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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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News

End of Season Round-up & Image Collections
22nd October 2014
Last weekend's ARA endurance race has brought the local racing season to an end. Its always a good fun, but hotly contested event and this year enjoyed bright, but very windy conditions.



Its mid-October and the weather is definitely turning autumnal, but what a great summer we've had. We had good conditions for most race & practice sessions for the TT, Southern 100 and the Festival of Motorcycling that includes the MGP. The conditions made for some fantastic racing. A few highlights include Bruce Anstey setting a new Mountain Course outright lap record, Michael Dunlop winning the Senior TT, Peter Hickman breaking records to become the fastest TT newcomer.



It was great to see Dean Harrison making such progress in his road racing career. He dominated the Southern 100 meeting and put in some blistering performances on the TT course.




Image Collections

I often get asked about images from a variety of events that are not on the website. This is because I am limited to the number of images I can display on the site.
To help I have now created several collections of 2014 racing images on Flickr as follows :-

Road Racing 2014

Andreas Racing Association 2014

Motocross 2014


So that's it for 2014 and we have a long dark winter to endure before we can look forward to more racing next spring.
MGP 2014
10th August 2014
Just a few days to go to the start of what used to be the Manx Grand Prix and is now known as the festival of motorcycling that incorporates the MGP & Classic TT.



Well whatever you wish to call it it's always a great fortnight of road racing. The variety of old and new machinery always provides a riot of colour and a cacophony of glorious sounds. Usually good racing too ... from the excitement of the newcomers classes to the speed of some of the old hands. Always great local interest to follow too ... can't wait.
Southern 100 2014
12th July 2014
My Southern 100 didn't quite go to plan as I only managed to make it to the Billown Circuit on two out of three evenings and missed the main race day altogether.



However, the weather and racing were terrific as always. Dean Harrison was virtually unstoppable this year but it was great to see Guy Martin retain his title as S100 Solo Champion.



Although Michael Dunlop was short of luck the week also saw some spectacular performances from the likes of Ivan Lintin and local boys Dan & Ryan Kneen.
Southern 100
05th July 2014
We have the Southern 100 road races next week on the Isle of Man. I missed the S100 last year so I'm really looking forward to this as its probably my favourite event of the year.



Its a well organised meeting which always provides fast & close racing. All we need now is a decent weather forecast ...

Commitment
11th June 2014
As usual I took photos at some of my favourite haunts but I also tried my hand at a couple of new locations this TT. The crossing at St Ninian's was one.

I've admired plenty of TT action shots from there in the past and often wondered whether I would be able to obtain similar results. What I hadn't reckoned for was the jaw dropping speed that the top runners flash through at. Even on an out-lap between the Grandstand and St Ninian's they reach a phenomenal speed.



The riders are totally committed to hurtling down Bray Hill as fast as possible and there is absolutely no margin for error. Road racing is not a sport for the faint of heart !
TT 2014 is over ... roll on 2015!
07th June 2014
The fortnight has been a bit of a roller coaster and a real test for the organisers. Practice week was frustrated by inconsistent weather conditions, and race week unusually saw racing on every day. Top marks to the Clerk of the Course and his team for clear and decisive way they dealt with everything the weather gods could throw at them.

Thankfully when the sun came out it was clear we were going to be in for some fast & hot racing. The week provided great racing in all classes, but the high point for me was the Senior race. Run in perfect conditions it was blisteringly fast and very hotly contested.

Sadly we lost 2 racers. Road racing can be cruel and unforgiving, and our thoughts are with their family's and loved ones.

In terms of race results it was Michael Dunlop's week, but for me there were several other real highlights :-

- 'Bradford Bullet' Dean Harrison winning his first TT
- Cool Kiwi Bruce Anstey setting a new outright lap record
- Fastest ever newcomer Peter Hickman setting a 129mph lap
- 'Ramsey Rocket' Conor Cummins proving to himself and the rest of the world that he is back on his pre-crash form.
- The young guns on the podium for the lightweight TT which shows great potential for the future of the event.



The TT seems to be going from strength to strength. The crowds in attendance were definitely up over recent years and I understand bookings for next year are through the roof.

Well that's it for TT 2014, but we still have the Southern 100 and Classic TT/MGP road races to look forward to.
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