HONDA TT LEGENDS RACE TEAM RETIRE FROM THE WORLD ENDURANCE RACE

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Steve Platers Honda TT legends retired from the latest round of the World Endurance Championship in the early hours of yesterday morning. The Louth based squad were in fourth position. There was 50 minutes remaining when their team mate  John McGuinness, crashed just seconds away from the end of his final stint. The Isle of Man TT legend was uninjured, but the team failed to build on their … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]