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He looks happy...
Manx Grand Prix
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The Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Isle of Man Government Department for Enterprise can confirm that they are currently conducting a collaborative root and branch review of the Manx
Grand Prix and Classic TT events.
The Manx Grand Prix has offered amateur riders the opportunity to compete on the famous TT Mountain Course for almost a hundred years, and is set to celebrate its centenary in 2023. Many
former Manx Grand Prix competitors have gone on to enjoy success at the TT and in world championships.
The Classic TT meanwhile has run since 2013, quickly establishing itself as the world’s premier road racing event for classic racing motorcycles, attracting a host of star riders and exotic
machinery since its inception.
The review will consider a number of factors linked to the successful delivery of the events including the organisational structure, operational resource and safety risk management, as well as scheduling, event duration, race classes, marketing and communications.
The review will also assess the impact that staging these events has on the local community. The Manx Motor Cycle Club and the Isle of Man Department for Enterprise are committed to delivering sustainable events that are viable in a post pandemic world. It is anticipated that if there are any changes made that would impact on the 2022 events, these will be communicated by the end of the current calendar year.
Peter Maddocks, Chairman of the Manx Motor Cycle Club:
“The world has changed and continues to change in light of the Covid-19 pandemic and we need to be prepared to adapt as we bring these events back in 2022 after a two-year hiatus to ensure
their future success and sustainability”.
Anyone wishing to contribute to this review may do so by visiting: https://bit.ly/MGP_CTT_Survey
Photo Credit Dave Kneen ManxphotosOnline
Hickey wins the BSB round at Cadwell Park.
The jump at Cadwell…he won both races.
Some more blokes at Cadwell...
Cadwell BSB: ‘Up and down weekend’ for McGuinness return
22.08.2021 | BSB Staff | BSB Support
John McGuinness made his return to Cadwell Park at the weekend for the first time since 2011 with round four of the Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup.
Although the Morecambe Missile took sixth place in the opening race of the Lincolnshire venue’s weekend, he had his first non-finish of the season when he retired from race two.
“It’s been a bit of an up and down weekend,” McGuinness admitted after race two, “but maybe that was to be expected with it being my first time here in a decade!
“It’s a great circuit to come to so it was good to be back although the conditions were ever-changing and that made it all that slightly more difficult.”
Having placed a strong fourth in Friday’s dry, free practice session, McGuinness was greeted by a damp track for Saturday morning’s qualifying session and the wet weather saw everyone’s pace reduced considerably. Indeed, the TT legend ended the short 20-minute session in ninth for the afternoon’s 10-lap race, where the weather was a lot more favourable.
That meant he lined up on the third row and a good start enabled him to move up two places at the completion of the opening lap. Pushed back to eighth by Elliott Pinson on the third lap, McGuinness was promoted back up the order to seventh a lap later when Luke Jones retired.
An off-track excursion for Pinson on the penultimate lap allowed the 23-times Isle of Man TT winner to gain another place with a solid sixth the outcome and 10 more championship points subsequently added to his tally.
It meant he started Sunday’s 12-lap race from the slightly more advanced position of seventh but the wet weather had returned and he unfortunately ran wide onto the grass at the first corner. It dropped him all the way down the order to 25th but although he worked his way back to 19th, he was forced to retire at two-thirds race distance.
“I felt good in both the wet and dry but, as I’ve said before, I need to be more aggressive in the opening couple of laps,” the Blue Earth Construction rider explained.
“The gaps open up a bit in the early stages and although I can always see the guys fighting for the podium ahead of me, I’m not able to reel them in. If I could get away with them, I’d be able to stay with them,” he confirmed.
“I was conscious of that in race two and made a good start but it was tight going into Coppice and I had to pick the bike up and take to the grass. Once there, I was a passenger as it was so wet and the race went downhill from there.
“It’s a shame to have our first DNF of the season but we’ll look to bounce back at the next round.”
Hickey at Cadwell.
Oh to be there again
Dunlop Road Racing
2021 August 27/29~Ireland, Mondello Park
Dunlop Masters Superbike Championship
Yes, not bike related....but these trains are fantastic. Get a ride on one next time you are at the IoM
The TT website has been tarted up - well worth a look: