BMW MOTORRAD RETURNS TO ROAD RACING

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Factory team to race R 1200 S in Endurance World Championship BMW Motorrad has made the historic announcement that, for the first time in 50 years, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer is to enter a factory team in a world championship motorcycle racing event. Considered the ultimate test of motorcycle endurance, the BMW Motorrad factory team has entered the Le Mans “24 heures moto”, which … [Read more...]

FINNEGAN READY TO RACE

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Reigning Irish Champion Martin Finnegan is once again back with Klaffi Honda aboard their CBR 1000 RR.  He will contest the Irish Road Race Championship as well as the Superbike and Supersport classes at the TT and the Southern 100. The Klaffi Honda team have a wealth of experience in pure road racing and they will be using that to help prepare their bikes for the extreme conditions produced … [Read more...]

EXCLUSIVE – TT LEGEND BILL SMITH TO RUN MAJOR TEAM AT THIS YEARS RACES

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Bill Smith Motors make their intentions known for Centenary TT Chester motorcycle dealership Bill Smith Motors are making their intentions known for the hundred year anniversary of the Isle of Man TT by fielding an impressive line up of riders and motorbikes. Bill Smith is a famous name at the Island, having won more TT replicas than any other rider in the event’s glittering hundred year … [Read more...]

YAMAHA CLASSIC RACING TEAM COMMIT TO TT

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The Yamaha Classic Racing Team have confirmed their attendance and participation in all of the 2007 Isle of Man TT Nostalgic events. With a mightily impressive array of both riders and machines, their inclusion adds even further interest to the already excellent attendees. The extremely well known and highly respected Ferry Brouwer owns the Team and the Dutchman will be bringing with him his … [Read more...]

IAN MACKMAN LOOKS FORWARD TO TT DEBUT

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British Superstock Championship rider Ian Mackman is the latest in a long line of talented young riders signalling their intent to take part in the 2007 Isle of Man TT Races. The Oxford-born rider, now residing in Runcorn, made his mark in the MRO 400cc Championship finishing 7th overall in 2003 before going on to clinch the title a year later. He immediately made the move to the 1000cc … [Read more...]

STEAM PACKET HAVE ADDITIONAL SAILINGS FOR SCOTTISH TT FANS

A direct fastcraft service from Troon to Douglas is the latest initiative announced by the Steam Packet to bring fans to enjoy the Centenary TT in June. A special charter of P & O Express, on Saturday 2 June at 2100 hours will bring passengers and vehicles direct from Troon in Ayrshire to the Isle of Man in approximately 4 hours. Troon is one of the ports that P & O use for their own … [Read more...]

CAVALADE OF LEGENDS TO MARK TT CENTENARY

A CAVALCADE of world champions and past stars will will help make the Centenary TT an event to remember. Many of the top names associated with road racing for the past 50 years will be on the Island for the Parade of Champions on Friday, June 8. Heading the list will be iconic riders such as 15 times world champion Giacomo Agostini, fellow world champions Geoff Duke OBE, John Surtees MBE, Jim … [Read more...]

ISLE OF MAN TT – 100 YEARS OF ROAD RACING

A hundred years on and thrill seekers still venture to the Isle of Man every summer for the same reason the gentlemen of 1907 did, the Tourist Trophy more commonly known as the Isle of Man TT. It was the spirit of competition and advancement that brought the original TT competition to the Island as racing on the highways and byways of Britain was impossible, forbidden by Act of Parliament and … [Read more...]

TT 2007: SAME SCHEDULE AS LAST YEAR

IT'S the same format as this year! Just like earlier this year four solo races and two for sidecars will make-up the Isle of Man TT Centenary celebrations next June. Some riders had been hoping for a return of the 125 class while others were banking on a second Supersport race, but that isn't the case. However, the Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure has confirmed the dates for TT … [Read more...]

ISLE OF MAN TT 2007 – DATES ANNOUNCED

The Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure have announced the dates for TT 2007.The packed calendar includes a number of events to celebrate 100 years of motor cycle racing on the Isle of Man as well as a world class competitive racing programme.   The actual race schedule kicks off with the 6 lap Superbike Race on Saturday 2nd June 2007 followed by the Sidecar A Race on the same … [Read more...]