Honda Confirm Cause of McGuiness 2017 North West 200 Crash

Honda Racing

The 2017 North West 200 was the start of the end for Honda’s Road Racing Season this year.

Things hadn’t got off to a great start anyway even after the announcement of what has to be described as a dream team of John MCGuinness and Guy Martin.  Guy crashed out of Tandragee and had a mediocre Cookstown event, however whether Honda wanted to admit it or not there was clearly an issue come the North West.

Every road racing fan knows John McGuinness just doesn’t fall off and it didn’t take long until the rumours started flowing that there was an issue with the bike and something to do with the throttle and that is what had thrown John off the bike.

Now two and a half months later, those rumours have been confirmed.

Read moreHonda Confirm Cause of McGuiness 2017 North West 200 Crash

Ian Hutchinson’s Crash in the Isle of Man TT 2017 Senior Race

16 time TT winner Ian Hutchinson unfortunately crashed out of the 2017 Pokerstars Senior TT at 27th Milestone of the Mountain Course on Friday 9th June 2017 and in doing so fractured his left femur.

Michael Dunlop went on to win a shortened PokerStars Senior TT race with the Bennetts Suzuki rider taking his 15th TT victory by 13.3s from Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison.

The restarted race was run over four laps after the original race was red flagged on the second lap due to the incident above. involving 16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson at the 27th Milestone.

The Tyco BMW rider suffered a fractured femur and I wish him a speedy recovery and a speedy return to the TT.

Just today Hutchy tweeted a photograph of his front tyre (captured by @manxathlete) – it seems explain an awful lot… well soon Hutchy – hopefully catch you back in action at next year’s racing!

Guy Martin Crashes Out of 2017 Tandragee 100 Superbike Race – No Injuries. 

Guy Martin’s return to the road racing scene took an early spill at the 2017 Tandragee 100 when his Honda collided with that of fellow racer, Paul Jordan, at Marlacoo Corner, on the opening lap of the Superbike Race. 

Most importantly neither rider was hurt and as the photographs show it turned into probably the most amicable spill ever with the two guys sitting up, having a chat and a cup of tea. 

Paul Jordan even found the light hearted side of the crash a short time later on his Twitter Feed. 

Read moreGuy Martin Crashes Out of 2017 Tandragee 100 Superbike Race – No Injuries. 

Nw200 2016 : A Tragic End : RIP Malachi Mitchell Thomas

Malachi Mitchell Thomas In Action at 2016 NW200
Malachi Mitchell Thomas In Action at 2016 NW200

The 2016 NW200 ended in tragedy yesterday with the death of a new comer to the event, Malachi Mitchell-Thomas, a 20 year old from Chorley in Lancashire.

A true racer who was over at the event with his father and this year had set the Irish Road Racing Scene on fire with his talent, personality and charism.

A true tragedy without doubt, however rather than me try to express this young man’s skills and talent, 2 interviews that I have watched sum everything up perfectly and are absolutely worth watching…

Malachi Mitchell Thomas' Father Pays Tribute to His Son
Malachi Mitchell Thomas’ Father Pays Tribute to His Son

Father pays tribute to Malachi Mitchell-Thomas

Philip McCallen Pays Tribute to Malachi Mitchell Thomas

Floral Tributes at the Scene at NW200 2016 where Rider Malachi Mitchell Thomas was Tragically Killed
Floral Tributes at the Scene at NW200 2016 where Rider Malachi Mitchell Thomas was Tragically Killed

RIP / Ride In Peace


Text Message Crashing Apple iPhones – Here’s  the fix!

The original article can be found here :

This is not written by me but seems to be serious enough that it deserves a share!

This single text message is crashing people’s iPhones.  

A new bug is a massive pain in the iMessage

Apple’s iMessage platform has been subject of a new bug that shuts down your entire iPhone after receiving the message “effective. Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗”.

The second half is Arabic and if you’re not currently in the iMessage with a person it’ll send your phone into a reboot no matter what it’s doing – it’s proved very frustrating for some users and it’s not certain what the long term effects are.

Here’s the fix: head into your Settings app, then the Notifications tab, Messages and then switch off the slider called “show on local screen and under “alert style when unlocked” choose “none”.

It’s a pretty simple fix but it means if you’re sent any more pesky iMessages you’re not going to be sent into the reboot again.

Over and over

We contacted Apple for some comment on the matter and the response suggested Apple can’t see the problem on their end, but that’s apparently not the case for many people who have taken to the internet to confirm the bug,.
Hundreds of forum users are reporting the issue. JoeyTheBoey on Reddit said, “I have an un jailbroken iPhone 6 and it resprings my phone, but only if I’m not in the messages app, then it will show the message notification badge when I get back in.”

Jjc123cj on Reddit said, “Don’t test this on your iPhone 6! I sent it to myself and now my messaging app crashes when I try to open it ):”

Apple News on Twitter has spoken to Apple’s Senior Engineers who admitted they know there is a problem. and are hard at work trying to fix it.

RIP Paul Walker

A truly sad day and tragic event. RIP Paul Walker. I was a true F&F fan, from the first to the last (maybe excluding Tokyo Drift).

Rest in Peace.

From BBC News :

US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California, his publicist says.

A statement on his Facebook page said Walker, 40, had been a passenger in a friend’s car which crashed north of Los Angeles.

He was said to be attending a charity event at the time.

He starred in The Fast and The Furious in 2001 and featured in the sixth film in the franchise which opened in May.

Walker also starred in the suspense drama Hours, a movie that is set for release this month.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said the crash happened in the community of Valencia.

The red Porsche sports car crashed into a lamp post in Valencia, north of Los Angeles

The car burst into flames after the crash
It said deputies found a car engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of a collision. Two people found in the car were pronounced dead at the scene.

Images showed the burned-out wreckage of a red Porsche sports car by the side of the road.

“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organisation Reach Out Worldwide,” the statement on the actor’s Facebook page said.

“He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We… are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.”

Universal Pictures also issued a statement, saying studio staff were “heartbroken” by Walker’s death.

“Paul was truly one of the most beloved and respected members of our studio family for 14 years, and this loss is devastating to us, to everyone involved with the Fast & Furious films, and to countless fans.

“We send our deepest and most sincere condolences to Paul’s family.”

Walker was best known for his role as undercover agent Brian O’Connor in the Fast & Furious movies.

He was one of the leading protagonists along with Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez.