TT & road races

  • Tailor-made TT travel packages

    04 December 2009 by MCN sports desk

    Tailor-made TT travel packages

    Isle of Man-based travel company Regency Travel has been appointed as the official Travel Agency of the TT Races following a tender process.  The company will market a wide range of packages,...

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  • TT schedule announced

    04 December 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    TT schedule announced

    TT Mountain Course race schedule reverts to core programme. Billown Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight TT Races no longer part of schedule. Classic parade laps return on Senior Race Day. Those are the...

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  • TT Day of Champions

    04 December 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    TT Day of Champions

    Next year’s TT entertainment programme kicks off on Thursday, June 3 with the TT ‘Day of Champions’. Former motorcycling champions and TT legends will be interviewed on the main stage at the TT...

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  • More to come from McAdoo Kawasaki

    04 December 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    More to come from McAdoo Kawasaki

    Jason McAdoo has admitted that development of the team’s Kawasaki ZX-10R superbike that Conor Cummins broke the Ulster lap record with was held up until the rider had agreed terms for 2010. “We...

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  • Conor Cummins stays with McAdoo

    01 December 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Conor Cummins stays with McAdoo

    Conor Cummins stays with McAdoo Kawasaki for the big three international superbike road races next year. Cummins said: “The McAdoo Kawasaki ZX-10R is tried and tested. We know where we are with it...

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  • The roads – who goes where

    25 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    The roads – who goes where

    There are still a lot of unanswered questions about who goes where on the roads next year. Here’s the latest list of confirmed entries – plus those still looking for rides and teams looking for...

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  • Guy Martin signs for Wilson Craig’s Honda team

    25 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin signs for Wilson Craig’s Honda team

    Guy Martin has agreed terms to race for Honda on the roads next year for Irish businessman, Wilson Craig. The deal allows Martin to virtually run his own team – something he’s always argued works best...

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  • Stuart Easton takes stunning Macau GP win

    23 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    Stuart Easton takes stunning Macau GP win

    Stuart Easton won his second successive Macau GP today when he defeated Conor Cummins in a dramatic final lap shoot-out around the 3.8-mile Guia circuit. The Hydrex/IGT Honda rider appeared to have...

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  • Simon Andrews in at the deep end at Macau

    19 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    Simon Andrews in at the deep end at Macau

    British Superbike star Simon Andrews admitted that his first taste of real road racing at today's Macau GP practice had been a somewhat daunting experience. "F*** me, this place is scary," were the...

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  • NW200 course improvement

    11 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    NW200 course improvement

    Twelve times North West 200 race winner Michael Rutter has welcomed major improvements carried out by the Department of Regional Development (DRD) Roads Service at Mathers Cross on the 8.9mile...

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  • Wanneroo success story

    10 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Last weekend saw the second running of the Kings of Wanneroo event in Australia and with stars of World and British Superbikes in attendance, the hard-working Western Australia motorcycle club had certainly assembled a grid packed with racing talent. From start to finish the UK riders were treated like ‘Kings’ and whilst the meeting certainly has the classic end of year feel to it, where there’s...

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  • Rutter aims for seventh Macau GP win

    10 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Rutter aims for seventh Macau GP win

    Michael Rutter is gunning for a record seventh victory at Macau next month, riding in the colours of Team of Paris AXA Racing on an MSS Kawasaki ZX-10, alongside MSS’ regular BSB star Simon...

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  • Rea completes Wanneroo hat-trick

    08 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    Jonathan Rea completed his hat-trick in the third Kings of Wanneroo race on Sunday and duly wrapped up the overall crown to follow in the footsteps of Australian Superbike Champion Glenn Allerton who took the inaugural title 12 months ago. Rea was never headed in the final 15-lap race and when Alastair Seeley crashed out and Ian Lowry’s exhaust fell off, he was able to take a dominant victory of...

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  • Rea makes it two from two at Wanneroo

    08 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    Rea makes it two from two at Wanneroo

    Jonathan Rea made it two from two when he won the second 15-lap Kings of Wanneroo race at the Barbagallo Raceway on Sunday coming through from a sluggish start to win by an eventual 4.3seconds. The...

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  • Rea takes first Wanneroo win

    08 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    Rea takes first Wanneroo win

    Jonathan Rea drew first blood on Sunday for the Kings of Wanneroo event in Pert, Australia when he led the opening 15-lap race from start to finish. The 22-year old had to work hard for his victory by...

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  • Zero Emissions race in USA

    08 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Zero Emissions race in USA

    TTXGP and Infineon Raceway have announced an alliance that will see the Sonoma (California) road course serve as host site of the first-ever TTXGP zero carbon motorcycle race in the United...

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  • Top Brits in Macau GP line-up

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    A truly international field of road racing and endurance specialists will line up on the grid for the 43rd running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix next month.  Riders from ten countries and regions, from across Europe, Asia Pacific and the USA, will do battle over 15 laps of the Guia Circuit on Saturday, November 21st, and the irresistible mix of exciting newcomers and seasoned...

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  • KTM’s Johnson tops Wannerroo practice

    06 November 2009 by Phil Wain

    KTM’s Johnson tops Wannerroo practice

    Honours were even in the practice results on the opening day of the Kings of Wanneroo event in Perth, Western Australia as GB and Australia shared the top ten positions at the end of Friday’s three...

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  • Whyte appointed NW200 Race Director

    06 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Whyte appointed NW200 Race Director

    Mervyn Whyte MBE has been appointed NW200 Race Director and oversee the overall operation of the event, working alongside a management team of seven personnel who will be responsible for the areas of...

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  • BSB and TT stars head for Wannerroo

    03 November 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    BSB and TT stars head for Wannerroo

    Top British racers are in Australia this weekend for the 2009 Kings of Wannerroo International. Headlining the entry are WSB starJonathan Rea and former MotoGP man Jeremy McWilliams while MSS...

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  • Lougher launches Team Blackhorse Kawasaki

    29 October 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Lougher launches Team Blackhorse Kawasaki

    Ian Lougher has switched his race team from Yamaha to Kawasaki for the 2010 season on the roads and on short circuits. He will run the team under the banner of Team Blackhorse Kawasaki. The...

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  • Sunflower Races 2009

    27 October 2009 by AnDyMcKiNsTrY

    Sunflower Races 2009

    I was at the Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt. It was good but a pity that John Laverty broke his collarbone on the Saturday. Well done to Ian lowry who won this year's event!

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  • Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

    29 September 2009 by jamierob

    Nice View at the Ulster Grand Prix

    No time for Conor Cummins, Guy Martin or Gary Johnson to enjoy the view over Belfast as they round the Hairpin at this years "Race of the year" the Ulster Grand Prix.

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  • Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin on racing a BSB bike at Scarborough

    On Sunday Guy Martin racked up his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup race win. He did it the hard way. Instead of riding his regular superbike – which has a kit ECU and plush suspension - he raced...

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  • Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ian Lougher back in British 125 seiries

    Veteran roads star Ian Lougher returns to short circuit racing this weekend when he takes part in the British GP125 race at Silverstone. Lougher won three races last weekend at Scarborough in the 125,...

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  • Gary Johnson’s Scarborough learning curve

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Gary Johnson was racing his own Honda at Scarborough, the same bike he’s run in the last two National Superstock rounds at BSB meetings. Johnson said: “The last time I came to Scarborough was in 2007 on a friend’s road bike so this is my first Scarborough on a proper racing machine. “I’ve never braked so hard, so many times in one lap on a race circuit. This place is really hard work (with all...

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  • Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Neil Hodgson at Scarborough

    Neil Hodgson turned race fan this weekend spending two days hanging out in the Scarborough Gold Cup paddock. Hodgson told MCN: “It’s 20 years since I raced here. I came here when I was 15 and still...

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  • Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

    22 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Blog: The sensation of Scarborough

    There’s something really, really cool, but really, really scary about spectating at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. Hanging over a fence made from 4x2 timber is all that separates you from touching road...

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  • Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

    21 September 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin wins seventh straight Gold Cup

    Guy Martin won his seventh straight Scarborough Gold Cup after a traumatic weekend at the Oliver’s Mount circuit. Rather than racing his regular Hydrex Honda roads superbike, Martin was riding the...

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