TT & road races

  • Ryan Farquhar contemplates future

    15 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Ireland’s top road racer Ryan Farquhar admitted that the death of Andrew Neill, killed in practice for a 125cc race at the Walderstone meeting on Sunday, has made him question his future in the sport. Yesterday Farquhar told the Newsletter, one of the leading Belfast newspapers, that, “When something like this happens you question yourself about why you do it, but I think I've become hardened to...

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  • Pearson’s Scarborough success elevates his Duke Rankings standing

    15 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Northern Ireland’s Michael Pearson became only the second Ulsterman to claim the coveted Cock o’ the North Trophy at Scarborough, the12th round counting towards the Duke Rankings – a season-long championship covering all the top races on pure road courses. Pearson also took both legs of the superbike races and two second places in the 600cc supersport events. However, it was the ‘Welsh Wizard’...

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  • Manx Radio to broadcast Southern ‘100’

    09 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Even if you can’t make it to the Southern 100 you can listen to the race commentary live on Manx Radio via the internet. The Steam Packet Southern 100 international road races  commence next week on Monday 13th July 13 and continue through until Thursday evening July 16, all covered by Manx Radio. Race fans off the Island will be able to pick up the commentaries via the web on...

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  • Guy Martin to race at Scarborough

    09 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Guy Martin to race at Scarborough

    Six time International Oliver’s Mount Gold Cup Cup winner, Guy Martin is to race his Hydrex Honda at this weekend’s Cock o’the North Road Races to attempt to regain his title he has previously won on...

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  • Michael Dunlop: Skerries man of the meeting

    06 July 2009 by Phil Edge

    Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor were in blistering form totally dominating round eleven of the Duke Road Race Rankings, the Aon Bikecare Skerries 100, held on the 2.9mile public roads course in North County Dublin. Dunlop was declared Man of the Meeting after taking three wins: Supersport 600, Junior 250cc and Lightweight 125cc and two third places on the Uel Duncan-sponsored Robinson...

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  • TTX GP launch Zero Carbon road race series

    06 July 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    TTX GP launch Zero Carbon road race series

    TTXGP, the force behind the inaugural zero emission motorcycle race at this year’s Isle of Man TT races, has joined forces with Auto Cycle Union Events (ACUE),  to run the world’s first national...

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  • Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

    30 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Farquhar continues to dominate Duke Rankings

    Ryan Farquhar continued to dominate Road Racing on the Irish roads, as he claimed another treble at the Athea National Road Races, the first of seven in Southern Ireland this year and the tenth round...

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  • Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

    30 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Amor beats Farquhar in Athea Open race

    Scot Keith Amor recorded yet another win on the Irish roads at the weekend when he won the Open race at the Athea road races. The Wilson Craig Racing Honda rider also finished a close second in the...

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  • Farquhar back on track in Duke rankings

    23 June 2009 by Phil Edge

    Farquhar back on track in Duke rankings

    After Ryan Farquhar‘s disappointing Isle of Man TT he was back to his top form at the Bush National Road Races, the ninth round counting towards the Duke Road Race Rankings 2009. The Dungannon man,...

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  • Farquhar takes terrific four wins at Bush

    22 June 2009 by Phil Wain

    Farquhar takes terrific four wins at Bush

    Ryan Farquhar bounced back strongly from a disappointing Isle of Man TT campaign to rack up four race wins on his KMR Kawasaki's at the Bush Road Races on Saturday, the local meeting for the Dungannon...

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  • Rossi at Governors Dip

    15 June 2009 by frookymook

    Rossi at Governors Dip

    I had a brilliant week at the TT. I managed to get this shot of Rossi coming out of Governors Dip on his parade lap. What a week

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  • Brad and his van!

    15 June 2009 by podstar

    Brad and his van!

    Isle of man mad Sunday 2009. We thumbed a lift to all the pubs on the course and had a pint in each. Cheers to Bradley smith for picking us all up in his van, signing all our shirts and dropping us...

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  • MCN at sea

    14 June 2009 by BEEMBEEM

    MCN at sea

    Reading my MCN, cruising home from the TT 2009, up the Kilbrannan Sound, with Arran in the background. Sid Brierley.

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  • SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER AT IOM 2009TT

    12 June 2009 by spike

    SHOVELHEAD CHOPPER AT IOM 2009TT

    Just back from the 2009 TT. I must be mad as the roads are terrible for these things and my riding buddies were on 916s, buells and Aprilias! I built this chop five years ago and have...

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  • Who’s your TT hero of the week?

    12 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    Who’s your TT hero of the week?

    We’ve just seen Steve Plater win an incident-filled Senior TT. John McGuinness won the Superbike TT and has decimated the outright lap record again today. Michael Dunlop took the first TT win of his...

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  • TT rider dies on Mountain

    12 June 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    TT rider dies on Mountain

    TT racer John Crellin has died after crashing in the 2009 Senior TT. The 58-year-old civil engineer from Douglas in the Isle of Man crashed on his 1000cc Suzuki on the Mountain Box of the course. He...

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  • Plater wins dramatic Senior TT

    12 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Plater wins dramatic Senior TT

    Steve Plater has just won today’s Senior TT but it could not have been a more dramatic race to close the 2009 TT races on the 37.73mile Mountain course. HM Plant Honda duo John McGuinness and Plater...

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  • TTXGP: Rob Barber takes first ever TTXGP win

    12 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    TTXGP: Rob Barber takes first ever TTXGP win

    TT history was created this morning when Rob Barber won the first-ever no emissions TT race. Barber led the TTX GP from the early stages and crossed the line at the end of the one lap race with a...

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  • TTXGP: 'Lotus' bike unlikely to make race

    12 June 2009 by Guy Procter

    TTXGP: 'Lotus' bike unlikely to make race

    The 'Lotus' bike of Evo Designs (officially the Ev-0RR) looks unlikely to race in the inaugural TTXGP. The team worked through Wednesday night with the bike's electronic control systems, but chassis...

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  • Valentino and Agostini at Bungalow

    11 June 2009 by Anonymous

    Valentino and Agostini at Bungalow

    Just came back from the TT races. Fantastic atmosphere over on the Isle of Man and superb racing. Saw Valentino and Agostini on the mountain, just coming into the bungalow section. Got a good photo...

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  • Second Sidecar TT cancelled

    11 June 2009 by Gary Pinchin

    Second Sidecar TT cancelled

    The second Sidecar TT race was red-flagged and subsequently cancelled after TT lap record holder Nick Crowe and Mark Cox crashed on the first lap of the three-lap race. Crowe, from Jurby in the Isle...

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