Isle Of Man TT – MHKS http://mhks.org/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 18:49:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mhks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/mhks-icon-150x150.png Isle Of Man TT – MHKS http://mhks.org/ 32 32 40 photos of William to celebrate his 40th birthday https://mhks.org/40-photos-of-william-to-celebrate-his-40th-birthday/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 18:49:13 +0000 https://mhks.org/40-photos-of-william-to-celebrate-his-40th-birthday/ Forty photos chronicling the life of the Duke of Cambridge have been compiled to celebrate his 40th birthday.

William, who takes the milestone on Tuesday, is pictured going through the years, from his early days as a newborn in his mother’s arms and as a toddler trying to walk, to his role as a family man and future king.

The Prince and Princess of Wales entertain baby Prince William in the grounds of Government House in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1983 (PA)

William with his family on the balcony of the Palace during the Platinum Jubilee
William with his family on the palace balcony during the Platinum Jubilee (Chris Jackson/PA)

The images, taken from the PA News Agency’s Photographic Archive, show the second in line to the throne on a family holiday with the Prince and Princess of Wales and playing bicycle polo with Prince Harry.

He is pictured studying at university, in his military uniform at Sandhurst and as an air ambulance helicopter pilot.

The Welsh prepare for a cycle trip to Tresco during their holiday in the Isles of Scilly in 1989
Welsh people prepare for a cycle ride at Tresco during their holiday in the Isles of Scilly in 1989 (PA)

William after St Andrew's graduation ceremony in 2005
William after his graduation ceremony at St Andrews in 2005 (David Cheskin/PA)

Among the images is of William on his first official royal tour when he joined his parents on a six-week trip to Australia and New Zealand when he was just nine months old in 1983.

In 2006, he was captured smirking as his grandmother the Queen made a remark while inspecting him and his fellow cadets during a passing out parade in Sandhurst.

The Queen inspects graduates, including Prince William, during the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst in 2006
The Queen inspects graduates, including Prince William, during the Sovereign’s Parade at Sandhurst in 2006 (Lewis Whyld/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge begins work with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA
The Duke of Cambridge began working with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) in 2015 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Joyful moments show William announcing his engagement to his former college roommate Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.

The newlyweds took to the palace balcony on their wedding day in 2011 and introduced their first-born, Prince George, to the world outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London in 2013.

Prince William and Kate Middleton at their engagement photocall in 2010 (John Stillwell/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London with their newborn son Prince George in 2013
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London with their newborn son Prince George in 2013 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

But William also experienced great sadness, with the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in a car accident in 1997.

The Duke and his younger brother, the Duke of Sussex, who have a long-reported split, got together briefly last year to unveil the statue they commissioned in his honor.

Diana's funeral in 1997
William with his uncle, brother and father at Diana’s funeral in 1997 (Sean Dempsey/PA)

The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex unveil a statue they commissioned from their mother in 2021
The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex unveil a statue they commissioned from their mother in 2021 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Other photos over the years show William in a camouflaged military helmet tackling an obstacle course during a Sport Relief one-mile race in 2006, trying out a motorcycle at the Isle of Man TT in 2018 and on tour with Kate in Pakistan in 2019.

Prince William during a Sport Relief mile run in 2006
Prince William during a Sport Relief mile run in 2006 (Chris Young/PA)

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Prince William Arthur Philip Louis of Wales was born second in line to the throne at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington at 9.03pm on June 21, 1982.

He weighed 7lb 1oz and was the eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Prince Harry and Prince William take a break while playing in the cycling portion of the Jockeys v Eventers Charity polo match
Prince Harry and Prince William take a break from playing in the cycling portion of the Jockeys v Eventers charity polo match in 2002 (Barry Batchelor/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to a settlement of the Kalash people in Chitral, Pakistan (Samir Hussein/PA)

William was made Duke of Cambridge by the Queen on the morning of his wedding.

He is expected to become King William V when he eventually takes the throne as a monarch.

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How much freedom is too much? https://mhks.org/how-much-freedom-is-too-much/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:49:57 +0000 https://mhks.org/how-much-freedom-is-too-much/

I think most of us agree that our government should play a major role in protecting us. Certainly, the government has a job to do to protect us from others. The military is established and maintained primarily to protect us from foreign invaders. The police and other law enforcement agencies are there to protect citizens from each other. Regulatory bodies exist to protect people from unsafe foods, drugs and business practices. However, it is fair to ask how much government resources should be devoted to protecting us from ourselves. How much freedom is too much?

I’m not much into motorsport. However, I recently became aware of an annual competitive motorcycle race on a small island nestled between the UK and Ireland. The race is called the Isle of Man TT, and it is one of the deadliest races in the sport.

The race dates back to 1911 and at least one person has died competing in the race every year except 1982. Five people have died competing this year, including a father and son. Two people were so badly maimed that runner Olivier Lavorel was wrongly announced as dead when in fact he survived in critical condition and four days later they realized their mistake by announcing that Frenchman Cesar Chanal died instead.

After reading articles about this race, this competition that courts death, I wonder why it still continues. Certainly, many sports are dangerous. NFL players die much earlier than the rest of us, despite being generally wealthier and in better physical shape. Alpine skiers, boxers, surfers and bull riders all risk death when they compete. However, I have never heard of a competition that almost guarantees fatalities like this race does, and that makes me wonder, when should we protect ourselves from ourselves?

Isle of Man TT athletes are well aware of the risks associated with racing, and they choose to compete anyway. My natural inclination, given almost all government interference, is to tell them to stay away from my lawn. I like to think that, as long as they don’t step on my toes, citizens should be free to dance as they please, even at the edge of a cliff.

I have friends who would view this question at the polar opposite end of the spectrum. For some, protecting ourselves from ourselves is just an ordinary extension of the natural role of government, and it improves society as a whole to have a safer population. There are costs to society when individuals put themselves at risk. Hospitals must treat the injured or try to save the dying. Children can grow up without parents. As such, government seeking to mitigate these societal costs can make sense.

I also find the point salient as it applies to recent gun laws passed in Ohio. On June 13, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed legislation that reduced the training time needed for teachers to carry guns in “gun-free” school zones from 700 hours to about 24 hours. . On the same day, a previously passed law went into effect that allows all citizens of Ohio to carry concealed firearms without a license, without any firearms training and without background checks.

These laws expand personal freedom and, at least on their face, do not directly affect the rights of others. Only the use of firearms will directly affect others, but choosing to carry a lethal weapon without training is unquestionably a risky choice. Our government has now given us the opportunity to assume this risk.

Maybe these European riders should be protected from themselves. Without such protection, they choose to run and die every year. In Ohio, we can now choose to conceal firearms on us and in our automobiles without government interference. Whether we should have been protected from ourselves remains to be seen.

John Judkins is an attorney from Greenfield.

John Judkins Contributing Columnist

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Knockhill nods to Honda Racing UK for crazy… https://mhks.org/knockhill-nods-to-honda-racing-uk-for-crazy/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://mhks.org/knockhill-nods-to-honda-racing-uk-for-crazy/

This weekend (June 17-19), the Honda Racing UK team returns to action in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship after competing in the Isle of Man TT Races, round four of the British Superbike Series taking place on the Scottish circuit of Knockhill.

Glenn Irwin comes into the weekend having made his TT racing debut aboard the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, where he established himself as the fastest TT newcomer of all time. Now that his Isle of Man debut is behind him, the focus is back on BSB where he is currently sixth overall and will look to regain his winning form which saw him claim victory in the three races in the season opener at Silverstone.

For BSB rookie Tom Neave, Knockhill is one of his favorite circuits, but this weekend will be his first time riding the Fireblade Superbike on the 1.27 mile track. After sitting out the final race last time out, suffering concussion side effects and some time off between rounds, Tom will be looking to score points to add to his championship tally.

After spending a few weeks at home in Japan, Ryo Mizuno and Takumi Takahashi arrive in Scotland with a view to the top 15, having scored their first points of the 2022 season in the final round.

The first Superbike practice will start on Friday (June 17) at 13:00, with Race 1 on Saturday (June 18). Race 2 and Race 3 will take place on Sunday June 19. Click on here for the full weekend schedule.

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Was the 2022 Isle of Man TT a farewell to a king? https://mhks.org/was-the-2022-isle-of-man-tt-a-farewell-to-a-king/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 21:25:48 +0000 https://mhks.org/was-the-2022-isle-of-man-tt-a-farewell-to-a-king/

This is the question that has dominated the preparation for the 2022 Isle of Man TT: will this year be John McGuinness’ swan song?

Never likely to make the cover of Vogue or be the guest of honor for Los Angeles celebrities, McGuinness will never have the profile of some of Britain’s other great sporting icons. But those in the know know that the Morecambe bricky is a true legend of the sport.

Making his Isle of Man TT debut in 1996, some two months before this writer was even born, McGuinness tasted victory for the first time in 1999. From then on he would go on to change the game in motorcycle road racing the same way. his great hero – and teammate at one point – Joey Dunlop, the TT’s most successful rider with 26 victories, did so from the 1970s until his death in 2000.

McGuinness won 22 more times after that Lightweight 250cc TT victory in 1999, including 12 in the Superbike class. McGuinness has won on Superbikes, Supersport bikes, two-stroke, four-stroke e-bikes and achieved the first-ever 130mph TT lap in 2007 – achievements by a man who never shied away from doing it , for a lot of that, he wasn’t exactly the model of an ultra-athlete.

It’s this egoless humility that has won McGuinness a legion of fans and made him motorcycle road racing’s most prolific rider, a man with some big-name supporters in his corner – notably a certain nine-time Grand Prix motorcycle world Valentino Rossi.

But since 2017, time hasn’t been kind to McGuinness. A massive crash at the North West 200 when the throttle on his brand new Honda Fireblade Superbike stuck open, leaving him with a badly broken leg. This ruled him out of the 2017 and 2018 TT, while his comeback in 2019 was disastrous.

The two-year gap caused by COVID has robbed McGuinness of time in a career that is now in its twilight

Partnering with Stuart Garner – a man, who this year pleaded guilty to corruption offenses turned out to be as horrible as one of his motorbikes – and Norton for his comeback in 2019, he only managed to finish none of the Superbike contests as the bike was massively unreliable and the results in the other classes, aside from a podium finish in the Zero TT, were less than special.

Speaking to Motorsport.com directly after a dismal end to his 2019 TT, McGuinness confirmed he was not done yet and wanted to formulate plans to get back on his A game for TT 2020. And then COVID has arrived…

The two-year gap robbed McGuinness of time in a career that is now in its twilight, but crucially, the events of 2019 had not broken it.

“If I had sat on my ass for two years [during COVID] and come back I wouldn’t have had a chance” John McGuinness

“It was never a loss of love for the TT,” said McGuinness, who admits he “hated every minute” he spent riding the Norton in the 2019 TT, ahead of a senior race that was eventually rescheduled from Friday. see you Saturday.

“It was just doubting yourself, [the thought that] you forgot how to do it, you can’t ride anymore. I had a hard time, really. But it’s weird, I went to Macau at the end of the year [in 2019] and climbed [Paul] Bird’s Ducati, I did well, qualified well and realized I hadn’t forgotten how to do it. I hadn’t gotten off the hamster wheel, as I call it.

“I continued to do the BSB, two years of Ducati Cup while in the meantime I was negotiating with Honda. So yeah, all that was on my mind was to do more TTs. If I had sat on my ass for two years [during COVID] and coming back I wouldn’t have had a chance. But I kept going, I kept riding, I kept the love of the job and I ran my own Ducati thing.

McGuinness has some form of Ducati Cup podium on the British Superbike support package, and for 2022 has secured a return to Honda (having originally signed for Bournemouth Kawasaki in 2020 after parting ways with Norton amid corruption Garner was starting to make headlines). It was an unlikely “home” ride given the acrimony of things that ended between him and Honda after his 2017 accident.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Fireblade and the new CBR1000RR-R was a much more competitive package than the last bike he rode in 2017.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Fireblade and the new CBR1000RR-R was a much more competitive package than the last bike he rode in 2017.

But it almost felt like his return to Honda was a moment of planetary alignment. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Fireblade, the new CBR1000RR-R, a much more competitive package than the last bike he rode in 2017; the opening Superbike race of the 2022 TT would mark McGuinness’ 100th start and he had just turned 50. This thought of the perfect storm was only reinforced by his own revelation to the media earlier in the year after receiving his MBE that the 2022 TT could well be his last.

When Motorsport.com sits down with McGuinness in the back of the Honda truck, he’s a man who looks conflicted on the inside. Maybe it was because our conversation took place an hour before the Senior TT final, or maybe it was because he was dreading facing a question he’s been asked a thousand times already.

But more than anything, McGuinness looks like a conflicted man because his decision doesn’t seem to be made.

“Yeah sure I can,” he replies without hesitation when asked if he could walk away happy if the 2022 TT was ultimately his last. “Absolutely. How can I not be? 20 years of racing here, fantastic results, fantastic people, the joy of doing it, success, a few pounds. Yeah, absolutely, there’s nothing on which I can look back and think I could have done differently or worse. I can hold my head up. It won’t be my last, but it would be nice to just cross the line.

Pressed to know if “it’s not my last” meant he was already considering a future in TT, his answer further suggests that this is a rider who thinks there are still possibilities for to be competitive.

“I want to run until I’m 100, but I can’t,” he says. “I have to stop at some point. Time does not stop for anyone. It’s getting harder and harder. You just have to accept that if you’re eighth, you’re eighth. If you ride and you’re eighth and you can accept that you’re eighth, that’s fine.

“You get used to winning and getting on the podium, and when you’re not, you’re like ‘why am I not?’ But I have to figure out why I’m not, if I want to continue. I’m not going to dwell on it too much. I’m just going to ride my motorcycle, enjoy it, and then ride around the table with the family and everyone, the sponsors and just enjoy it, embrace what we’ve done, what we had. And then, if I want to do another ride, I’m sure Honda will provide something.

McGuinness tackled the iconic Mountain Course again in 2022, having made its debut in 1996

McGuinness tackled the iconic Mountain Course again in 2022, having made its debut in 1996

There are, of course, many considerations when it comes to someone of McGuinness’ stature deciding to hang up his leathers. And because of that, he’s unlikely to drop that bombshell on a reporter he’s only spoken to three times since 2019.

That said, there’s a real tone to McGuinness’ responses. He probably hasn’t made up his mind yet and more than likely thinks there’s at least one more TT in him. After all, his 100th wasn’t exactly six demo laps on his Honda.

Number one starter on the road on a Fireblade decked out in a special 100th start livery, McGuinness was not a factor in the battle for the podium. But he was riding comfortably in the top six in the opening Superbike race last Saturday and took the checkered flag in a fine fifth after taking advantage of some mechanical issues for riders ahead of him on corrected time.

In the Senior TT he managed to get back into the top 10 after being hit with a 30 second speeding penalty in the pit lane, catching and passing Michael Dunlop – who won the 2022 TT twice – on the road and moving away from him in the final stages of the race.

“You have to be here for the right reasons, even your team” John McGuinness

His Superbike TT result proved that the rekindled McGuinness/Honda partnership is working on all cylinders and has the potential for further strong results.

“It’s nice to know that things are being done without you having to look over someone’s shoulder,” he said when asked about his new relationship with Honda, with whom he won all his Superbike races at the TT.

“My mechanics are in top form, my team manager has won world titles with riders and the guys on the keys want to be here, they’re having fun. You have to be here for the right reasons, even your team. Sometimes there’s a lot going on behind closed doors that you can’t see. But unless you’re all on the same page, you’re not going anywhere. But it’s good.”

Stepping back and analyzing his comments earlier in the year that the 2022 TT was potentially his last, they seem to have been framed with one caveat: “The 2022 TT could be my last, if…”

McGuinness sported a commemorative livery at the Superbike event to mark his 100th TT start

McGuinness sported a commemorative livery at the Superbike event to mark his 100th TT start

Great if, next, is whether the lingering doubt he had after his 2019 TT disaster could be shaken. Macau’s results are one thing, but they were really gone last Saturday in their 100th TT start.

“Yeah, that’s right,” he replied when asked if his doubts had been cleared up in the Superbike race. “Through practice I was back in the swing, and like I say, I’m not quite the fastest and it’s kind of my fault really, things could be straightened out a bit from everyone’s point of view. But at the end of the day everyone just needed to come back here and have one under our belts and get some confidence back in Honda and the new Blade, 30th anniversary, there just had a lot of left, right, and center ticks that were really cool.

It will be some time before we find out if the 2022 TT was in fact John McGuinness’s last. And that’s OK. He’s earned the right to call time on his own terms, whether that’s with a final outing in 2023 or with a pint in hand surrounded by his family out of the spotlight.

But if 2022 had been his last, McGuinness was on a roll after showing in his historic 100th start that he wasn’t there just to grab attention and just be an extra…

If 2022 had been McGuinness' last TT, the legend would have come out with a bang

If 2022 had been McGuinness’ last TT, the legend would have come out with a bang

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2022 Isle of Man TT: organizers launch ‘thorough investigation’ into deaths of five riders | road race https://mhks.org/2022-isle-of-man-tt-organizers-launch-thorough-investigation-into-deaths-of-five-riders-road-race/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 13:51:25 +0000 https://mhks.org/2022-isle-of-man-tt-organizers-launch-thorough-investigation-into-deaths-of-five-riders-road-race/

Mark Purslow, Cesar Chanal, Davy Morgan, Roger Stockton and his son Bradley are all dead.

This is the highest death toll in a single year since 1970, when six motorcyclists lost their lives.

A statement read: “ACU Events Ltd, the race organizers of the Isle of Man TT Races have confirmed that a full investigation process is followed for each of the serious incidents at the Isle of Man TT Races 2022.

“Investigations systematically analyze all aspects of these incidents using an established root cause methodology.

“A multi-professional team involving all partner organizations is reviewing the events that have occurred and recommendations on how the event will be run in the future will be made.”

TT Race Director Gary Thompson MBE, BEM said: “After each incident, we work tirelessly to understand the circumstances, establish key learning and implement changes as soon as possible.

“Any death in an event is a tragedy.

“As an organization, we promise to take all measures that can improve safety and to undertake them as soon as possible.”

Five dead at 2022 Isle of Man TT

A total of 265 riders have died at the Isle of Man TT since 1911.

1982 was the only year without a single death.

Welsh runner Mark Purslow, 29, was the first to die this year after a training accident. It was his second TT event.

Frenchman Cesar Chanal has been announced dead four days after a case of mistaken identity resulted in the mistaken name of Olivier Lavorel.

The passenger in the Lavorel sidecar remains in critical condition. Cavalier Chanal is dead. The TT apologized for his misidentification.

Davy Morgan, 52, from Northern Ireland, died as a TT veteran after starting 80 races.

Roger Stockton, 56, and his son Bradley, 21, from Crewe, were the fourth and fifth deaths.

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What Petter Solberg did with the Isle of Man TT – DirtFish https://mhks.org/what-petter-solberg-did-with-the-isle-of-man-tt-dirtfish/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 08:20:59 +0000 https://mhks.org/what-petter-solberg-did-with-the-isle-of-man-tt-dirtfish/

I thought rally drivers were tough. And we are. But what I saw this week kinda changed my mind about being really tough. If you want to know what’s really hard, try TT week.

I know I’m not really allowed to swear here, but holy shit! These guys are in a different race. Seriously, this stuff is kinda crazy, these guys kinda crazy.

I was invited to the island with Monster Energy for the Evening of Speed ​​event with other riders, racers and a whole bunch of fans. It was amazing. The atmosphere at this thing was on another level. The whole island was totally taken over by motorbikes and people from all over the world – and they never stopped revving their engines and screaming.

Throughout the day and a good part of the night, the noise and the atmosphere did not change: everyone was having fun and partying. It was fantastic. When you were in the middle – like when you were looking at the bikes – it brought the hair up the back of your neck.

But when the race arrived, the concentration of the pilots was incredible. I know what it’s like to start a stage, you go somewhere to prepare – I saw that when I was on the grid. But then put on the gas and go down Bray Hill at more than 300km/h [186mph]… which took my breath away.

I love motorcycles – I have a Harley-Davidson given to me after winning the Gymkhana Grid in 2019. It’s a very cool motorcycle and I’m really happy to have it in my workshop with my collection of cars.

I’ve ridden it sometimes and had fun, but damn it…I never even thought of doing what the guys like John [McGuinness, 23-time TT winner] do. You have this idea in your mind when you stand somewhere to watch.

You think you know what’s coming and how fast the bikes are going to go – but when they come you have to take a step back. It’s totally another dimension of doing what they do on a bike.

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Final Isle of Man TT Race Day schedule revised due to bad weather https://mhks.org/final-isle-of-man-tt-race-day-schedule-revised-due-to-bad-weather/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 13:37:28 +0000 https://mhks.org/final-isle-of-man-tt-race-day-schedule-revised-due-to-bad-weather/

Wednesday was due to feature the Supersport class’ second outing at the 2022 TT, with the race scheduled for 6:30 p.m. local time having been pushed back due to the uncertainty of the morning weather.

But while the Supertwin race went off without a hitch at 3pm, bad weather around 5.30pm forced the organizers to postpone the second Supersport race to Thursday.

However, wet weather on Thursday forced the second Supersport race to be canceled for the day and slotted into Friday’s Senior TT final.

As a result, Friday’s roads will close at 10am, with a two-lap shortened second Supersport race starting at 10.45am.

The second Sidecar race will follow at 12:30 p.m., also shortened to two laps.

The grand finale of the Senior TT race will now take place over four laps instead of six and will take place at 2:15 p.m.

Race Director Gary Thompson said of the schedule: “We are delighted to be able to complete the TT with an action-packed schedule comprising three races.

“To do that means shortening races, which is not a decision to be taken lightly.

Dean Harrison, DAO Racing Kawasaki

Photo by: Isle of Man TT

“But for all three races to be completed before the strong winds expected later in the day, it is essential.

“We also need to take into account the fatigue levels of our competitors, teams and marshals, and this revised schedule is tailored to the workload and stress of everyone involved.”

Wednesday’s Supertwin race was won by Peter Hickman, which was his third win of the week following victories in Saturday’s Superbike race and Monday’s Superstock contest.

Michael Dunlop won the first Supersport race for his 20th career TT victory, while the first Sidecar success was won by Ben and Tom Birchall.

The 2022 TT event was marred by the tragic deaths of three competitors, after solo riders Mark Purslow and Davy Morgan, and sidecar rider Cesar Chanal were killed in separate incidents during practice week and racing.

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Isle of Man TT TV Schedule 2022 | Live coverage, dates and times https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-tv-schedule-2022-live-coverage-dates-and-times/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 15:35:56 +0000 https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-tv-schedule-2022-live-coverage-dates-and-times/

The iconic – and notorious – Isle of Man TT returns to the sporting calendar after a two-year absence and it will be shown live on TV for the very first time in its history.

The 37-mile Snaefell Mountain Course is one of the most treacherous and revered motorsport circuits in the world and attracts some of the best drivers to put their skills to the ultimate test.

Victories in races are always welcomed and celebrated, but accumulating the fastest average speed on the course is considered the ultimate prize. The current record was set in 2018 by Peter Hickman, who averaged 135.45 mph on a ride of less than 17 minutes and 37 miles.

This level of speed and betrayal comes at a cost, however. The Isle of Man TT is so difficult that it has claimed the lives of 263 riders since its inception in 1911. Since 1937 only one edition of the annual event has been staged without fatalities (1982).

Fans have a deep respect for riders who risk it all for glory during tough race week, and more coverage than ever before will open up the TT to new viewers around the world.

RadioTimes.com brings you all the details on how to watch the Isle of Man TT in the UK, including the full TV schedule and coverage details.

When is Isle of Man TT 2022?

The races started on Saturday, June 4, 2022 and run to Friday, June 10, 2022.

Qualifying took place from Sunday May 29 to Friday June 3, now all the action is on.

See the schedule and coverage details below.

How to watch Isle of Man TT on TV and live

The Isle of Man TT will be shown live on TV for the first time in its history this week. You can watch all the action on the brand new TT+ streaming service.

Signing up to the service is free for a full library of original features and interviews, while the TT+ Live pass costs a single fee of £14.99 and includes full live coverage across the Isle of Man TT .

Isle of Man TT Highlights

You can tune in to watch regular hour-long shows on ITV4.

Shows start at 9pm each day of racing action from the Isle of Man TT with all the great action moments.

Isle of Man TT Television Program

All UK time.

Saturday June 4

12:15 p.m.

RST Superbike TT

Monday, June 6

10:45 a.m.

Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1

1:10 p.m.

3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Race 1

6:30 p.m.

RL360 Superstock TT

Wednesday, June 8

11:45 a.m.

Bennetts Supertwin TT (4 turns)

2:45 p.m.

Monster Energy Supersport TT Race (4 laps)

friday june 10

11:30 a.m.

3wheeling.media Sidecar TT Race 2 (3 laps)

1:15 p.m.

Milwaukee Senior TT (6 laps)

If you’re looking for something else to watch, check out our TV guidee or visit our Sports hub.

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Isle of Man TT schedule revised after Sidecar canceled https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-schedule-revised-after-sidecar-canceled/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 11:11:41 +0000 https://mhks.org/isle-of-man-tt-schedule-revised-after-sidecar-canceled/

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, racing took place at the Isle of Man TT on Saturday with the first six-lap Superbike race of the week.

FHO Racing’s Peter Hickman won comfortably on his BMW M1000RR ahead of DAO Racing’s Dean Harrison and Hawk Racing’s Michael Dunlop.

A three-lap sidecar race was due to take place after the Superbike contest, but was cut short after just moments due to a serious incident at Ago’s Leap just a mile from the course.

Tragically, French passenger Olivier Lavorel died in the incident, while Shock Factory outfit driver Cesar Chanel was airlifted to hospital in serious condition.

Following the postponement of the first Sidecar race, Monday’s second race day of the 2022 TT has been changed.

As planned, the first Supersport race of the event will start at 10:45 a.m. local time, but will now take place over three laps instead of four.

Then at 1:10 p.m., the rescheduled Sidecar race will take place and will be run over two laps instead of three.

The day will be completed by the Superstock TT at 3 p.m., also reduced from one lap to three.

Currently, Wednesday will feature the second Supersport contest and the Supertwins race, while Friday will feature the second Sidecar race and the Blue Ribbon Senior TT (the second Superbike race of the week).

Saturday’s Sidecar tragedy marked the 2022 TT’s second fatal crash, after solo rider Mark Purslow was tragically killed in a crash at Ballagarey during Wednesday night’s practice sessions.

Tributes have poured in on social media from runners over the past few days paying tribute to the two competitors killed this week.

Saturday’s Superbike race avoided another potentially serious incident when podium rider Davey Todd suffered a frightening delamination of his rear Dunlop tire in the Sulby section of the track.

This follows a series of failures for Dunlop slick rear tires at the North West 200 last month, prompting the tire maker to withdraw its slick line as a precaution and replace it with a cut slick instead.

On Saturday evening, while Todd was able to return to the paddock and confirm the problem to Motorsport.com, Dunlop had yet to receive the offending tire for analysis.

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Fastest Hickman at end of practice week https://mhks.org/fastest-hickman-at-end-of-practice-week/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:34:51 +0000 https://mhks.org/fastest-hickman-at-end-of-practice-week/

After a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TT came back to life last Sunday with the first official training session since May 2019.

Padgetts Racing rider Davey Todd set the pace on opening night on his Honda Superbike with a 127.492mph speed from 2019 Senior TT race winner Dean Harrison and 23-time TT winner John McGuinness on the official Honda.

In the second Superbike practice session on Monday, five-time TT winner and lap record holder Hickman guided his Gas Monkey Garage-backed FHO BMW M1000RR to the first 130mph laps of the week.

Harrison picked up the pace on night three on his DAO Racing Kawasaki with a lap of 131.767mph, before Hickman hit the 133mph barrier with a 133.22mph effort on Thursday night.

Friday’s final day of training was scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. local time, but rain forced the return to 6:20 p.m.

Another seven-minute delay followed before the Supersport and Supertwin machines were sent out in a review of the original running order.

Michael Dunlop topped the session with a 125.040mph on his MD Racing Honda, although that was slower than the best of the 19-time TT winner in the class on Thursday at 126.662mph.

Michael Dunlop, MD Racing

Photo by: Dave Kneen

Dunlop was also the fastest in the Supertwins class, setting a 120.303mph lap on his Patton, but Hickman set the fastest lap on his Aprilia from Thursday with a 120.994mph.

There was drama at the start of the session when Todd’s Padgetts Honda expired at Mountain Mile, with the Englishman forced to borrow a marshal’s enduro bike to return to Douglas’ paddock.

Due to wet spots on sections of the 37.75-mile circuit from previous rain, no one overturned the best times in each solo class.

Hickman led the Superbike times with a 132.876mph on his second lap on the new M1000RR after changing his package setup and leads the class overall after his Thursday effort.

Dunlop set Friday’s fastest Superstock lap with a 129.29 mph on his MD Racing Honda, but Hickman topped the class for the week with a 129.91 mph.

Hickman opted not to do any laps on his Superstock motorcycle before Saturday’s opening Superbike race during Friday’s race, while Harrison split his time between his Kawasaki Superbike and his Superstock machine.

TT legend McGuinness will make his 100th race start on Saturday aboard his Honda Superbike and finish the week of practice in the top eight overall with a record 129.278 mph.

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John McGuinness, Honda Racing UK

Photo by: Dave Kneen

His teammate and TT rookie Glenn Irwin had an impressive evening on his Honda Superbike after experiencing technical issues with it on Thursday.

The British Superbike leader clocked a lap of 128.28mph, just under 1mph from Hickman’s new fastest lap ever in 2014, ahead of his TT race debut on Saturday.

The Sidecars headed into their final practice session a week after the solo race ended, with 10-time TT winner Ben and passenger Tom Birchall setting the best pace of the week with a lap of 117.516mph.

The training week was marred by the tragic death of 29-year-old Welsh rider Mark Purslow, who tragically passed away after an accident on Wednesday night on the Ballagarey section of the track.

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