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...]

HONDA READY FOR TT CELEBRATIONS

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Honda is looking forward to this year’s 100 th Anniversary TT races with one of the strongest line-ups ever in both solo and sidecar classes. In 1954, the company’s founder Soichiro Honda vowed to take part in the Isle of Man TT races and five years later on May 5 th 1959 a party of four riders and five engineers set foot on Manx soil to begin Honda’s love-affair with the Tourist Trophy … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]