Welcome to the online creative outlet for Robin Hynes - Manxman, photographer and all round good guy.

Most of my images are searchable by rider name.
But, If you're looking for something you can't find here please contact me and I can check my archive for you.

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He Ain't Heavy...
09th June 2015
There has been quite a lot of interest in this image since I posted it on Facebook yesterday.

Michael Dunlop stopped during practice at Laurel Bank when his brother, William, had crashed and injured himself. He then helped the rescue team to carry the stretcher to the air med helicopter.

I thought it would be fitting to offer copies or prints for sale with all proceeds going to the Rob Vine Fund.

Anyone who wishes to donate the Rob Vine Fund directly you can do so here - Thanks
Wednesday Practice
04th June 2015
At last the TT practices are getting decent weather allowing riders to properly assess their machines performance and to get some serious lap times recorded. It seems that the 'Flying Kiwi' is still the boy to catch! Bruce Anstey set the fastest Superbike practice lap speed of 128.641mph last night in near perfect conditions.

Fantastic to see Hutchy back on such strong form. He looked the fastest and most determined rider through Brandywell last evening. This was taken on the 1st lap of practice and he went on to set a lap time of 128.3mph.

The TT can have a very serious downside and I was shocked & saddened to hear that newcomer Franck Petricola lost his life when he was involved in a serious incident during last evening's practice session ...

Is This Party Ever Going to Get Started?
02nd June 2015
I'm beginning to wonder if TT 2015 is ever going to get underway. No practice at all on Monday and another weather curtailed practice session this evening with no time at all for the poor sidecars boys.

At least the Superbikes got a couple of untimed laps in to get some feel for the track and some base settings. But it was cold, windy and ultimately stopped due to deteriorating wet conditions. Let's hope for better conditions tomorrow. You have to feel sorry for the CoC and his team. The responsibilities are enormous and the frustration of all concerned is almost palpable. Let's hope for better conditions tomorrow.
TT 2015 gets off to faltering start
31st May 2015
Poor weather conditions lead to a frustrating and truncated 1st practice to the 2015 TT. However, the newcomers got their controlled first laps in and it didn't stop Gary Johnson & Ryan Farquhar posting impressive lap times of 117mph on their supertwins...

A selection of images here

TT 2015 is coming ...
02nd May 2015
- Holidays booked - check
- Media accrediation approved - check
- New camera arrived- check

Its been a long cold winter but finally the best motorsport event on the planet is only a few short weeks away ... can't wait !

Yoshinari Matsushita
20th March 2015
There's no getting away from it, motorcycle road racing is an extremely dangerous sport. The riders know and fully accept the risks. In fact it is the element of risk that provides the thrill and adrenaline rush!

The elation of completing a fast lap of the most demanding road circuit in the world is known to relatively few and is hard to beat. Riders come from far and wide to compete and test themselves and their machinery in the ultimate challenge which is the Isle of Man TT races.

The downside, of course, means when things go wrong riders can pay a high price for their thrill seeking risking serious injury or worse.

As a photographer I find such tragic events distressing and often wrestle with my conscience over posting images of deceased riders. In the end my respect for their courage and motivation wins the day.

Ever cheerful and extremely popular Japanese rider Yoshinari Matsushita pictured here in practice for the 2013 TT lost his life about 10 minutes after this image was taken. Respect & RIP
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