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MGP + Classic TT 2015
10th September 2015
Well it's mid September so that's road racing finished for another year.

Practice week got off to a very poor start weatherwise and it was Thursday before any serious laps were being put in. After overcoming some technical delays caused by problems with the marshal's comms we were treated to some cracking racing though.

I enjoyed the event when the weather played ball and have added a gallery containing all my practice/racing images here

Bruce Anstey clocked a 126mph lap on the exquisite Padgettts 500cc Yamaha in the Classic F1 TT.

Local rider Ryan Kneen put in a great ride to take the victory in the F2 Classic TT on his 250cc Yamaha.

Another local Peter Wilkinson won the Class A Newcomers race and went on to the fastest newcomer to finish the Senior MGP in a very respectable 18th place.

Racing highlights were the Junior & Senior MGP races, both of which saw some spectacularly close racing at the front between Malachi Mitchell-Thomas and local rider Billy Redmayne.

Redmayne took the honours in the Junior but their rivalry was to end when Billy sadly broke down in the Senior. Mitchell-Thomas broke the outright lap & race records for the Senior MGP and at 19 years old has marked himself out as one to watch for next years TT.

Well that's about it for this year ... only nine months to wait to TT 2016 !
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 !

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