TT & road races

  • Column: Picking up the pieces

    18 April 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Column: Picking up the pieces

    2015 began full of promise for Gareth Keys. The young Co Antrim racer had a new sponsor and bikes for his third season on the roads and his whole family turned up for the photoshoot to announce the...

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  • Franck Petricola set to make NW200 return

    17 April 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Franck Petricola set to make NW200 return

    French road racer Franck Petricola is set to return to this year’s Vauxhall International North West 200 after suffering serious injuries in a crash at the 2014 event. The French rider careered into a...

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  • Sarolea unveil TT Zero machine

    16 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Sarolea unveil TT Zero machine

    Belgian manufacturer Sareola has unveiled their 2015 Isle of Man TT Zero machine, the SP7, in Brussels’ Autoworld vintage car museum. Styled in café racer form, the machine will be piloted by Scottish...

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  • Road racing stars top Cookstown 100 entry list

    16 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Road racing stars top Cookstown 100 entry list

    The stars of road racing will lead the entry list next weekend at the Cookstown 100, with Michael and William Dunlop joined by Guy Martin and Dean Harrison at the Northern Irish race. With the Tyco...

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  • Gary Carswell dies in Jurby crash

    13 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Gary Carswell dies in Jurby crash

    Former Senior TT podium finisher Gary Carswell has lost his life during practice for a short circuit meeting at Jurby on his native Isle of Man. The forty-six year old crashed his Fireblade on...

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  • Guy Martin takes Spring Cup victory

    13 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Guy Martin takes Spring Cup victory

    Guy Martin has taken the first ever victories for the new Tyco BMW squad, as the Lincolnshire man got his season underway at Scarborough’s Spring Cup. He won over fellow TT competitors Ryan Farquhar,...

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  • MV Agusta returns to Scarborough with MCN

    10 April 2015 by Simon Patterson

    MV Agusta returns to Scarborough with MCN

    Iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta will return to Scarborough’s Oliver’s Mount this weekend, at the hands of MCN Senior Road Tester Adam ‘Chad’ Child. Chad will line up on a MV Agusta F3 supersport...

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  • Aussie Johnson set to become NW200 newcomer

    10 April 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Aussie Johnson set to become NW200 newcomer

    Australian David Johnson is set to become the highest profile newcomer at the 2015 Vauxhall International North West 200 on May12-16 on an Ice Valley BMW. The Adelaide man has never raced at the...

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  • Dean Harrison unveils 2015 Martrain Yamahas

    01 April 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Dean Harrison unveils 2015 Martrain Yamahas

    Martrain Racing have just put the finishing touches to a third successful pre-season test in preparation for the 2015 road racing season as they spearhead Yamaha UK’s International road racing...

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  • Farquhar back on a big bike

    01 April 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Farquhar back on a big bike

    Ryan Farquhar has had his first outing on the SGS/KMR ZX10R Kawasaki that he will ride in his return to premier class racing in 2015. The 39 year old, who has won more road races than any other Irish...

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  • Mugen unveil 2015 TT Zero contender

    31 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Mugen unveil 2015 TT Zero contender

    Mugen have unveiled their 2015 TT Zero contender, the Shinden Yon. John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey will line up on the ultra-exotic machine, which was unveiled at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, for this...

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  • English road racing a step closer to reality

    30 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    English road racing a step closer to reality

    The possibility of a road race on English or Welsh soil came a step closer to reality today, with the Deregulation Bill that will allow the closing of public roads with just a council order and not an...

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  • TT World Series: The dangers ahead

    21 March 2015 by Stephen Davison

    TT World Series: The dangers ahead

    This is a very busy fortnight in the road racing world with the launch of the TT last week and the North West 200’s 2015 send off scheduled for Tuesday. In other race series there is usually a season...

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  • Rutter and Thompson reunited at Penz13.com BMW

    20 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rutter and Thompson reunited at Penz13.com BMW

    2014 Bathams BMW riders Michael Rutter and Stephen Thompson will be reunited for the 2015 road racing season at former TT racer Rico Penzkofer’s Penz13.com BMW team. Bathams, a personal sponsor of...

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  • Dan Kneen handed Padgetts lifeline

    20 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Dan Kneen handed Padgetts lifeline

    Manxman Dan Kneen has been handed a lifeline for his 2015 season after signing to ride for Padgetts Honda at the international road races. Kneen was originally scheduled to ride for Northern Irish...

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  • Factory MV Agusta returns to TT with Hutchy

    20 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Factory MV Agusta returns to TT with Hutchy

    Iconic Italian manufacturer MV Agusta will return to the Isle of Man TT in 2015 with five-in-a-week TT winner Ian Hutchinson. Hutchionson will ride under the banner of British Supersport team...

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  • Watch the Isle of Man TT launch live at 7.30pm!

    17 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Watch the Isle of Man TT launch live at 7.30pm!

    This year’s Isle of Man TT launch is scheduled to get underway at 7.30pm tonight, and will be live on YouTube for your viewing pleasure. The event, live from Douglas’ Villa Marina, will be hosted by...

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  • TT World Series attracts commercial interest

    11 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    TT World Series attracts commercial interest

    The plans for an Isle of Man TT World Series have taken another step forwards with the confirmation by the Manx government that thirteen bids have been received for the tender to privatise the new...

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  • Meet the stars of the North West 200

    10 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Meet the stars of the North West 200

    A host of North West 200 stars will be in attendance at the race’s official launch later this month in Belfast’s exclusive Titanic Building. The event will run on the 24th March, with an evening of...

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  • Column: Privatising the TT

    07 March 2015 by Stephen Davison

    Column: Privatising the TT

    When an email dropped into my Inbox last November from the Manx Department of Economic Development inviting ‘expressions of interest’ from anyone “suitably qualified” to provide a service at the Isle...

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