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Re: 2018 Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT

Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

And another 15 minute delay. New proposed time for road closure is 14:15 (13:15 UTC) now.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Torrential rain reported at Ballacraine. Roads will remain open, Session abandoned.
We'll hopefully can continue with tonight's scheduled session.

Sorry for all the delays so far, but there's not much more to report about
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Post by erwin greven » 2 years ago

np Andy. You can't change the weather.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And here's the official statement regarding todays procedures
Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has now cancelled this afternoon's Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix qualifying session due to rain around the course.

The schedule for this evening's qualifying session remains:

18.00 – Roads closed around the Course

18.20 – 19.10 CTT Superbike/ CTT Lightweight/ MGP Senior/ MGP Junior / (newcomers A)

19.15-20.00 CTT Senior/ CTT Junior/ MGP Lightweight/ MGP Ultra Lightweight(newcomers B)

21.00 – Roads open no later than 9pm
Not sure about the weather currently, though. Fingers crossed, it can go ahead :fingers:
What I know though, the organizers are in deep shit now. Newcomers, whether classic or mgp, have to complete five laps before being qualified, Qualifying times left out of the equation at this point. With the Classic Senior and the Classic Lightweight scheduled for tomorrow, there will be some more Qualifying needed before both races can go ahead. And the same goes for MGP Newcomers as they realistically only will have three more chances to qualify in one lap attempts each, with one group only just having two laps in and the other still remains at the guided lap from last Saturday.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Update from 5pm Manx Radio news. It looks quite good for Qualifying tonight as the roads are drying out. So roads will close in an hours time.

Meanwhile, a revised schedule for tomorrow has been released but I didn't get all details. I'll keep you posted ;)
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Here we go. The revised schedule for Saturday
http://www.manxgrandprix.org/News/2018/08/24/revised-saturday-schedule wrote:Following the loss of this afternoon's qualifying session,please find attached and pasted below the current revised race day schedule for Saturday 25th August at the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling (Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix).

The schedule will be reviewed again following this evening's qualifying session.

REVISED RACE DAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2018

11.00: ROADS CLOSED AROUND THE COURSE

11.30: CTT SUPERBIKE/ CTT LIGHTWEIGHT/ MGP SENIOR/ MGP JUNIOR MGP NEWCOMERS A AND B PRACTICE (2 LAPS)

12.45: BENNETTS SENIOR CLASSIC TT (4 LAPS)

14.40: CTT JUNIOR/ MGP LIGHTWEIGHT/ MGP ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT AND ALL MGP NEWCOMERS PRACTICE (1 LAP)

15.45: JOHN MCGUINNESS MIKE HAILWOOD '78 ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE LAP (1 LAP)

16.25: DUNLOP LIGHTWEIGHT CLASSIC TT RACE (4 LAPS)

18.10: CTT SUPERBIKE/ MGP SENIOR/ MGP JUNIOR/ MGP LIGHTWEIGHT/ MGP ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT ALL NEWCOMERS PRACTICE (1 LAP)

19.30: ROADS SCHEDULED TO OPEN AROUND THE COURSE
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Thanks for keeping us in touch @Andy.

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Everso Biggyballies wrote:
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Thanks for keeping us in touch @Andy.
No worries, mate :bye:
We're about to get underway at last :haha:
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Woohoo .... We got a full session in !!!
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Post by mattia2 » 2 years ago

I've heard that Alan Bud Jackson passed away. This year it's really tragic for bike road racingm every race there is a victim...

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 2 years ago

mattia2 wrote:
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I've heard that Alan Bud Jackson passed away. This year it's really tragic for bike road racingm every race there is a victim...
Yes, sadly it is true.

RIP :rip:
Four-time Manx Grand Prix winner Alan 'Bud' Jackson has been killed during a practice for the Classic TT.

The 62-year-old from Kendal, Cumbria was involved in an accident during qualifying on Thursday night.

It happened at Creg Ny Baa during a Senior Classic TT session.

His death was confirmed by the Manx Motor Cycle Club, the event's organisers, on Friday night.

In a statement it said: "Alan was a very experienced competitor on the TT Mountain Course.

"He made his debut in the 1979 Manx Grand Prix and has four race wins to his name – the 1986 MGP Junior Race, the 1991 Classic Lightweight MGP, the 1995 Classic Lightweight MGP and the 1998 Classic Lightweight MGP as well as six other MGP podiums. He also competed in the TT Races and had a highest finish of fifth place in the 1990 Ultra Lightweight TT.

"The Manx Motor Cycle Club wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Alan’s wife Elaine, son Paul, daughter Emma and his other family members and friends."

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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Manx GP/Classic TT Qualifying & Race coverage live now at https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/ as well as live timing at http://ttlive.iomtt.com/
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Here we go!
Qualifying underway !
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

First race, the Senior Classic, in
John McGuinnes wins from Jamie Coward and Lee Johnston.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And we are underway with the Classic Lightweight race
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

The Classic Lightweight race was won by Lee Johnston from Adam McLean and Ian Lougher.
On lap 1 there had been a serious incident involving local rider Dan Sayle:
https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/classic-tt-rider-in-serious-but-stable-condition/ wrote: Dan Sayle reported with head injuries

Racer Dan Sayle has been taken to Nobles Hospital after an incident in the Lightweight Classic TT today (25 August).

The rider came off at Ballaspur early in the race and was taken by airmed to hospital with head injuries.

His condition is described as serious but stable.

Dan is the joint most successful TT sidecar passenger with 8 wins as well as 3 Manx Grand Prix wins.
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