Isle of Man TT : SES TT Zero 2017 Press Conference – Guy Matin, Bruce Anstey and Daley Mathison

Guy Martin picked up his 17th podium at yesterday’s TTZero on top of the Mugen – I think it is suffice to say he enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it too, and hopefully this is a class that develops more and more, Bruce Anstey – what a guy – hopefully he gets a seat on the Mugen again next year, he wants that 120mph lap.

Oh and for all the haters that say he ‘isn’t a real TT Racer’ – read this again – 17 podiums.

Guy Martin’s Lucky Escape – Isle of Man TT

During the Isle of Man TT 2017, RST Superbike race, Honda Racing’s Guy Martin unfortunately crashed at Doran’s bend on his first lap. Guy reported that he hit a “box of neutrals” which caused him to berm the kerb and take a tumble.

With Guy Martin pulling out of the Pokerstars Senior TT earlier today rumours have been rife as to why.

Personally I think he knew (and Honda did too) that the bike was  not ready to be competitive, but more importantly they have to be 100% sure that everything about the bike is race ready and safe.  This was not worth risking.

A lot of work still needed to be done in getting the bike ready and with the massive amount of track time lost to the weather this year it was in my opinion the right call to forget about this one race, and hopefully, focus on the bigger long term picture.

Guy has hinted that he will be at the Isle of Man Southern 100 next month, and I have my fingers crossed he will make a couple more appearances back in Northern Ireland at Armoy and the Ulster GP.

You can see from this interview though that after his spill Guy was visibly shook up.

However Guy did race on finals day and earned himself a 2nd place finish on the Mugen Shinden Roku with his teammate Bruce Anstey taking the win.  All 8 TTZero bikes finished this race for the first time and although this class gets an awful lot of abuse, and at the risk of being contraversial – I like it, but they I am a tech guy – it’s going to appeal to me as a default.

2017 TT Zero Podium
2017 TT Zero Podium

Live Tweeting Throughout the 2017 Isle of Man TT Festival!

Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade - Practice Session 30th May 2017 - Isle of Man TT Races
Guy Martin looking focused on the 2017 Honda Fireblade – Practice Session 30th May 2017 – Isle of Man TT Races

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2017 NW200 Saturday Racing… Entry Lists :

Internation North West 200 2017
Internation North West 200 2017

Entry lists can be difficult to find so if you are not in a position to buy a program let me help you out.

(However if you are in a position to buy a program, go and buy one!  Supporting the sport is what will keep it alive and to keep alive it needs money.  Buying a program is how we can all do that, so get out there and get your program bought!)

North West 200 Saturday Live Stream

Good luck and a safe event to all competitiors, spectators, officials. Everyone.

Internation North West 200 2017
Internation North West 200 2017

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2017 International North West 200 (NW200) Tuesday 9th May 2017 Qualifying / Practice Results

A gorgeous sun drenched North Coast of Northern Ireland set the scene for the first Practice / Qualifying Session of the 2017 International North West 200. 

This is why we love the North Coast – when it’s good it’s so good! 

Northern Ireland's North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session
Northern Ireland’s North Coast gets fired up for the 2017 Tuesday Practice Session

The sun was out and just after 10am the riders came out and entertained us for the next 5 hours or so. 

Here is a quick run down of the results from each of the sessions. 

(I have plenty of pics to sort out too, but first things first, here is how things are playing out leading up to Thursday’s session). 

SUPERBIKES :

1. Alastair Seeley (Tyco BMW) 4m 25.1s 121.811mph 

2. Michael Rutter (Bathams/SMT BMW (4m 26.670s 121.093mph 

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2017 North West 200 : Race & Practice Schedule

Race week is fast approaching and here are all the details you need to catch all the action…

Tuesday 9th May

Practice

9.15am – 3.00pm

Thursday 11th May

Practice

9.15am – 3.00pm

Thursday 11th May

Evening Racing

5.00pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 13th May

Race Day

9.15am – 7.00pm

2017 NW200 Coverage
2017 NW200 Coverage

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Road Riders – BBC One Northern Ireland Road Racing Documentary – Series 1 Episode 2

Episode 2 of the outstanding BBC Documentary Road Riders aired on Wednesday, so if you

Road Riders Series 1 Episode 2
Road Riders Series 1 Episode 2

missed it it is still available on the iPlayer.

Here is the Official BBC Micro Site : Road Riders

Here is the link to the iPlayer Page with the latest episode ready for your viewing pleasure : Road Riders Series 1 Episode 2 – BBC iPlayer

Make sure to follow our Road Racing Calendar to never miss another epsiode again!

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Road Riders – BBC One Northern Ireland Road Racing Documentary

BBC One Norther Ireland - Road Riders
BBC One Norther Ireland – Road Riders Wednesday 19th April 2017 at 10:40 pm

From Wednesday 19th April 2017 BBC One Northern Ireland will start a 4 part documentary (TBC) on Irish Road Racing and the people behind it…

Series that captures the lives and passions of the men, women and families who populate the extraordinary world of Irish road racing.

I think with that said, I can categorically state that it will be unmissable!

Check out the series web page here : BBC One (Northern Ireland) : Road Riders

And just to wet your appitite here is the trailer from episode one :

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