GUY CHASING HIS TT DREAM

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Guy Martin is on course to clinch a maiden victory as the real action starts tomorrow in the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy festival. The 24-year-old Kirmington rider has been flying all week in practice and is a serious rival to Manx legend and lap record holder John McGuinness, this year with the Louth-based HM Plant Honda team. Favourite McGuinness has set the pace on the Fireblade in Superbike … [Read more...]

ULTIMATE BIKER CHALLENGE TAKES ON RAMSEY SPRINT

Fans of the Ramsey Sprint will get a chance to experience the ultimate force of speed and sense the exhilaration along a drag strip, with a new TV series ’ The Ultimate Biker Challenge’. Filmed and produced by North One Television on behalf of the Discovery Channel, they have joined up with the Straightliners Drag Racing Series for a one-off programme. TV Presenter Warren Pole has taken up … [Read more...]

RECORD BREAKING MCGUINNESS WINS SUPERBIKE CLASS

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HM Plant Honda’s John McGuinness rode a faultless ride to claim  Superbike victory at the 2006 Isle of Man TT Festival today (3 June). McGuinness not only won the race in record time but, set a new lap record on the opening lap and then smashed it on the second with unbelievable average speed of 127.933mph. The Honda rider had demonstrated throughout the Practice Week that he was the man to … [Read more...]

TT 2006: THURSDAY PRACTICE

Latest report from the Isle of Man; Thursday afternoon June 1st This afternoon’s practice session for the Isle of Man TT was halted when a sidecar crashed and then went on fire. The course was opened to allow the Fire Brigade to deal with the incident and so that the sidecar and debris could be removed. It happened at Rhencullen, about 16 miles from the start, and involved the machine … [Read more...]

ISLE OF MAN TT PREVIEW: THE RUNNERS ARE THE RIDERS

THE added prestige of this year being one before the TT's centenary ensures that the action will remain as hot as ever. And with local riders Adrian Archibald, a three-times winner, and William Dunlop leading the local assault, Ballymoney, as ever, will be well represented. An upsurge of interest among riders and factory teams, thanks to the concerted efforts of the organising Manx Motorcycle … [Read more...]

MOLYNEUX AND HALLAM TO MISS ISLE OF MAN TT

HM Plant Honda sidecar riders Dave Molyneux and Craig Hallam will miss the 2006 Isle of Man TT after crashing out, at Rhencullen, in yesterday’s (1 June) practice session. Isle of Man-based Molyneux sustained a dislocated shoulder and a cut to his leg while Hallamsustained friction burns. It is a disappointing end to the pairing’s week-long practice; they demonstrated consistent strong … [Read more...]

ARCHIBALD HAS TO WAIT HIS TURN AT TT

Ulster's Adrian Archibald found himself stranded during the latest Isle of Man TT practice as the result of being black flagged by a marshal at Ramsey. The marshal was of the opinion that Archibald's Suzuki had an oil leak and waved him off the course. As a result Archibald spent all the practice as a spectator before returning to the pits at the end of the session. Hector Neill, owner of … [Read more...]

ANSTEY IN FORM FOR ISLE OF MAN TT

New Zealand rider Bruce Anstey has struck a rich vein of form going into the Isle of Man TT motorcycle races. The former Wellingtonian, now based in London, looks capable of adding to his haul of four titles when the 99th edition of the Isle of Man TT -- which twists through narrow roads on the island just off the west coast of England -- begin on Saturday. He is the defending champion in … [Read more...]

HAWK KAWASAKI COMPETING AT ISLE OF MAN TT

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Hawk Kawasaki are pleased to be running 36-year-old Carl Rennie at this year’s famous Isle of Man TT. The Lancashire based rider will be competing in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes. Rennie will ride the Kawasaki 2005 ZX10-R in the Superbike Class, the 06 ZX10-R in the Superstock races and the ZX-6RR for the Supersport events. Rennie who has already competed for Hawk Kawasaki … [Read more...]

MCGUINNESS FASTEST IN TT PRACTICE

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John McGuinness set the fastest time of the week so far as he led the superbike hopefuls in Tuesday's Isle of Man TT practice session. The HM Plant Honda man posted a speed of 125.30mph which put him ahead of Guy Martin, Ian Hutchinson and Ian Lougher. Jason Griffith topped Tuesday's superstock session on the island with 123.38 which left him ahead of Guy Martin, McGuinness and … [Read more...]