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Sport (May 2007)

  • McGuinness hits 129mph

    31 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness hits 129mph

    The 130mph Isle of Man TT lap gets tantalisingly closer. John McGuinness clocked a stunning 129mph lap tonight (Thursday) on the HM Plant Honda in practice for Saturday’s superbike race. McGuinness...

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  • Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

    30 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Wednesday's TT practice cancelled

    This evening’s TT practice was cancelled due to poor conditions. Persistent rain made track conditions dangerous and low cloud cover would have prevented the medical helicopter taking off to attend to...

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  • Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

    30 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Tuesday's TT blog: McGuinness sets the pace

    There’s only been a handful of laps over 128mph in TT history between John McGuinness, Cameron Donald, Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher and they’ve come at the height of a racing situation. But McGuinness...

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  • Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

    29 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    Mackenzie secures first British win in MX1

    British MX1 rider Billy Mackenzie secured his first win in the series last weekend in Japan. Mackenzie ran away with the first race ahead of David Philippaerts and Josh Coppins and the 23-year-old was...

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  • McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

    29 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    McGuinness already the man to beat at TT

    John McGuinness has recorded the fastest lap for the first timed practice session of the IOM TT. The HM Plant Honda rider recorded a best of 18:06.77 for the Superbikes on the second run on Monday...

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  • Macau GP pictures

    29 May 2007 by Glenn

    Macau GP pictures

    Here's some pics from Macau last November, I went out there on business and got a ride in the 40th Anniversary Macau GP parade lap. One pic is of me with Schwantz and Steve Plater after he'd just won...

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  • TT starts with 186mph

    27 May 2007 by Sarah Carnell

    TT starts with 186mph

    British Supersport rider Ian Hutchinson recorded an unofficial time of 186mph through the Sulby Straight on the Isle of Man TT course in the first practice session on Saturday evening. Hutchinson got...

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  • McGuinness a safe bet for TT

    25 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    McGuinness a safe bet for TT

    On May 28, 1907 Charlie Collier took four hours, eight minutes and eight seconds on his Matchless single to take the overall victory in the first ever TT at an average speed of 38.21mph in a race...

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  • The next Valentino

    23 May 2007 by antony porter

    The next Valentino

    This is my little boy Archie Valentino Porter, aged two and a half, on his dad's SV650 Minitwin club race bike. And, yes, that is his proper name. Give him 15 years and he could be in GPs.

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  • Thank you Steve Plater

    23 May 2007 by Martin Gormley

    Thank you Steve Plater

    At the finish of the North West 200 I went to the paddock with my nine-year-old grandson to show him some of the race bikes and their riders. I went to the Steve Plater team area and there...

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  • Carmichael back with a win

    23 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Carmichael back with a win

    Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael returned from his car racing exploits to motorcycle racing with a vengeance at the recent weekend's season-opening round of AMA Toyota Motocross at Hangtown...

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  • North West 200 - Must concentrate harder

    23 May 2007 by Steve Ebbrell

    North West 200 - Must concentrate harder

    I have a couple of shots of the NW200 superbike race startline incident. One is Anstey daydreaming as his fellow frontline riders spot his boiling radiator. The second is an action shot of the...

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  • England win short track team race

    22 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    England win short track team race

    England came out on top in the first-ever Short Track of Nations – a team race of America dirt track-style racing on the Peterborough speedway track at the East of England Showground.  Short...

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  • Yanagawa wins Tsukuba

    21 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Yanagawa wins Tsukuba

    Team Green Kawasaki rider Akira Yanagawa won the third round of the All Japan Superbike series at Tsukuba at the weekend but Honda’s Tatsuya Yamaguchi continues to the lead the series after finishing...

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  • Mladin double at Infineon

    21 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Mladin double at Infineon

      Yoshimura Suzuki's Mat Mladin picked up his 55th and 56th career AMA Superbike victories as he dominated the double-header AMA Superbike weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma,...

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  • Sad death of Jack Findley

    21 May 2007 by Anonymous

    Saddened to hear the news that former 750 champion Jack Findley has died. The news was mentioned yesterday on BBC2 by Steve Parrish and Keith Huewen during the showing of the NW200. Please forward our sympathies to all his family and friends from the bike racing world.

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  • McGuinness is outed at NW200

    20 May 2007 by tim gibson

    McGuinness is outed at NW200

    I was at the North West 200 and saw this in the paddock and took a picture with my phone. Just shows that among the serious racing there's still a bit of playful humour going on. I would recommend...

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  • Bruce Anstey & me

    18 May 2007 by flossy1966

    Bruce Anstey & me

    I have just come back from the Northern Ireland NW 200 with the Buell Owners Club. We were all wandering around the paddock when my husband Martin recognised the rider Paul Owen. Martin knew Paul’s...

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  • Minimoto Racing SEMRC round 3

    16 May 2007 by phoenix-racing

    Minimoto Racing SEMRC round 3

    Minimoto Racing SEMRC Round 3 Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire 5th/6th May 2007 The Whilton Mill circuit, set in the rolling countryside of Nothamptonshire, is always one of the riders favourites, as...

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  • Chad's Derby Phoenix racing video diary

    16 May 2007 by Adam Child

    Chad's Derby Phoenix racing video diary

    Check out the video below of road tester Adam Child's diary of the Derby Phoenix Formula 600 races at Cadwell Park over the weekend of May 12-13, 2007. He has enlisted the help of his...

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  • Chad's Derby Phoenix Cadwell blog

    16 May 2007 by Adam Child

    Chad's Derby Phoenix Cadwell blog

    Road tester Adam Child brings you news of his weekend at Cadwell Park in the Derby Phoenix Formula 600 championship. Grid Position 38th Saturday Race 1   13th overall/ 4th Novice Race...

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  • Junior Road Race LCRRC Round 3 Teeside Autodrome, 7th May

    15 May 2007 by phoenix-racing

    The UK's premier junior road race championship, combined with the riders' favourite circuit, was sure to produce plenty of excitement and drama, and the day went as planned! First up were mini moto classes, with juniors starting the day off, mini motos and pit bikes were using the short in-field circuit, freshly re-surfaced, with lots of twists and turns. Jake Archer once again was top of the pile...

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  • Donald and Porter out of TT

    14 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Donald and Porter out of TT

    Two of the TT’s top stars Cameron Donald and Raymond Porter are out of the TT for very different reasons. Aussie Cameron Donald, who was hotly tipped for success at the Centenary TT, will miss the...

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  • Junior Road Race Round 2 Rednal

    14 May 2007 by phoenix-racing

    The outlook weather wise was more the sort of April that we are used to in the UK, as it was, the meeting was briefly "clipped" by the forecast rain, and aside from "soggy" practice, the remainder of the day was dry. First up was Junior Mini Moto, which saw the tiny Jake Archer stamp his authority on the day with 3 race wins, the battle for 2nd and 3rd was between Euan Miller and Sidney Hargreaves...

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  • Pedersen leads the way in World Championship

    14 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    Pedersen leads the way in World Championship

    Nicki Pedersen is setting a sizzling Danish pace at the head of the World Championship standings after his second successive Grand Prix victory at Wroclaw. But there was plenty to cheer about for...

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  • BMF continental showdown

    14 May 2007 by Gary Pinchin

    BMF continental showdown

    East meets Wild West when the flat-trackers of the Short Track UK series take centre-stage at this weekend’s BMF Show.  Making their British racing debut at Peterborough’s East of England...

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  • Thanks BBC

    12 May 2007 by wbousy

    I just want to congratulate the BBC for their coverage of the Northwest 200 on-line. The sound and picture quality were excellent for a live stream and the shots from the helicopter were simply amazing. I like watching bike racing on TV but this was even better. Well done BBC. More please!

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  • Rutter takes pole for North West 200

    11 May 2007

    Rutter takes pole for North West 200

    “F**king brilliant!” are the words Rutter uttered to his team the moment he returned to pit lane at the North West 200 having clinched pole position on his first time there on the Isilon MSS Discovery...

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