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Isle of Man TT: The First Two Races Are Behind Us

The first two races of the 2012 Isle of Man were held on Saturday, June 2nd and, as always with the Man TT, they were a treat. The first bunch to hit the roads of the Isle were the superbikes of the Dainese Superbike TT. Right of the start, John McGuinness led the way with Cameron Donald and Guy Martin following closely behind. Donald managed to snatch the lead for a brief moment at the end of the first lap, but, as McGuinness will later admit, only because McGuinness took it a bit cautiously during the first lap. The order would remain until the end of the race when Martin, unable to change the rear tire because of the wheel spindle malfunction, fell behind Bruce Anstey and finished fourth. The victory went to John McGuinness who made it his eighteenth Man TT triumph, the second went to Donald and third, of course, to Anstey. It was a 1-2-3 for the Hondas with Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki and BMW managing to grab only by one spot each in the top ten – really explains why one of the Honda’s teams bears the name TT Legends.
During the first lap, John McGuinness’ teammate Simon Andrews crashed pretty severely and was rushed to hospital with a cracked shoulder, a broken wrist and a broken ankle. Also, one other victim of TT crashes was Tyco Suzuki’s Conor Cummins who decided to withdraw from racing for the time being, obviously saving himself for the grand event of the TT week – the Senior TT superbike race.
For the Monday’s racing, the Monster Supersport Race 1 and the Royal London 360 Superstock race, the starting grid looks almost identical. The first one to start will be John McGuinness, followed by Ryan Farquhar, Guy Martin, Cameron Donald, Bruce Anstey, Ian Hutchinson and Gary Johnson.
The races have been delayed because of the road traffic accident that happened while the roads were open for public, but the Monday’s racing should not be cancelled. Lots of voices name Ryan Farquhar as the favorite, but…

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Guy Martin stays with TAS Suzuki for 2012

The up-and-coming road racing superstar, Guy Martin, has signed to stay with the TAS Suzuki team of Northern Ireland for the following 2012 road racing season. The go is obvious: conquering the Masada of road racing, the Isle of Man TT. Being the only road race of the three major races he couldn’t manage to win, the North West 200 and the Ulster GP trophies are already resting on his trophy shelves, Guy hopes to put things right this year. In spite of his thirteen podium finishes during his TT career, four of which he pocketed last year, Martin just couldn’t go past the TT legend John McGuinness on his way to victory. He finished the Senior class race on second, behind McGuinness.

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New Isle of Man TT Film in 3D

Isle of Man TT, a famous road racing event held on a small island near Britain’s mainland has been featured in many films so far, but never in a way Richard De Aragues, the director of the film, is going to depict it. This whole new production is named TT3D: Closer to the Edge, and it will be released, first in cinemas in Britain, early this spring, as a perfect prelude to the 2011 TT races. This documentary is unlike any other before it because of the usage of 3D technique, but also many othe innovative filming methods.

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“One Man’s Dream: The Britten Bike Story” DVD Released

The story of one of the motorcycling world’s greatest heroes, New Zealander John Britten, is being released once again; this time completely remastered and with some mouthwatering specials such as onboard track footage of Isle of Man and Ruapuna races. The new edition of One Man’s Dream DVD also includes a photo slideshow and an interview with the filmmakers.

This video document depicting life of an ingenious engineer, tragically deceased John Britten, is a must-have for any motorcycling enthusiast. It is an amazing story of a man dreaming of conquering the world of racing from his backyard and eventually succeeding. The film follows John and a couple of his mates building a racing motorcycle from scratch and racing it against big factory teams such as Ducati. One of the most memorable moments of the film is Britten V1000 rider Andrew Stroud pulling a big wheelie alongside the leading Ducati in the Battle of Twins at Daytona.

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Cameron Donald onboard Suzuki GSVR at Isle of Man

Cameron Donald hit 202 MPH While Doing a Isle of Man “Parade Lap” Onboard the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Bike

Rizla Suzuki, Loris Capirossi and Cameron Donald helped bring the 2010 Isle of Man TT races to a memorable finish this year as the Rizla Suzuki MotoGP team came to town to celebrate Suzuki’s 50th anniversary of International racing.

Capirossi and the Suzuki GSV-R800 were both making their maiden visits to the Island and Capirossi arrived on Wednesday to experience the amazing Isle of Man atmosphere before riding the 37.73 mile (60.72km) course on Friday morning.

Capirossi led away the Suzuki anniversary parade on a Rizla Suzuki GSX-R1000 for his first ever lap of the TT course, ably guided by ex TT racer and TV commentator Steve Parrish. Capirossi made a steady lap of the island and delighted spectators by pulling wheelies and waving to the packed vantage points as he made his way around the famous circuit.

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