IOM TT 2016

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  1. Chipster

    Chipster Funster Life Member

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    Not far off now.
    Any predictions?
    Hutchy for the Senior with lap record?
     
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    Tonight's Sidecar Practice times
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    just wish i was there, my first birthday tommorrow in many years that i havnt, bruce aynstey for us hopefully(y)
     
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    The weather here is fantastic. I really hope it lasts for the next week. If it does we are in for a fantastic festival.

    Lets hope the fans calm down, there have been some horrific accidents.
     
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    Anstey had a little of last night at Keppel gate but luckily walked away,that bike looks a handful around the Island but he says it handles well,the good weather has shown some quick practice times so far,roll on Saturday!!
     
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    Well Hutchy and Michael Dunlop slugged it out last night both dropping below lap record speeds,maybe a little light rain this morning but been superb weather so far.
    Sadly in both the sidecar practices so far a rider has lost his passenger in sector 5 and benn stopped in sector 6 where I Marshall,,
    No news yet on injuries.
     
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    133.3 MPH :eek:
     
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    Dunlop was unbeatable Hutchy had no answer to that Mcguiness looked pretty happy though.
     
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    Times like this we remember Ours is a serious sport not a game RIP Dwight Beare & Paul Shoesmith.
     
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    And Salom in Spain a sad weekend all round.
     
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    Yes a very sad time for racing.
     
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    Let's hope that's the end of it for this year,been tragic,talking to sector marshall in the Mitre last night,very sad atmosphere here at the moment,will be Marshalling at Rhencullen today.
     
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    3 non race related bike deaths too..
    I cannot see the TT lasting much longer in its present form if the carnage continues
     
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    Luckily today's action seems to have gone ahead without any delays or serious incidents.
    Hutchy had an incredible day with a 133 lap from a standing start,amazing.
    Michael Dunlop was excluded from the results for a technical infringement,we know not yet what it was.
    Another rider was also caught with an oversize engine for gods sake!!
    Marshalling at Rhencullen another highlight was Mark Higgins doing another record lap in the 550 bhp,yes really!! Subaru rally car,even the bloody camera helicopter had difficulty keeping up!!
    Jesus even when you know it's coming it makes you jump with the popping and banging as it arrives.
    PS!real hot still on the IOM!!
     
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    I have to admit I really can't understand how the TT races can continue when there are so many deaths. What other sport would tolerate such carnage? I'm all for maintaining tradition and freedom of choice, etc.. but surely you have to draw the line somewhere and agree the bikes have got too fast for such a tricky (and dangerous, no matter what the dyed in the wool motorcyclists say) course?
     
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    It is the riders choice.. Folk are full of all the 'human rights' crap, but very quick to nanny state things out of existence forgetting it is just as much a human right of people to risk their life doing something they really enjoy

    It will not be the riders who end it but some namby pamby, do gooder, tree hugging, poke nose KAKFA who gets it stopped
     
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    The argument has been made many times but little has become of it. I don't know how current motor racing statistics would pan out but up to the '70s the IoM TT had a fewer fatal accidents per racing mile than any other form of motorsport.
     
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    The only people qualified to make that decision are those who decide to ride them.
     
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