TT & road races

  • 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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  • New era for Duke road race rankings

    15 February 2011 by MCN Sportsdesk

    New era for Duke road race rankings

    The Duke Road Race Rankings enters a new era in 2011. Not only will the 10th winner of the annual series be crowned, there will also be a brand new trophy awarded. This year there will 26 events on...

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  • 1992 Senior voted ‘greatest TT race’

    02 February 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    1992 Senior voted ‘greatest TT race’

    Fans have chosen the 1992 Senior TT, which quickly unfolded into a thrilling battle between Steve Hislop and Carl Fogarty, as the greatest race of all time on the iconic Mountain Course. The race saw...

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  • Gary Johnson signs for East Coast

    28 January 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Gary Johnson signs for East Coast

    East Coast Racing have signed TT star Gary Johnson and Lee Johnston to race in British Supersport this year. They will ride the ex-GNS Racing Hondas ridden by BSS title-winner Sam Lowes last year.

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  • Hutchinson signs for Swan Yamaha

    27 January 2011 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson signs for Swan Yamaha

    Ian Hutchinson has signed a two-year deal to ride for Swan Yamaha in the major international road races and selected rounds of the British Supersport series. Hutchy is still recovering from the broken...

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  • Relentless boost for NW200

    25 January 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Relentless boost for NW200

    This year’s Relentless-backed NW200 takes place on Saturday May 21 with Race Week Festival kicking off on May 15. The 2011 event was launched this morning at the Belfast’s Merchant Hotel and leading...

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  • Farquhar keeps Duke Rankings trophy

    20 January 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Farquhar keeps Duke Rankings trophy

    The prestigious Geoff Duke Trophy was presented to 2010 Duke Road Race Rankings winner Ryan Farquhar at a star-studded ceremony in Belfast by Peter Duke, Managing Director of Isle of Man-based Duke...

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  • Kneen switches to Kawasaki

    10 January 2011 by MCN Sports Desk

    Kneen switches to Kawasaki

    Manxman Dan Kneen will race a Kawasaki ZX-10R riding for the Marks Bloom Racing Team with the backing of Kawasaki UK. Kneen (23) has quickly established himself as a fast and consistent rider with top...

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  • Ulster GP admission price rise

    21 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster GP admission price rise

    The Dundrod and District Motorcycle Club have been forced to increase the price of admission to the 2011 Ulster Grand Prix after sustained a substantial loss following this year’s races. The club took...

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  • TT Legends to race Ulster GP

    16 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Legends to race Ulster GP

    Honda TT Legends duo John McGuinness and Keith Amor will race at next year’s Ulster Grand Prix on August 10-13 2011. The Honda TT Legends is a newly formed team, assembled for an assault on the 2011...

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  • Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

    16 December 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Storrar’s 2011 TT debut

    Scottish rider Jimmy Storrar has confirmed that he will make his Isle of Man TT races debut in 2011. The Perth born racer will compete for Mick Charnock’s ‘TC Racing Honda/DP Coldplaning’ outfit in...

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  • ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

    14 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    ACU responds to doctors quitting TT

    ACU Events Ltd, the organisation who run the TT have issues a statement regarding medical coverage for this year’s event. It reads: Following a statement issued by Dr David Stevens, ACU Events Ltd...

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  • Top doctors withdraw from TT

    13 December 2010 by MCN Sports Desk

    Top doctors withdraw from TT

    MCN has received a statement which says TT Chief Medical Officer Dr Heike Rommer and Medical Director Dr Stevens will not be involved in the 2011 TT, but will continue to work at the 2011 Manx GP. The...

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  • Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

    13 December 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin tests Relentless Suzuki

    TT hero Guy Martin completed his first test with the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team at Almeria on Sunday, completing over 90 laps on their 2010 TT superbike. In bright sunshine and 20-degree...

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