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Smile Isle of Man TT 2008 Coverage

This was a free link from TT forum:

These photos were taken at Braddon Bridge

http://photos.tt-2007.com/v/TT/album/album/album_001


Also check out the main page, has a great shot of a HM Plant Honda getting some air. http://photos.tt-2007.com/v/TT/

I will add more things as they show up across the next fortnight of Practice, Qualifiying and Racing


Circuit Guide for Competitors and Spectators




Competitor Guide Sections
Spectator Guide Sections
You can download the 2008 TT Spectator Guide in PDF format.





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TT 2008 Race Calendar 24th May - 7th June

Practice Week Race Week Practices and Races are subject to change in the event of bad weather. Always check on the day.


The times shown are when the first machine is due to leave the TT Grandstand.
During Practice Week roads will close 20 minutes before the first machine leaves.
During Race Week, with the exception of Friday June 6, roads will close 45 minutes before the first machine leaves.
The Mountain Road between Ramsey Hairpin and the Creg-ny-Baa will close one hour and 20 minutes before the start of each practice session and one hour 15 minutes before each race session.
On Friday June 6 the Mountain section will close at 9.30am and the rest of the course at 10am.


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Cool Blustery first timed practice session on Monday

Very blustery conditions met competitors as they took to the track for the first timed practice session of the 2008 Isle of Man TT on Monday evening.

As they headed out they were warned of very strong winds around the 37.73-mile Mountain Course.
The first pair out, 10 minutes later than expected were Guy Martin and Aussie Cameron Donald, followed by James McBride and Gary Carswell.
Next away were Ryan Farquhar and Manxman Conor Cummins.
Martin was first to complete a lap, with a time of 18m 08.22s, equal to 124.816mph, as he pulled into the pits.
Cameron Donald went through for a second lap after covering his first in 18m 10.88s, an average speed of 124.513mph.
What proved to be a hectic session, with riders trying out their various machines throughout, concluded at 7.50pm, just after 13-times TT winner John McGuinness had set off on his Superbike, having just completed a lap at 122.606mph on the Supersport Padgett Honda.
Fastest of the Superbikes was Martin, who lapped at 126.020mph, in a time of 17m 57.83s, towards the end of the session.
Kiwi Bruce Anstey headed the Superstock times with a lap of 17m 58.46s, an average speed of 125.946mph, while McGuinness topped the Supersport class at an average speed of 122.606mph, in a time of 18m 27.84s.
The Sidecar competitors were also warned about the windy conditions as they waited for their first timed session.
The session was delayed after a serious incident at Gorse Lea, which led to a rider being airlifted to Noble’s Hospital.
Newcomers Mark and David Brown set off on a controlled lap behind the Travelling Marshal and, after a short period to allow them to get to Sulby, it was Nick Crowe and Mark Cox who got the ‘regulars’ underway, followed by Dave Molyneux and Daniel Sayle.
They were followed by John Holden and Andrew Winkle, then ex-world champion Klaus Klaffenbock with Christian Parser in the chair.
Quickest of the Sidecars was the outfit of Crowe and Cox with a lap of 20m 03.61s, at an average speed of 112.851mph.
World Sidecar Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance put in a lap of 21m 49.59s to record a speed of 103.718mph on their first timed lap of the Mountain Course.


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Smile Damp conditions for Tuesday's practice session

An hour before roads were set to close for Tuesday evening’s scheduled practice session - the second timed session of the 2008 Isle of Man TT - conditions were looking dismal.
With drizzle falling, overcast skies and the possibility of low cloud over the Mountain section of the world-famous TT course, it was uncertain whether the planned session would go ahead.
Rain stopped 25 minutes before the road closure, but there was still mist to contend with - albeit with reports the low-lying cloud was lifting.
With the session start approaching just one solo machine had appeared for scrutineering, a number of riders having already decided to take the night off because of the weather.
After the roads closed at 6pm, the Travelling Marshal set off for an inspection lap before a decision was taken on what would happen with the session.
By 6.30pm only a handful of solo machines had been through the technical check-in and Gary Johnson, whose machine had been brought to scrutineering, had decided against going out.
It was announced the solos would go out at 7pm for a single lap, then the sidecar outfits would be able to take to the track at 7.45pm.
Andy Laidlow’s outfit was the first sidecar to appear in the pit lane.
The depleted field of solos, missing stars like John McGuinness, left the TT Grandstand in Douglas promptly at 7pm.
Bud Jackson was the first of just six to set off, including the final 2008 newcomer who was having his first closed roads experience of the circuit behind experienced competitor John Barton.
At the Unisys speed trap in Sulby Dave Madsen-Mygdal reached 127.3mph, but the figures was raised to 134.5mph by Greg Lambert.
All six of the solo competitors arrived back at the Grandstand safely after their single circuit, with Jackson taking 26m 56.06s to complete his lap, an average speed of 87.290mph.
The first of the sidecars to leave was the outfit of Roy Hanks and Dave Wells, which was followed by reigning World Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance.
Hanks and Wels were first back and pulled in having done the lap at 88.748mph despite picking up a puncture on the way.
Reeves and Farrance lapped at an average speed of 89.6mph, and continued for a second circuit. This time the pair raised the average speed to 94.006mph.
Keith Walter and Alun Thomas also burst through the 90mph-plus mark, recording a flying lap at an average speed of 93.359mph.
After changing the punctured tyre, Hanks and Well went out for a second lap, which was completed at an average of 93.252mph.
The next practice session is schedule for Wednesday evening, but the weather forecast suggests conditions may, once again, be far from ideal.
Meanwhile, some users of the subscription service TT Live! experienced some problems during Tuesday evening’s session.
The service had suffered significant problems during Monday’s practice and the team behind TT Live! worked throughout the day to rectify the issues.
A spokesman said that work had improved the situation, but users were hit by further problems on Tuesday which were beyond the control of the TT Live! team.
The spokesman said:
'Following the problems of last night, we can assure you we had a serious and detailed look at how we could address a number of issues that occurred which were both inside and outside of our control.’
'We believe the service tonight was much improved. Unfortunately, the system is a complex one, which involves more than Duke Marketing, who are responsible for the running of the iomtt.com site.’
‘Tonight, we were unfortunate enough to experience issues with the communications from our supplier which were beyond our control. This includes a faulty timing loop at Ramsey Hairpin and a delay in receiving data from the TT Grandstand.’
‘I hope you can appreciate that we are very keen to address users’ concerns with regards our service level, but cannot directly affect issues beyond our immediate systems.’

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Despite persistent rain and low cloud covering the Isle of Man during Tuesday, the evening’s practice went session ahead, but such were the conditions only six solo riders ventured out on to the circuit.

The rain that had been falling during the day finally stopped and the cloud lifted sufficiently on the Mountain for the practice to commence at 7pm, but none of the top 30 riders left the confines of their awnings or motorhomes so it was left to veteran campaigners Alan ‘Bud’ Jackson and David Madsen-Mygdal to set off down Glencrutchery Road first.
They were followed by Antonio Maeso, James Edmeades, who was having his first lap of the TT08 festival having competed in the KTM Super Duke Series at Donington Park on Bank Holiday Monday, John Barton and Alessio Corradi. For the latterly named, it was certainly a baptism of fire as the Italian newcomer got his first taste of the Mountain Circuit on a closed road.

The severity of the conditions could be seen in the lap times and it was Madsen-Mygdal who had the honour of topping the timesheets at 87.25mph, some 27mph down on his best lap the previous evening!
He was followed by Jackson (84.30), Edmeades (82.49), Corradi (79.97), Barton (79.92) and Maeso (76.16) with all six riders limited to just one lap.
Having had their session truncated by James McBride’s unfortunate accident the evening before, the F2 sidecars were given a full, hour-long session and, unlike their solo counterparts, a vastly higher proportion of crews took to the line with almost 40 outfits taking part in the session.
Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance utilized the session to its fullest, getting in a full quota of three laps, thus increasing their knowledge further and the reigning World Champions ended up second on the night with a speed of 94.00mph. Steve Coombes and Gary Partridge also put in three laps of the course and they were fastest at 95.11mph.
Roy Hanks and Dave Wells were first to complete a lap, but a combination of the weather and a puncture kept their speed down to 88.74mph. They eventually went back out to slot into fifth place overall on 93.25mph, just behind Phil Dongworth/Stu Castles (93.87) and Keith Walters/Alun Thomas (93.59).

Nick Crowe and Steve Norbury had very sedate outings, lapping at 82.89mph and 73.89mph respectively, whilst, like Monday evening, a number of the crews encountered problems during the course of the session with Peter Farrelly/Jason Miller, Mike Roscher/Michael Hildebrand and Wal Saunders/Eddy Kiff all being reported as having stopped out on the course.

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Sidecar TT
Tues, 27th May Practice
PRACTICE
FASTEST LAPS
Pos No. Rider Machine/Entrant Lap Lap Time Speed
1 33 Steven Coombes/Gary Partridge 2003 Ireson Honda 600cc / Team Dave Hudspeth Carpets 3 23 48.04 95.115
2 17 Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance* 2008 LCR Suzuki 600cc / Gunther Reuschling-Eastern Airways 2 24 04.88 94.006
Motorsport
3 11 Phil Dongworth/Stuart Castles 2007 Ireson Honda 600cc 3 24 06.84 93.879
4 54 Keith Walters/Alun Thomas 2008 Ireson Honda 600cc 2 24 14.90 93.359
5 8 Roy Hanks/Dave Wells 2008 DMR Suzuki 600cc / Rose Hanks 2 24 16.57 93.252
6 18 Greg Lambert/Sally Wilson 2008 DMR Honda 600cc 1 24 46.81 91.356
7 6 Simon Neary/Jamie Winn 2007 Baker Suzuki 600cc / NEARY RACING 1 25 09.64 89.974
8 16 Kenny Howles/Doug Jewell 2007 MR Equipe Suzuki 600cc / Bosiol R Racing 2 25 12.19 89.822
9 10 Conrad Harrison/Kerry Williams 2002 Shelbourne Honda 600cc / Printing Roller Services 1 25 14.00 89.714
10 36 Mark Brown/David Brown* 2003 Ireson Honda 600cc 1 25 45.62 87.879
11 32 Howard Baker/Mike Killingsworth 2005 Shelbourne Honda 600cc / D & J Bikespares, Lincoln 2 26 05.85 86.744
12 9 Andy Laidlow/Martin Hull 2008 LCR Suzuki 600cc / Double "M" Racing 1 26 44.79 84.639
13 19 Douglas Wright/Stuart Bond 2006 Shellbourne Honda 600cc / Eddy Wright Motorcycles Ltd 1 26 51.88 84.267
14 23 Dave Wallis/Phil Iremonger 2008 LCR Honda 600cc / Petpals 1 27 08.22 83.421
15 4 Klaus Klaffenbock/Christian Parzer 2007 LCR Honda 600cc / Padgetts Manx Gas Racing 1 27 09.01 83.381
16 2 Nick Crowe/Mark Cox 2008 LCR Honda 600cc / A J GROUNDWORKS 1 27 18.54 82.896
17 28 Tony Thirkell/Nigel Barlow 2005 MR Equipe Honda 600cc / MERLIN SIDECARS 1 27 54.79 81.102
18 50 Jean-Louis Hergott/Christophe
Darras
2006 MR Equipe Suzuki 600cc 2 27 57.78 80.957
19 37 Dylan Lynch/Aaron Galligan 2007 LCR Yamaha 600cc 1 28 10.26 80.359
20 53 Andy King/Steven Pooley 2007 Ireson Honda 600cc 1 28 13.64 80.199
21 30 Nev Jones/Steve Gaunt 2007 LCR Kawasaki 600cc 1 28 39.06 79.013
22 48 Wayne Lockey/Mark Howard 2000 Ireson Yamaha 600cc 1 28 51.67 78.438
23 40 John Saunders/Loic Ansquer 2004 MR Equipe Suzuki 600cc / Stapleton Tyre Services 1 29 09.31 77.647
24 45 Matthew Sayle/Tony Palacio 2007 Windle Suzuki 600cc 1 29 14.76 77.406
25 60 Camiel Mellegers/Simone van
Berckel*
2005 Windle Suzuki 600cc 2 29 39.92 76.311
26 55 Robert Handcock/Mathew Buckley 1997 Baker Yamaha 600cc 1 29 51.13 75.834
27 52 Brian Alflatt/Herve Chenu 2004 Baker Suzuki 600cc 2 29 53.69 75.725
28 29 Neil Kelly/Jason O'Connor 1998 Ireson Honda 600cc 1 30 15.98 74.796
29 5 Steve Norbury/Rick Long 2007 Shelbourne Yamaha 600cc / LOCKSIDE ENGINEERING 1 30 38.24 73.890
30 58 Michael Lines/Mike Aylott* 2005 Shelbourne Honda 600cc 1 33 03.27 68.487
31 38 Peter Farrelly/Jason Miller 2008 MR Equipe Suzuki 600cc 1 40 05.06 56.476
32 35 Mike Roscher/Michael Hildebrand 1998 DMR Honda 600cc 1 44 59.84 50.310


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Monday evening’s practice session was held in dry, bright conditions, but with strong winds all over the Island, caution still had to be exercised by all of the competitors with the 32nd milestone, in particular, being singled out as an area to watch.

Just like Saturday, it was Guy Martin and Cameron Donald who led the field away on their Superbikes and James McBride and Carl Rennie, Ryan Farquhar and Conor Cummins, and Adrian Archibald and Bruce Anstey followed them in quick succession.
All were Superbike mounted with the exception of Cummins who opted for his Supersport machine whilst Keith Amor and Chris Palmer also took out their 600cc mounts.
One man who was having problems was Ian Hutchinson, and his R6 Yamaha caught fire in the holding area before the session had even begun. The Bingley rider was clearly unsettled, but he eventually went out although he was again out of luck, pulling off the course at the Cronk y Voddy and making his way back to the Grandstand.
He went out on his Superstock bike whilst his teammate Steve Plater also had problems although he did make it to Cronk ny Mona before the gremlins struck.
The first man back at the Grandstand was again Martin and with a lap of 124.81mph he had opened up a small gap over Donald who wasn’t far behind at 124.51mph. Anstey and Archibald also completed their lap in close formation lapping at 124.57mph and 124.35mph respectively whilst John McGuinness took his Padgett’s Honda around at 124.26mph.
Martin pulled in to jump on his 600cc Honda but only got as far as the end of pit lane when he encountered problems and a quick change saw him out on his Superstock machine.

The lap speeds increased on the second lap and it was McGuinness who upped the ante lapping at 125.96mph but it was close at the top with Archibald (125.86), Donald (125.82) and Anstey (125.77) only fractions behind whilst Ryan Farquhar posted an impressive lap of 125.35mph, not too far off his best ever lap around the Mountain Course.
Dan Stewart, Gary Johnson and Ian Lougher lapped above 123mph on their Superbikes whilst Les Shand put in a lap of 121.37mph on his Superstock Yamaha.
With conditions good, the riders were keen to get in as many laps as possible on all of their machines and McGuinness set the fastest Supersport lap of the evening at 122.30mph ahead of Cummins (121.49mph), Hutchinson (120.36) and Stewart (119.95). Swedish rider Mats Nilsson looked fast at 119.82mph whilst Plater was also looking strong on the AIM R6 Yamaha with a speed of 119.78mph.
In the Superstock class it was that man Anstey again who went to the top of the tree with a speed of 125.94mph, faster than his earlier Superbike time, whilst Martin was again going well at 124.08mph. Donald was third at 123.29mph with James McBride in fourth at 122.12.
However, the Kettering man was involved in a high-speed incident at Gorse Lea in the final minutes of the session. He was taken to Nobles Hospital and is described as having major fractures.
Angelo Conti was described as having a leg injury after an incident at the 33rd.
With riders clearly held up by the incident, the majority of positions remained the same but Martin had been ahead on the road and he went to the top of the Superbike class with a final lap of 126.02mph.
Meanwhile, the two newcomers, James Hillier and Jamie Robinson, were steadily improving lapping at 110.29mph and 109.06mph respectively.
With McBride’s accident having occurred, there was obviously debris to be cleared and, subsequently, the F2 sidecars lost half of their session, eventually getting underway at just after 8.25pm.
Nick Crowe and Mark Cox again set the pace at 112.85mph on their LCR Honda whilst the Suzuki powered outfit of John Holden and Andy Winkle wasn’t too far behind at 111mph. Klaus Klaffenbock and Christina Parzer again looked strong at 109.13mph just ahead of Simon Neary/Jamie Winn (108.83) and Phil Dongworth/Stu Castles (108.05).
Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance, meanwhile, showed their world championship class with a lap of 103.71mph to clearly mark them as one to watch and fellow newcomers Mark and David Brown were also impressive at 100.87mph.
Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle encountered a few problems and could only post a lap of 107.52mph whilst Steve Norbury and Rick Long also circulated relatively slowly at 101.03mph.
With the 30-minute delay, the chairs were only able to manage one lap and they will be hoping the fine weather remains for tomorrow evening’s session.

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Unhappy Wednesday practice cancelled

The practice session planned for Wednesday evening at the Isle of Man TT has been cancelled.
Organisers confirmed the session, due to start at 6.20pm, would not go ahead due to bad weather conditions. The announcement was made at 1.30pm.
Tuesday’s practice session was disrupted by rain, standing water and low-lying cloud and saw just six solos go out for a single lap of the world-famous Mountain Circuit. The sidecar outfits followed out the solos.
Further practices are scheduled for Thursday and Friday evenings, with the first races of the 2008 TT taking place on Saturday.
Meanwhile, subscribers to the TT Live! Gold service can now watch fantastic videos from the pitlane and paddock at the Isle of Man TT.
Three videos, with a combined running time of more than 18 minutes, have been posted so far, bringing fans interviews with the stars during the practice sessions held on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
Among the highlights is newcomer Jamie Robinson talking about his first experience of the TT circuit, 13-times winner John McGuinness revealing what it’s like to be the man everyone wants to beat and Relentless by TAS Suzuki star Cameron Donald chatting about his return to the TT after an injury-enforced absence from the Centenary event.
You can also hear from Ian Hutchinson about his hopes for this year with the AIM Yamaha, and whether he can add to the maiden TT win he took in 2007. His teammate Steve Plater, fresh from three victories at the North West 200, reveals why he decided to have another go at the TT and his ambitions for 2008.
TT-winner Ryan Farquhar discusses his split from the McAdoo team on the eve of the festival, what he thinks he can do with the Harker Racing Kawasakis and what the future might hold.
Plus, the always colourful Guy Martin talks about why he didn’t bother with Tuesday’s wet practice session and his hopes for TT2008.
TT Live! gives subscribers access to Manx Radio TT’s practice and race commentary, live timing, speed trap data, as-it-happens news, trivia and webcams at the TT Grandstand. The TT Live! Gold service gives subscribers all that plus access to video footage of leading riders being interviewed and, during Race Week, highlights of each race day
To subscribe visit the TT Live! page. If you are having problems with your TT Live! subscription, email [email protected]

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Dunlop to replace McBride at Phase One



Michael Dunlop, who made a last minute decision to the Isle of Man TT on Tuesday, will race in the Superbike and Senior TT races it has been confirmed.
The 20-year-old will replace James McBride in the Team Phase One team for the races. McBride was injured in a practice session earlier in the week.
Dunlop had previously announced he would not attend the TT following the tragic loss of his TT-winning father Robert Dunlop, who died in a practice accident at the North West 200.
Just two days after his dad’s tragic death, Dunlop rode to an emotional victory in the 250cc race at the North West, but his future in road racing was thrown into doubt when brother William reportedly said the pair were considering quitting the roads.
However, a last minute change of heart saw Michael Dunlop load his 600cc Yamaha R6 into his van and head to the Isle of Man.
After McBride suffered fractures in a high speed crash during Monday evening’s practice session, Phase One Team Manager Russell Benney contacted the organisers to try and find a replacement to ride the Yamaha R1.
Dunlop’s name was one of those mentioned, and, not long after he had arrived in the Island, an agreement was reached to enable him to line up for the three-times World Endurance Championship-winning team.
In addition to riding for Phase One in Superbike and Senior TT races, Dunlop will also campaign his own 600cc Yamaha in the two Supersport races.
He also plans to compete in the 125cc Ultra Lightweight and 250cc Lightweight TT races at Billown on June 7.

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Thumbs up Martin and Moly top Thursday's times

Despite a slight delay to the start of Thursday evening’s practice session at the 2008 Isle of Man TT, the competitors took full advantage of the good conditions.
After limited running on Tuesday due to poor conditions and the cancellation of Wednesday’s scheduled session, fingers had been crossed for Thursday’s session to go ahead.
And the wishes of fans and teams were answered by the sun beaming down on the Isle of Man all day.
Although roads closed on time, there was a short delay while medical crews dealt with a traffic accident involving a member of the public in Union Mills.
But at 6.40pm the penultimate session of practice week burst into life as Ryan Farquhar and Cameron Donald took to the track.
Next out were Keith Amor and Guy Martin, followed by Adrian Archibald and Gary Carswell.
Davy Morgan managed to get as far as the end of the pit lane before deciding to return to the paddock to make adjustments.
Hydrex Bike Animal Honda’s Martin was first to reach Glen Helen, covering the distance in just 4m 32.65s, an average speed of 128.073mph.
As both Martin and Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Bruce Anstey clocked more than 186mph through the Unisys speed trap in Sulby, Morgan was getting ready to leave the Grandstand having swapped his Supersport mount for the Superstock machine.
As expected, Martin was the first to complete a lap, beating the time he set on Monday with a 17m 57.37s, an average speed of 126.191mph.
As Martin started his second lap, Anstey, Donald and Archibald were next to arrive back at the Grandstand.
At the end of a second lap, Martin had increased his average speed to 127.080mph. Then he pulled into the paddock to swap his Superbike for the Superstock machine.
John McGuinness, the 13-times TT winner, finally got his Padgett’s Honda Superbike up to speed after three laps, clocking an average 126.696mph speed.
Michael Dunlop made his 2008 TT debut on the Phase One Yamaha R1 he is taking over from the injured James McBride. After earlier saying he may miss the TT following the tragic death of his TT-winning father Robert at the North West 200, Michael decided to travel to the Isle of Man on Tuesday with his own machine and has since agreed to take over McBride’s place in the Phase One team.
However, his first practice session was interrupted by machine problems.
The outfit of 13-times TT winner Dave Molyneux and passenger Dan Sayle led the sidecars out for their practice session, followed by outright lap record holder Nick Crowe.
Moly and Sayle were by far the fastest of the evening, topping the times with a lap at a stunning 115.067mph average speed.
World Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance, making their TT debut this year, recorded a fastest lap of 107.569mph.
The chequered flag fell at 8.50pm.

A full report, complete results and pictures from Thursday's practice session follows.
The final session of the 2008 TT practice week is schedule for Friday evening. The Mountain section is due to close at 5pm, with the rest of the roads due to close at 6pm and the first machine scheduled to leave the TT Grandstand in Douglas at about 6.20pm


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Thumbs up Perfect practice conditions see leading contenders post fast times



After two days of miserable weather, the sunshine returned to the Isle of Man and Thursday evening’s practice session was held in almost perfect conditions. A few damp patches remained under the trees after two days of rain and riders were also warned off mist in the Waterworks section. However, it was a civilian incident in the Ballaugh area that prevented the action getting underway on time and it was 6.41pm when the first riders blasted off the line, Ryan Farquhar and Cameron Donald leading the field away.
As per Monday evening, the majority of riders were Superbike mounted with Farquhar being the main exception on his 600cc Kawasaki and it was again Guy Martin who completed the first lap at a speed of 126.191mph. The Suzuki pairing of Bruce Anstey and Adrian Archibald were both over 125mph whilst John McGuinness, who had made a number of changes to the Padgett’s Honda Fireblade, was down the order at 121.58mph. Dan Stewart again impressed at 123.95mph on his Superstock machine with Ian Hutchinson, Carl Rennie, Gary Johnson and Ian Lougher also lapping above 122mph.
Second time around and the speeds increased with Martin upping his pace to 127.08mph, Anstey 126.47mph and Donald 126.07mph.
Meanwhile, Farquhar was setting the pace in the 600’s at 122.03mph with impressive Swede Mats Nilsson posting his first ever 120mph lap at 120.09mph.
The pits were a hive of activity with riders frequently calling in to either make changes or swap machines but a number of riders were out of luck on the circuit with Michael Dunlop, Tim Poole and Paul Hunt all reported as having stopped. Davy Morgan only got as far as the end of pit lane before problems struck and he had to make a quick switch to his Superstock machine in order to get his session started.
McGuinness did three laps on his Superbike as he sought to get the set up more to his liking and he set a lap of 126.69mph on his final lap to slot into second overall behind Martin. One of the stars of the evening though was Farquhar who took his Superstock machine around at 126.65mph, comfortably quicker than his personal best of 125.74mph set back in 2005. Anstey’s earlier lap saw him finish 4th on the leaderboard with Hutchinson (126.29mph) also making strides forward with the R1 Yamaha.
Farquhar’s lap saw him top the Superstock class by a considerable margin ahead of Martin (124.59), Stewart (123.59), Archibald (122.99), Johnson (122.98) and Conor Cummins (122.47).

In the Supersport class, a final lap of 122.65mph saw Anstey top the timesheets and he led the way from Farquhar (122.03), Plater (121.84), Keith Amor (121.62), Donald (120.85) and Ian Lougher (120.09). Meanwhile, the two newcomers were again impressing greatly with Jamie Robinson upping his speeds to 114.39mph and James Hillier only fractions behind at 114.26mph.
After their wet session on Tuesday evening, the F2 Sidecars finally got a decent run and the 55-minute session saw all crews take advantage of the good conditions with some fast laps being posted. Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle look to have firmly got to grips with their Suzuki powered outfit and after an opening lap of 114.95mph, they went slightly quicker second time around at 115.06mph.
Nick Crowe and Mark Cox also put in two laps but it was their opening speed of 112.94mph that saw them end up in second with Klaus Klaffenbock and Christian Parzer one place back at 111.46mph. John Holden/Andy Winkle (111.07mph), Steve Norbury/Rick Long (109.90) and Phil Dongworth/Stu Castles (109.64) completed the top six whilst Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance lapped at a brilliant 107.95mph on their third lap to end the session in 9th.
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Talking YEAH BABBBBBEEEEEEE ===>>>Foggy to ride Desmosedici RR



It has been revealed TT winner and four times World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty will ride the awesome Desmosedici RR in the special parade marking the 50th anniversary of Ducati’s first Isle of Man TT appearance.
The parade, featuring an incredible line up of famous faces, will take to the TT Mountain Circuit next Friday, Senior Race Day.
Foggy will ride alongside the likes of Sammy Miller, Paul Smart, Alan Cathcart, Tony Rutter, Trevor Nation, Jamie Whitham, Ian Simpson and Dave Hailwood, son of Mike ‘the Bike’Hailwood – whose glorious return to the TT was exactly 30 years ago.
The RR Foggy will ride is a road-going replica of the Ducati Corse Grand Prix racing Desmosedici GP6 and has been loaned by Winchester Ducati dealer Moto Rapido.
The 200hp Desmosedici, owned by Steve Moore of Moto Rapido, is only one of a handful currently in the country.
Despite its exclusivity – one of only 175 expected in the UK – and its price tag of £40,000, ‘Wilf’, as he’s also known, regularly commutes to work on this MotoGP replica.
However, on June 6 the Desmosedici RR will be transferred from Winchester motorcycle dealer more used to a commute along the M3 to a former World Champion and TT hero!
Fogarty will be riding the’ RR’ around the famous 37 ¾ mile mountain course in front of thousands of fans ahead of the TT’s blue riband Senior Race.
The parade lap will start from the famous start /finish line in front of the TT Grandstand in Glencrutchery Road, Douglas, at 10.45am.
A collection of important Ducati motorcycles is on display at the Grandstand throughout Race week as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Smile Action packed finale to Practice Week expected

Although the sun isn’t shining as brightly as on Thursday evening, conditions around the Isle of Man TT circuit are looking good and the final session of the 2008 Practice Week is scheduled to go ahead as planned.
There is some evidence of low-lying cloud around the Isle of Man, which may cause problems later, but it’s hoped the session will remain clear.
Friday evening is the last chance for competitors to prepare before the first races of the 2008 TT, the Dainese Superbike TT and Sure Mobile Sidecar TT Race One – both due to take place on Saturday.
The Mountain section of the course closed at 5pm, with roads around the rest of the circuit due to close at 6pm. The first solo machine is expected to leave the TT Grandstand in Douglas at about 6.20pm.
After the solo machines have completed their session, the sidecars are due out.
Friday’s practice session will be an important one for many, with some teams playing catch-up after bad weather interrupted Tuesday evening’s session and led to the cancellation of the session planned for Wednesday evening.
On Friday afternoon there were problems for the Isle of Man’s telecommunications network, causing issues for mobile phone users and subscribers to the TT Live! service, who experienced interruptions to the Manx Radio TT feed.
Manx Telecom is reported to have identified a problem and carried out work to restore a limited service. The full service is being restored in a controlled manner and the situation monitored by engineers, according to reports.
You can follow the action from Friday evening’s practice session as it happens with TT Live!
The service gives subscribers access to Manx Radio TT’s practice and race commentary, live timing, speed trap data and as-it-happens news.
Or you could sign up for the TT Live! Gold service, which gives subscribers all that plus access to video footage of leading riders being interviewed, webcams at the TT Grandstand, live TT trivia and, during Race Week, video highlights of each race day.
To find out more visit the TT Live! page. If you have subscribed and experience any problems please email [email protected]

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Talking McGuinness tops Practice Week times

After a sunny day in the Isle of Man competitors preparing for their final full practice session at the 2008 TT were greeted by overcast conditions and a slight breeze.
At about 6.30pm, after a short delay, the solos left the TT Grandstand in Douglas for their first lap of the day.
Once again Guy Martin, on the Hydrex Bike Animal Honda Superbike, was among the first to go out and roared through the Unisys speed trap in Sulby at 187.5mph. However, that was eclipsed by Kiwi Bruce Anstey on the Relentless by TAS Suzuki Superbike, who touched 190mph on Sulby straight.
Adrian Archibald suffered some early problems, pulling off at Glen Helen to make adjustments.
He would later manage a best average speed of 126.018mph on his Suzuki Superbike.
Martin completed his first lap in 17m 47.87s, an average speed of 127.195mph. However, just moments later 13-times TT winner John McGuinness - whose lap hadn’t looked sensational ­– blasted past with an average speed of 127.383mph on the Padgett’s Honda Superbike.
After what appeared to have been a troubled practice week for the fastest man around the TT course, it looks like McGuinness has got the machine sorted ahead of Saturday Dainese Superbike TT Race.
With the fastest lap of the week so far under his belt, McGuinness carried on for a second circuit – and was obviously very happy with the bike.
He completed the sector between the Grandstand and Glen Helen seven seconds quicker than he on the first lap, and managed 190.6mph at the Unisys speed trap in Sulby.
Martin had also carried on for another go and raised the bar to 127.77mph on his second lap.
But McGuinness stamped his authority on the session with an average speed of 128.611mph, the speed which will stand as the fatest of the 2008 Practice Week.
Relentless by TAS Suzuki rider Cameron Donald showed he is a man to watch at the 2008 TT with a 128.488mph average speed lap, his fastest ever on the Mountain circuit.
Michael Dunlop on the Supersport R6 Yamaha lapped at 116.938mph, while McGuinness managed a 126.566mph lap on the Padgett’s Honda Superstock machine.
With sidecar crews gathering in the pitlane, the chequered flag was shown to the solos at 7.55pm.
Once again, it was the outfit of outright lap record holder Nick Crowe who got the sidecar practice under way, followed by John Holden, Steve Norbury and Klaus Klaffenbock.
Crowe and passenger Mark Cox completed their first lap at an average speed of 113.207mph. Holden and Andrew Winkle went through with a 112.067mph lap and the outfit of Norbury and Rick Long averaged 109.829mph.
They all continued for a second lap, while Klaffi and Christian Parser pulled in at the end of their 107.907mph lap.
World Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance, at the end of their first Isle of Man TT practice week, completed their opening lap at 107.255mph.
Crowe and Cox set the fastest lap of the week on their second circuit, with an average speed of 115.534mph, and pulled in.
Holden and Winkle followed them in after lapping at 113.117mph. Norbury and Long were next to finish their second lap, at an average speed of 110.785mph.
Reeves and Farrance improved again, with a lap at 110.263mph, and continued for a third lap.
Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle did go out in the Suzuki-powered outfit, but concentrated on race preparations.
At 8.50pm the chequered flag was shown, bringing to a close Practice Week of TT 2008.
Now all eyes are on the first race, the Dainese Superbike TT, which is due to start at midday on Saturday. That will be followed by the Sure Mobile Sidecar TT race one.

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The final practice session for the 2008 Isle of Man TT Races was held in perfect conditions and, after its almost expected delay, this time ten minutes, the flag dropped at 6.30pm. Riders were warned of damp patches through Quarry Bends although the majority later reported that all was well whilst flies were again causing their own unique problems for riders’ visibility.

Guy Martin’s Hydrex Bike Animal Honda team had him well to the fore once more and he set off first alongside Keith Amor with Gary Carswell, Carl Rennie, Ryan Farquhar and Steve Plater following them in quick succession. Farquhar was the only leading contender to go out on his 600 first of all whilst Plater was hoping to have cured his handling issues that had affected him the night before. John McGuinness was the 12th man away and had made a number of changes to the front end of his machine having also had some stability issues on Thursday.

Martin’s opening lap of 127.195mph saw him briefly fastest before McGuinness flashed across the line about a minute later at 127.383mph. Ian Hutchinson was also running well at 126.959mph with Conor Cummins, Bruce Anstey, Cameron Donald, Ian Lougher and Dan Stewart all going above 124mph. Second time around though the speeds increased and the changes that McGuinness had made were clearly to his liking as he went fastest at 128.61mph. Donald was right on his exhaust pipes as they completed the lap and he went second at 128.44mph with teammate Anstey in third at 127.82mph. Martin also went quicker, at 127.77mph, but was ultimately shuffled back to fourth.

Adrian Archibald, who had to stop on his opening lap to make adjustments, put in a late charge to go sixth with a lap of 126.33mph whilst Gary Johnson was also impressing at 125.61mph. Plater’s opening lap was 117.43mph and he only got as far as Kirk Michael on his second lap before pulling off the course. He got back to the paddock in time to take his Superstock machine out for a lap.

Fast laps were also the order of the day in the Superstock class and it was that man McGuinness who again set the pace despite only having done one lap on the machine prior to this evening. He put in two 125mph+ laps to go fastest on the night at 126.56mph. Anstey and Donald were almost inseparable at 125.77 and 125.71 with Johnson, only in his second year on the Island, in top form at 125.02mph. Carl Rennie and Les Shand completed the top six with speeds of 124.51mph and 124.24mph respectively, the two privateers both riding strongly.

As a result of all the big bike activity, most riders only put in one lap on their 600cc machine but it was Farquhar, with only two bikes to concentrate on, who utilized the time to his advantage with a lap of 122.91mph. Anstey squeezed a final lap in to go second at 122.87mph with McGuinness and Martin doing the same at 121.51 and 121.45, the latter named finally getting a good run on the middleweight machine. Archibald and Johnson rounded out the top six at 121.18 and 121.13 whilst privateer Les Shand was impressive at 120.96mph. James Hillier and Jamie Robinson again made good progress upping their speeds to 116.43 and 115.58 respectively.

The F2 Sidecars again had a good, full session and, on the eve of their first race, a number of the drivers used the time to run in their race engines in preparation for the first 3-lap race. Dave Molyneux and Klaus Klaffenbock were two such drivers and this could be seen in their relatively slow lap speeds of 13mph and 107mph.

Nick Crowe and Mark Cox put in two flying laps to go fastest for the week at 115.53 whilst John Holden and Andy Winkle were also going well at 113.11mph. They were followed by Simon Neary/Jamie Winn (111.22), Steve Norbury/Rick Long (110.78) and Dougie Wright/Stuart Bond (110.19), the last named putting in his first ever 110mph+ lap.

However, the talk of the night was again reigning World Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance who showed their class with a brilliant lap of 110.36mph to go fifth fastest and they must surely have a great chance of stepping on to the podium.

Les Shand was involved in an incident at Sulby Bridge but was seen by a travelling marshal and reported no serious injury.

With good weather forecast for the next five days, all is set for some terrific racing and the action kicks off at 12.00pm tomorrow with the 6-lap Dainese Superbike race. This is followed at 3.15pm with the 3-lap Sure Mobile F2 Sidecar race.

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Superbikes All Sessions
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Superstock All Sessions

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I firmly believe McGuiness is holding back, as he still has 3 to 4 mph still in the bag. Guy Martin is f*cking hungry after his podium last year. I expect great things / results from him.

Cameron Donald and Bruce Anstey are only a bee's dick behind.


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yea I"m very interested to see what Martin has, but it'd take a fool to bet against McGuiness. I'm interested to see what Hutchinson has got too, John seems to think that's he's got it, and I figure that he'll bust onto the scene fairly quickly when it happens.

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In scorching weather, the 2008 Isle of Man TT saw a scorching first race as Australian Cameron Donald stormed to his first ever TT win, taking victory in the Dainese Superbike TT.
He was followed home by Relentless by TAS Suzuki teammate Bruce Anstey, a little over 10 seconds behind, and Suzuki-mounted Adrian Archibald in third.
After an untidy start, Guy Martin led the field away on his Hydrex Bike animal Honda, followed by Manxman Conor Cummins and Padgett’s Honda rider John McGuinness.
After getting away late, Martin soon showed his determination, smashing the Superbike lap record on the first two laps. McGuinness had looked threatening before pulling in at Glen Helen with mechanical problems.
There was more drama on lap four as Martin ground to a halt in Sulby. That left the TAS teammates battling for victory around the world-famous Mountain circuit.
Kiwi Anstey maintained the pressure on his young teammate, but Donald held on to claims his first TT at the end of the six laps.
Speaking afterwards Donald said:
‘It is going to take a little while to sink in. The win just hasn’t quite sunk in yet, it is an amazing feeling.’
Anstey, enjoying his first Superbike result for some time, added:
‘The Superbikes this year are the best we’ve ever had.’
And Archibald, who still enjoys some support from TAS, said:
‘It is good to be back on the podium.’
Gary Johnson came in fourth, followed by Ian Lougher and Ryan Farquhar. Keith Amor, Daniel Stewart, Carl Rennie and Steve Plater rounded out the top 10.
Cummins was halted by mechanical problems on the Mountain section.

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