DISAPPOINTING DAY FOR MCGUINNESS AT THE ULSTER GP

HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness was disappointed not to get his Ulster Grand Prix campaign off to the start he had hoped for today (19 August) after retiring two laps into the first seven-lap race of the day, the Lisburn City Council Superstock Race. Heavy over night rain left the 7.4-mile Dundrod circuit with a mix of wet and dry surface area. Tyre choice was everything and unfortunately … [Read more...]

STOBART DOUBLE

Stobart Motorsport celebrated a pair of rare podium finishes with a superb performance by Ian Lougher at today’s Ulster Grand Prix. The Irish based Welshman, who has been riding for the Stobart Motorsport Team at all the major road races this season, secured a second and third place finish at the event held on the Dundrod circuit to the West of Belfast.     With record … [Read more...]

MANX GP RECORD IN SIGHT FOR MARIA COSTELLO

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Maria Costello already holds a Guinness World Record as the fastest lady to lap the Isle of Man TT course Last year she finished third and made history by becoming the first woman to stand on the podium. This year she will be aiming to break records and become the first woman to win a solo race around the infamous TT course. Costello will be competing in two races at this years Manx GP. Her … [Read more...]

ULSTER GP: MCGUINNESS BACK ON THE ROAD

HM Plant Honda rider John McGuinness makes his way to the challenging Ulster GP this week (16-19 August) where he will compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes aboard his Dunlop-shod Honda machines. McGuinness, who enjoyed a record-breaking two weeks at the Isle of Man TT in June, is looking to replicate his good fortune on the 7.28-mile Dundrod road circuit in the two … [Read more...]

TT LAP RECORD SMASHED

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THE TT record book was smashed to smithereens on Wednesday evening with two stunning laps by the HM Plant Honda trio of solo ace John McGuinness and the formidable sidecar duo of Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam. Never before have the outright solo and sidecar lap records been broken in the same practice session, albeit unofficially, setting the 2006 TT up for a marvellous week of high speed … [Read more...]

TT2006 ENDS ON TERRIFIC HIGH FOR UEL DUNCAN RACING

Australian ace Cameron Donald ensured the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races ended on a high note for the Uel Duncan Racing team when he finished in a sensational second place in the final event of the week, the Senior TT. The 27-year old also put in a lap of 128.445mph to become the third fastest rider ever to have lapped the Mountain Circuit, a staggering performance in what was only his second … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS RE-WRITES THE SENIOR TT RECORD BOOKS

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HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness took his third TT victory today of the ’06 TT Festival when he emphatically won the Senior TT, giving him his eleventh win and third hat trick on the Isle of Man while handing Honda its 130th TT victory. As in previous performances at the 2006 TT Festival McGuinness executed a blistering start, and smashed the lap record that he set in Saturday’s superbike … [Read more...]

GUY MARTIN GUTTED AT BAD LUCK IN TT

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Kirmington's Guy Martin endured a disappointing and frustrating week at the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races when a combination of bad luck and small mechanical problems prevented him from taking a much-wanted first win. After an almost faultless practice week, when he constantly featured in the top three of the leaderboards for all classes, it all went wrong in the races. Although he was able to … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS – THE MAN TO BEAT AT THE TT

HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness made it clear that he is the man to beat at the Isle of Man TT this week. McGuinness posted the fastest time and unofficially broke his own lap record aboard his Dunlop-shod Honda CBR1000RR Superbike. Right from the start, the Morecambe-based rider put in an impressive performance around the 37.73-mile mountain course. In the first practice session (Sunday 27 … [Read more...]

ISLE OF MAN TT: FRIDAY PRACTICE

Conditions were absolutely perfect for Friday night’s Isle of Man TT practice session with the island bathed in sunshine and with barely a breeze to speak of. This was the last full practice session before racing commences tomorrow; there will be single lap sessions following racing tomorrow, on Monday and Wednesday. Most of the leading contenders for honours were out and any thoughts they might … [Read more...]