Southern 100 action

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  From Peter F, thanks Pete!   Hello,   I took this picture of Guy last night coming into Church Bends and thought I’d send it to you, you never know, you may even feel it is decent enough to post on the website!   Feel free if you want to, and if not I hope you like it anyway. …

The Shining

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  Why haven’t I seen this film before? The Shining is up there with ’em, isnt it? I’d heard of it but only just managed to see it after being lent it. Now that’s what I call a film. Did you know that Lord March. the owner of Goodwood, used to work for Stanley Kubrick, the director of The Shining. …

Guy’s TT conclusion

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  Now then all, Isle of Man 09, eh? Not too bad, but could have been better is the verdict. Ok, three podiums is more than anyone else got but I’d still like more, and the number 1 spot. But I’m back in one peice so it could have been worse, couldnt it?   Straight off the ferry on Saturday morn …

Thursday night update

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  Well, it’s Thursday night and we’re just getting ready for tomorrow’s Senior TT race by watching the Le Mans qualifying. I’m hoping for an Aston Martin win, they’ve got three cars out in LP1 and have put in a massive amount of effort. Did you know the new v12 in the Lola Aston Martin has got direct injection? That’s …

Guy’s Superbike race update

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  Sorry I’ve been a bit slack, we’ve been busy on the bike front, getting stuff ready for tomorrow’s races and trying to sort out some of my old favotite forks for the superbike.   After the race I had a bit of PR stuff to do for Dainese. It’s a hard life is this, having to meet Rossi, eh? That man’s a legend …

Saturday’s racing postponed

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    From the official TT website:   The first races of the Isle of Man TT have been postponed due to strong winds and the prospect of heavy rain.   The Dainese Superbike TT and first Sure Sidecar race were due to take place today (Saturday), but organisers have confirmed racing will not go ahead.   An announcement will …

News just in…

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  From the official TT website.   ‘Honours for fastest speed of the night went to Hydrex Honda’s Guy Martin.   He set an average time of 129.013mph on his second lap out, and was fastest through Sulby with a 187.5mph.’

Brands Press release

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  From Phil Wain, Freelance PR.   Progress made by Martin   Guy Martin may not have scored the points-scoring finish he was looking for at Brands Hatch on Easter Monday but the Hydrex Honda rider proclaimed himself satisfied with the progress both he and his team had made in preparation for the International Road Races.  

Spain news 2. Brown – Ian, not Gordon

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  Now then, how’s it going? Well, still out in Spain for the thick end of this week. It’s a hard life, eh? Well after a few days of crap weather at Almeria circuit, we ended up getting a decent day on our last day. Nowt special, still a bit windy but loads better than it has been. I ended …

News from Spain

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  If I told you we’re off to Spain for a bit of testing, you’d be like me, getting your shorts out and the tea bags at the ready. Well it’s a good job I packed the tea bags, because you couldn’t make the weather up. On the first day, Wednesday, I did a good 60-odd laps trying to get …