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IOM TT 2017

Postby speirmoor » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:31 pm

2 Nortons in the top 10 for the Superbike IOM TT Race. 7th for Dave Johnson and 8th for Josh Brooks.
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Bernhard » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:34 am

And….Guy Martin crashes out on the first lap at the TT;

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/tt- ... uy-martin/

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby speirmoor » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:34 am

Bernhard wrote:And….Guy Martin crashes out on the first lap at the TT;

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/tt- ... uy-martin/

Bad timing for Honda with McPint out also
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby holtcorseaux » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:22 pm

ITV TT coverage is really great. Here tonight's opening chat at the Grandstand with Cam Donald hiding a Commando. Steve Plater and Steve Parrish are the others.Never did get a better look at it sorry.

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby speirmoor » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:30 am

I saw it last night here on Velocity. Were about one day behind here with the coverage but its better than nothing. Never saw much of the sidecars before but due to the rain delay they showed a bit more coverage. Fairly exciting dogfight between Holden and Molly. I listen to it on the radio live everyday. its the greatest race in the world.
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Bernhard » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:17 am

Sadly, 3 riders have so far, lost their lives at this year’s TT , hope there will not be any more.

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Re: IOM TT 2017

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby speirmoor » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:39 am

Senior Results
1 Michael Dunlop (Suzuki)
2 Peter Hickman (BMW)
3 Dean Harrison (Kawasaki)
4 James Hillier (Kawasaki)
6 Michael Rutter (BMW)
7 Josh Brooks (Norton)
8 David Johnson (Norton)
9 Conor Cummins (Honda)
10 Martin Jessop (BMW)
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Madnorton » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:09 pm

Rumour has it Guy Martin will race in the Senior - I bet the bike fails, Honda are barking totally up the wrong tree with it. Personally, I think the engine unit is too frail for the punishing road circuits and the whole power plant is flexing to much. Aparently it has been proven on the short tracks, those nice smooth and flat tracks are more forgiven than the IOM and NW200 circuits.

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby speirmoor » Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:38 pm

Honda pulled out before the race started.
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby pantah_good » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:46 am

In todays Superbike Classic TT, were the two Nortons that started, but apparently retired, Rotary's?
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Nortoniggy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:50 pm

Yes, I'm in the Isle of Man for the racing and they were rotaries. Josh Brooks was in about 8th place when he stopped. The other guy was a lot further down. They were both in JPS livery and Josh was wearing his silver Norton leathers.

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby pantah_good » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:58 pm

On the Manx radio, I heard one identified as a Norton either launching off the line or leaving one of the slow corners where a radio commentator was, and it made quite the impressive sound. My first time hearing a rotary race exhaust. But, I'll still rate Rutters' Lightweight Ducati as having the best sound on the radio, with today's Ducati 888's a close second.
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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Nortoniggy » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:23 pm

Being in the Isle of Man and being able to hear them all I'd pick the 3 cylinder MV's as the best sounding but the rotaries do sound good.

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Re: IOM TT 2017

Postby Fast Eddie » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:49 am

I went to a club meeting at Darley Moor sometime in the 80's.

There was a very unspectacular looking caravan and awning with a nice looking Norton in it.

I assumed it was some nut-job trying to make a Commando keep up with the modern Jap stuff, but a crowd started gathering around it so I joined in.

Turned out to be the very first outing of the factory rotary racers!

I can't remember how they did, can't even remember if they finished, but I will always remember the unique and blood curdling noise they made!

Like many others, I followed them quite a bit over the next few years, which was a great time. But that first meeting will always stay in my memory.
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