TT Race Talk

Everything about the Isle of Man TT, Classic TT, Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100 road races. Live updates during practice and race periods. Regular news updates, photos and video posts at all other times. For non-TT bike related stuff visit my general motorcycling blog Lioar Moto

Newcomers negotiate the Gooseneck on their first ever closed roads lap of the Snaefell Mountain course.

From an album of 86 pics of Saturday practice by Paul ‘Aggie’ Arthur.

metalicr:

The old school 2 strokers!

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Weather cool, cloudy and overcast, but dry. Roads closed on time at 17.00hrs. Session start was delayed due to insufficient marshals at some locations to meet required minimum manning levels. It seems that some marshals and medics who were signed on for this session were unavoidably late arriving on the Island, because of late running of the Steam Packet vessel Mannanan, which was a knock on effect of a medical emergency on board the Mannanan earlier in the day.

After a short delay, the Clerk of the Course announced that there would be no open practice session, but the newcomers single speed controlled lap would go ahead as planned. This was completed and the roads were opened soon afterward.

As far as I know, there were no incidents, but I will update this post if I receive any information to the contrary.

Next practice session is scheduled for Monday 18th. Roads close 18.00hrs

What’s it like to do a full four lap race at the Manx Grand Prix in tricky damp conditions with mist over the Mountain? Watch this full length onboard video and see for yourself. Rider is Steve Blackney who finished 34th out of 94 starters and he’s riding a Yamaha R6 for Vendetta Racing  Steve has to negotiate hundreds of corners, damp patches, standing water and pick his way carefully past a number of yellow flag incidents. If he had to ride this hard to finish 34th, imagine how hard the leaders must have been pushing!

Video is from the 2012 Senior Manx Grand Prix 

habermannandsons:

Closer-up

hakkalocken:

You’ve got to hand it to Michael Dunlop. He doesn’t do things by halves. It may be a classic bike but you could hear him, flat stick all the way from union Mills. Then into view at Greeba Castle on the perfect line, knee on the kerbstone on the exit … what a boy!

 

lioar:

Ripley Land’s immaculate Honda K4 ridden to victory by Chris Palmer in the 2013 350cc Classic TT race.

2014 CLASSIC TT & IMGOLD MANX GRAND PRIX RACES


PRACTICE & RACE SCHEDULE

The provisional race and practice schedule for the 2014 IMGold Manx Grand Prix and Classic TT can be downloaded here

Please note these are provisional timings and may be subject to change without notice.

Practices

Saturday 16 August

Roads close at 1700 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs.  All sessions are untimed                       

1720-1740    Newcomers incl Classic TT (speed controlled) 

1745-1850    Senior, Junior, SuperTwin, Classic TT F1/F2 (No Newcomers)  

1855-2000    Classic TT 250/350/500, Lightweight, All Newcomers  

Monday 18 August                 

Roads close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs  

1820-1830    Newcomers incl Classic TT (speed controlled) (if required) (untimed)

1835-1915    Senior, Junior, SuperTwin, Classic TT F1/F2 (No Newcomers)

1920-2000   Classic TT 250/350/500, Lightweight, All Newcomers              

Tuesday 19 August

Roads close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs   

1820-1900    Classic TT 250/350/500, SuperTwin, Lightweight, Newcomers B/C

1905-2000    Senior, Junior, Newcomers A, Classic TT F1/F2

Wednesday 20 August           

Roads close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs   

1820-1900    Senior, Junior, Newcomers A, Classic TT F1/F2

1905-2000   Classic TT 250/350,500, SuperTwin, Lightweight, Newcomers B/ C

Thursday 21 August 

Roads close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs  

1820-1900    Classic TT 500, SuperTwin, Lightweight, Newcomers B/C (No Classic TT 250/350 & F1/F2)

1905-2000    Senior, Junior, Newcomers A                                                                                         

Friday 22 August                     

Roads close at 1800 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs  

1820-1900    Classic TT 250/350/500, SuperTwin, Lightweight, Newcomers B/C

1905-2000    Senior, Junior, Newcomers A, Classic TT F1/F2                                  

Saturday 23 August *            

0950-1120   350 Classic TT, F1 & F2 Classic TT

1515-1600    Senior, Junior, Newcomer A

1645-1730    SuperTwin, Lightweight, Newcomer B/C

Monday 25 August*                

1745-1810    Senior, Junior, SuperTwin, Lightweight

Wed 27 August *                                                    

1515-1525   Senior only

Race Days

Saturday 23 August
(Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 1800hrs. In the event of delays the closure will continue until 2100 hrs)
         
        

0950 Classic TT 350, F1 & F2 (Practice)

1125 Rudge Anniversary/VMCC Parade Lap

1230 The Bennetts 500cc Classic TT Race (4 laps)
        

1530 Newcomers A, Senior, Junior (Practice)

1630 Joey Dunlop Road Racing Legend Parade Lap

1700 Newcomers B/C, Supertwin, Lightweight (Practice)

Monday 25 August  

(Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 2100hr

1015 hrs       The Okells Brewery 350cc Classic TT Race (4 laps)

1220 hrs       Classic TT Lap of Honour

1330 hrs       The Motorsport Merchandise Formula 1/Formula 2 Classic TT Race (2 classes)(4 laps)

1545 hrs       The IMGold Newcomers Race (3 classes)(4 laps)

1745 hrs       MGP practice – Senior, Junior, Supertwin, Lightweight (No Newcomers A/B/C)

Wednesday 27 August  

(Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 1700 hrs and if required then 1800 hrs to 2100hrs)

1015 hrs       The Mylchreests Junior MGP (4 laps)

1315 hrs       The MGP Supporters Club SuperTwin/Lightweight MGP  (2 classes)(4 laps)

1515 hrs       MGP practice – Senior only

Friday 29 August

(Roads Close at 0930 hrs until no later than 1700 hrs and if required then 1800 hrs to 2100hrs)

1015 hrs       MGP Riders Reunion Parade 

1130 hrs       The Full Factory Winnerswear Senior MGP (4 laps)

In the event of postponements the following closures will apply:

Tuesday 26 August

Roads close at 1130 hrs until no later than 1700 hrs, and if required then 1800 hrs until no later than 2100hrs 

Thursday 28 August

Roads close at 1130 hrs until no later than 1700 hrs,and if requiredthen 1800 hrs until no later than 2100hrs

 

Saturday 30 August

Roads close at 0930 hrs until no later than 2100 hrs  

rukrymi:

manx grand prix.


w8man:

Si Fulton at Quarterbridge during the Manx Grand Prix 2011 - an experiment with Photoshop

hakkalocken:

Maria Costello, Suzuki RG500, Manx Grand Prix 2010.

ouch!

5mphotography:

Manx Grand Prix