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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 ...

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.
Peter Hickman
04th June 2014
Wow! ... what an amazing debut on the formidable IOM TT circuit for newcomer Peter Hickman.

Two fine race performances this week so far with a 14th in the Superbike last Saturday and an epic 8th place finish in yesterday's Superstock with a fastest lap of 126.545mph
Electric Bikes
02nd June 2014
I haven't paid much attention to the SES Zero Class of electrically powered bikes until today. I've always admired the engineering that goes into their design and fabrication. I mean they look stunning standing still.

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the experience of the bikes being ridden in anger. They don't have the internal combustion roar of the conventional bikes but have a rather futuristic howling whine. They don't hang about either. Mark Miller was one of the fastest machine through Greeba Bridge all afternoon.
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