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Triumph and Tragedy: Northwest 200 2016

May 27, 2016

  My battered iPad was balanced precariously on my lap, my fingers clutched at its edges as I screeched. First there were two racers side-by-side on that narrow road. Then there were three. “Eeeeeeee,” I screeched, as the commentators chattered loudly, rapidly, in the background. Then, another rider inched his way up, coming up on… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Fast and Furious: John McGuinness Takes Home the 2015 Senior TT

Riders have always coveted the crown for the gruelling and revered Senior TT. The 6 laps around the course are unforgiving, and this eternal classic on the TT calendar has an exclusive membership. Only 45 riders have made it on to Senior TT’s roster. Of these only 1, the legendary Mike Hailwood, collected 7 Senior… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Lintin Wins Bennett’s Lightweight TT For debut TT win

Ivan Lintin grabbed his debut TT victory on Friday when he took a record-breaking Bennetts Lightweight race from James Hillier by just under four seconds with Michael Rutter in third. The front two both smashed the old lap record, Hillier lapping at 120.848 compared to Lintin’s 120.845 but it was the second win in a… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: And That Makes It 3. Hutchinson Wins The Second Supersport Race

The Isle of Man TT had geared itself up for another afternoon of racing ready for records to be broken and remade. And so had Ian Hutchinson. He is a man on a mission, determined to make up for lost time, and to put his stamp on the TT record books. From a hellish five… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: John McGuinness Wins TT Zero And Makes It 22

John McGuinness broke his own SES TT Zero record in today’s Isle of Man TT Races with his teammate Bruce Anstey again following him home, as he did last year. Anstey was also inside McGuinness’ old lap record for the electric bike class. John McGuinness was first away from the line but by Glen Helen,… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Superstocks, A Double Whammy and the Big 10 for Hutchy

That’s the thing about the TT. No two days are the same. It will always throw you for a loop. There is one constant guarantee however. There is always the drama, of the heart-in-mouth, sweaty-palms variety; the kind that is perfect for stories that make legends. Like Tuesday afternoon on the island. The RL 360… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Bruce Anstey Wins RST Superbike Race

There must be something about racers and their beards. Somehow, they always end up being fast. I mean, really, really fast. I wonder if beards help with aerodynamics? Jokes aside though, that long beard seemed to work for Bruce Anstey. He was like a rocket during Sunday’s RST Superbike race. Not only did he kick… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Of Friday’s Full Qualifying And The Zero Machines!

It rained Friday morning. But that did not matter as evening traipsed by the Isle of Man. The sky had cleared up and it was time to get the show on the road, especially since it looked like Saturday would be a no-go after all. The Supersport and Lightweight machines came out in the evening… Read More ›

IOMTT 2015: Misbehaving Weather and Thursday’s 130mph Marker

After behaving itself all through Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the weather finally turned on Saturday, forcing Isle of Man TT officials to call it a day – just for one day, that is. Especially since high winds over the mountain section made it almost impossible for the medical helicopter to provide coverage. Sunday’s race schedule… Read More ›

Video: Honda’s Racing Road Preview

This is late… 8 days late to be precise. But I figured, it’s never too late to watch a kick-ass road racing preview video to kickstart a racing weekend. Also, of course, no better way to say hello to road racing weekend. The video was filmed during a recent test at Castle Combe in the UK, the… Read More ›