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Post by PTRACER » 1 year ago

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Due to the ongoing C19 pandemic TT 2021 has been canceled, as announced on Manxradio at high noon local time. :(
Word on Manx GP/CTT is an announcement towards the end of March 2021
That's a shame. When was the last year the TT wasn't run? I expect it was a long time ago (unless 2020 was cancelled too?)
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

PTRACER wrote:
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Andy wrote:
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Due to the ongoing C19 pandemic TT 2021 has been canceled, as announced on Manxradio at high noon local time. :(
Word on Manx GP/CTT is an announcement towards the end of March 2021
That's a shame. When was the last year the TT wasn't run? I expect it was a long time ago (unless 2020 was cancelled too?)
I think last year was a no-no as well. Apart from the war years I believe there have been a few where the race was not held due to weather, but that has been a decision taken after the event started. (I think 2012 was one such year). Another was I believe when Foot and Mouth had a major outbreak and there were travel restrictions in place... that was in the early noughties.

@Andy is the word on the TT though, he would know chapter and verse. :wink:

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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

PTRACER wrote:
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Andy wrote:
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Due to the ongoing C19 pandemic TT 2021 has been canceled, as announced on Manxradio at high noon local time. :(
Word on Manx GP/CTT is an announcement towards the end of March 2021
That's a shame. When was the last year the TT wasn't run? I expect it was a long time ago (unless 2020 was cancelled too?)
2019
I've read an schedule announcement for 2022 only this morning, though.
29/5/2022-10/6/2022.

No word on this years Manx GP though. An announcement is due towards the end of this month but I'm not holding my breath because even if it can go ahead I've my doubts that many continental Europeans can afford the trip over, as it stands.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Andy wrote:
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PTRACER wrote:
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Andy wrote:
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Due to the ongoing C19 pandemic TT 2021 has been canceled, as announced on Manxradio at high noon local time. :(
Word on Manx GP/CTT is an announcement towards the end of March 2021
That's a shame. When was the last year the TT wasn't run? I expect it was a long time ago (unless 2020 was cancelled too?)
2019
I've read an schedule announcement for 2022 only this morning, though.
29/5/2022-10/6/2022.

No word on this years Manx GP though. An announcement is due towards the end of this month but I'm not holding my breath because even if it can go ahead I've my doubts that many continental Europeans can afford the trip over, as it stands.
2019, sadly I may add.
My final time over so far, was TT 2019. The final was the 2019 Manx GP so far.
And yes, despite being still in contact with a lot of mates from the Isle and those who I've met over, it feels like ages. But that's not just me.
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Thanks to a mate, I've been pointed to these two videos about Kenyian superbike racing.

First one looks like a good ole road race while the circuit in the second one looks interesting. Great for these two ladies to have been approved into the squad for racing in South Africa




Also do not forget The Spirit Of Motorsports TV with former road racer Barry Wood and Manx Radios voice of Ramsey Hairpin Roy Moore live from 1900 UTC tonight at


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"Join Hailey Coxon alongside Manx legends Roy Moore and Barry Wood as the Mountain Memories boys are joined by 2 very special guests again this week - Martin Bullock and Carolynn Sells.
Martin has over 30 years experience in motor racing. When he retired in 2018, a large dent was left in the two-wheeled community.
Carolynn is the first and only woman to win a race on the Mountain Course.
This should be another cracker so come and get involved and #BePartofiTT"
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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 1 year ago

That is all a bit sad... another bloody training exercise injury on a push bike.
All the best to Troy for a full and swift recovery. It sounds like he is not in any potential risk of paralysis or a complicated recovery, but I would imagine it will be moths until he is back on a race bike. He is not the spring chicken he was.

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Post by MonteCristo » 1 year ago

That's why I'm never getting on a bike... or a horse!
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

MonteCristo wrote:
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That's why I'm never getting on a bike... or a horse!
No risk, no fun.

Or to say it with the late David Jeffries
'Those who risk nothing, do nothing, achieve nothing, become nothing.'
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Post by Andy » 1 year ago

Manx Radio has launched a new player called Manx Radio Digital and for the next two weeks it will broadcast what could be called TT Special with plenty of race commentaries from previous TT races, typical TT week music, Roy Moore's and Barry Wood's mountain memories, and quite some different topics.

Right now, there's a program on marshalling with the IOMTTMA.
Coming up it is a look back on the 1972 to 1975 TT years :)

https://www.manxradio.com/player/digital/
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Post by hollie3sa » 7 months ago

@Andy - maybe you're quick enough and find a way? :down:

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 7 months ago

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Post by Michkov » 1 month ago

Bikes are back at Spa

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Post by Everso Biggyballies » 3 weeks ago

Just a heads up..... The race the changes were made for is this weekend.

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SPA 24Hrs FOR BIKES THIS WEEKEND



The first race to take place at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps back in 1921 was for motorbikes, while the first 24 Heures de Liège was held in 1973.

Schedule

Key FIM EWC timings are as follows:

Wednesday 1 June:

16h00-17h00: Parade from Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps to Malmedy

17h00-19h00: Autograph session

20h00: Parade from Malmedy to Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps

Thursday 2 June:

10h00-12h00: Free Practice

15h40-16h00: First Qualifying (Blue Rider)

16h10-16h30: First Qualifying (Yellow Rider)

16h40-17h00: First Qualifying (Red Rider)

17h10-17h30: First Qualifying (Green Rider)

21h40-00h00: Night Practice

Friday 3 June:

11h25-11h45: Second Qualifying (Blue Rider)

11h55-12h15: Second Qualifying (Yellow Rider)

12h25-12h45: Second Qualifying (Red Rider)

12h55-13h15: Second Qualifying (Green Rider)

13h30: Post-Qualifying press conference

17h00-19h00: Pitlane walk

Saturday 4 June:

09h00-09h45: Warm-up

13h00: Start of 24H SPA EWC Motos

Sunday 5 June:

13h00: Finish of 24H SPA EWC Motos

13h05: Podium


OFFICIAL WEBSITE. https://www.fimewc.com/event/24h-spa-ewc-motos-2022/ .


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