2016 Isle of Man TT

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  1. Mr Excitement

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    It's that time of year again for the greatest motorsports race on the planet IMO. I'll give updates as best I can throughout the entire event. Anyone wanting to jump in and help feel free.:cool:



    Race highlights will be shown on www.Velocity.com

    You can, and I highly recommend listening to the races live on http://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-sport/
    These guys/gals do an incredible job and make you feel like you're there.
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    This should always be watched before the TT. Hell,I usually watch it a couple times a year. Bummer the star of the show Guy Martin will not be participating in this year's TT.:(
     
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  2. Mr Excitement

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    Live timing,race schedule, and basically everything you need to know can be found here. I was going to post the entire schedule but It's huge and due to weather usually changes daily.

    http://www.iomtt.com/
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    First day race schedule.

    Saturday 28th May
    1820 Solo newcomers speed controlled lap untimed practice
    1825 Sidecar newcomers speed controlled lap untimed practice
    1840 2050 Lightweight / Supersport / Newcomers (all solo classes)
     
  3. Mr Excitement

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    This vid kicks arse!

     
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    Al Jazeera Correspondent Isle of Man TT A Dangerous Addiction

     
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    Peter Hickman's ride. How friggin cool would it be to be sponsored by an Iconic band like Iron Maiden. Ummm... I forgot to mention beer.:D

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  6. Mr Excitement

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    Bradford racer Dean Harrison topped the Supersport leaderboard on the opening night of qualifying at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Harrison clocked 124.218mph (18:13.467) on his sixth and final lap of the session while Ivan Lintin topped the leaderboard in the Lightweight after posting a lap of 116.773mph.

    The session began with the speed controlled newcomers lap at 6.20pm and TT Rider liaison officer Richard Quayle led Alessandro Polita, Michael Booth, Seamus Elliott and Jochem van den Hoek around the mountain course for their first closed road lap. Bruce Anstey escorted Josh Daley, Andre Pires and Forrest Dunn with rider liaison officer John Barton leading the final group of Darren James, Olaf Romijn and Alastair Fagan.

    The sidecars newcomers followed soon after on their speed-controlled lap as Roy Hanks left the line with Dave Demott/Kevin Jones, Alistair Hawkins/Ben McBride and Peter Founds/Jevan Walmsley. John Holden/ Andy Winkle showed the way for Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney, Mick Alton/Chrissie Clancy and Gary Knight/Daniel Evanson and Tony Baker/Fiona Baker-Milligan took Peter Essaff/Jeff Gillard, Simon Gilbert/Marc Maier and Thierry Laforest/Francky Fouet for their first laps.

    Qualifying got underway in earnest in ideal conditions shortly after 6.40pm, with the first full session for the Supersport and Lightweight classes and Swede Bjorn Gunnarsson had the honour of leaving the line first on his Lightweight machine closely followed by Martin Jessopp, Ian Hutchinson, Gary Johnson, Dean Harrison and James Hillier on their Supersport mounts. Danny Webb was out on the KMR Kawasaki, as team owner Ryan Farquhar continues to recover from serious injury, with John McGuinness, Steve Mercer and Dan Stewart also out early on.

    First back was Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha at 120.280mph but Harrison was quickest on the lap at 120.800mph on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki. Johnson, McGuinness and Cummins were all over the 120mph barrier while Cameron Donald, reunited with Wilson Craig at the TT for the first time since 2013, was also an early starter. Jamie Coward was the quickest Lightweight with a lap just over 110mph.

    Johnson pulled in to make changes to the gearing on the T3 Racing Triumph with Jessopp also returning to the pits after a lap of 112.158mph, the Yeovil man soon getting back out. The newcomers were also now having their first proper laps and Van den Hoek was initially quickest at 103.605mph followed by Elliott at 101.036mph.

    Second time around and the speeds at the front of the field increased with Hutchinson, who was now first on the road, lapping at 123.206mph and Cummins, out for the first time on the Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda at 122.616mph and McGuinness close behind at 122.550mph. Anstey, who started the session towards the back after being involved with the newcomers lap, stopped the clock at 122.257mph.

    The leaderboard was regularly changing and Harrison’s third lap saw him go third quickest at 122.730mph with Michael Dunlop topping the board with a speed of 123.346mph. Anstey slotted into fourth at 122.653mph with Peter Hickman improving to 121.486mph, despite not having made any changes to the bike since the North West 200.

    Hutchinson’s fourth lap saw him retake the top spot, 1.2s quicker than Dunlop only for the Northern Irishman to come back with a lap of 124.053mph just over three seconds quicker than Hutchinson before Hutchinson and Harrison both moved back in front of the Northern Ireland rider Dunlop on their sixth lap. Times were close though as five riders all broke the 123mph barrier with Harrison narrowly shading Hutchinson by just over half a second as the fastest on the night.

    In the Lightweight class, Coward had increased his speed to 111.854mph before Barton went quicker at 112.213mph. However, last year’s winner Ivan Lintin upstaged them all with a lap of 115.095mph before going quicker still third time around at 116.777mph. Newcomer van den Hoek was continuing to go well at 106.040mph before going better still with 108.109mph whilst Elliott improved to 104.997mph.

    Understandably, all of the riders were keen to take full advantage of the long session and re-familiarise themselves with the Mountain Course as many of them put in at least four laps, Hutchinson and Harrison completed an impressive six.

    Four riders came off their machines during the session; William Dunlop at Sarah’s, Forrest Dunn at the Water Works, Ben Rea at Lambfell and Seamus Elliott and Hailwood Heights but all were reported to be uninjured.
     
  7. Mr Excitement

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    Pics from first practice.

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  8. Mr Excitement

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    Not surprising Hutchy is fast on the BMW.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/36414649?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

    Isle of Man TT 2016: Hutchinson fastest in Superbike practice

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    Ian Hutchinson was a treble winner at last year's Isle of Man TT
    Ian Hutchinson set the fastest speed in Monday's opening Superbike practice session for the Isle of Man TT.

    The 11-times winner posted a lap at 129.964mph on his Tyco BMW, marginally faster than Michael Dunlop's quickest speed of 129.497 on a Buildbase BMW.

    John McGuinness was third on the leaderboard with 128.871mph.

    Yorkshire's Dean Harrison was best of the Superstocks on 128.044mph on his Kawasaki and also topped the Supersport session at 124.461.

    McGuinness's Honda team-mate Conor Cummins, New Zealander Bruce Anstey and Michael Rutter made up the top six in the Superbike practice after all registering average lap speeds in excess of 127mph.

    Michael Dunlop (126.726) and Lincolnshire's Peter Hickman (125.725), both riding BMWs, completed the top three in the Superstocks.

    Harrison's Supersport speed bettered his benchmark from the first practice session held on Saturday night.

    Ian Hutchinson (124.156) and Michael Dunlop (124.053) lie second and third in the overall standings for that class.

    Ivan Lintin is best of the Lightweight class for Supertwins so far thanks to a lap of 116.773 set on Saturday evening.

    John Holden and Andrew Winkle were the fastest sidecar crew on Monday night on 112.055mph.

    Practice is scheduled to continue on the Mountain Course on Tuesday evening.
     
  9. Mr Excitement

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    Hilarious.:lol2: Why did it cross the road?:D

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  10. be9ak7ts16

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    Thanks. This can be a very scary race.
     
  11. be9ak7ts16

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    Well, except for the chickens.
     
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    Mcpint and Conner Cummins.

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    Sick shot of Steve Mercer.

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    Lee Johnston

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  16. Mr Excitement

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    Another one of Lee Johnston exiting the Gooseneck

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  17. Clutch

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    Maybe they should take down some of those roadside markers.....
     
  18. Mr Excitement

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    Some more pics from last night's practice.

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    http://www.iomtt.com/News/2016/May/30/Holden-Winkle-show-the-way-in-first-sidecar-session.aspx

    The Formula Two Sidecar class enjoyed their first qualifying session at the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy, which followed on from the solo session.

    The session got underway shortly after the scheduled 7.55pm start time in great conditions and John Holden/Andrew Winkle, who were reunited this year after Winkle’s enforced absence with injury last year, were quickly on the pace.

    The Lancashire pair, who won their only TT Race to date in 2011, were quickly out of the blocks and opened up with a lap of 112.055 (20:12.158), the fastest of the night, which they followed up with a second lap of 111.97 which was the second fastest in the session.

    Also going well were the father and son team of Ian and Carl Bell. Ian Bell is clearly relishing his return to the Mountain Course, building on their near 113mph lap in 2015 with a pair of 111mph laps, the third and fourth fastest of the session. Ian Bell recorded his first and only TT win in 2003 and returned to the TT after an 11 year absence in 2014.

    They were the only two outfits to break the 110mph barrier with last year’s double winners, Ben and Tom Birchall, third quickest at 108.981mph. Alan Founds/Aki Aalto were also above the 108mph barrier with Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance overcoming early problems to get in two laps, the quickest at 107.023mph.

    17-time winner Dave Molyneux, with Dan Sayle back in the chair, were quickest to Ramsey but then were reported as retired at Ramsey Hairpin and while there is still plenty of time with dry weather anticipated for the rest of the week, the Manx duo will be keen to get some track time in tomorrow’s session.
     
  20. Mr Excitement

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    Looks like another beautiful day on the Island of Man.

    Tuesday 31st May
    1820 1925 Superbike / Superstock / Supersport / Newcomers (all classes except LW)
    1925 1955 Supersport / Lightweight / Newcomers (all solo classes)
    2000 2050 Sidecars

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  21. Mr Excitement

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    Amazing pic of McGuinness,and of a lucky fan to witness it.

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    Another shot of Hickman. He wins on roads,on the short circuits, and has a bad ass sponsor as well.

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  23. Mr Excitement

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    Looks like the riders are starting to show their stuff. Michael Dunlop is an animal and not surprisingly is the first to top 131 mph plus. Balls of steel these men and woman have.

    http://www.cyclenews.com/2016/06/article/isle-man-tt-dunlop-steals-first-131mph-lap-tt-2016/

    sle of Man TT: Dunlop Steals First 131mph Lap Of TT 2016

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    Dunlop went hard on Wednesday and edged out Hutchinson for the fastest lap so far.
    After an 11-minute delay, the first of the week so far, Wednesday evening’s qualifying session for the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, burst into life with spectacular lap times in the RST Superbike and RL360 Quantum Superstock classes.

    Despite strong winds reported on the Mountain section, Michael Dunlop threw down the gauntlet with the fastest lap of the week at an excellent 131.574mph, bettering Ian Hutchinson’s time set the previous evening. Although Dunlop dominated, Hutchinson was again above 130mph, setting his quickest lap of the night on his Superstock machine, 130.745mph.

    It was expected that with the conditions, speeds would be slightly down on the previous night’s action although it soon became apparent that that wasn’t the case with a series of 129mph+ laps from a standing start.

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    Hutchinson stuck to his Superstock machine but still put in a 130.745mph flier.
    Peter Hickman and Steve Mercer led the field away at 6.31pm with Michael Rutter and Dan Stewart, Ivan Lintin and Martin Jessopp, James Hillier and Bruce Anstey and Dean Harrison and Cameron Donald the next pairs away. John McGuinness was in the seventh pairing while Ian Hutchinson, who had made a number of experimental changes to the Tyco BMW, was in the tenth pair to leave the line.

    Rutter was first back to the Grandstand with a lap of 129.163mph swiftly followed by Hickman and Mercer who were both in the 127mph bracket. However, Harrison briefly went quickest at 129.673mph before Hutchinson upstaged him with 129.811mph. Michael Dunlop was only slightly behind him though at 129.582mph with McGuinness and Lee Johnston both having lapped at more than 128mph.

    Rutter continued to lead on the road although his second lap was slightly slower at 128.793 and Mercer improved to 128.672. Harrison also went marginally quicker with129.742 with Hillier also faster at 128.238. McGuinness did the first 130mph+ lap of the night though at 130.497 but Hutchinson was quicker still with a speed of 130.691mph.

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    McGuinness joined the 2016 130mph for the first time this year during Wednesday’s practice.
    Cummins strong qualifying continued with a lap of 129.764 but Dunlop’s second lap was down in the 127s as he’d switched to his Superstock mount. A number of riders reported how strong the winds were not over the Mountain but also in places like Kirk Michael.

    As the session wore on, the riders swapped between their Superbike and Superstock machines with Hutchinson opening with 129.199mph on his Superstock machine before his 130mph+ lap.

    However, Dunlop elected to go back onto his Superbike machine and set the first 131mph+ lap of the week with Hutchinson on his Superstock BMW topping the leaderboard from Rutter.

    Meanwhile, the newcomer speeds were again improving, led by Jochem van den Hoek once more. The Dutchman lapped at 116.50mph, the fastest newcomer lap of the week but Alessandro Polita and Seamus Elliott were both above the 113mph mark with Forrest Dunn, Michael Booth and Josh Daley all above 111mph, with Daley’s time set on his Supersport machine.
     
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  24. Mr Excitement

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    Cameron Donald charging.

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    Great shot of Maria Costello from last nights practice.

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    Prepare to have minds blown.On the upper left hand of the vid, you can have a 360 view of the entire lap of Karl Bennet and Lee Cain.These two are so committed, I'm at a loss for words. TT racers/road racers must be aliens.







     
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  28. Mr Excitement

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    Tuesday video diary with the legend who is John McGuniness.

     
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    MD who dropped a 132 mph average at tonights practice.

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    Alex Bonner.

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    Isle of Man TT 2016: Michael Dunlop continues to dominate practice

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    Michael Dunlop maintained his Superbike practice dominance on the Isle of Man
    Michael Dunlop continued his Isle of Man TT practice week dominance as he set the fastest Superbike lap and set an unofficial Superstock lap record.

    Dunlop, 27, lapped the course at 132.36mph on his BMW superbike and was only four seconds outside John McGuinness' absolute lap record.

    The Ballymoney man's speed of 131.34 in the Superstocks improved his own previous best lap of 131.22.

    Ian Hutchinson was second fastest in the Superbike class with 131.66.

    Eleven-times TT winner Hutchinson, 36, produced his time on his Tyco BMW Superbike from a standing start.

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    John McGuinness produced his fastest lap of the week at 131.12 on his Honda
    Honda-mounted John McGuinness made up the top three in the blue riband class with 131.12, followed by his Honda team-mate Conor Cummins (129.99) and Yorkshire's Dean Harrison on a Kawasaki (129.97).

    Fermanagh rider Lee Johnston, riding a Triumph, was the fastest rider of the night in the Supersports to lie sixth overall in the leaderboard for the week.

    Bruce Anstey, the quickest Supersport rider to date with 124.508, came off his Superbike machine at Keppel Gate on Thursday evening, but walked away with a suspected minor ankle injury.

    Ivan Lintin still tops the Lightweight Supertwins with 118.00mph, set on Tuesday night.

    The final qualifying session is scheduled to take place on Friday night, with the first race, the Superbikes, due off at 11:00 BST on Saturday.
     
  34. Mr Excitement

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    Onboard vid of MD from tonights practice.Dude is just a fricking beast.

     
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  35. Mr Excitement

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    JM is fast and smooth as usaul.

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  36. Mr Excitement

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    Conner Cummins.

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    MD on it! Notice the spectators? Just friggin awesome.!

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    Half naked dude chilling at Guthries.:lol2:

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    Davey Johnston on his way to making the fastest lap ever on a Norton at the TT.

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  40. Mr Excitement

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    The speeds are insane! First superbike race is tomorrow and we're gonna be in for a treat! Hutchy and MD are trading lap speeds records in tonight's qualifying. Amazing!
     

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