Archive for March, 2010

FAST BIKES, NEAT EDITS

Posted: March 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sorry to be missing the media launch of TT2010 tonight but I’ve been getting a different kind of buzz from the amazing video on the official TT website. How did those guys do that? And I’m talking about North One’s VT editors as well as the riders.

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RE-LIVE MGP HISTORY

Posted: March 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Carolynn Sells’ historic win in the ultra lightweight MGP is now available on my Audio page (right-hand column).  Four minutes of commentary highlights – and not a pit stop in sight.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE AGAIN

Posted: March 9, 2010 in Uncategorized

Good news is that The People’s Bike will represent the proletariat again this year. In fact they’ll do it twice over because the team, run by Mark and Eunice Cubbon, has acquired a second Suzuki to line up alongside the one succesfully raced by Steve Mercer in 2009.  The People’s Bike was a brilliant innovation, giving many of us – myself included – the chance to buy a small stake in the big event. Once again the team is inviting supporters to invest £50 in the project and experience the excitement of seeing their very own bike thundering down Bray Hill.  

Steve was a great choice as rider in 2009.

The People's Suzuki GSXR1000. Photo: CL

BMW TO TACKLE TT

Posted: March 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

This is a great time of year. Every couple of days there is more news of plans by riders or manufacturers for the big event. Latest is the encouraging development that BMW will be racing a factory-backed machine this year. BMW has a great tradition at the TT, winning 30 races, with another 37 appearances on the podium.  In 2010 the German machine will be in the hands of Rico Penzkofer who made his debut last year. Rico originally planned to ride the R1 for Macau racing team but in the end he only got out on the R6, finishing 33rd and 30th for two bronze replicas. He’s a good road racer with plenty of experience in World Endurance and fifth place at Macau. He’ll ride BMW’s s1000RR which made a great impression in WSB last year.

TT CURTAIN-RAISER

Posted: March 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

If you’re in the Liverpool area pre TT there’s going to be a big motor sport festival on the waterfront on the evening of Tuesday May 25th.  The people who promote the annual Pageant of Power at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire are organising an event which will see F1 and le Mans cars rocketing down the Strand while all sort of power craft strut their stuff on the river. I heard the organiser being interviewed on Radio Merseyside saying that he expected the Honda TT bikes to be there.