TT & road races

  • Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

    06 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Family update Olie Linsdell’s condition

    This is the latest statement from the Manx GP press office updating Olie Linsdell’s condition following his crash in the Post Classic Senior Manx GP: Carole Linsdell has asked the Manx Grand Prix...

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  • Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

    03 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson’s Manx GP parade lap

    TT record-breaker Ian Hutchinson was guest of honour at this year’s Manx Grand Prix and was given the chance to do a lap of honour between the two races at today’s Manx. The lap was to celebrate his...

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  • Manx GP Junior result revised

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The Manx GP organisers have revised the result of yesterday’s Manx GP Junior race and awarded the race win to Michael Sweeney. Following a report that Simon Fulton, the winner of the shortened 2010 Manx Grand Prix race, was not observing the waved yellow flags during an incident at Signpost Corner, the Manx Motorcycle Club have reviewed the incident, confirmed the report and have issued a time...

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  • Two die in Manx GP Junior race

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The Manx Motorcycle Club has issued the following statement after today’s (Wednesday) Junior Manx GP race: The Manx Motorcycle Club, organisers of the Manx Grand Prix, regret to announce the death of a second rider at today’s Manx Grand Prix. Both riders were involved in a racing accident at Alpine Cottage on the second lap of the Junior race shortly before 11am. The race was later...

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  • Linsdell remains critical

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Linsdell remains critical

    Olie Linsdell remains critical in hospital following his crash at Bishop’s Court during the Post Classic Senior Manx GP on Monday. The latest information MCN has from the Manx GP organisers, is that...

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  • Deaths overshadow Manx GP Junior race

    02 September 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Simon Fulton was awarded the Manx GP Junior race after the race was brought to a premature halt following a red flag incident at Alpine Cottage. The race was stopped with only eight riders having completed the second lap and regulations state that a race is valid if more than half has been completed so Fulton was awarded a win by virtue of being fastest on the opening lap. Michael Sweeney finished...

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  • Diesel spill reduces practice time at Manx

    29 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Diesel spill reduces practice time at Manx

    Overcast conditions, damp patches, mist and an earlier diesel spill from Braddan Bridge to Kirk Michael all contributed to a severely reduced practice on the Isle of Man today at the Manx Grand...

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  • Riders battle elements in Manx practice

    24 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Riders battle elements in Manx practice

    Variable conditions around the course on the Isle of Man meant a short delay in this evening’s first timed practice for the 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com but the session got...

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  • Guy Martin at Ulster

    23 August 2010 by Darren Smyth

    Guy Martin at Ulster

    My son Chris with Guy Martin just before first practice for the Ulster Grand Prix - Guy's first road race after his big senior TT accident!

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  • Manx GP underway

    23 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The 2010 Manx Grand Prix, sponsored by visitisleofman.com, got underway on Satrurday evening after a short weather delay. Roads closed around the course at 5.20pm but mist on the mountain and a rain shower meant that the first bikes left the startline on Glencrutchery Road shortly after 6.30pm in an untimed practice. The 41 newcomers to the Mountain course were the first on the track. They...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix future

    19 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster Grand Prix future

    The Ulster Grand Prix has been through a difficult period but this year was revered as one of the best days of racing in the sport’s history. But what of the future? MCN spoke to Noel Johnston, the...

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  • Hutchinson to Relentless Suzuki?

    19 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Hutchinson to Relentless Suzuki?

    Rumours of Ian Hutchinson, Michael Dunlop and Keith Amor being courted by the Relentless by TAS Suzuki team for 2011 simultaneously began at Brands Hatch and  Armoy just over two weeks ago. The...

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  • Top class Manx GP entry

    19 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    This year’s Manx Grand Prix boasts an impressive line-up  for the classic and post classic races and enforces the event’s boast of being ‘the world’s premier classic road race.’ Practice is scheduled from Saturday 21st August with race week running from Monday 30th August to Friday 3rd September. The decision in 2009 to include races for Post Classic machines has been vindicated with a...

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  • New Manx GP website

    19 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    This year’s Manx Grand Prix festival audience is set to grow thanks to the launch of a new website branded as ‘Manx Grand Prix Festival’, which runs from 21st August to 5th September 2010. For the first time ever, race fans worldwide will be able to follow this year’s Manx GP races live via Manx Radio commentary and live timing on the internet. The MGP festival brings together four of the biggest...

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  • Pirelli’s 133.977mph Ulster GP tyre

    18 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Pirelli’s 133.977mph Ulster GP tyre

    Success at this year’s Ulster Grand Prix was looking a bit thin on the ground for Pirelli after Dunlop riders Ian Hutchinson won three races and Keith Amor had won one. But Bruce Anstey took the...

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  • Farquhar to quit racing?

    18 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Farquhar to quit racing?

    Ryan Farquhar is at a crossroads in his career. For the past three seasons he’s been virtually unbeatable on the Irish Nationals – and last year even surpassed the late, great Joey Dunlop’s record of...

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  • The big question: What’s the plan for 2011?

    18 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    The big question: What’s the plan for 2011?

    With the dust settled on the big three international road races, talk now is of what prospects might be in store for 2011. MCN asked two of the leading players what plans they might have for next...

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  • Bruce Anstey: Road racing’s reclusive hero

    18 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Bruce Anstey: Road racing’s reclusive hero

    Bruce Anstey arrived at the Ulster Grand Prix without as much as having ridden a scooter since the TT, let alone a 200+bhp superbike.  He left with a Superbike race win and a new 133.977mph lap...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix vs MotoGP

    18 August 2010 by jamierob

    Ulster Grand Prix vs MotoGP

    This year's Ulster Grand Prix was another fantastic event with unbelievably close racing in every race. I'm so glad I didn't go to Brno to fall asleep during another desperately boring MotoGP...

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  • Anstey’s record breaking Ulster GP

    15 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Anstey’s record breaking Ulster GP

    Bruce Anstey won the final Superbike race of the day at the Ulster Grand Prix and set a blistering new lap record of 133.977mph to maintain the event’s boast of being the fastest road racing in the...

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  • Amor wins Dundrod 150 superbike

    13 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Amor wins Dundrod 150 superbike

    Keith Amor won yesterday’s six-lap Dundrod 150 Superbike race riding his superstock BMW with a fastest lap of 132.005mph. Amor’s task was eased after Ian Hutchinson’s Padgetts Honda engine expired on...

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  • Ulster Grand Prix: Farquhar tops practice

    12 August 2010 by Gary Pinchin

    Ulster Grand Prix: Farquhar tops practice

    Ryan Farquhar topped the practice leaderboard in last night’s Ulster GP final combined superbike/superstock practice session. The KMR Kawasaki privateer lapped the 7.4mile Dundrod road course at...

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  • Aberdare Park Road Races 2010

    03 August 2010 by simon charity

    Aberdare Park Road Races 2010

    The annual Aberdare Park road races took place last weekend at the unique Welsh parkland circuit. In past years the likes of Mike Hailwood and Phil Read and more recently Carl Fogarty and John...

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  • Southern 100 - IOM

    16 July 2010 by Erin Thomas

    Dawn rose on historical Castletown, Isle of Man, with the crying of hungry seagulls and the salty smells of the freshly caught catch in the harbour. Castletown was the picturesque setting of the Southern 100 round of the motorbike racing and a strong contingency of Irish riders were waking for the four days of scheduled road racing. ortadown’s very own road racing champion, Wayne Hamilton, 19,...

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  • Guy Martin out of Southern 100

    08 July 2010 by MCN Sportsdesk

    Guy Martin out of Southern 100

    Current Southern 100 Solo Champion, Guy Martin has withdrawn from the Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races, which commence next Monday 12th July and run through to Thursday 15th, on...

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  • Cummins undergoes surgery

    30 June 2010 by MCN Sports desk

    Cummins undergoes surgery

    McAdoo Kawasaki Racing issued this update on the progress of their rider Conor Cummins who sustained serious injuries when he crashed at high speed in the Senior TT, just over two weeks ago.  ...

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  • Michael Dunlop returns at Skerries

    30 June 2010 by Stephen Davison

    Michael Dunlop returns at Skerries

    Michael Dunlop has denied persistent internet rumours that he missed last week’s Bush Irish national road races due to problems within the team and he’ll return to racing this weekend at Skerries. At...

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