2018 Isle of Man TT Results : PokerStars Senior TT Race 08/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

After 2 weeks of glorious sunshine on the Isle of Man – coupled with lap records falling across all classes, almost daily, the stage was set for an epic PokerStars Senior TT.

Michael Dunlop was almost late for the start, in typical Michael Dunlop style – so nothing to worry about there.  Dean Harrison started off with the same pace he has shown all week – warp speed!  Peter Hickman decided warp speed was the gear for him too and the stage was set for an awesome battle between these two.

Conor Cummings was the first man on the road and he pushed hard throughout coming out the other side with a 3rd place finish and an amazing result for the #padgettsarmy

James Hillier suffered a catastrophic incident on the first lap which resulted in his bike dumping it’s oil all over the course.  Michael Rutter was the first rider through the incident, followed by Michael Dunlop.  Neither rider really seemed to recover from it nor the four laps of waved yellow flag that resulted.

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2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 2 08/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

Ben and Tom Birchall on their Honda machine again show the world how to pilot a sidecar taking the honours and another Isle of Man double!  Well done those men!

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 2 08/06/2018

You can find the lap by lap breakdown of the 2018 RST Superbike race here : https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/2018/Results/race/0806/0806-sidecar-2-lap-by-lap.pdf

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : SES TT Zero Race 06/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

One of the most divisive things on race week is the TT Zero – are they ‘real’ bikes?  Is a TT Zero win a ‘real’ win?  Of course they are real bikes, of course it is a real win.  Yes at the moment it is only one lap but the race distance is equivalent to a full race at Tandragee, Cookstown, Armoy, even the NW200 so of course it is a ‘real’ win.  I don’t know how or when this attitude will change, maybe in about 6 years when these bikes are lapping at 133 – 134mph.  Mark my words it’s going to happen – hopefully with Bruce Anstey as the pilot.  Today however the congratulations go to Michael Rutter for a sound real TT win on the real bike – the Mugen!

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : SES TT Zero Race 06/06/2018

You can find the lap by lap breakdown of the 2018 SES TT Zero Race here : https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/2018/Results/race/0606/0606-supersport-2-lap-by-lap.pdf

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Bennett’s Lightweight TT 06/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Bennett’s Lightweight TT 06/06/2018 :

Michael Dunlop takes his tally to a ridiculously impressive 18 TT wins today following this Lightweight win and another huge show of strength from that green machine – the Paton!

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Bennett's Lightweight TT 06/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Bennett’s Lightweight TT 06/06/2018

You can find the lap by lap breakdown of the 2018 Bennetts Lightweight TT race here : https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/2018/Results/race/0606/Bennetts-Lightweight-lap-by-lap.pdf

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Monster Energy Supersport Race #2 06/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Monster Energy Supersport Race #2 06/06/2018

Dean Harrison is absolutely on fire this year as shown again in this Supersport race :

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 06/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 06/06/2018

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2018 Isle of Man TT Results : RL360 Superstock Race 04/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : RL360 Superstock Race 04/06/2018 :

In a hotly contested superstock race Peter Hickman got his first top step podium Isle of Man TT win beating Michael Dunlop by approximately 4.5 seconds with a best lap and new Superstock record of 134.403 mph – no that is not a misprint, and no that was not on a superbike!  Amazing stuff from Hicky on his Smiths Racing BMW!

2018 Isle of Man TT Results : RL360 Superstock Race 04/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT Results : RL360 Superstock Race 04/06/2018

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2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 Saturday Race Day Gallery (Saturday 19th May 2018)

For the full results of Saturday’s racing (19/05/2018) click here : http://tbni.blog/2018/05/20/2018-vauxhall-international-race-day-results-timings-saturday-19th-may-2018/

After a glorious and incident free Thursday night Saturday Race Day had a lot to live up to!

It did live up to it and then some!

With a reported 120,000 visitors to Northern Ireland’s North Coast the sun came, it was scorching – the crowds came – they were loving it – and the racing came – with the world’s best road racers putting on a show the like the North West hadn’t seen for years.

It was a true spectacle, road racing at its finest and – incident free.  Only one red flag, new comer Nadieh Schoots came off at University and thankfully only suffered a badly bruised leg.

This was exactly what the NW200 needed after a few less that perfect years and was a real testament to everyone involved coupled with a little luck (weather) – but we all need a little luck sometimes!

For the full results of Thursday’s racing (17/05/2018) click here : http://tbni.blog/2018/05/18/2018-vauxhall-international-north-west-thursday-race-night-results-timings-thursday-17th-may-2018/

Check out my full gallery of all the action from Thursday (17/05/2018) evening’s racing here : http://tbni.blog/2018/06/03/2018-vauxhall-international-north-west-thursday-race-night-gallery-thursday-17th-may-2018/

(For info these photos were taken on the Coast Road between Portrush and Portstewart – just up from Tides Restaurant on the opposite side of the road).

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Joey Thomspon and Ian Hutchinson battling it out in the Supersport Race – at the 2018 NW2018 (19/05/2018)

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2018 Isle of Man TT Results : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 1 02/06/2018

2018 Isle of Man TT Results
2018 Isle of Man TT Results

Three lap records gained by the Birchall brothers during this race – a simply outstanding achievement from 2 guys at the absolute top of their game!

2018 Isle of Man TT : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 1 Results 02/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 1 Results 02/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 1 Results 02/06/2018
2018 Isle of Man TT : Locate.IM Sidecar Race 1 Results 02/06/2018

You can find the lap by lap breakdown of the 2018 RST Superbike race here : https://www.iomtt.com/~/media/Files/2018/Results/race/0206/Lap-by-Lap-Locate.im-Sidecar.pdf