Archive for April, 2012

Manx Radio today announced the creation of a new website manxradio365.com which will provide non-stop TT-themed content. Listen to the promo here: TT365promo The site will use loads of material from Manx Radio’s archives including race commentaries, interviews and features stretching back over the last four decades. Scarey thought but you’ll be able to access me, Roy, Dave, Kinley, Glover, and Charlie Williams twenty-four seven. Even our nearest and dearest don’t fancy that. And of course there’ll be lots of great atmosphere and nostalgia from Peter, Geoff, Maurice and the Radio TT giants of the past. It won’t all be recycled audio – there’ll be a live show every Saturday night with the latest news and gossip on matters TT all year round. And come the end of May, that’s where you’ll find this year’s live Radio TT. Should be great!

It’s starting to get tasty

Posted: April 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

It’s been quiet on the blog lately but things are getting really tasty now. The riders are all back on the track, getting back into the swing of things and familiar names are catching the eye – Ryan Farquhar with five wins in the Ian Watson meeting at Scarborough at the weekend, Steve Mercer winning the main event at the same meeting, Michael Rutter getting on the BSB podium at Brands Hatch and Cameron Donald coming off at 150mph (rider ok) in the World Endurance round at Magny Cours. Fantastic to see Simon Andrews racing in the same Honda TT Legends team as Cam after a long and painful recovery from the broken leg he suffered at Snetterton last July – all the gory details have been posted by Simon on Twitter @Si_Andrews17. Everywhere I look there are stories developing and I can’t wait for it all to come together at the TT in a few weeks time.

All the top riders are on the island at the moment, ready for the TT Media Launch at the Villa Marina tomorrow evening. I won’t be there unfortunately but will follow the proceedings from home in Liverpool. I can tell you there is a very exciting initiative to be announced by Manx Radio, so listen online via this link for that plus the rest of the news and gossip.

Bob Mac plaque

Meanwhile the plaque marking Bob McIntyre’s 99.58mph lap on his 250cc Honda in 1961 has been created and will be unveiled at the Sulby Glen Hotel during practice week – well done Ian Huntly for coming up with the idea and piloting the whole scheme through to fruition.