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Isle Of Man TT To Host “Green GP” In 2009

June 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Isle Of Man TT To Host “Green GP” In 2009 · TT News

Isle of Man to make history as the world’s first hi-speed clean emissions Grand Prix takes to its famous TT circuit

A new chapter in racing history begins today as the doors open to the world’s first Clean Emissions Grand Prix race. The TTxGP will be held on the 101 year old legendary Isle of Man TT circuit.

The Grand Prix will provide an exciting opportunity for leading global innovators in racing and clean emission ...

Read the full press release by TTxGP at Road Racing World

The TTxGP site is here.

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Relentless TT Domination For Suzuki

June 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Relentless TT Domination For Suzuki · TT News

In what turned out to be a dream week, the Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing team ended the 2008 Isle of Man TT races victorious in virtually every solo category last week, taking Superbike, Supersport and Superstock wins on their Suzuki GSX-R race machines.

Starting with a perfect result on the first race day (Saturday 31st May), Australian Cameron Donald took his GSX-R1000 to victory in the coveted ...

Read Tasha Cook's full article about the TT races at London Bikers.com

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Disappointment for Martin in Senior TT

June 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on Disappointment for Martin in Senior TT · TT News

Guy Martin's 2008 Isle of Man TT Races campaign ended on a disappointing note on Friday when he was forced to retire from the Senior race, the Blue Riband event of the festival. The Kirmington ace was involved in a titanic battle for the lead during the first two laps but as he left the pits after the first refuelling stop, he encountered mechanical problems and his race was over.

With ideal racing conditions on the Island, Guy set off at his customary number 1 position on the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda and at the first...

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Excellent day for Shand in Monday’s TT races

June 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Excellent day for Shand in Monday’s TT races · TT News

Les Shand had an excellent day of racing at the Isle of Man on Monday, finishing 11th in the Superstock TT and 16th in the first Supersport race to earn himself two more silver replicas. The Superstock result was his best ever finish at the Isle of Man and he put in a total of 4 120mph+ laps during the two races to continue his great week.

In the morning's Superstock race, Les was aboard the Leeds Parcel Company R1 Yamaha and an opening lap of 120.915mph saw him lie in 18th place. However, an excellent second lap enabled him to jump up the order and, with a superb pit stop, and a final lap of 123.920mph, Les completed the four lap race in a brilliant 11th for his highest finish at the TT.

Read the full article by Phil Wain at Manxnet

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McGuinness quickest in TT practice

May 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on McGuinness quickest in TT practice · TT News

IOM TT Practice After a sunny day in the Isle of Man competitors preparing for their final full practice session at the 2008 TT were greeted by overcast conditions and a slight breeze...

Martin completed his first lap in 17m 47.87s, an average speed of 127.195mph. However, just moments later 13-times TT winner John McGuinness - whose lap hadn’t looked sensational ­– blasted past with an average speed of 127.383mph on the Padgett’s Honda Superbike.

After what appeared to have been a troubled...

Read the Isle of Man recap at mcnews.com.uk

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Obituary: Robert Dunlop – motorcycle road racing champion

May 26th, 2008 · Comments Off on Obituary: Robert Dunlop – motorcycle road racing champion · News, TT News

The death of Robert Dunlop in practice for the North West 200 is a grievous blow for motorcycle road racing, the variant of the sport that takes place on closed public roads – as opposed to purpose-built tracks known as short circuits.

Although the Isle of Man TT is the best-known road race, the NW200, which takes place on a high-speed nine-mile triangle linking Portrush, Coleraine and Portstewart, attracts what is arguably a better entry, as well as Northern Ireland's biggest ...

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Martin Finnegan Tribute

May 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Martin Finnegan Tribute · TT News

Bike Buyers Guide of Ireland has a excellent tribute and bio for TT racer Martin Finnegan. Finnegan sustained fatal injuries in a crash during the Tandragee Supersport 600cc race on May 3, 2008. Earlier in the day, Finnegan had won the Open Class race at Tandragee.

From the tribute:

For those who do not know Martin Finnegan is (who there are very few of), let me start of by saying he was an extremely down-to-earth character who developed a love for racing motorbikes at a mere 8 years of age.

Martin, the youngest of seven children and son to Jim and Margaret Finnegan first learnt his trade on two wheels riding motocross on a

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The complete guide to The Isle of Man

May 11th, 2008 · Comments Off on The complete guide to The Isle of Man · TT News

A motorcycle circuit, a tax haven and what else?

The Isle of Man crams as much history, legend, scenic beauty, wildlife and folklore into its 227 square miles as whole regions of the British mainland. And its reputation as a haven of petrol-heads and sub-Blackpool boarding houses is entirely undeserved.

Elements of its two main towns, Douglas and Ramsey, notably the number of failed shops and businesses, suggest that the world has...

Read the full Isle of Man travel guide at The Independent

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On Bike Isle of Man TT Experience 6 released on DVD

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on On Bike Isle of Man TT Experience 6 released on DVD · TT News

Nothing on Earth gets the adrenalin pumping like the extreme thrill of the world’s most demanding motorcycle race – the Isle of Man TT.

This DVD is packed with TT legends. Join John McGuinness for a complete lap, go onboard the sidecar outfit of Dave Molyneux and discover what it takes to tackle the awesome Mountain Circuit with the late, great David Jefferies, with DJ providing his own commentary.

Read the full article by Neil Everett at London Bikers and learn how to get the DVD If you've never seen the Isle of Man TT, you must get this video.

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Marshal Incentive Launched for TT and MGP

May 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Marshal Incentive Launched for TT and MGP · TT News

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has finalised details of an offer aimed at encouraging race marshals to work on both the TT and the Manx Grand Prix 2008.

The Company has liaised with the Department of Tourism & Leisure in developing the incentive, which will offer significant savings on MGP ferry fares for visiting marshals who also travelled with the company to cover the TT.

The discounts available are: ...

Read the full article at Manx.net

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