2012

Bruce Anstey won one of the most thrilling races in Isle of Man TT history

Bruce Anstey won one of the most thrilling races in Isle of Man TT history

Bruce Anstey won one of the most thrilling races in Isle of Man TT history when he took the first Supersport race on Monday afternoon from fellow Antipodean Cameron Donald by just 0.77s. Once long...

Isle of Man TT: Molyneux Romps Home to Victory

Isle of Man TT: Molyneux Romps Home to Victory

Dave Molyneux romped home for his 15th TT win in today's Sure Sidecar TT Race 1. The Manxman, partnered by Patrick Farrance, led from start to finish although his cause was aided by the first lap...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness Victorious

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness Victorious

John McGuinness won his 18th TT today when he took victory in the Dainese Superbike race. The Honda TT Legends rider overcame an early challenge from Cameron Donald and, in his usual manner, once in...

Isle of Man TT: Cummins out of today’s Superbike TT race

Isle of Man TT: Cummins out of today’s Superbike TT race

Conor Cummins has just withdrawn from today’s six-lap Superbike TT race. The Manxman suffered two broken fingers in his right hand at the North West 200 just over a week ago. Cummins has practiced...

Isle of Man TT blog: Superbike form guide? No chance for the betting man

Isle of Man TT blog: Superbike form guide? No chance for the betting man

We got back to hotel last night after practice had been curtailed by two incidents:  a crash at Ballaugh that left oil on the course, and a huge oil spillage at the top of Barregarow. There had...

Isle of Man TT: Friday Practice - Final Qualifying Session Cut Short

Isle of Man  TT: Friday Practice - Final Qualifying Session Cut Short

With the beautiful weather returning to the Isle of Man once more, expectations were high going into the final evening’s practice session on Friday but it all came to nothing as an oil spill left the...

Isle of Man TT: Anstey and Rutter set the pace

Isle of Man TT: Anstey and Rutter set the pace

After the excitement of the previous night’s first 130mph+ lap, it was the veteran competitors that showed the young pretenders the way in Thursday’s qualifying session for the 2012 Isle of Man TT...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness hits 130 before mist calls a halt to practice

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness hits 130 before mist calls a halt to practice

Competitors were met with considerably different conditions for the third night of practice at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races powered by Monster Energy and although dry, the temperature was down on the...

Isle of Man TT blog: Cameron Donald’s supercross charge

Isle of Man TT blog: Cameron Donald’s supercross charge

There I was, in the gym at 7.15am this morning – stupidly had a 15-minute lie-in and missed the doors actually opening – giving it max on the rower, listening to Manx Radio. And there was some chat of...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - preparing the bike

Chad's TT 2012 blog - preparing the bike

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. After completing his first practice laps of the circuit on Saturday May 26...

Isle of Man TT blog: Mackman gives Norton V4 it’s tentative first TT lap

Isle of Man TT blog: Mackman gives Norton V4 it’s tentative first TT lap

112.36mph. By Senior TT standards that’s not fast. But it was a landmark for Stuart Garner’s Norton team as Ian Mackman completed the all-new V4’s first lap of the 37.73 Mountain course. I know there...

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Donald up the ante

Isle of Man TT: McGuinness and Donald up the ante

Competitors were met with yet another dry, sunny evening for the third practice session of the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races with conditions described as dry and clear all the way around the course,...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the paddock

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the paddock

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. After completing his first practice laps of the circuit on Saturday May 26...

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

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

A dry, sunny evening met the competitors for Monday evening’s practice session with conditions described as good all around the course. Riders were again warned of wet tar at Guthrie’s whilst the...

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness throws the gauntlet down

Isle of Man TT blog: McGuinness throws the gauntlet down

So there I was, sat in my hotel room at around 10 yesterday morning crashing out the MCN back page bits and bobs from Snetterton BSB. We’d just jetted into Ronaldsway from Birmingham (always sounds...

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the first laps

Chad's TT 2012 blog - the first laps

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam 'Chad' Child is racing at the Isle of Man TT 2012 this year, fulfilling a lifetime's ambition. On Saturday May 26 Chad completed his first laps on the closed circuits...

Norton announces Santander TT partnership

Norton announces Santander TT partnership

Norton Motorcycles has joined forces with Santander to sponsor Norton for this year's senior TT. The Norton SG1 (pictured) will race in the senior TT on June 8, in Santander livery. The SG1, which...

10 good reasons why this year's TT is going to be a belter

10 good reasons why this year's TT is going to be a belter

The 2012 Isle of Man TT kicks off with the first practice session tomorrow afternoon (May 26) and it looks set to be a good year. Here's 10 reasons why this year's TT is set to be...

Hillier to race Zytek Kawasaki in TT Zero race

Hillier to race Zytek Kawasaki in TT Zero race

British Superbike racer James Hillier is to debut a ZX-10R-framed electric bike in this year’s TT Zero race. Hillier’s BSB team, Pr1mo Bournemouth Kawasaki, and electric powertrain innovators, Zytek...

Poll: Who's going to dominate at the TT?

Poll: Who's going to dominate at the TT?

TT practice starts this weekend and it looks like the field is stronger than ever. Ian Hutchinson and Conor Cummins are back from injury, Michael Dunlop is riding three makes of bike, Cameron Donald...

Seeley dominates North West 200

Seeley dominates North West 200

At one stage during Saturday’s North West 200 it looked like Alastair Seeley might have to be content with just his Thursday Superstock race win on the Tyco TAS Suzuki. In the first Supersport race...

North West 200: Farquhar claims supertwins victory

North West 200: Farquhar claims supertwins victory

Ryan Farquhar claimed an historic victory in the first ever North West 200 Supertwins race this evening (Thursday). Ireland’s top road racer led the four-lap race from start-to-finish in the...

North West 200: Seeley claims Superstock victory

North West 200: Seeley claims Superstock victory

As many expected, Alastair Seeley was a class apart in the opening race of the 2012 Relentless International North West 200. The Tyco TAS Suzuki rider dominated the LiveWire Solutions Superstock...

Seeley fastest in NW200 qualifying

Seeley fastest in NW200 qualifying

Alastair Seeley topped Superbike and Supersport qualifying on his Tyco TAS Suzuki on the first day of qualifying for the 2012 Relentless International North West 200. The ‘Wee Wizard’ was also second...

Isle of Man Government announce Manx GP revamp

Isle of Man Government announce Manx GP revamp

The Isle of Man Department of Economic Development has today announced proposals to revamp the Manx Grand Prix. The plans, revealed in a special MCN interview with the DED’s Chief Executive Office...

Poll: Will new Norton V4 race bike finish the TT?

Poll: Will new Norton V4 race bike finish the TT?

The new Norton V4 race bike hss been unveiled this morning on the Isle of Man and the latest issue of MCN has the full story of its development – Norton started building the bike around an...

Adam Child at Scarborough

Adam Child at Scarborough

Adam Child at the Ian Watson Spring Cup at Scarborough. How cold was that day? 6 degrees maximum all day.

TV coverage for road racing

How come we have road races on and we never get much info about them? This weekend is the Scarborough event at which I will be working with a team. These people entertain the public, put their lives on the line, all of which they are happy to do in order to race. However, it is very rarely on TV unless it is local TV or the TT. Please get a campaign going to put this type of racing on TV.

MCN man to race at TT

MCN man to race at TT

MCN Senior Road Tester Adam Child will compete in this year’s lightweight TT race aboard a Kawasaki ER-6 with help from road racing expert Ryan Farquar. Child – or Chad as he’s known at MCN – has...

Michael Dunlop’s TT programme: Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki machines

Michael Dunlop’s TT programme: Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki machines

Michael Dunlop has concluded his plans to race at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races and the popular Northern Ireland based rider has announced will be competing in all of the solo classes at this year’s...

William Dunlop confirmed for Lightweight TT

William Dunlop confirmed for Lightweight TT

William Dunlop is the latest TT star to commit to the new Twins race on the Island. He will be riding the ex-Wayne Hamilton Kawasaki ER6 in the newly introduced Lightweight TT, scheduled for Friday...

McAdoo Racing join forces with Michael Dunlop

McAdoo Racing join forces with Michael Dunlop

McAdoo Racing have issued a press release, announcing that they have signed up with Michael Dunlop for the new road racing season. The team are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2012 and say that...

John McGuinness to ride Mugen in TT Zero

John McGuinness to ride Mugen in TT Zero

John McGuinness has been chosen to race the new Mugen Shinden in the TT Zero Challenge race at this year’s TT. Mr Shin Nagaosa, President of M-TEC Company Ltd today, at Suzuka circuit, Japan, publicly...

Lee Johnston to make TT debut

Lee Johnston to make TT debut

Northern Ireland rider Lee Johnston will make his Mountain circuit debut in June when he competes in the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races. The former National Superstock 600cc Champion will contest the...

John Ingram to make TT debut with SMT

John Ingram to make TT debut with SMT

Wigan rider John Ingram is set to become the latest rider from the British Championship paddock to turn his attention to the roads when he makes his debut at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by...

Double TT winner Cameron Donald confirms Lightweight TT entry

Double TT winner Cameron Donald confirms Lightweight TT entry

Double TT winner Cameron Donald has confirmed that he'll be contesting the new Lightweight TT in June this year. The Isle of Man TT will be the only event where Donald will race in the class and the...