TT LOCK-IN 2020: 8 DAYS OF EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT

TT LOCK-IN 2020 :

Press Release from : https://www.iomttraces.com/news/experiences/tt-lock-in

TT LOCK-IN 2020
TT LOCK-IN 2020

Whilst the bikes may not be racing down Bray Hill this year, TT fans can look forward to 8 evenings of exclusive TT themed entertainment from the past, present and future as part of ‘TT Lock-In’ fuelled by Monster Energy this June.

Streamed from Saturday 6th to Saturday 13th June, via the Official TT website iomttraces.com, Facebook page and YouTube channel, ‘TT Lock-In’ blends some of the greatest solo and sidecar moments from the track in the TT’s long illustrious history with live interviews, personal insights and revelations from the TT Races biggest stars.

Vlogger Chris Pritchard will be the host for the eight nights of TT content, and he will be joined by double TT Race winner Steve Plater for insightful interviews and indiscreet revelations with some of the riders that have created the headlines over the last twenty years.

The ‘Ultimate TT Races presented by Bennetts’ series turns the clock back on the greatest recent, and not so recent races.  ‘TT Lock-In’ will be revisiting classic footage from five great races including the 1992 Senior TT, featuring the head to head between Carl Fogarty and Steve Hislop and the race that many believe is its closest challenger for the ‘greatest race’ accolade  – the 2018 Senior TT.  

Other races featured in the Series include highlights from Joey Dunlop’s memorable 2000 Formula 1 win, the dramatic and controversial 1994 Junior TT Race and the 2nd Supersport Race from 2012 – the Australasian battle between Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey that produced one of the closest finishes in TT history.

Broadcast live via the TT Lock-In virtual studio, Chris and Steve will be joined by a ‘who’s-who’ of TT racing to provide their own unique views and personal insights to the series. Including the chance to submit their own questions and messages, fans will hear from John McGuinness, Dean Harrison, Carl Fogarty, Phillip McCallen, Rob McElnea, Peter Hickman, Brian Reid and Cameron Donald as well as multi-sidecar TT race winners Ben Birchall and Dave Molyneux.  

Meanwhile, the world of Gaming will provide fans with their TT racing fix of another kind.  The ‘Virtual TT powered by Motul’ will see 8 TT heroes, including Peter Hickman, Conor Cummins and Davey Todd, getting to grips with a new challenge and tackling the familiar course from the comfort of their own homes.  Each of the TT Stars will team up with an experienced gamer and go head to head in a competition to be crowned ‘Virtual TT 2020 Champion’. 

There’s also an introduction to racing on the Mountain Course for real from TT rider liaison officer, and former TT Race winner, Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle who will provide his unique insight into how to prepare to race the TT Mountain Course.

In depth features and documentaries on teams and riders include a look back at the lap record breaking 2018 TT – ‘One-Three-Five:  Breaking the Barrier’, a tribute to one of the Greatest riders in TT history – ‘the David Jefferies Story’ and a celebration of the career of the 23 time TT Race winner John McGuinness. The spotlight will also be turned on one of the TT’s most successful Race teams – ‘TAS:  TT Winning Formula’.

There will also be a digital version of the popular TT paddock attraction, the ‘Sundown Cinema’, with a screening of ‘3 Wheeling’ – the feature-length film that follows the high drama of the 2016 Sidecar TT Races while Arai take us behind the scenes with the renown Italian Helmet designer Aldo Drudi whose creations feature in the limited edition Official TT Helmet collection every year.

A complete schedule for the free ‘TT Lock-In’ can be found here, which you can watch via iomttraces.com and the TT Races Official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :

TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :
TT LOCK-IN 2020 SCHEDULE :
TT LOCK-IN 2020
TT LOCK-IN 2020

MCUI(UC) Press Release – 26th May 2020

MCUI(UC) Press Release – 26th May 2020 :

MCUI(UC) Press Release : Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre)
MCUI(UC) Press Release : Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre)

It appears the to and fro between Ireland’s motorcycle sports governing bodies continues.

On the 19th May 2020 the Cookstown Club announced that they hoped to hold their postponed Cookstown 100 event on 11th and 12th September 2020. This was met with a reasonably mixed reaction from the public. The two sides of the coin were :

a. This is a good thing, if conditions around the current coronavirus issues allow it, it will mean bikes racing in 2020 and will give people something to look forward to after what has been a very disrupted year due to the cover-19 pandemic.

b. This is a bad thing, it will put people at risk and add stress to the NHS. People have accepted that 2020 will have no racing so why try and push this through and risk the public’s health.

Then on 22nd May 2020 The Motorcycling Union of Ireland issued a statement. In which they stated that they were ‘alarmed and annoyed to read that some individual organising clubs within the MCUI (Ulster Centre) are still intending to promote events in this current climate.’ Motorcycle Ireland continued… ‘They do not have the authority or support of the Motor Cycle Union of Ireland to promote these events in 2020.’

Obviously this caused further discontent and controversy over the planned 2020 Cookstown 100 event, with the supporters of points (a) and (b) above becoming more polarised. National newspapers ran with the story bringing the issues surrounding the event and the MCUI to the forefront of public view. Newsletter and Belfast Telegraph.

In the late evening of 26th May 2020 the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (Ulster Centre) responded with their press release as below.

Read moreMCUI(UC) Press Release – 26th May 2020

Cookstown 2020 Race Update

Cookstown 2020 Race Update :

2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates
2020 Cookstown 100 Provisional Dates

The Cookstown Club have released a further statement in relation to the 2020 Event and at the moment it is still full steam ahead…


* Cookstown 2020 Race Update *

The directors of CDMCC held a meeting this evening in regards to the organisation and preparation for our event scheduled to be held on the 11th & 12th of September 2020.

After discussions with various organisations, it was agreed at the meeting that the club will be running the event with various restrictions in place for 2020.

Due to restrictions which will still be in effect at the timing of when event is due to be held.. One tough decision the club have had to make is to run the event as a closed event, with restricted Spectator numbers to accommodate social distancing regulations, allowing limited numbers in vantage points throughout the course.
Online pre booked wristband will be available in due coarse.

We as a club would prefer to have our event run as normal, but in these trying times, we have to take various decisions and make changes for this year at least, to try and bring some road racing for the riders and spectators in 2020 all be it in limited circumstances. But we will continue to work with various organisations and keep the public up to date with any decisions made. 

Riders will be aware their entry’s for April will carry forward to September date, and for anyone else who wishes to send their entry’s in, the closing date will be the 18th of July.

As a club we will remain committed to bring some racing in 2020,until we are told otherwise.

Any queries from riders please continue to contact race secretary or Kitty Harland.

CDMCC


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2020 North West 200 Cancelled

2020 North West 200 Cancelled : 

2020 North West 200 Cancelled
2020 North West 200 Cancelled

Initially the organisers of the 2020 North West 200 had only postponed the event. However today it has unfortunately been confirmed via an early morning press release that the event has now been cancelled.


2020 FONACAB AND NICHOLL OILS NORTH WEST 200 CANCELLED.

On March 17, Coleraine and District Motor Club announced the 2020 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils North West 200, scheduled for May 10-16, would be postponed following the government’s introduction of restrictions to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic.

Since March the organisers of the NW200 have been in consultation with all of the relevant agencies to explore the possibility of running the event at a later date during 2020. We have corresponded with officials from the N.I. Executive as well as Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council plus all of the NW200’s stakeholders, considering every option available to us should there be a suitable window of opportunity.

Despite these efforts, it is now obvious the disruption and uncertainty the virus will continue to place on all of our lives and activities in the coming months will make it impossible to deliver the extensive planning required to run an event on the scale of the North West 200. That being the case, Coleraine and District Motor Club have taken the unfortunate but responsible and necessary decision to cancel the 2020 races. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause for our competitors, volunteers and race fans.

A provisional date for the 2021 fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils NW200 Race Week Festival has already been set for 9th to 15th May. We hope everyone stays safe and well so we can return to an even bigger and better North West 200 12 months from now. fonaCAB Nicholl Fuel Oils Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Causeway Coast & Glens Events #NW200 #Northwest200.


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2020 Classic TT & 2020 Manx GP Cancelled

2020 Classic TT & 2020 Manx GP Cancelled :

2020 Classic TT Cancelled
2020 Classic TT Cancelled

The final road racing events* of 2020 left to announce their status have both confirmed today that they are cancelled. (*Macau is still on the calendar)

The 2020 Classic TT and 2020 Manx GP have been cancelled.

There is now no confirmed racing on the Island of Ireland or the Isle of Man in 2020.

Cookstown and the North West 200 are still holding out a little hope to reschedule their events for later in the year but that is a hope I do not share. It is now extremely likely that the only racing that we will see this year will be Macau. If even Macau?

2020 Manx GP Cancelled
2020 Manx GP Cancelled

Press Release from the Classic TT and Manx GP :

The Isle of Man Government and the Manx Motor Cycle Club, the race organisers of the Classic TT and Manx Grand Prix, have taken the joint decision to cancel this year’s Classic TT presented by Bennetts and Manx Grand Prix, which were due to take place between the 22nd August and the 4th September on the Isle of Man. 

The decision to cancel both events has been taken following consultation between the Department for Enterprise and race organisers, the Manx Motor Cycle Club, taking into account the emergency measures including current border controls and travel restrictions caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Laurence Skelly MHK, Minister for Enterprise, announced the decision today, saying: ‘This is obviously a conclusion that we didn’t want to reach but unfortunately when all the factors and advice are considered we felt that it was important to make an early decision to provide clarity and certainty to race officials, fans and sponsors, as well as competitors themselves. Although we cannot predict at this stage exactly what the Island’s or the global position will be in four months’ time, there is sufficient uncertainty and therefore making an early decision is the only responsible thing to do.

‘We also want to reassure the Island’s residents that their health and wellbeing remains our number one priority and focus in this ongoing situation and furthermore it isn’t appropriate to potentially place additional demands onto our hard-working hospital and medical staff by running the events this year.’

Peter Maddocks, Manx Motor Cycle Club Chairman, commented: ‘We were asked, as race organisers, by the Government whether we were confident that the event could take place purely from a logistical and operational point of view this year. Although we were confident that we could provide the officials, the situation around other key personnel, such as marshals and medical personnel could not be guaranteed. Additionally, the availability of event critical contractors and whether the infrastructure and equipment could even reach the Isle of Man in time is also an area of great uncertainty

‘We also took into account the levels of pre-event practice the riders would have had to enable them to effectively take on the unique challenge that racing on the Mountain Course represents. All of these factors were considered and ultimately formed the basis of the decision that, from an operational point of view, the event had to be cancelled this year. Even though we are all in uncertain times the Club is looking forward to planning a return to the mountain course in 2021.’


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Classic TT :

Manx GP :

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2021 Southern 100 Dates : Provisional Dates Released

2021 Southern 100 Dates
2021 Southern 100 Dates

2021 Southern 100 Dates :

It seems to me that the entire 2020 so far has been spent posting about events being cancelled – and to be fair the entire 2020 so far has been spent posting about events being cancelled!

So, without further ado here is some good news. The Provisional Dates for the 2021 Southern 100 events have been announced.

Southern 100 Racing are extremely grateful to our Title Sponsors Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, Blackford Financial Services  and Silicone Engineering Racing who are carrying forward their 2020 support to next year, similarly our race sponsors have intimated that their much-valued sponsorship will be in place for 2021.

Southern100.com

The dates are as follows:

Read more2021 Southern 100 Dates : Provisional Dates Released

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled :

2020 Killalane Road Races Cancelled
2020 Killalane / East Coast Festival of Racing Cancelled

The 2020 Killalane Road Races / East Coast Racing Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing global covid-19 pandemic. Here is the press release.


Following guidance from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland, it is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the East Coast Motorcycling Festival 2020. 

We appreciate all the work that has already gone into the event, however, it’s the safety of our members, supporters, riders and the wider community that is paramount during these unprecedented times.

We hope you and your families stay safe and see you all again for an even bigger and better 2021.

East Coast MCC


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2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled

2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled :

2020 Walderstown Road Races Cancelled :
2020 Walderstown Road Races

The Fore Motorcycle Racing Club CLG have announced that the 2020 Walderstown Race of the South Road Races have been cancelled. The press release is as below :


Following confirmation from our governing body Motorcycling Ireland (SC), advising that “all events are cancelled” “for the foreseeable future”. We have taken the decision to cancel the race of the south. walderstown in 2020.

Which we are all very disappointed. We understand it’s in everyone’s best interest

We be back bigger and better in 2021. 

Your in sport. 

Michael Halpin 
Club chairman


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2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled

2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled : The following press release has been issued by the club :

2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled
2020 Faugheen 50 Road Races Cancelled

Faugheen 50 Supporters Club Ltd

Keever’s Pub Faugheen 50 Road Races – 18th & 19th July 2020

Following official confirmation from our Governing Body, Motorcycle Ireland, it is with regret that we confirm the cancellation of Keevers Pub Faugheen 50 road races on 18th & 19th July 2020.

As a club we want to respect those of our members, officials, sponsors, racers & residents who are currently working in Frontline Services & not ask them to do more work voluntarily on our road races in the weeks leading up to our road race, over race weekend & the week following our road race just when they may need a break. We wish everyone working in Frontline Services the very best in the difficult weeks & months ahead. It is really true, not all hero’s wear capes.

To our road racing family, we hope you understand our concern for our families, friends & colleagues & our wish to support them in the only way we feel we can in these difficult times. 

We will be back bigger & better in July 2021 & we hope you will make the trip to Faugheen to watch terrific road racing & have a bit of craic with our wonderful residents & ourselves. 

In the meantime, take care & if you are passing anywhere near Faugheen, you will find some of our club members enjoying a coffee & scone or a pint in Keever’s Pub in the village. Call in as there is nothing more we like than to have a catch up chat. 

See in July 2021

Yours in Sport on behalf of the club members,

Maeve Walsh 

Race Secretary 

Faugheen 50 Supporters Club Ltd

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