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      Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT

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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #125: Jun 07, 2017 11:14:49 pm
      Not a good day for the road racing community over here on the Island these last couple of days during this years TT festival.
      As srslfc mentioned in the RIP thread a dark day today..
      I don't want to get embroiled in a debate over whether the TT should be banned but it is a worry when these, untimely deaths, create bad publicity of the 37.5m mountain course across the various media outlets.
      Personally, I have lived here for 35 years and I can say that I have watched the TT pretty much every year since..
      I think it's an amazing clash of man, machine, skill and endurance, one which, I still can't get my head around when I see them flying past me at 170mph..

      Questions will no doubt be asked after today but so long as the riders want to take part year after year the Islander's will welcome them and the fans with open arms..

      As crazy as it sounds right now.. two more full days of racing still to come..and the Island is buzzing with around 30,000 bikers enjoying the place and what it has to offer..


      Sad day indeed.
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #126: Jun 09, 2017 05:23:39 pm
      Ian Hutchinson crashed out of the 6 lap Senior at the 26th milestone on the 2nd lap.
      Race red flagged !
      He was airlifted to hospital, conscious but has a broken leg, hope he's alright !

      Race has just restarted as a 4 lap now.



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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #127: Jun 09, 2017 10:45:17 pm
      Well, the TT races come to a close for another year..
      Mickey D took the 4 lap Senior race after the re-start..
      He did a 16m58sec lap today which is absolutely ridiculous around this course.
      Big shout outs for the week go out to Dean Harrison and Dan Kneen, two young stars to watch out for at next years meeting.

      I was at a works doo last year and got to meet Dan Kneen and had a quick chat to him.. Really nice fella, down to earth and I was made up for him when he got himself on the podium this week..

      Respect also to the Clerk of the course Gary Thompson who had to make some difficult decisions with regard to the race schedules all week what with all the shitty weather we've had..
      The weather plays a massive part especially when it could be sweltering sunshine at the grandstand yet mist and rain on the mountain section..
      Safety comes first always..If the medical helicopter cannot land and take off up on the mountain it's a no go...

      Thousands of Bikers heading to the ferry and a safe journey homeward bound..
      I got talking to a few bikers at roadside today and they have already booked their tickets and accommodation back for next year which can't be bad. They all loved the atmosphere, the Island and of course, the racing.

      TT2017 updates.... over and out.. ;)



       
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #128: Aug 28, 2017 11:24:15 pm


      No racing today... >:(
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #129: Dec 24, 2017 11:06:00 pm
      I know this post should really be in the gaming thread but thought this little preview would be better here.. ;)
      Looking forward to tackling this...released next March !!
      youtu.be/YaOA6Wzfts8
      ps - our house is just by the junction at 1:44  8)
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #130: May 17, 2018 02:11:50 pm
      Got out of work early so I've taken the chance and am on my way up to the North Coast for the evening races in the NW200.

      Weather is glorious so should be a good night.
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #131: May 30, 2018 08:01:43 pm
      Got out of work early so I've taken the chance and am on my way up to the North Coast for the evening races in the NW200.

      Weather is glorious so should be a good night.

      How did you get on mate? Good time watching in the sunshine?

      We are halfway through TT practice week over here and already lap times are being broken.. nutz!
      The weather forecast is looking good for another record breaking year 8)
      Apart from a few showers overnight and tomorrow, next week looks perfect.

      It's gonna be weird having no Hutchy or McGuiness this year but there are some talented new faces this year so who knows?

      Don't forget 9pm each night ITV4  ;)

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      Reply #132: May 30, 2018 08:45:39 pm
      How did you get on mate? Good time watching in the sunshine?

      We are halfway through TT practice week over here and already lap times are being broken.. nutz!
      The weather forecast is looking good for another record breaking year 8)
      Apart from a few showers overnight and tomorrow, next week looks perfect.

      It's gonna be weird having no Hutchy or McGuiness this year but there are some talented new faces this year so who knows?

      Don't forget 9pm each night ITV4  ;)



      Had a great evening mate and a fantastic spot just as Juniper Chicane where we seen Hickey makes his move to take the win from Seeley on the Stock.

      Been following the TT coverage both on ITV and Twitter and some great times being posted and Dean Harrison looks like the man to beat on the big bikes this week.
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #133: May 30, 2018 09:29:21 pm
      https://www.iomtt.com/news/2018/05/30/statement-issued-by-acu-events-ltd

      Dan Kneen died this evening after a crash at the TT.

      Devastating news.

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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #134: May 30, 2018 09:34:26 pm

      Oh No.....What the actual F**k  :'(
      Dear God.... :( RIP Dan :(
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      Reply #135: May 30, 2018 09:39:03 pm
      Oh No.....What the actual F**k  :'(
      Dear God.... :( RIP Dan :(

      Died at the scene apparently.

      I'm gutted mate, always am when something like this happens, but even more so as Dan was getting towards a possible TT win at some point.
      « Last Edit: May 30, 2018 10:13:53 pm by srslfc »
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #136: May 30, 2018 09:44:53 pm
      Died at the scene apparently.

      I'm gutted mate, always am when something like this happens, but even more so Dan was getting towards a possible TT win at some point.

      Really popular local lad over here, he was always friendly and approachable for a chat, always smiling.
      The Island has lost a son, far too soon. :(
      « Last Edit: May 30, 2018 09:54:16 pm by 6stringer »
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      Reply #137: May 30, 2018 10:12:54 pm
      And so it goes on...Sam West, inches away from the wall at Barragarrow last night :o
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #138: May 31, 2018 08:29:12 pm
      Strange atmosphere around the Island today after the death of Dan Kneen last night.
      Thoughts go out to his family and friends.
      Dan's father came out today in the press and insisted that this years TT races must go on as Dan would've insisted on it.
      Still hard to take though.
       :(
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      Reply #139: May 31, 2018 08:32:22 pm
      Strange atmosphere around the Island today after the death of Dan Kneen last night.
      Thoughts go out to his family and friends.
      Dan's father came out today in the press and insisted that this years TT races must go on as Dan would've insisted on it.
      Still hard to take though.
       :(


      I imagine it's sombre enough evening mate even with practice going on.

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      Reply #140: May 31, 2018 08:39:46 pm
      I imagine it's sombre enough evening mate even with practice going on.



      Yeah, all a bit weird this evening. I haven't bothered to wander down the road to watch tonight.
      I can hear them alright, full pelt in the evening sunshine but I'll give it a miss now until Saturday's race.

      Steve Mercer's incident is rearing it's ugly head too with rumours abound about how an inspection car hit him whilst travelling on the track in the opposite direction shortly after Dan's crash :o
      Ongoing investigation with that one.
      Yer man Steve was airlifted to Liverpool last night and is critical but stable.
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      Reply #141: May 31, 2018 08:57:47 pm
      Tonights practice times out to Ramsey on lap 1... very quick !!!
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #142: Jun 08, 2018 09:58:21 pm
      TT2018 finishes for another year and boy what a final race today.
      Peter Hickman is now officially the fastest road racer in the world after he smashed the outright lap record topping a 135mph average lap speed... WTF !!
      The final lap of the six was the TT at it's best today with Hickman pulling 8 seconds on Harrison over the mountain stretch.

      The incredible hot weather these last two weeks have been unreal.

      over an out  ;)
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      Reply #144: May 13, 2019 10:50:57 pm
      One of my favourite weeks of the year as the North West 200 begins with practice tomorrow.

      Going up on Thursday and off all day so hopefully will get to see some practice along with the evening races.

      Working Saturday so will miss the main day but can't win them all.

      Then the TT in a couple of weeks.

      Can't wait.
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      Re: Moto GP & Isle Of Man TT
      Reply #145: May 17, 2019 12:05:05 pm
      I watched some Road Racing from N.I last night. Holy sh*t its terrifying . I always thought these lads on two wheels were even more gifted than the F1 lads road racing is just incredibly dangerous
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      Reply #146: May 17, 2019 12:19:23 pm
      I watched some Road Racing from N.I last night. Holy sh*t its terrifying . I always thought these lads on two wheels were even more gifted than the F1 lads road racing is just incredibly dangerous

      They're fearless Walt.

      Had a great afternoon/evening up in Portrush yesterday and the highlight was the first Supersport race where Alistair Seeley and Lee Johnston battled it out for the win with Lee coming out on top in the end.

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