Rest in peace Adam, ride free.
ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Adam Lyon, 26, from Helensburgh in Scotland was killed in an incident during the Supersport 1 Race today at the Isle of Man TT Races. The accident occurred at Casey’s, just after the 28th mile of the course, on the 3rd lap of the race.
Adam was a newcomer to the TT this year. He qualified in 24th place for today’s race with a fastest lap of 122.261 which he improved to 122.636mph on the opening lap of today’s race. His fastest lap of the TT course – 123.443 – was in Friday’s Superbike qualifying session.
Adam lapped at 122.499 as a newcomer at the Ulster Grand Prix in 2017, finishing 11thin the second Supersport race. He finished sixth in the 2010 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship with podiums at Croft and Silverstone.
ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Adam’s family and friends.
— 🏍TomBoyNI™🏍 (@TomBoyNI) June 2, 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-RST-Superbike.pdf
And just to give it its proper place here is that 134 standing start lap from Dean Harrison – unfortunately for Dean his engine blew on him, but what an outstanding pace he was running!
Dean Harrison has taken the Isle of Man TT Lap Record – 134.432mph from a standing start but the TT is not (yet) the World’s Fastest Road Race…
Just to confirm – it’s not gone just yet. Dundrod lap record is 134.614mph (held by Dean, funnily enough!)
— Ulster Grand Prix (@UlsterGrandPrix) June 2, 2018
Here are the full results from the 2018 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races. Run at the Billown circuit just outside of Castletown the Pre-TT Races are an amazing way to start your TT experience. It is obviously a much smaller event than the full on TT, however it is an excellent couple of days racing. This year race day was moved from Monday to Sunday and personally I think this worked really well, giving visitors some great racing on the Sunday, which was normally an empty day. Classics, superbikes and sidecars this event has it all, and deserves more visitors – so if you are over make sure to check it out and show your support.
UPDATE : 09/06/2018 (Post TT-Races Results Link Added) :
Check out the Southern100 website for all the info, past results and details on all upcoming events right here : https://www.southern100.com
Check out the 27/05/2018 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races, Billown Circuit, Castletown, Isle of Man – Gallery : http://tbni.blog/2018/06/08/27-05-2018-blackfords-pre-tt-classic-road-races-billown-circuit-castletown-isle-of-man-gallery/
Check out the results of the 2018 Radcliffe Butchers Post-TT Road Races Results – 09/06/2018 : http://tbni.blog/2018/06/10/2018-radcliffe-butchers-post-tt-road-races-results-09-06-2018/
2018 Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races Results – Race 1 Pre-TT Classic Single Cylinder :
Rest In Peace Dan Kneen – you will be remembered fondly by every racing fan to have had the privilege to have seen you race – and those who only heard.
ACU Events Ltd regrets to confirm that Dan Kneen, 30, from Onchan in the Isle of Man died this evening following injuries sustained during the Superbike qualifying session on the Isle of Man.
Dan had an accident at Churchtown on the first lap of the session and died at the scene of the incident.
Dan made his mountain course debut at the Manx Grand Prix in 2008 and won an unprecedented three races – the Junior, the Newcomers C and the Ultra Lightweight MGP Races.
He achieved his first TT podium in last year’s Superstock Race, finishing third in the Superstock TT Race. He has a fastest official lap of 130.347mph which he set in last year’s Superstock Race and recorded a lap of 132.258mph (17:06.994) in last night’s Superbike qualifying session.
ACU Events Ltd wishes to pass on their deepest sympathy to Dan’s partner Leanne, his family and his many friends in the road racing community and beyond.
2018 Isle of Man TT Schedule :
It’s a jam packed schedule for an epic two weeks of practice / qualifying and racing. Here’s what’s happening and when : (Make sure to follow me on Twitter for any short notice changes : @TomBoyNI)
If you aren’t lucky enough to be over for the event checkout Manx Radio TT for excellent coverage of every session as well as some great entertainment throughout the day.
2018 Southern 100 Pre TT Classic Road Races Schedule :
Southern ‘100′ Racing are pleased to welcome
Blackford Financial Services as sponsors of the
Pre-TT Classic Road Races.
The Pre-TT Classic Road Races have been held on the 4.25-mile Billown Course since 1988 and have grown in popularity since the first race, to such an extent that the race programme has had to be expanded to cater for the number of competitors wishing to take part.
Hear and smell the machines of the past and take in the enthusiasm and atmosphere that is special around the circuit as spectators mingle with the competitors. The unique Open Air Concours d’Elegance of Racing Machines in Castletown Square where many of the machines are ‘fired-up’ is a fitting end to the event.
2018 Isle of Man TT Race Winners’ Payout – One of the most popular posts of the last year on this blog was the Isle of Man TT – Race Winners Payout so with the start of the Road Racing Season less that two weeks away from and TT fever starting to build I thought I would update the post for 2018 – and add a little more information to cover more than just the TT Senior Race.
But one of the most discussed topics is how much do these guys / girls get for winning the TT? You might be surprised, but one thing that is very important; for the majority – if not all the competitiors – it isn’t about the cash – it’s about the prestige.
After a fortnight of exquisite racing the 2017 Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling comes to an end.
Congratulations go to Michael Evans on his Senior Manx Grand Prix win and of course doubling it up with his Junior win! The first rider since 2011 to pull off the double win.
Add this double to his lap record of 122.866 mph and he has had one hell of a fortnight.
Second place in the Senior went to Barry Evans with Dean Osbourne taking third.
See below for official race timings and speeds