MARTIN FINNEGANS DEATH STUNS MOTORCYCLING COMMUNITY

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Tributes have been paid to motorcyclist Martin Finnegan after the Dublin rider's death in a crash at the Tandragee 100 event on Saturday. The rider's manager Barry Symmons spoke of his shock at the tragedy. "He was a really nice guy who was well-respected by his peers and someone with a true talent for road racing," said Mr Symmons. The rider's wife Brenda and his father were present at … [Read more...]

2007 ISLE OF MAN CENTENARY TT RESULTS SUMMARY

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TT SUPERBIKE RACE Monday, 4. Jun. 2007 John McGuinness scorched to his 12th TT victory when he took today’s delayed 6-lap Bennetts TT Superbike race, coming home ahead of young rivals Guy Martin and Ian Hutchinson. Postponed from Saturday and further delayed by two hours due to damp and misty conditions, the race eventually got underway at 12.45pm and the HM Plant Honda rider put in his … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS CLOSES IN ON OUTRIGHT LAP RECORD AT TT 2007

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Plater shows his mettle with record newcomer practice lap The leading contenders for Saturday’s Superbike race continue to make their mark in the Bennetts TT practice sessions as records tumbled in near perfect conditions. A packed grandstand was bathed in sunshine as blistering times were posted on the track. John McGuinness dominated the session and confirmed that he will again be the … [Read more...]

IOM TT: LOUGHER LOOKING FOR AT LEAST ONE WIN

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Ian Lougher is aiming for at least one win at the Centenary TT. Seven-times TT winner Lougher is manager and racer at Team Black Horse, where he is joined by former twice American AMA Superstock Champion Jimmy Moore, a newcomer at the TT.   Lougher is again campaigning on the Stobart Motorsport Superbike in both Superbike classes, and is keen to go one better from his 2006 TT … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI CELEBRATES WITH RACING LEGENDS AT CENTENARY TT

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Kawasaki is hosting a special racing legends display for this year’s Centenary TT.  In the Grandstand area, visitors will be able to see stars of the current range of Kawasaki road bikes, including the eagerly anticipated 1400GTR Supertourer, and for the racing enthusiasts, a special display will celebrate Kawasaki’s considerable racing heritage. In the Racing Legends area that forms part … [Read more...]

MARC RAMSBOTHAM NAMED AS RIDER KILLED DURING SENIOR TT

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The organisers of the Isle of Man TT Races, the Manx Motor Cycle Club Limited, can confirm that Marc Ramsbotham, 34, has died from injuries sustained in the Senior race on Friday 8th June 2007. He was involved in an incident at the 26th milestone on the mountain and was confirmed dead at the scene. Mr Ramsbotham, from Norfolk, was a TT newcomer. He was married and was an HGV driver and plant … [Read more...]

McCONNACHIE RACING TEAM TARGET BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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Fifteen year old Ben McConnachie has taken the step from dirt to tarmac and another step towards his goal to be the next British racer to win the British motorcycle road race Grand Prix. It would be an incredible achievement for the five times junior Trials champion that would seal the McConnachie name in GP folklore, as the last British racer to win it was his father Ian who won at Silverstone in … [Read more...]

ONE TWO FOR SUZUKI AT LE MANS

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Suzuki's new GSX-R1000K7 dominated the opening round of the World Endurance Championship at Le Mans in France with both Suzuki Endurance Racing Team entries finishing first and second at the end of the gruelling 24-hour race. SERT's number two team of William Costes, Guillaume Dietrich and Max Neukirchner crossed the finish line at 15.00hrs local time with total of 818 laps completed, just … [Read more...]

SUZUKI TOPS LE MANS QUALIFYING

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Suzuki's GSX-R1000K7 dominated qualifying for the opening round of the FIM World Endurance Championship at Le Mans in France today with the Suzuki Endurance Race Team topping the time sheets. SERT No. 2 Team riders William Coste, Guillaume Deitrich and Max Neukirchner put in a time of 1:39.354 on the 4.4km Bugatti circuit beating Yamaha GMT94 (1:39.559) and Suzuki's reigning World Champions … [Read more...]

ONE WAY ON MOUNTAIN ROAD

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The Mountain section of the Isle of Man TT course will be one-way throughout the fortnight-long festival. Following a public consultation, the Isle of Man Government has confirmed it will proceed with plans to restrict traffic movements between the Ramsey Hairpin and the Creg-ny-Baa. The idea was first suggested by the emergency services as a way of improving road safety by reducing the … [Read more...]