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 Cookstown 100 Results

2018 Cookstown 100
2018 Cookstown 100

For a full breakdown of all the qualifying sessions and race results and timings please make sure you check out http://www.cookstown100.com/index.php/results

Every session and race has its own downloadable pdf file detailing every aspect of the session!

Otherwise here is a quick reference to all the races as they happened :

2018 Cookstown 100 Information
2018 Cookstown 100 Information

Read more2018 Cookstown 100 Results

Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

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Killalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

Sunday 10th September 2017 : Race Day for the first ever East Coast Racing Festival and we have all the results right here for you before the tents are even folded away.

Unfortunately some grim rain and winds brought an early end to proceedings, but we got seven races completed and a great days racing.  Looking forward to next year…

Read on for the Results :

Read moreKillalane 2017 – Carole Nash East Coast Racing Festival – 9 & 10th September 2017 : Results

2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Saturday Race Session Results and Timings

When the Roads Close : Ulster Grand Prix and Dundrod 150 Road Races

For full and detailed qualifying times check out :

Wednesday 9th August 2017 Practice and Qualifying Sessions :

https://tbni.blog/2017/08/11/2017-mce-insurance-ulster-grand-prix-qualifying-session-wednesday-9th-august-2017/

Thursday 10th August 2017 Practice and Qualifying Sessions :

https://tbni.blog/2017/08/11/2017-mce-insurance-ulster-grand-prix-qualifying-session-dundrod-150-races-thursday-10th-august-2017/

Thos previous 2 days of qualifying have brought us to the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix Saturday Race Day and here’s how that panned out.

The schedule was as follows :

Ulster Grand Prix Race Schedule 2017
Ulster Grand Prix Race Schedule 2017

It really was an epic day’s racing the highlights for me were two fold.  Firstly – Bruce Anstey taking a Superbike win and secondly – Davy Morgan taking the lightweight win on his 250 Honda!  Epic.   Make sure to check out my galleries from every qualifying session and each race!  Lat year I was disappointed in the Ulster Grand Prix for many reasons, however that is all in the past, the 2017 UGP Saturday Race Day was – simply – outstanding.

Bruce Anstey wanted his overlap record back and he got it with a 3.18:249 lap – that’s an average speed of 134.396 mph.  However that record only sttod for a lap then Dean Harrison came in with a blingingly quick 134.614 mph lap that took 3.17:928 minutes complete and also took the overall lap record.

Another absolutely noteworthy rider is Peter Hickman – his first outing on the roads and already a Superbike win (and a couple of others) already under his belt

Check out my Facebook Page for a few videos – every race is featured :

https://www.facebook.com/tbnicouk/

But without further ado here are the results for each race :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Saturday Race Session Results and Timings

2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session & Dundrod 150 Races : Thursday 10th August 2017

When the Roads Close : Ulster Grand Prix and Dundrod 150 Road Races

With qualifying completed on Wednesday for the Dundrod 150 Road Races, the Thursday session sees thoses races coupled with a qualifying session for the Ulster Grand Prix.

The schedule is a busy one with Supersport, Superstock and Superbikes all scheduled for a qualifying session for the Ulster Grand Prix then 5 Races planned for the Dundrod 150.

Charles Hurst Motorcycles Dundrod 150 Race Schedule : Thursday 10th August 2017
Charles Hurst Motorcycles Dundrod 150 Race Schedule : Thursday 10th August 2017

 

Firstly here is how the qualifying sessions panned out :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session & Dundrod 150 Races : Thursday 10th August 2017

2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session Wednesday 9th August 2017

Wednesday 9th August 2017 marks the first day the bikes are on the roads for the Dundrod 150 / Ulster Grand Prix Race Week, all the action focuses on qualifying for Thursday’s Dundrod 150 Races as well as the first qualifying sessions for the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

With the full range of bikes on the roads here is how the qualifying sessions racked up :

Read more2017 MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix : Qualifying Session Wednesday 9th August 2017

#WAWIn1Week – Wild Atlantic Way In 1 Week – The Gear…

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So having just recently completed my trip of the West Coast of Ireland in 1 Week, along the longest Coastal Route in the World – The Wild Atlantic Way, taking in over 2,600km it is now time for me to put this trip into some sort of words, and more importantly share my photographs of this stunning area with the rest of world, and hopefully inspire a few more of you to take on this route.

The route itself is no secret, it is brilliantly signposted from start to finish and is easily completed without a sat nav, map of even the slightest clue about the geography of Ireland.  There are numerous towns and villages that you will pass through and the options from accommodation range from a bit of wild camping to official campsites, or gorgeous little family run B&Bs right through to Hotel Resorts and Spas.  Brilliant.  Initially I had planned on completing this trip with my only accommodation being at the side of the road where I stopped.  Just prior to my trip I decided on changing this due to the predicted weather, and the constant rain the Met Office told me I would be facing.  It turns out on this trip over the one week timescale the change to B&B style accommodation was a good one!

This first post though will cover the gear that I used on my trip, it will touch on my motorcycle, and the gear I used for the daily ride and how it held up with the weather of an Irish ‘Summer.’  Summer in this case needs the ‘ ‘ marks, as at the time of typing I think we are somewhere close to Day 60 of consecutive rain falling somewhere in the country (its a small country) and having just passed the coldest, wettest July since 2003.  On saying that as you will see over the up and coming #WAWIn1Week posts I was pretty lucky with the weather.  I did get a good, in fact severe soaking, twice – enough to test the gear to the absolute limits, but for most of the time I was only hitting passing showers, or trying to keep them in my mirrors!  With this route hugging the West Coast of Ireland and therefore the limits of the Atlantic Ocean it is subject to some pretty extreme weather conditions and one thing to remember if you are over and on the route what looks grim ahead may take a dramatic change around the next corner.  The weather is really that changeable and if you just look out over the ocean you will get a very good idea of what the jet stream is bringing across to you over the next couple of hours.

So here we go, the gear I used and how it coped with taking on the world’s longest dedicated coastal route, 2,600km and six days on the coast…

Read more#WAWIn1Week – Wild Atlantic Way In 1 Week – The Gear…

Rugged Roads Headlight Protector for BMW F800GS Adventure

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Like all motorcyclists and adventure motorcyclists we all love tinkering and new bits of kit. ABRs more than any I believe love protective stuff, little farkles that protect more expensive items on the bike, are reasonably priced but look mean! Let’s be honest the look of the kit is probably its biggest asset, of course in this case we have a £40 unit protecting a £500 unit, but it looks cool and makes everything else look a bit more serious! And that is half the fun!

Don’t forget the other half though! This is after all a serious piece of kit, it does have a purpose, namely to guard the headlight from stones and debris, and this piece of kit is serious enough to do it! From the second you take it out of the packaging you will feel how sturdy it is, it is obvious that this will protect your headlights from impact of flying debris and it will only have to do it once and you will be very glad you spend the cash!

For your info here are the details from www.ruggedroads.co.uk

Protect your headlights from expensive damage due to wayward stones and other detritus with our heavy duty polycarbonate guard.

We have redesigned our headlight guard to give even more protection to your headlights without defusing the effectiveness of the lights.

This polycarbonate headlight guard has been designed by us at Rugged Roads and is manufactured to the highest quality here in the UK.  We have made the fixing brackets out of Stainless Steel – and the guard itself from Makrolon®

Colour – Clear polycarbonate.

This item fits the following models:
– BMW F800GS – 2008 – 2012
– BMW F800GS –  2013 onwards
– BMW F800GSA – 2013 onwards
– BMW F650GS (Twin) – 2007 – 2012
– BMW F700GS – 2013 onwards

Installation is simple…

Read moreRugged Roads Headlight Protector for BMW F800GS Adventure

HOW TO : ACF-50 Application [Video Guide]

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ACF-50

I thought this would be a good potential way to attack, but not necessarily kill two birds with one stone.  I recently purchased some ACF-50 (Anti Corrosion Formula 50) to treat and protect my new bike for the rest of the winter, from the rest of the winter, and after much reading ACF-50 seems to be the product to do that!

Here is how I have described it on my YouTube Video…

Read moreHOW TO : ACF-50 Application [Video Guide]