and photos show. Harrison had a huge...

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  • TT fastest newcomer Hickman set for UGP debut

    17 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    TT fastest newcomer Hickman set for UGP debut

    Peter Hickman, the fastest ever Isle of Man TT newcomer, will continue his transition to road racer next month, as he takes on the ultra-fast Ulster Grand Prix race in mid-August. The Lincolnshire...

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  • Conor Cummins breaks arm in Southern 100 crash

    10 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Conor Cummins breaks arm in Southern 100 crash

    Manxman Conor Cummins has suffered a broken arm in a crash at last night’s races at the Southern 100, potentially leaving the Honda Racing rider in doubt for next month’s Ulster Grand Prix. Cummins...

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  • Triple engines for TT sidecars in 2015

    03 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Triple engines for TT sidecars in 2015

    Isle of Man TT organisers have announced a major change to regulations for the sidecar class for 2015, with rules being extended to allow the addition of 675cc triple machines into the 600cc class.

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  • Anstey to ride 500GP Yamaha for Classic TT

    03 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Anstey to ride 500GP Yamaha for Classic TT

    Kiwi Bruce Anstey will line up on the starting grid for this year’s Classic TT on a Yamaha YZR500, as his Valvoline Padgett’s team bring one of the most exotic machines every to tackle the Mountain...

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  • Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

    30 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Toye wins Pike Peak as Guy Martin 21st

    Isle of Man TT and Macau Grand Prix veteran Jeremy Toye has taken victory in the annual Pike Peak International Hill Climb, setting one of the fastest ever two wheeled laps of the 12.42 mile mountain...

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  • All-star lineup for Classic TT

    23 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    All-star lineup for Classic TT

    With only two months until bikes once again grace the Mountain Circuit, the organisers of the Classic TT have confirmed an all-star lineup that includes most of the stars of the TT proper, including...

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  • 2014 TT in numbers

    20 June 2014 by Phil Wain

    2014 TT in numbers

    The dust has now settled on what was an epic 2014 Isle of Man TT giving MCN contributor Phil Wain time to analyse and digest the winners, the losers and the history makers. Below are 36 stats that put...

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  • All welcome for Bomber's funeral

    19 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    All welcome for Bomber's funeral

    Karl 'Bomber' Harris will be laid to rest tomorrow 20th June at 11am at Howden Minster, Howden East Yorkshire, and his family and friends are urging as many bikers as possible to attend, with everyone...

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  • Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

    18 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Scores turn out for Simon Andrews send-off

    Scores of bikers as well as top racers from both the road racing and MCE British Superbike paddock turned out yesterday at Worcester Cathedral to say their goodbyes to Simon Andrews, who tragically...

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  • Road movie returns to cinemas

    18 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Road movie returns to cinemas

    Road, the new film about the Dunlop road racing dynasty, will make a special return to selected cinemas next week, after widespread fan appeals to see the exceptional tale of Ireland’s most famous...

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  • Simon Andrews tribute lap t-shirts now on sale

    13 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Simon Andrews tribute lap t-shirts now on sale

    The Joey Dunlop Foundation have released for public sale their tee-shirts commemorating the tribute lap organised for TT racer Simon Andrews, who tragically lost his life at the North West 200 last...

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  • Isle of Man TT: The history makers

    12 June 2014 by MCN

    Isle of Man TT: The history makers

    We've just about come down from the two week's worth of excitement this year's TT provided us with. The history makers and record breakers continue to deliver year-in-year-out and the 2014 TT was no...

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  • Dunlop withdraws from TT Lightweight

    06 June 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Dunlop withdraws from TT Lightweight

    Michael Dunlop has withdrawn from this morning’s Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT, pulling out of the supertwin class after his hopes of six wins in a single TT week slipped away with Gary...

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