TT & road races

  • 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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  • 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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