2009

Rossi and Ago at Hailwood Heights

Rossi and Ago at Hailwood Heights

Agostini and Rossi at Hailwood Heights on their parade lap.

Plater wins dramatic Senior TT

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...

Isle of Man TT: Guy Martin tests dramatic tweaks ahead of Senior

Isle of Man TT: Guy Martin tests dramatic tweaks ahead of Senior

Yesterday saw a rest day for most of the island, with most people enjoying an ice cream or two. But Hydrex Honda’s Guy Martin – ever the hard worker – was down at Jurby Airfield, trying out some...

TTXGP: Rob Barber takes first ever TTXGP win

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...

TTXGP: Motoczysz E1PC "looking very good" for race

TTXGP: Motoczysz E1PC "looking very good" for race

They didn't finish the first practice lap and limped across the line in the second, but MotoCzysz say they're looking "very good" for today's race, according to comments posted on...

TTXGP: 'Lotus' bike unlikely to make race

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...

Valentino and Agostini at Bungalow

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...

TT photos

TT photos

Few photos from the TT. Taken in Ramsey.

Second Sidecar TT cancelled

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...

Rossi and Agostini approaching Whitegates

Rossi and Agostini approaching Whitegates

Rossi following Agostini on the approach to Whitegates.

Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop scores first TT victory

Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop scores first TT victory

Michael Dunlop has won today’s heavily delayed second Relentless Supersport race on his privately entered Yamaha, leading from start to finish, following in the footsteps of father Robert and Uncle...

Isle of Man TT: Jenny Tinmouth is fastest woman round TT

Isle of Man TT: Jenny Tinmouth is fastest woman round TT

TT rookie and Supersport racer Jenny Tinmouth has lapped the circuit – yellow bib and all – at a blistering 116.483 mph average speed. She rode a Sorrymate.com Racing Honda Fireblade in yesterday’s...

Your thoughts on ITV4s coverage of the TT

Your thoughts on ITV4s coverage of the TT

This year, ITV4 has spent more money on its coverage of the Isle of Man TT to make it as good as possible, but how do you think they did? Whether you think the coverage was spot on, or lacked...

TTXGP: Story behind the first crash - NEW PICS

TTXGP: Story behind the first crash - NEW PICS

David Madsen-Mygdal, 53, became the first person to crash a TTXGP entry on the TT course in Tuesday’s practice session, when he slid off the German eRockit Pro-class entry at Braddan. The...

Isle of Man marshalling must be improved

Having been a rider in TT and Manx GP in the past when the 2007 MGP Senior was unable to run due to lack of marshals I decided that I would do my bit to help out, put a bit back in! I attended the training course in the Isle of Man, and began at TT 2008, also marshaling for MGP 2008. I was hoping that eventually there would be another parade lap, as this is the main reason for me being here...

Video: Hear the Norton NRV at the TT

Video: Hear the Norton NRV at the TT

Hear the Norton NRV run while Michael Dunlop tests it on the Isle of Man.  Latest TT news The British team is planning to debut in the senior TT on Friday. 

TTXGP: Team Agni blitzes field in first practice

TTXGP: Team Agni blitzes field in first practice

Electric motor manufacturer Agni has blitzed the field in the first TTXGP practice on Tuesday, posting a lap time approaching 20mph faster than its nearest Pro-class rival. Rider Rob Barber steered...

TTXGP: Why the ‘Lotus’ bike missed the first practice

TTXGP: Why the ‘Lotus’ bike missed the first practice

The ‘Lotus’ bike failed to make it to the first TTXGP practice session on Tuesday because it was still being built, chassis designer Peter Williams has revealed. “The team arrived in the Island on...

Isle of Man TT: Double podium for Amor

Isle of Man TT: Double podium for Amor

Keith Amor enjoyed a fantastic day of racing at the Isle of Man TT Races on Tuesday when he finished third in both the Supersport 600cc and Superstock races on his Wilson Craig Hondas and lapped...

Isle of Man TT: Two fifths but McGuinness was hoping for more

Isle of Man TT: Two fifths but McGuinness was hoping for more

John McGuinness took a fifth place in both the Supersport and Superstock races on Tuesday. The HM Plant Honda rider's first outing came in the four-lap Supersport race and an opening lap of 124.135mph...

Isle of Man TT: Hutchinson wins sensational Superstock race

Isle of Man TT: Hutchinson wins sensational Superstock race

Ian Hutchinson made it two wins in the day when he won a sensational TT Superstock race on his Padgetts Honda. But his 8.77s winning margin over Guy Martin doesn’t tell the whole story. Get all the...

Steve Plater - TT supersport race

Steve Plater - TT supersport race

Steve Plater on the last lap of the Supersport race at the TT. new underpants perhaps!

Isle of Man TT: First pictures of TTXGP competitors

Isle of Man TT: First pictures of TTXGP competitors

The practice session for the TTXGP has just ended, with Rob Barber setting the outright lap record for an alternative-fuelled bike around the TT course. Here, we see pictures of the TTXGP competitors...

Isle of Man TT: Alternative-fuelled lap record broken

Rob Barber has just set the outright lap record for an alternative-fuelled bike round the Isle of Man with an average speed of 84.819mph. On a battery-powered GSX-R750-framed bike he recorded a top speed down the Sulby Straight of 103mph. Rob is an experienced TT rider, finishing 27th in the Supersport race a few hours earlier on a Cross Lane GSX-R600.   After jumping off the bike Rob...

Isle of Man TT: Ian Hutchinson wins Supersport race

Isle of Man TT: Ian Hutchinson wins Supersport race

Ian Hutchinson has won a dramatic Relentless Supersport race today after long-time race leader Bruce Anstey was forced to retire towards the end of the final lap after he was suspected to have run out...

Michael Rutter TT blog: "It didn't go quite as planned"

Michael Rutter TT blog: "It didn't go quite as planned"

Saying yesterday didn’t quite go to plan for us in the Superbike TT race on the Bathams Suzuki or in practice on the JMF Millsport supersport bike is a bit of an understatement. We finally got our...

Rossi and Agostini on their parade lap

Rossi and Agostini on their parade lap

A couple of pictures of Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi during their parade lap round the TT Course yesterday.

The sublime and the ridiculous bikes at the TT

The sublime and the ridiculous bikes at the TT

The Isle of Man is the perfect place to go bike spotting during TT fortnight. This year the island is being invaded by more than 9000 bikes ranging from standard Blades and R1’s to one-of-a-kind...

Isle of Man TT: Dave Molyneux takes Sidecar TT win

Isle of Man TT:  Dave Molyneux takes Sidecar TT win

In a record-breaking day, Dave Molyneux took his 14th TT race win when he clinched victory in Monday afternoon’s three-lap Sure Sidecar race, the first three-wheel win for Suzuki. Partnered by Daniel...

Rossi riding past our house

Rossi riding past our house

Rossi going past our house at Rhencullen, Isle of Man.

Rossi and Agostini at Quarterbridge

Rossi and Agostini at Quarterbridge

MCN's Marc Potter tries to go round the outside of Rossi at Quarterbridge while Agostini nonchalantly waves to the fans while pulling away from the pursuing pack. (larger resolution version available)

Isle of Man TT: Your Rossi pictures wanted

Isle of Man TT: Your Rossi pictures wanted

If you've got any pictures of MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini on their lap of the Isle of Man TT course then MCN would like to see them. Upload your pictures here Simply upload...

Rossi and Agostini around the Isle of Man

Rossi and Agostini around the Isle of Man

2009 TT Parade lap with Rossi and Agostini. Photo of Rossi at Quarterbridge. Photo of Ago and Rossi turning into Signpost Corner.

MCN laps TT with racing legends Rossi and Agostini

MCN laps TT with racing legends Rossi and Agostini

MCN Editor Marc Potter has just called in his first brain-frazzled thoughts following his lap of the Isle of Man TT course with MotoGP legends Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini. Potter, riding a...

Rossi & Ago

Rossi & Ago

Marc, these are from Alan who gave you your TT Live subscription last week. I hope you like these (ref: Daniel Brook MCN Road Test Idol)

Valentino at Whitegates

Valentino at Whitegates

Valentino Rossi's historic lap of the TT Course on his approach to Whitegates on his way to the Ramsey Hairpin.