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Old 21st May 2014, 08:42   #31
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Any team bhp people been there? Please share your experience.
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Joey Dunlop' nephew and 7 times TT winner Michael Dunlop will contest the 2014 TT with the support of BMW Motorrad Motorsport.
Michael Dunlop won the senior TT event this year. He became the first rider to win four TTs in consecutive years when he secured his first success in the blue riband Senior event.

Dunlop finished 14 seconds ahead of runner-up, Manxman Conor Cummins.

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RIP Simon Andrews. Came to know about him from the "TT legends" documentary. Tragic loss of a very young life.
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Old 29th June 2014, 18:08   #34
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I still remember watchin the TT races being aired on Star Sports during 1999-2000 (not LIVE) and I used to wonder whether this is some lower division of motor cycle racing for people who cannot get into the moto gp. But, as I started to understand the sport, my respect for these participants grew more and more. They literally laugh at death staring at them.

I really feel for Aspi, who even on having the honour of being the only Indian to have completed the TT race, and even secure a bronze replica on his maiden effort, never got the laurels that he really deserved.

to Mike Dunlop for continuing his winning streak.

Sad that there was no broadcaster of his legendary sport on Indian television.
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I really feel for Aspi, who even on having the honour of being the only Indian to have completed the TT race, and even secure a bronze replica on his maiden effort, never got the laurels that he really deserved.
Would suggest have a look at the results prior to saying this as I am not very sure of his 3rd position. He competed alright, but...

EDIT : Got it. He came at position no. 36 and that is last. And during mid 90's (Overdrive, by his good friend)) days, it was widely publicized as 3rd position. Google to rescue. Link

Still, competing in it is no mean feat, hats off

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widely publicized as 3rd position
Widely publicized as Bronze Replica.

Appreciate your concern, but I never meant 3rd Sheel Sir.

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All riders completing a race receive a Finisher's Medal, and any who finish a race within a certain percentage of the winner's overall time are given a 'Replica.' Replicas are either silver or bronze depending on how far behind the winner each rider finishes.
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Sad that there was no broadcaster for this legendary sport on Indian television.

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Widely publicized as Bronze Replica.

Appreciate your concern, but I never meant 3rd Sheel Sir.

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Got it. While I was contemplating adding this, I thought initial impressions are still there.

And please, no Sir. We all are equals
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Highlights of TT 2014 and another stunning video at that.



The fastest man is now Bruce Anstey with a lap record of 212.913 km/h.
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Great thread to celebrate what is without doubt the greatest motorcycle race in the world!

Doing the TT is for a select breed of rider only. These guys are the ultimate expression of road biking - knowing the risks, mitigating what can be addressed, accepting what remains, and riding for nothing but the pure joy of being at perfect harmony with your bike and the road. No real money here, just loads of passion and danglers that clang.

One of the last great old school sporting events that remain. Long may it live.
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Highlights of TT 2014 and another stunning video at that.


The fastest man is now Bruce Anstey with a lap record of 212.913 km/h.
While watching those those POV clips in the video, it seems as if the video is going on in fast forward

They must be easily doing speeds upwards of 310 on the straights, won't they?

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They must be easily doing speeds upwards of 310 on the straights, won't they?
Absolutely! The unofficial current top speed record is of 332 km/h at the end of Sulby straight on a Suzuki 1000 cc machine, set by Bruce Anstey again in 2006.
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It is mentioned that two riders lost there lives, which is when we think how good it would have been if Isle of Man TT was less crazy. May their souls RIP.

The sidecar race looks insane.
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Truly agree with the title of the thread!

2015 edition begins tomorrow evening india time.

My question is: can anyone please throw light on which channel in india shows this event?
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Frank Petricola killed in Isle of Man TT qualifying:

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Petricola is the 141st competitor to lose their life in the Isle of Man TT.

The Isle of Man TT is notorious for being one of the deadliest motorsport events on the planet and after three deaths in 2014, this year's edition has already seen its first fatality.

At the Sulby Crossroads, 32-year-old Frank Petricola crashed and tragically lost his life during qualifying on Wednesday. The French rider is now listed as the 141st competitor to die during in the century-long history of the TT. This would have been his debut in the prestigious motorcycle racing event.

According to ACU Events Ltd, "Petricola was a regular competitor in the IRRC Championship and enjoyed his best season in 2013 with 11th overall in the Superbike category. His best result, sixth, came at Chimay and he ended the year strongly with six successive top ten finishes and took a brace of thirds in the Lightweight Races at Horice and Terlicko."

"Franck showed incredible character to battle back from the serious injuries he suffered at the North West 200 last year when many a lesser man would have given up the challenge - but it showed his determination to compete on the mountain course," said Gary Thompson, Clerk of the course.

An investigation has been launched in regards to the details of the accident and his death.
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PowerDrift attended this years TT and came back with this video. Hope more and more of our janta discovers and appreciates this wonderful spectacle called the Isle of Man TT!
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