STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTHERN 100 MOTOR CYCLE RACING CLUB – James Cowton

James Cowton Killed at 2018 Southern 100, Isle of Man
James Cowton Killed at 2018 Southern 100, Isle of Man

A terrible period of road racing continues, Rest in Peace James, my thoughts go to your family, friends, team and your nearest and dearest.  Ride free.

The Southern 100 MCRC, organisers of the Southern 100 International Road Races, regret to announce that following an incident involving four-competitors at Stadium Bends during the 600cc Challenge race, Driffield rider, James Cowton succumbed to his injuries.

The other riders involved, Ivan Lintin is in a criticalcondition, whilst Jamie Coward has shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans leg and arm injuries.  Southern 100 Racing extends it sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends of James Cowton at this very sad time.

The organisers are carrying out a full investigation in conjunction with Isle of Man Constabulary into the circumstances of the incident on behalf of the Coroner of Inquests.

William Dunlop : Re-live William Dunlop’s NW200 Superbike win in 2014

Re-live William Dunlop’s thrilling North West 200 Superbike win for the Tyco TAS Racing team in 2014

In memory of William Dunlop the BBC website have brought to the limelight one of his epic battles with his brother Michael during the 2014 North West 200.

It is important to remember the good, especially when things are bad.  Thanks for the memories William.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/44757191

William Dunlop and Michael Dunlop Duel at the 2014 North West 200
William Dunlop and Michael Dunlop Duel at the 2014 North West 200

2018 Isle of Man Southern 100 – The Friendly Races (09/07/2018 – 12/07/2018) Radio Coverage Schedule

Isle of Man Southern 100 Coverage

Manx Radio Coverage – Race Schedule :

  • Tim Glover at the Start Line
  • Chris Kinley in the Pits
  • Roy Moore at Cross Four Ways

Roads Close 6.00pm till no later than 9.40pm.

Practicing for all classes from 6.05 pm until 7.30pm 

Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1A”, 7 laps starting at 7.40pm and on completion followed by

Corlett’s Trophies Senior Solo Founders 600cc/1000cc Race “1B”, 7 laps and on completion followed by

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Roads Close 6.00pm till no later than 9.40pm.

Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race, 7 laps starting at 6.20pm and on completion followed by

Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Heating 250cc/650cc twins Race “1”, 6 laps and on completion followed by

Radcliffe Butchers 600 Race 7 laps and on completion followed by

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Roads Close 9.30am till no later than 12.15pm.

600cc “C” Race, 6 laps starting at 9.50am and on completion followed by

S & S Motors 600cc Race, 7 laps and on completion followed by

Pole Positiion Travel 600cc “B” Race, 7 laps and on completion followed by

Island Aggregates Superbike Race, 7 laps.

 

**** Lunch Break  ****

 

Roads Close 1.00pm till no later than 5.30pm.

Ocean Motor Village 250cc/650cc Race, 6 laps starting at 1.20pm and on completion followed by

Steam Packet Company 125cc/400cc/450cc and Electric Motorcycles Race, 6 laps and on completion followed by

Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship Race, 9 laps and on completion followed by

Daryl Blake Construction Ltd. Sidecar Championship, 8 laps and on completion followed by

Hunts Motorcycles 600cc Challenge Race 7 laps.

Road Closures

Monday9th July Evening6-00 p.m. to 9-40 p.m.
Tuesday10th July Evening6-00 p.m. to 9-40 p.m.
Wednesday11th July Evening6-00 p.m. to 9-40 p.m.
Thursday12th July Morning9-45 a.m. to 12-15 p.m.
Thursday12th July Afternoon1-00 p.m. to 5-45 p.m. 

 

 

2018 Skerries 100 Results

WilliamDunlop6
WilliamDunlop6

After the tragic death of William Dunlop on Saturday 7th July 2018 the 2018 Skerries 100 was a very somber, respectful and reflective meeting : 

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  21:30pm on 7th July 2018.

“Following discussion with the family, their sponsors and fellow riders, the Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd have taken the decision to continue with the Skerries 100 on the8th July.   The club with the riders permission have decide to race with the entire prize fund to go to William’s Family.  It will be a non-championship meeting and the club hope everyone will consider this a fitting tribute to William and his previous race performance and results at the Skerries 100

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.”

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd.

A STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD

Issued  8pm on 8th July 2018.

Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club Ltd as planned, continued their Skerries 100 event today 8th July 2018.

“With the blessing of our racing family and support from all our officials and marshals, the riders took to the grid to complete the demanding 10 race programme, in fine good sunny weather.  The spectators were treated to some superb racing from our incredibly talented riders with only one rider in mind, William Dunlop, a fitting tribute to their fellow fallen rider.   This non-championship races were held on the 2.92 mile circuit, and catered for all classes from 125cc up to Superbikes 1000cc.   

The Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club extends their heartfelt sympathy to William Dunlop’s family and friends and we are continuing to support them over this very difficult time and the club would ask that the privacy of the family be respected at this time. “

Susan Plunkett, Clerk of Course of the Loughshinny Motor Cycle Supporters Club Ltd

William Dunlop
William Dunlop

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STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF LOUGHSHINNY MOTORCYCLE SUPPORTERS CLUB LTD – William Dunlop

Rest in Peace – William Dunlop, ride free.

William Dunlop

A truly sad post to have to add to this website, one that has taken me a couple of days to actually even post up.  

I mean no disrespect to any of the ‘statements’ I have posted before.  Every rider at every event has my absolute respect.  Every rider puts their life on line, every race, and I tilt my cap to every one of them.  I hate posting ‘statements’ on this site because behind each one is a family devastated, friends gone, team mates gone, heroes gone.

And the latter on this occasion is one such hero of mine.  I am sure we all have our favourites, there’s nothing wrong with that.  Every rider and racer has our respect – without doubt or compromise, some though become our favourites, our heroes.  William was one such rider for me.

True skill, true humility, true humanity, a pleasure to watch and I feel privileged for having had the opportunity to watch him race for so many years.

Unfortunately Saturday 7th July 2018 was the last time William would grace the roads.

William Dunlop – thank you for everything.  Thank you.  Your legacy will live on, a small consolation I know, rest easy in the knowledge that you will be missed.

I personally would like to pass on my most sincere condolences to your family, partner, friends, team mates and also to everyone from the road racing community who are now at such a loss.  You are a loss, you will be missed.  Ride free.

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2018 Enniskillen 100 : Results (30/06/2018)

2018 Enniskillen 100
2018 Enniskillen 100

After a 66 year absence road racing returned this weekend to Enniskillen, in the form of the relaunched and revitalised Enniskillen 100.  Further to that it is extremely pleasing to be able to report that everything about the event was positive.

No red flags, no injuries, a full and comprehensive race scehule (along with a packed Practice and Qualifying Session on 29/06/2018).

Couple all the above with a record equalling 5 race wins in a day for Derek McGee (and it could have been six, as he had entered six races but due to the five races in a day rule had to withdraw from one.)

The result was an epic days racing, and don’t forget the weather – we can do nothing about it but when it is with us it hard to beat.  At 29.4 degrees Celsius it was an absolute scorcher with wall to wall sunshine from well before the race started until it set for the evening.

Hopefully next year the meeting will have Championship status and will tempt in an even larger field of competitors.  Which is only a good thing for the greatest sport on the planet!

2018 Enniskillen 100 Course Map

Check out the results of the 2018 Enniskillen 100 below :

Read more2018 Enniskillen 100 : Results (30/06/2018)

Seiko Black Series SRPC49J1 Unboxing – The ‘Ninja Turtle’

The Seiko Black Series
The Seiko Black Series

Seiko recently announced three new limited edition “Black Series” Prospex dive watches, which were released in the first quarter of 2018. 

These three Prospex watches take existing vintage designs and redo them in a modern and popular black scheme – a design idea that is unlikely to fail.  

Aggressive, legible, and handsome, the black dials, tan hour markers, and white & orange hands (done in Seiko’s Lumibrite) keep from messing up the original aesthetic of the pieces. 

Seiko state that the Black Series watches are inspired by night diving and are designed to achieve maximum legibility. 

With a reported (but unnumbered) sole batch of 300, these limited editions are sure to be much sought after by any Seiko collector.  Some have reported a mere 30 items were initially made available to the UK – that however I can not confirm.

Read moreSeiko Black Series SRPC49J1 Unboxing – The ‘Ninja Turtle’

29/06/18 & 30/06/2018- The Relaunched Enniskillen 100 – The Circuit

The debut of the Relaunched Enniskillen 100 is now less than a week away and just to wet your appetite and make you aware of the Course layout the organisers have released a map of the Circuit…

2018 Enniskillen 100 Course Map

So now you are pretty much all set and the weather forecast looks like it is going to be a glorious weekend!  So make sure you have the sun cream packed in the back pack, you are going to need it!

If you aren’t to sure where to go, don’t worry!  The postcode for your sat nav is :

BT92 2AB

Enjoy the races, stay safe, arrive safe, go home safe, listen to the Marshals and here’s to a great and safe weekend’s racing for all those involved!

Check out the Race Schedule here : http://tbni.blog/2018/06/26/29-06-18-30-06-2018-the-relaunched-enniskillen-100-race-schedule/

Check out the official website here : https://enniskillenroadraces.co.uk

Check out the official Facebook Page here : https://www.facebook.com/Enniskillen100/

29/05/2018 Isle of Man TT Practice / Qualifying Sessions Gallery

2018 Isle of Man TT Practice Session 29/05/2018 :

Another glorious day on the Isle of Man.  So it was off to the course to have a few runs round the Mountain Road before heading to a new vantage point to watch the evening’s qualifying / practice sessions.

The first thing I noticed was the iconic house that I knew as the ‘PokerStars House’ was now the ‘Honda House.’

Isle of Man TT Races – Honda House

Missing getting over the mountain in 2016 I watched the session from this park – it is a good viewing area if you ever visit.

If you look towards the house you will see lots of bikes parked up.  That’s because the Mountain section was closed due to a collision, unfortunately this year this was an all too common occurrence.  

Read more29/05/2018 Isle of Man TT Practice / Qualifying Sessions Gallery