June

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.

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...