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TT 2019

Postby Vmax666 on Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:40 pm

Anyone heard what Dunlop will be doing this year
I hope he carries on but fully understand if not
I did think bmw would announce something with him again
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:01 pm

As far as I'm aware Michael has no racing plans for next year as of yet, he's recently bought a bar complex with a business partner in Portstewart and is planning on renovating that in the new year. I personally think he will race again whether it will be next year I'm not sure, TAS Racing haven't announced any riders for the roads in 2019 yet either and they usually field two bikes.

Next year could be very interesting to say the least, Peter Hickman, Dean Harrison, Ian Hutchinson and James Hillier are all staying with their respective teams, I presume Conor Cummins will stay with Padgetts, same for Bruce Anstey depending on his health. McGuinness will be with Norton. No idea what Josh Brookes is doing, he's signed to ride for PBM in BSB and I'm not sure whether the roads are part of the plans for next year, Paul Bird hasn't put a bike out at the TT since 2015, though he does regularly field them at North West 200 and Macau so who knows, it would be great to see a Ducati around the TT again though.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby bikermike on Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:57 pm

Crash.net says Dean Harrison on silicone Kawasaki gets factory support this year.
I read somewhere that McGuiness is in discussions with Mervyn White about how to get the Norton in to the NW200 (as a prototype it misses out on the Superbike rules AIUI).

Some sad gaps in the roster, but hopefully some new talent will push through.

On that subject, I hope McGuiness either comes good on the Norton or retires gracefully.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:08 pm

There's some young lads who really impressed last year, Davey Todd, Adam McLean and Dominic Herbertson. Derek McGee while not being as young(32) had a great year last year and he'll definitely be a threat in the lightweight race. As far as I'm aware, there's a seat still at Norton, one at Honda and two at TAS BMW still to be filled and possibly one at Padgetts depending on Bruce Anstey's well being and there's still a few riders yet to confirm anything like Lee Johnston for instance.

Regarding Michael Dunlop his Twitter feed became active again the other day posting a photo of himself in what I assume is a flying lesson(which is a bit of a shock as I remember him in an interview saying he is terrified of flying) and he posted another one selling MD Racing hoardings.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:59 pm

Michael Dunlop picked up an award posthumously awarded to his late brother William last night and said he has no plans for this year, hasn't sat on a bike since Skerries last July and has opened up a nightclub and taken up flying, said he's going to "sit down and think about what direction to go in"

It must be difficult being who he is sometimes as his surname is so celebrated, I get the impression he will race again simply because he is a Dunlop and he feels like he has to, I hope he makes the right decision for himself and not allow himself to be press-ganged into racing again because with 18 TT wins, 5 NW200 wins, 6 Ulster GP wins, 4 Southern 100 Solo titles, 2013 Scarborough Gold Cup winner and over 100 Irish National road race wins he has absolutely nothing to prove to anyone.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:54 pm

Michael Dunlop has signed for Tyco BMW, just announced on his official Facebook page.

David Johnson has been announced as the second official Honda rider alongside Hutchinson.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby Apical on Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:28 pm

I've just seen some info re; the TT & Michael Dunlop. Looks like M.D. is riding, wants to win the Senior and at least one superbike race.

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2019/0 ... confirmed/

They have got McPint on one Norton, Ian Hutchinson & David “Davo” Johnson on "factory" Hondas. Conor Cummins riding for Padgetts.
Also Peter Hickman, James Hillier & Dean Harrison confirmed.

Should be awesome. I hope the weather is as good as 2018, which was unbelievably fine & warm. Planning to be at Mugello this year.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Mon May 06, 2019 11:00 pm

There's a lot of talk going around on social media that Michael Dunlop has quit Tyco BMW, he was down to race at Oulton Park today as well and was a no show.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Thu May 09, 2019 12:38 pm

Turns out MD has damaged his wrist in testing not quit the team.

Chinese whispers eh
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Re: TT 2019

Postby Vmax666 on Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 am

Looking forward to this years tt
Hope HICKMAN and md have a good tt
Also hoping hutchy and mcpint have a good return with no injury
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Tue May 14, 2019 8:21 pm

Well North West 200 qualifying started today and Michael is in the top 5 in Superbike, Superstock and Supersport classes, 2nd in Superbike, 3rd in Stock and 5th in 600.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby bikermike on Fri May 17, 2019 10:20 am

Wins for Hickman, Johnston and (first Italian ever) Bonetti at the NW200
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 9:09 am

Made up for Bonetti, that's a fella who doesn't even have a sponsor, also for Lee Johnston too, he's had a lot of bad luck over the last few years with injuries.

I've always found the NW to be a bit of a crapshoot, you can get onto the straights in first place but due to the slipstream effect you can end up way back down the order by the end of it. Saying that though Seeley seemed to have had it nailed over the last 10 years or so. Saddened to hear that people cheered when Seeley went down though, I don't like to hear that at a grand prix track never mind a circuit made up of public roads.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 am

Also I'll be surprised if racing even goes ahead at the North West today looking at the weather.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 12:29 pm

It's ridiculous that they're trying to run this event today, the weather's crap, the TV helicopter can't even fly, just call it off and come back next year, rider off already, luckily unhurt.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 2:41 pm

NW200 boss Mervyn White must have done something wrong in a previous life, they've had a coolant spill, a helicopter hit some powerlines, they've had a power surge in the paddock and a telegraph pole caught fire. :shock:

They running a sighting lap now to see if they can race this afternoon, still wet but not as bad as it was.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 2:47 pm

Yep they're going to race the 600's, no standing water.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 2:59 pm

Red flag again, call it off ffs
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 3:26 pm

Seeley's bike blew up and dumped oil, the riders are saying despite the weather the grip levels around the rest of the track are very good but they're struggling with visibility, they do still have 4 and a half hours of the roads closed to fit some racing in but some of the riders like Glenn Irwin, Michael Dunlop, Dean Harrison John McGuinness and Ian Hutchinson aren't going out at all.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 4:31 pm

They got the 600 race in, I won't tell you who won though.

I'll be very surprised if any 1000cc machines get out in this weather though, possibly supertwins next.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 5:07 pm

Superbikes are out next, Dunlop, McGunness and Irwin are back out with Seeley, Rutter and Hillier. According to BBC Peter Hickman and Dean Harrison are packing up and going home. Best the conditions have been today.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 5:50 pm

Cracking little race that one
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 6:58 pm

Fair play to the organisers for sticking this out, just about to get the 4th race of the day to go. Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman haven't gone home as reported.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby AntG23985 on Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 pm

Called off the final race of the day, brilliant by the organisers in such challenging conditions to get 4 out of 5 races in today. No serious incidents either which is really good.
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Re: TT 2019

Postby bikermike on Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am

How did McGuinness get on in the end. Clearly he didn't win anything, but did he get out and blow the cobwebs off?
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