2009

TTXGP: complete list of confirmed riders announced

TTXGP: complete list of confirmed riders announced

TTXGP today announced its confirmed list of riders competing in this year’s inaugural zero-carbon eGrandPrix, which takes place on June 12, 2009 on the Isle of Man, as part of TT race week. The...

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness nervous? Too right

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness nervous? Too right

When the sun shines, there’s nowhere better to go racing than at the Isle of Man TT Races – and, boy, is the sun shining! The first timed practice session has just finished and whilst the Island is...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness sets the pace with 128mph lap

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness sets the pace with 128mph lap

John McGuinness topped the leaderboard in the first official timed practice session of the 2010 TT this evening. The HM Plant Honda rider was on a flyer on his second lap and went to the top of the...

Where to watch at the Isle of Man TT

Where to watch at the Isle of Man TT

As far at the TT is concerned finding a good place to watch the racing is what it’s all about. Where you choose to set up camp all depends on what you want from the TT. Download the spectator guide...

From Everest to the Mountain Course

From Everest to the Mountain Course

A mountaineer, who failed in his third attempt to climb Everest, is hoping to fare better at this year’s TT. John Crellin, 55, from Douglas on the Isle of Man was forced to abandon his third...

Competitors get underway at the Isle of Man TT 2009

Competitors get underway at the Isle of Man TT 2009

Practice for the 2009 Isle of Man TT Races got underway yesterday evening after a 40-minute delay due to cattle on the Ballacrye section of the circuit but, just after 7pm, the first batch of...

Our visit to the NW200

Our visit to the NW200

Our visit to Ireland for the NW200 in May 2009. Rod, Aud,Stewart, Clare, Angie and Davie.

Olivers Mount

Olivers Mount

We attended Olivers Mount at Scarborough. This is a picture of my Son Jack with Mick Grant.

Michael Rutter blog: It’s hectic running your own team

Michael Rutter blog: It’s hectic running your own team

I can’t believe how hectic things have been today (Thursday). I was up at 6.00am and on the road. I spent all day driving around the Black Country in the Bathams van that I’ve borrowed for the Isle of...

Rutter’s TT Suzuki takes shape

Rutter’s TT Suzuki takes shape

Michael Rutter was at the Crescent Suzuki workshop yesterday in Verwood  for a fitting on Sylvain Guintoli’s Worx Suzuki which he’ll race in the BSB round at Thruxton on Sunday. Rutter also got...

Farquhar blitzes Scarborough record book

Farquhar blitzes Scarborough record book

Ryan Farquhar notched up a unprecendented 18 wins in 18 rides at the Barry Sheene Classic Festival at Scarbought this weekend In his record-breaking spree Farquhar recorded the most number of wins in...

Video: Isle of Man TT preview

The Isle of Man TT kicks off in just four days and this official TT promotional video should be just the ticket to remind yourselves what an awesome event it is.  

Rutter buys Suzuki superbike to race at TT

Rutter buys Suzuki superbike to race at TT

Michael Rutter will race a Suzuki in this year’s two superbike races at the TT. In the two days since parting company with the NW200 Yamaha team, Rutter has arranged to buy his own K9 GSX-R1000 from...

NW200 2009 Pics

NW200 2009 Pics

Hi there was at the races on Saturday at york corner 1st corner primrose hill and the starting grid. Have many more pics like these and will share. www.mickbradley.co.uk

The dark hedges at the NW200

The dark hedges at the NW200

Heres me having a look at the Dark Hedges while at the Northwest 200.

‘Lotus’ TTXGP bike: Mick Grant out, Ilmor forks in

‘Lotus’ TTXGP bike: Mick Grant out, Ilmor forks in

The electric racer based on former Lotus engineer Peter William’s carbon monocoque design won’t now be ridden by seven-times TT winner Mick Grant, but will feature MotoGP-spec forks from the Ilmor...

Steve Plater at the North West 200

Steve Plater at the North West 200

My wife Anne (right) & friend Kate with Steve Plater at the North West 200

Plater's NW200 double

Plater's NW200 double

Steve Plater stole the show at today’s heavily interrupted 80th anniversary International North West 200 dominating proceedings to take two wins out of two. The HM Plant Honda rider was in imperious...

NW200 pictures

NW200 pictures

Congratulations to Phil Harvey on his third place in todays 250 race, we'll see you at the UGP. Hope Micheal Dunlop isn't too mad at Chris (oops) Elkin for losing the 250 race. Also bad luck...

North West 200: Ian Hutchinson back in the saddle

North West 200: Ian Hutchinson back in the saddle

The forgotten man of the British Supersport Championship, Ian Hutchinson, has been back in the saddle this week, riding the Padgett's Honda's at the North West 200. The 29-year old, without a ride for...

Rain plays havoc with North West 200 qualifying

Rain plays havoc with North West 200 qualifying

Kiwi Bruce Anstey lines up in pole position for Saturday’s North West 200 superbike races with John McGuinness on the HM plant Honda and Alastair Seeley, a late addition to the class on his Relentless...

NW200

NW200

NorthWest 200 minimoto race and my son dreaming of being on the rostrum... Oh yeah, and watch out for the cops, they've some serious kit. Apparently the exhaust IS legal!

Dunlop hat trick

Michael Dunlop got his first hat trick at tandragee 100 road races - a 125cc a 250cc and a 600cc supersport. Chip off the old block you could say!!

Tandragee 100 road races

A great days racing! Scotlands Kieth Amor went head to head with Ryan Farquhar they both won a 1000cc superbike race. Kieth got a 2nd in superbikes an 2nd in 600cc supersport, Farquhar allso had a 2nd a 3rd and a 650cc supertwin win, so four podiums for Ryan is not a bad days work!

Cookstown 100

With record spectator numbers attending the Cookstown 100; the first Road Race of the season pleased audiences who were wowed with bravado and style as the racing season kicked off in Northern Ireland today (sat 25th April). With the usual names, Farquar and Dunlop catching the headlines and setting the pace it was easy to see why so many people have a love for this sport. Darren Burns wowed the...

Road Rage

Road Rage

It was the start of the silly season here in N.I. at the weekend with the first road race of the year the Cookstown 100. rossi must have flown in from Motegi for some real racing....

Duke 2009 Road Race Rankings

Duke 2009 Road Race Rankings

In bright, sunny and at times breezy conditions, the long awaited ‘racing between the hedges’ season finally got underway in Northern Ireland with the traditional opening event of the year, the...

Cookstown 100 pics

Cookstown 100 pics

Here are some pics from todays Cookstown 100 races. The start of the silly season here in Northern Ireland. Rossi must have flown in from Motegi for some real racing.

Guy Martin at Scarborough

Guy Martin at Scarborough

Guy Matrin exitting the esses at Scarborough on Sunday. Knee in the grass every lap.

Ian Watson Spring Cup Results

Ian Watson Spring Cup Results

The third running of the Ian Watson Spring Cup National Road Races at Oliver’s Mount had two additional honours attached to the meeting. Firstly the event was the first ‘pure’ road race of the year...

Joey Dunlop

Joey Dunlop

It was January 1997 at the MCN Road Racing and Superbike Show (at Alexander Palace, I think?) I was fortunate enough to meet one of my all time heroes, 'yer maun' together with his brother Robert.

Passing time at the Manx GP

Passing time at the Manx GP

Me and kim passing the time between races at last year's manx gp.

At the Manx GP 2008

At the Manx GP 2008

Me and my mate mick at the 2008 manx gp. Not the best weather, but who cares on the IOM.

BBC SPORT confirm five year NW 200 TV deal

BBC SPORT confirm five year NW 200 TV deal

BBC Sport Northern Ireland has signed a new five year deal to broadcast the North-West 200. The deal will provide fans with coverage throughout the week-long event across BBC TV, radio and online.

Robert Dunlop died after modified brake accident

Robert Dunlop died after modified brake accident

Legendary Irish road racer Robert Dunlop died when he inadvertently hit the front brake of his Honda 250cc machine during an engine seizure at over 150mph while practicing for last year’s North West...

My son's Bruce Anstey tattoo

My son's Bruce Anstey tattoo

This is my son's tattoo of Bruce Anstey, who signed it at the TT and gave him his knee sliders. Top bloke!