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Re: 2018 Manx Grand Prix/Classic TT

Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Latest post of the previous page:

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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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And the next delay :haha:
Proposed start into todays proceedings is 11:30am local BST (9:30 UTC) now. But mates currently on the Island ain't very positive about the weather. Let's see what the 11am BST news on Manx Radio has to say about it.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Here we go.
A further one hour delay but no revised schedule posted yet
So roads close at 12:30 Bst (10:30 UTC)
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And another delay to a 1:30pm road closure (11:30 UTC) and a proposed start time of the Junior Classic at 2pm BST (12:00 UTC)
We then will be in for another MGP one lap Qualifying before the Classic Superbike race is supposed to start at 4:30pm. The VMMC lap of honour parade is cheduled for past the CSBK race. The MGP Newcomer race though has been shifted to the emergency date tomorrow as well as another two lap qualifying for the MGP classes.
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

The update provisional schedule for todays as well as tomorrows proceedings
https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/one-hour-delay-to-todays-fom-schedule/ wrote: MONDAY 27th AUGUST

13.00 Roads close around the course
13.30 Start – Locate.im Junior Classic TT Race (4 laps)
15.45 MGP Senior, Junior, Lightweight, Ultra lightweight and Newcomers practice (1 lap)
16.30 Start RST Superbike Classic TT Race (4 laps)
18.30 Classic Racer Classic TT Lap of Honour parade lap (1 lap)
19.20 Roads scheduled to open around the course

TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST

11.30 Roads close around the Course
12.15 MGP Newcomers Race (4 laps)
14.55 MGP Senior, Junior, Lightweight, Ultra lightweight, No Newcomers practice (2 laps)
16.15 Roads scheduled to open around the course
Sorry this doesn't include the new delay. So roads close 1330 and the Junior Classic, reduced to 3 laps, to start from 1400
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

And another 1h delay :haha: :haha:
Schedule changed a bit as we start with the classic racer lap of honour 1 lap parade. Roads to close at 14:30 now
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

We're on lap 2 of the Junior Classic race now !!
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

Michael Rutter leads Dominic Herbertson and Jamie Coward at Ramsey Hairpin on lap 2. Just 10 seconds cover the three leaders with Dom 5.5 down on Rutter and Coward 4.5 down on Herbertson
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

At the Bungalow on lap 2 Coward loses another sec to Rutter but Herbertson made up another 4 secs on Rutter, only 1.5 sec down on Rutter now !!!
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Rutter retires with a tire tread gone done at the end of lap 2. Herbertson leads Coward by 14 secs now
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Dom Herbertson wins the Junior Classic from Jamie Coward and Lee Johnston
3min to the Classic Superbike race !
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Now that the support races are finally over, let's get on with the Manx Grand Prix

Since the Newcomers Race had been postponed yesterday, here is the primary emergency schedule for today:

http://www.manxgrandprix.org/News/2018/08/28/newcomers-race-postponed-to-tuesday wrote:11.30: Roads close around the Course

12.15: MGP Newcomers Race (4 laps)

14.55: MGP Senior, Junior, Lightweight, Ultra lightweight, No Newcomers practice (2 lap)

16.15: Roads scheduled to open around the course
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

Manx GP Newcomers Race coverage live now at https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/ as well as live timing at http://ttlive.iomtt.com/
Live video at https://www.facebook.com/ManxGrandPrixO ... o_explicit
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

LOL not that we haven't had it before
https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/racing-set-to-continue/ wrote:Now 11.15am start for three race schedule

Racing is set to continue today (Wed) - but there's already been a 1 hour delay to events.

Roads are now set to close at 10.30am. Clerk of the course, Gary Thompson, says the delay is due to mist on the mountain and wet roads.

However, conditions are set to improve today, with dry weather forecast.

Three races are scheduled, with two being run at the same time.

The four-lap Junior Manx Grand Prix is now set to get underway at 11.15am. This will be followed by the four-lap Lightweight MGP Race 1 and the three lap Ultralightweight Race 1.

Further practice sessions are scheduled for this afternoon, ahead of Friday's events, but organisers say roads will open at 5pm
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

A further delay as well as a change to the lightweight race
Lightweight event now over 3 laps

A further race schedule has been issued by organisers, following several delays to proceedings caused by the wet conditions overnight.

The forecast for the rest of the day, however, is for fine and dry conditions.

Roads now close around the course at 11.30am ahead of the first race, the four-lap Mylchreests MGP Junior race.

At 2.45pm the MGP Supporters Club Lightweight MGP and Ultra-lightweight MGP will get underway, both now over three laps.

This will be followed by one lap of practice for Friday's MGP Senior event and there will also be an opportunity for Lightweight and Ultra Lightweight bikes not racing today to go out at the end of the Senior practice ahead of Friday’s LW/ ULW Race.

Roads will open at 5pm, but could close again at 6pm for further practice sessions if required, until no later than 9pm.
So roads close in 27 minutes time. Build up 30 to 45mins so the Junior MGP will begin at 12.00 to 12.15 local time (11.00 to 11.15 UTC)
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Post by Andy » 2 years ago

James Chawke from Ireland wins the Junior MGP from local Dean Osbourne and Stephen Parsons.
Really good results by last years newcomers !!
On to the Lightweight/Ultralightweight race :)
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