2011

TT Supersport delayed by rain

TT Supersport delayed by rain

The supersport race should have started by now (10.50am), but it’s been raining hard over here and the circuit is still wet in places. These guys don’t run in the wet – wet tyres wouldn’t last – and...

Isle of Man TT: Guy Martin's crash at Creg Ny Baa

Isle of Man TT: Guy Martin's crash at Creg Ny Baa

Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Guy Martin ran wide at Creg Ny Baa in yesterday morning's Supersport race and was captured on video heading into the safety barriers. Fortunately the padded...

Isle of Man TT blog: Incredible highs and desperate lows

Isle of Man TT blog: Incredible highs and desperate lows

The TT continues to live up to its unenviable reputation of delivering incredible highs and desperate lows. In a split second a life is lost in a horrible high-speed crash. Not long after, racing...

Brit Burns second at Hengelo

Brit Burns second at Hengelo

Chris Burns stormed to second place in Sunday's ONK Dutch Superbike Championship race at the historic Hengelo street circuit in Holland. In his first ever road race, the Newcastle-upon-Tyne rider...

Dunlop takes Superstock TT victory

Dunlop takes Superstock TT victory

Michael Dunlop overcame the disappointment of retiring from this morning's Supersport TT by winning Monday evening's delayed four-lap Superstock TT. It was Dunlop's second TT victory, having won the...

Anstey takes eighth Isle of Man TT race win

Anstey takes eighth Isle of Man TT race win

Bruce Anstey took his eighth Isle of Man TT win in this afternoon's Supersport race which had to be restarted after a fatal crash involving Irish rider Derek Brien. Anstey finished ahead of Keith Amor...

The first winners of TT 2011

The first winners of TT 2011

The first winners of TT 2011

Isle of Man TT 2011: John McGuinness takes Superbike win

Isle of Man TT 2011: John McGuinness takes Superbike win

Honda TT Legends rider John McGuinness has won the Dainese Superbike TT race to record his 16th win at the Isle of Man TT. The race got underway right on time under excellent weather. Ryan Farquhar...

Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey tops practice

Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey tops practice

Bruce Anstey laid down his marker tonight for tomorrow’s six-lap Dainese Superbike TT with a 131.431mph on the Padgetts Honda – the first 131mph lap of the 2011 TT and it could have been even faster...

TT 2011: The party

TT 2011: The party

Where to get your fix of the 2011 TT Friday, June 3 1820-2050 TT practice Tourist: Take a stroll along Douglas Prom with a ride back on the horse-drawn tram. Or ride the steam train down to Castletown...

Isle of Man TT blog: oil stops practice

Isle of Man TT blog: oil stops practice

TT Thursday night. Traditionally the night to find out who’s really on the pipe. The riders are well dialled, the course has rubber down and it’s time for some seriously fast laps. Tonight was perfect...

Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey setting pace

Isle of Man TT blog: Anstey setting pace

I can't believe how busy the Island is so early. Normally things are quiet early in the week then there's a huge influx of visitors on the Thursday and the atmosphere comes alive. This year I was...

Double fatality in TT sidecar practice

Double fatality in TT sidecar practice

Sidecar practice was marred by a double fatality. Bill Currie and Kevin Morgan both lost their lives when they crashed their Yamaha outfit at Ballacrye on the first lap of practice. The session was...

Isle of Man TT blog: TT is go!

Isle of Man TT blog: TT is go!

I don’t know why the Thruxton BSB round had to be scheduled to clash with the opening of TT 2011 but it certainly played havoc with those teams who compete in the short circuit series and the...

TT Preview: Bruce Anstey - new team, new focus

TT Preview: Bruce Anstey - new team, new focus

There's something very different about Bruce Anstey this year. He smiles a lot. He's chatty (well, more so than ever before). He's training. He's out and about at official engagements. And he seems...

TT Preview: Michael Dunlop, the Maverick

TT Preview: Michael Dunlop, the Maverick

Michael Dunlop. Twenty-two years old. TT winner. Privateer. Maverick. Dunlop was courted by top teams this winter but eventually stuck with his gang of friends and backers, who have supported him so...

TT Preview: Now or never for Martin

TT Preview: Now or never for Martin

Relentless by TAS Suzuki team owner Philip Neill has given Martin every opportunity to focus 100% on preparation for this year's TT - more than the 29-year old from Kirmington has ever enjoyed: four...

Stuart Easton's injuries and recovery

This story is in relation to Stuart Easton's crash at the NW200. According to news reports he has broken both femurs and sustained other injuries. I had a motorcycle accident in May 2002 in Central London where I broke both my femurs and sustained other injuries. I had to be operated on at the roadside to stabilise my condition before being airlifted to hospital, where I underwent a nine hour...

TT Preview: McGuinness' Mountain Desire

TT Preview: McGuinness' Mountain Desire

15 TT wins. 29 podiums. Outright lap record holder. TT legend. With his record on the TT mountain course, John McGuinness could be forgiven for being a bit of a superstyar be he's more like your best...

Adam Child at the North West 200

Adam Child at the North West 200

Just a few shots of Adam Child during the supersport race at the NW200

Only one race at 2011 NW200

Only one race at 2011 NW200

Heavy rain, high winds, a bomb scare and finally an oil slick for over a mile of the coast road meant that only one race of the scheduled five on the 2011 North West 200 programme  was run on...

NW200: Easton injury update

NW200: Easton injury update

UPDATE: 4:00pm May 23 Latest update on Stuart Easton, seriously injured during North West 200 practice last Thursday, is that he has been moved from intensive care to a high dependency ward – and now...

Rutter tops Ducati 1-2 in NW200 superbike qualifying

Rutter tops Ducati 1-2 in NW200 superbike qualifying

Michael Rutter and Martyn Jessopp will line up first and second for Saturday's NW200 Superbike races on their Riders of Bridgewater/Bathams Ducatis. Rutter posted the fast time of Thursday's afternoon...

Easton seriously injured in NW200 crash

Easton seriously injured in NW200 crash

BSB star Stuart Easton suffered serious injury after a crash early in the opening lap of Superstock practice at the North West 200 yesterday (Thursday). The MSS Kawasaki rider was initially assessed...

Stuart Easton and Gary Mason crash out of NW200 practice

Stuart Easton and Gary Mason crash out of NW200 practice

MSS Kawasaki riders Gary Mason and Stuart Easton have crashed out of this morning’s practice for the NW200. Easton, currently sitting third in the British Superbike championship, is believed to have...

Seeley lays down his marker in NW200 practice

Seeley lays down his marker in NW200 practice

Alastair Seeley topped the opening Superbike and Superstock qualifying practice sessions and was second in the Supersport class, pipped by a tenth of a second by Cameron Donald tonight in preparation...

Hutchinson ruled out of 2011 TT

Hutchinson ruled out of 2011 TT

Ian Hutchinson has finally been forced to admit defeat in his brave battle to be fit for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The Yamaha rider, who won a historic five TT Races in...

Cookstown 100 pics

Cookstown 100 pics

Ryan Farquhar kicks dirt at Michael Dunlop's Kawasaki at the Cookstown 100

Guy Martin to race Cookstown

Guy Martin to race Cookstown

Guy Martin will make his debut on the roads in Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing livery at the Cookstown 100, Northern Ireland’s opening road race of the season on April 29 & 30. The event will be...

TT Monster party on the prom

TT Monster party on the prom

One of the great sights of the Isle of Man TT Races is a packed Douglas promenade with spectacular stunt shows, flashing lights, gravity defying rides, colour, music, noise, bikes, food stalls and...

Hutchinson confirmed for TT start

Hutchinson confirmed for TT start

Ian Hutchinson’s Yamaha team boss Shaun Muir confirmed at last night’s TT 2011 party at the Vila Marina, Douglas that the team is going ahead with plans for their rider to make a brief test at...

Super seven for Ryan Farquhar at Oliver's Mount

Super seven for Ryan Farquhar at Oliver's Mount

Ryan Farquhar got his 2011 road racing season underway in perfect style on Sunday when he dominated the Ian Watson Trophy races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. The KMR Kawasaki rider was again in...

Ian Watson Spring Cup, Olivers Mount pictures

Ian Watson Spring Cup, Olivers Mount pictures

Spring Cup, Olivers Mount Scarborough The UK road racing season got under way at the ever popular seaside public roads circuit, Olivers Mount in Scarborough, North Yorkshire on Sunday. A perfect day...

McGuinness to start number one at TT

McGuinness to start number one at TT

Fifteen time TT race winner John McGuinness has confirmed that he will be the first rider away on Glencrutchery Road. He will take the prestigious number one slot in all five solo races. McGuinness...

Farquhar and Archibald team up on Kawasakis

Farquhar and Archibald team up on Kawasakis

Irish roads hero Ryan Farquhar has launched his KMR Kawasaki team for the forthcoming 2011 season. The most successful rider in Irish National road race history will again be contesting the three...

Michael Dunlop picks Kawasaki for the roads

Michael Dunlop picks Kawasaki for the roads

Michael Dunlop will race a full WSB-spec Kawasaki on the roads in 2011. The 21-year-old from Ballymoney will race a Paul Bird Motorsport-prepared ZX10R at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and...