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by AntG23985
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle And Non-Motorcycle Talk
Topic: No April Fool
Replies: 3
Views: 2461

Re: No April Fool

probably sensible but I was wondering about concocting one that had the TT moved to the beginning of the Manx , with a MotoGP round thrown in... Does anyone remember the one from 2(?) years ago about the TT to be run anti-clockwise? Funnily enough that is something that has been considered this yea...
by AntG23985
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

I read today clerk of the course Noel Johnston has resigned, he believes under the right management the race can continue and if that happens wouldn't rule out a return. Suggests to me he has no faith in the current management team There's rumours been going around recently that somebody stumped up...
by AntG23985
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

It will be interesting to see how the Ducati goes around the island, it's been some time since one has been there, think it was Rutter around 2011-12.
by AntG23985
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Smiths Racing posted a week ago they've got some big news to announce in four weeks time, well four weeks from that post will be just before the TT launch event. I've got a hunch they'll be running a second BMW for Hutchy. I'm surprised TAS haven't announced anybody for the roads yet, it would have ...
by AntG23985
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

I did not expect that! Hope it's a good move - it's been a while since McG has been anything other than a #1 rider for a factory (for the superbikes). There's been a fair bit of moving around this year, wonder if Hillier can get the results this year, he's been a nearly-man many times, maybe the ch...
by AntG23985
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Ant, noticed something when I was scrolling through the Ulster GP tweets from the last two years. They seem to firmly blame poor spectator numbers for the financial crisis faced by the event, rather than no financial mismanagement. Although it can't be an accurate guide of spectator numbers, they c...
by AntG23985
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

by AntG23985
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Bournemouth Kawasaki on the verge of unveiling a multiple TT winner in their 2020 team. My gut says it's Hutchy.
by AntG23985
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

Re: 2020 road racing line up

Did you sort out a homestay Schwantz34?

I've booked my campsite and just paid the ferry fee off this week, I'm over from the 5th until the 14th.
by AntG23985
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: 2020 road racing line up
Replies: 33
Views: 2135

2020 road racing line up

Several leading road racing riders have confirmed their teams for the 2020 season Roads debutants OMG Racing have signed David Johnson and James Hillier Dean Harrison remains with Silicone Engineering Kawasaki Peter Hickman stays with Smiths BMW who are now the official BMW roads team Honda racing h...
by AntG23985
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

That's another good point, the field at the Ulster has thinned out quite a lot over the last few years with the tragic losses and injuries, not to mention some riders who used to do the Ulster like Guy Martin, Cameron Donald and James Hillier no longer taking part, McGuinness hasn't done it for a fe...
by AntG23985
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

You'd like to think the Northern Ireland government would step in seeing as they have no issues giving money to eejits to have bonfires while getting pissed and causing general mayhem. Maybe they'd give money to an event which brings positive behaviour and tourism to the area.
by AntG23985
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Paul Bird Ducati
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Paul Bird Ducati

John McGuinness and David Johnson are having a one off ride on Birdy's Ducatis in Macau this weekend, be interesting to see how they fair.
by AntG23985
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

You pay to watch at the Ulster, at each access road there's someone selling wristbands at £30 a go. I honestly don't mind paying but I see there was a hoo ha about how government money was spent this year. Apparently they were granted this money to improve safety and a large chunk was spent on impr...
by AntG23985
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

No way, I'd be gutted I'm hoping it's just tittle tattle but ever since the meeting was totally washed out in 2008 they've been struggling to keep it running and there wasn't a big turnout this year due to the weather. I'd like to see them(and any other club for that matter) set up a Go Fund Me pag...
by AntG23985
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

Sadly there's rumours circulating from people more in the know than me that the Ulster may well be finished, I know they've been struggling for a long time now.
by AntG23985
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

Quite a lot of trouble makers around when I went a couple of years ago who apparently were locals, various things such as aggressive behaviour in bars, they kicked over a load of bikes with ROI plates on. Then at the event itself there was gestapo like security ranting and raving at you, I can't eve...
by AntG23985
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)
Replies: 29
Views: 2361

Re: Ulster Grand Prix(Spoilers)

Have either of you been over to the Ulster? Can't recommend it highly enough, several incredible spots to watch including Flying Kilo, Dears Leap, Pullits Gate and maybe less so the exit of Loughers/ approach to Joey's Windmill. No I'd love to though, been to the North West 200(never again) and Ske...
by AntG23985
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: MotoGP Class
Topic: What drew you to MotoGP?
Replies: 22
Views: 706

Re: What drew you to MotoGP?

I think it was a natural progression due to being interested in bikes from a young age rather than any single rider, I used to obsess whenever a bike rode past or I saw one parked up and then in 1992 my grandparents bought be the Isle of Man TT 1992 VHS review and from then on I just watched any for...
by AntG23985
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: Plenty of action this weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: Plenty of action this weekend

I'll be at Oulton Park tomorrow and Sunday, it's only an hour away from me, weather's looking good for the weekend too though it'll be a bit wet in practice today.

I'll also be following the results from Killalane, the last Irish National Road Races of the year.
by AntG23985
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: Team owner Wilson Craig has passed away
Replies: 2
Views: 566

Team owner Wilson Craig has passed away

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/sport/motorcycling/northern-ireland-race-team-owner-wilson-craig-passes-away-1-9059378 The Co. Londonderry businessman worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Guy Martin, William Dunlop, Cameron Donald, Keith Amor, Jamie Hamilton, Derek McGee, Davi...
by AntG23985
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: National Series
Topic: The Manx Grand Prix
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: The Manx Grand Prix

I'm not sure Roy does the Manx anymore, last time I went in 2017 it was a different commentator at the hairpin.
by AntG23985
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: The Manx Grand Prix
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: The Manx Grand Prix

Yeah, i ran out of holiday this year. On average i marshall every other year. Agree with ypu re the classic tt. Got a lot of time for Phil. He and Guy came to our club track day a few years ago and very politely carved their way through (Phil went past me in hall bends seemingly only on the tarmac ...
by AntG23985
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: The Manx Grand Prix
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: The Manx Grand Prix Volunteers

They are missing you bikerMike. They need more volunteers. Interesting isn't it there is always plenty of work for volunteers, sometimes not much support. I have been a flaggie in the past & it's good to get in for free. Marshalls get a bit closer to the action & see the racing from places ordinary...
by AntG23985
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: National Series
Topic: The Manx Grand Prix
Replies: 8
Views: 728

Re: The Manx Grand Prix

Sadly I can't make it over this year I love the Manx GP, probably more than I love the TT as it's just that bit less crowded. I'm not overly keen on the Classic TT as I think it has made the Manx GP races themselves become a side show when it's their event. However I am a huge Bruce Anstey fan and l...