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Re: 2018 Isle of Man TT

Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Latest post of the previous page:

Not sure whether I`ve shown off this series of pix from the Classic TT yet so here it is. Bear with me but it is early days with Gimp 2 for me
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Along the TT press launch last night it was announced that John McGuinness secured rides on Ryan Farquhars KMR Kawasaki Supertwin alongside Peter Hickman. Furthermore Michael Dunlop signed John to race in the Supersport class for his own Michael Dunlop Racing outfit. John had already signed with Norton for the superbike class.

A couple days ago, Suter announced a comeback to the Mountain Course with their 560cc two-stroker and Ian Lougher on board.

65 days, not that I`m counting :haha:
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Is anyone else going?
3 more sleeps anyway :mrgreen:
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Just found this but I`m not too sure whether it is like at the Manx GP. Might be worth to watch this space if you don't come over
http://sportsmaza.com/motogp/isle-of-ma ... ve-stream/
Isle of Man TT 2018 Watch online [26 May – 8 June]
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Isle of Man one of the smallest country in the world and here every year they arrange street racing tournament which is the Isle of Man TT. The first Isle of the Man TT was held 28 May 1907. Then it was called Auto-cycle Tourist Trophy and it was arranged by the Auto-cycle club.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Since I head off to the lovely wee rock in the Irish sea it is time to put a few things together.

Isle of Man TT 2018, 26.5.-8.6.18
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26th to 1st June: 6:20 – 8:50 PM Practice Sessions

Saturday 2nd June: 12:00 PM RST Superbike TT 6 Laps
3:00 PM Sidecar TT Race 1 3 Laps

Monday 4th June: 10:45 AM Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1 4 Laps
2:15 PM Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock TT 4 Laps

Wednesday 6th June: 10:45 AM Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 4 Laps
1:45 PM Bennetts Lightweight TT 4 Laps
4:25 PM SES TT Zero 1 Lap

Friday 8th June: 10:30 AM Sidecar TT Race 2 3 Laps
12:45 PM Pokerstars Senior TT 6 Laps
ALL TIMES LOCAL BST
As in previous years I recommend using the live-timing service at http://ttlive.iomtt.com/ where you can also find a link to Manxradio for the commentary. Also as in previous years, it is a sign up service. Leave your name and email and you are in.

Those interested not just in the Mountain Course racing but also in the Pre-TT classics and the Post TT at Billown I`d try Manxradio AM1368 directly at their homepage at https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/
Also Manxradio TT at the same adress from Monday 28th, 7.30am might be of interest to some with chat shows and TT news all around.

The Pre-TT Classic as well as the Post TT races take place at the Southern 100 clubs course near Castletown in the south of the island, commonly known as the Billown Course or Billown.
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The Pre TT starts tonight while the Post TT usually takes place the Saturday past the Senior TT, barring any weather induced delays.

Schedule for the Post TT from tonight
2018 Programme

Friday 25th May
Practice 6.15pm - 9.15pm

Saturday 26th May
Practice 1.15pm - 2.45pm
Race 1 - Singles Race 3.00pm followed by
Race 2 - Sidecar Race 1 followed by practice

Sunday 27th May
Race 3/5/7 & 8 Solo Support 1.30pm followed by
Race 3 - 250cc Lightweight Race followed by
Race 4 - 500cc Senior Race followed by
Race 5 - Junior Superbike Race followed by
Race 9b Camathias Cup Sidecar Race (1) followed by
Race 6 - 850cc Classic Race at 1.25pm followed by
Race 7 - Friends Provident International Junior Classic Race followed by
Race 8 - Post Classic Superbike Race followed by
Race 9 - Camathias Cup Sidecar Race (2) & combined Post Classic Sidecar Race.

If postponed on the Sunday due to TT practice or inclement weather the following will take place:-

Monday 28th May
Race 3/5/7 & 8 Solo Support 9.25am followed by
Race 3 - 250cc Lightweight Race followed by
Race 4 - 500cc Senior Race followed by
Race 5 - Junior Superbikre Race followed by
Race 9b Camathias Cup Sidecar Race (1)

Lunch Break

Race 6 - 850cc Classic Race at 1.25pm followed by
Race 7 - Junior Classic Race followed by
Race 8 - Post Classic Superbike Race followed by
Race 9 - Camathias Cup Sidecar Race (2) & combined Post Classic sidecar Race

Monday 28th May or Tuesday 29th May
Castletown Square 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Concours d'Elegance of Racing machines followed by
The Presentation of the Trophies for the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Races
The Post TT schedule as follows:
Practicing will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 10th June 2017 followed by a 45 minute break followed by

Race 1. 600cc race starting at 5.50pm. and on completion followed by

Race 2. 250cc/ 650cc twins run concurrently as a two class race and on completion followed by

Race 3. 1000cc race
Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. Fast & Safe !
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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

I hope no fatalities this year, but i fear the worst.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

erwin greven wrote:
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I hope no fatalities this year, but i fear the worst.
Always hoping for the best. ;)
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

Thanks for all the info Andy, and have a safe and happy time over there. I'll be following it from afar. Look forward to your piccies and updates if you get chance. I noticed there is a programme on TV tonight about the TT (called the 'Top 20 TT Riders') so they are obviously giving it some coverage here this year. :thumbsup: :wink:

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

Just checked our TV GUide and we get full coverage of the races on what seems like the day after the race. For instance the RST Superbike TT 6 Laps race live on Saturday 2nd June:12:00 PM we get on TV Sunday 3rd June at 2.00pm our time, so literally only a few hours delay when you take into account we are 9 hours ahead. Also get qualy and other races. Record series button already set. :smiley: :thumbsup:

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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Just checked our TV GUide and we get full coverage of the races on what seems like the day after the race. For instance the RST Superbike TT 6 Laps race live on Saturday 2nd June:12:00 PM we get on TV Sunday 3rd June at 2.00pm our time, so literally only a few hours delay when you take into account we are 9 hours ahead. Also get qualy and other races. Record series button already set. :smiley: :thumbsup:
Great news @Everso Biggyballies !
If you have access to itv's iplayer you could try and watch there as well. It is on ITV4 in the UK. From tomorrow till end of race week plus one or two specials past senior race day
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

@Everso Biggyballies
Here's the ITV4 schedule. I was sure I saw it somewhere ;)

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

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..... I noticed there is a programme on TV tonight about the TT (called the 'Top 20 Greatest TT Riders') ....... :thumbsup: :wink:
It was brilliant..... even featured some very shaky onboard footage with Stanley Woods back in the 1930's. Man it was a tough track back then, unsealed!

In fact it is shown with the top 20 individually in a playlist on the official IOM Youtube channel. This link should bring up that top 20 playlist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... julUAAAYjz

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

@Andy Whoops I was posting the youtube link and did not notice you had just posted the ITV schedule with it included. :wink:

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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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@Andy Whoops I was posting the youtube link and did not notice you had just posted the ITV schedule with it included. :wink:
No worries, mate. All info here is more than welcome :thumbsup:
While I`m over it'd be nice if you could have a look as I might not always have the time. Practice week marshaling, race week pix for me.
I`ll start my marshaling campaign tomorrow night at St. Ninians/Highview Road about 2/3rd down Bray Hill and will be doing Quarry Bends again during the reminder of the week except for Thursday, when I`ve got the incident management course and therefore shuffle to the closer by Signpost.

Remember my two pics when I was marshaling Gob-e-Volley parlour at the Manx last year? Terrific spot as the bikes enter Sulby Straight there. But what's even more terrific is that you can hear if something goes way before they come past . Slightest blip in throttle and you know it is going to be a mad exit ;)

However, enjoy whatever coverage you are able to pick up. Also try to check the link I posted a bit above with the livestream proposal. Might be it is similar to the MGP one.

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Post by erwin greven » 1 year ago

Andy wrote:
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erwin greven wrote:
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I hope no fatalities this year, but i fear the worst.
Always hoping for the best. ;)
Same here, but the average is not promissing.
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 11 months ago

Over 45,000 Motorcycle Racing enthusiasts from around the world* are set to converge on the Isle of Man and line their favourite spots on the Island’s hedgerows to secure the best vantage points to watch history being made before their eyes.

The 2017 meeting saw the continued dominance and fierce rivalry between two of the event’s fastest and most successful riders in its history; Englishman Ian Hutchinson and Northern Ireland’s Michael Dunlop., The pair shared four race wins between them which saw Hutchinson move to fourth on the all-time race winner’s leaderboard with 16 wins, one place ahead of Dunlop who has 15, a gap that the Northern Ireland rider is looking to eradicate in 2018.
* One of which is our own @Andy, mixing spectating with Marshalling duties. Hope you are having a ball Andy. Looks like the weather has been kind.

Some qualifying info from IOMTT website:

The first qualifying session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races got underway in perfect conditions on Saturday evening. Dean Harrison and Michael Dunlop topped the Supersport and Lightweight leaderboards having lapped at 125.797mph and 120.875mph respectively, the latter inside the class lap record, albeit unofficial to lay down an early marker for the Bennetts Lightweight TT Race on Wednesday 6th June.

Saturday Sessions

Lightweight times https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... t-26.5.pdf

Supersport: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... s-26.5.pdf

Sidecars: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... s-26.5.pdf


Monday Sessions
Perfect conditions again greeted the competitors for the second qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, and Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) topping the Superbike leaderboard at an impressive 131.376mph, the quickest ever lap recorded on the opening night of Superbike qualifying.

Michael Dunlop (Tyco BMW) third lap of the evening was only slightly slower at 131.087mph while Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) went quickest in the Superstock category, a lap of 130.219mph making him the third rider above the 130mph mark on the night.
https://www.iomtt.com/news/2018/05/28/h ... ng-session for full report.


Superbike: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... s-28.5.pdf

Superstock: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... signed.pdf

Supersport: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... signed.pdf

Sidecars: https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/201 ... s-28.5.pdf

Sidecar crew 39: Thierry Laforest/ Freddy Lebulez from France had an accident at Brandywell. Driver Laforest OK, passenger Lebulez taken by airmed to Nobles hospital with reported minor shoulder and leg injury.

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