2009

Isle of Man TT: John McGuinness wins Superbike race

Isle of Man TT: John McGuinness wins Superbike race

John McGuinness won a record-breaking Superbike TT race today, coming home over 18 seconds clear of HM Plant Honda team-mate Steve Plater. McGuinness also set a new outright lap record of 130.442mph...

Rossi rides at the TT!

Rossi rides at the TT!

Valentino Rossi has just pulled down pitlane on this-specially branded R1 to start his historic lap of the Isle of Man TT, and MCN editor Marc Potter is riding with him to bring you the exclusive...

McGuinness wins TT Superbike race

McGuinness wins TT Superbike race

John McGuinness has just won the TT Superbike race on the Isle of Man. He beat his HM Plant Honda team-mate Steve Plater into second, with Guy Martin third on his Hydrex Honda. Ian Hutchinson was...

Isle of Man TT: At Ago's leap... With Ago and Rossi!

Isle of Man TT: At Ago's leap... With Ago and Rossi!

MCN editor Marc Potter is currently watching the Superbike race at the Isle of Man with Valentino Rossi and Giacomo Agostini... At Ago's leap. Get all the latest TT news MCN laps TT with Rossi and...

TT lap record goes!

TT lap record goes!

John McGuinness has just broken the Isle of Man TT lap record, clocking an average speed of 130.442mph on his second lap of the Superbike event. He's leading the race, with Guy Martin second...

Isle of Man TT: MCN waits for Rossi

Isle of Man TT: MCN waits for Rossi

MCN’s Marc Potter is standing by on the Isle of Man waiting for Valentino Rossi’s private jet to land before his first lap of the TT circuit. MCN laps TT with Rossi and Agostini Potter is seen here...

Electric cars to race at TT

Electric cars to race at TT

Next year the TTXGP will expand to add a class for cars as well as bikes. The surprise announcement of an ‘eGrandPrix’ has been made as organisers confirm the ground-breaking electric TT’s return in...

Rossi on his way to TT, sun shining!

Rossi on his way to TT, sun shining!

Excitement is building on the Isle of Man as TT fans await the arrival of Valentino Rossi. The 8-times world champ was due to arrive on Saturday but postponed his trip because of poor weather. He’s...

Norton perform last-minute test of bike

Norton perform last-minute test of bike

Norton is currently at Jurby airfield for a last minute shake down test of the Norton NRV. Rider Michael Dunlop has just arrived to put the bike through its paces with a view for it qualifying for the...

Bradley Smith in awe of TT

Bradley Smith in awe of TT

Bradley Smith, Britain’s most successful grand prix rider since Barry Sheen, got his first taste of the TT – with ex-TT racer and Manx man Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle. Quaylegave Smith a guided tour of...

Hillier satisfied with progress

Hillier satisfied with progress

Leading British Superstock contender James Hillier is now in his second year of racing at the Isle of Man TT but 2009 has been his first on a 1000cc machine and it’s been a whole new learning cure for...

Rutter TT Blog: "I must be one of the few glad to see the rain"

Rutter TT Blog:  "I must be one of the few glad to see the rain"

We’ve not had so much luck coming our way in the back end of this week but we certainly struck lucky with the rain today, causing the Superbike race to be postponed until Monday. If it had gone ahead...

Ron Haslam takes competition winner for a lap of the TT on a Goldwing

Ron Haslam takes competition winner  for a lap of the TT on a Goldwing

Ron Haslam braved the bad weather to take a competition winner for a lap of the legendary Isle of Man circuit on a Honda Goldwing. Yyette Bigby, had originially won a ride with Ron on a Fireblade but...

No Superbike TT today

No Superbike TT today

Today’s six-lap Superbike TT and three-lap  Sidecar TT races have been postponed due to bad weather that’s hit the Island. An announcement will be made at noon today regarding the rescheduling.

Missed gear caused Donald crash

Missed gear caused Donald crash

Suzuki Racing say that Cameron Donald crashed at Kepel Gate last night after missing a gear. The statement reads: Australian Cameron Donald is out of this weekend's Superbike race after crashing his...

Donald crashes out of TT

Donald crashes out of TT

After the heroic speeds of Cameron Donald and Michael Dunlop on Thursday evening, a sense of normality was restored to the Isle of Man TT races on Friday but Donald was once again in the headlines...

Isle of Man TT:Cameron Donald injured

Isle of Man TT:Cameron Donald injured

Cameron Donald crashed during the early stages of tonight’s TT practice session and, according to the official TT live timing website and TT Live! radio, first reports from Nobles Hospital are that he...

Marc Potter TT blog day 2

Marc Potter TT blog day 2

There's a massive buzz in the Island as the TT practice kicks off for the final night before Saturday’s big race. The biggest numbers ever have already been set by Cameron Donald’s 131.457mph...

TT Photo of the Day

TT Photo of the Day

The world’s best road race photographer, Stephen Davison, is working for MCN at the Isle of Man and is currently bombarding us with astonishing pictures from TT practice. We’ll put up the best as we...

McGuinness predicts fastest ever TT

McGuinness predicts fastest ever TT

TT lap record holder John McGuinness has predicted this will be the fastest ever TT. He said a 132mph lap should be possible if the weather stays fine for tomorrow’s superbike race. Honda’s...

Valentino Rossi TT trip delayed due to bad weather

Valentino Rossi TT trip delayed due to bad weather

Valentino Rossi's appearance at the Isle of Man TT has been postponed until Monday June 8 due to poor weather forecasts. Rossi TT update: Rossi rides TT MCN laps TT with Rossi and Agostini Here is...

Live TT web cam

Live TT web cam

Sample the legendary TT atmosphere by watching one of three live web cams, set up in Bushy’s beertent on Douglas prom. Run by Mount Murray Brewery, the tent is a must visit spot during TT fortnight.

‘You want a superbike? You got one’ – Michael Dunlop’s sponsor buys him a new R1

‘You want a superbike? You got one’ – Michael Dunlop’s sponsor buys him a new R1

After suffering multiple breakdowns on the troubled Norton Rotary and his Supersport bike at the TT, Michael Dunlop was in the dumps. So his sponsor popped out and bought him a race-ready R1. Dunlop...

Isle of Man Police hunting rogue harley rider

Isle of Man Police hunting rogue harley rider

Isle of Man police are hunting an unknown Harley-Davidson rider who has twice ridden the wrong way along a section of the Mountain course into the face on one-way traffic. Heads of Roads Policing on...

Michael Rutter blog: “I was looking forward to a good lap”

Michael Rutter blog: “I was looking forward to a good lap”

Everything was going fine last night. I’d done a 125.5mph lap and was looking forward to a really good lap but we hit a few problems – as you can and often do at the TT. We were down on speed early in...

TT pace intensifies as Donald goes 131mph

TT pace intensifies as Donald goes 131mph

Cameron Donald was the sensation of Thursday evening’s practice for the Isle of Man TT races when he unofficially smashed the outright lap record with a speed of 131.457mph. Get all the latest TT...

Breaking TT News: Cameron Donald hits 131mph!

Breaking TT News: Cameron Donald hits 131mph!

Cameron Donald set a new bench mark at the TT when he clocked the first-ever 131mph  lap on the 37.73mile Mountain course. After a relatively quiet few days of practice the Aussie stamped his...

John McGuinness: I can still go faster

John McGuinness: I can still go faster

Isle of Man racing hero John McGuinness reckons he could still take at least another two or three seconds off his lap time without a repeat of the jump at Ballaugh Bridge that saw him put his crash...

Most amazing TT pic so far!

Most amazing TT pic so far!

This is Gary Johnson airborne just after Rhencullen in yesterday’s practice. Genius road race photographer Stephen Davison got the shot. More pics as we get them

Isle of Man TT: John McGuinness breaks 130mph in practice

Isle of Man TT: John McGuinness breaks 130mph in practice

John McGuinness set only the second ever 130mph lap of the Isle of Man TT Course when he lapped at 130.171mph during Wednesday evening’s practice session to again comfortably top the leaderboard. The...

Bruce Ansley at the NW200

Bruce Anstey @ the nw200 on a gixer.  

Bradley Smith to join Valentino Rossi at TT

Bradley Smith to join Valentino Rossi at TT

 Valentino Rossi is not the only big Grand Prix star making a special visit to the Isle of Man TT this weekend. British sensation Bradley Smith, who is currently leading the world 125GP...

Rutter's Blog: "All the effort's been worthwhile just to ride down Bray Hill!"

Rutter's Blog: "All the effort's been worthwhile just to ride down Bray Hill!"

I can’t deny it. The first time I rode down Bray Hill on Monday night I had a real tingle down my neck with excitement.  It felt so good to be back at the TT, especially to be on a bike that...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness continues blistering pace

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness continues blistering pace

John McGuinness again topped the leaderboard after the third night of practice for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races and, with a lap of 129.661mph, the HM Plant Honda rider came within six seconds of his...

Last minute package to see TTXGP

Last minute package to see TTXGP

The organisers of the TTXGP have chartered a private jet as part of a last-minute package for race fans to see the zero-emissions race. 218 seats on the private jet are available to leave Gatwick at...

Isle of Man TT: Amor aiming for the podium

Isle of Man TT: Amor aiming for the podium

Scottish rider Keith Amor is one of the many pre-event favourites for success at this year’s Isle of Man TT Races and we caught up with the Wilson Craig Honda rider today to find out how practice has...