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    Thread: Sidecars
Post: RE: Sidecars

(15-06-2022, 11:11 AM)milestone 11 Wrote: I agree entirely with your view on sidecars Sam. However, introducing Moto3 type racing at TT would be madness in the extreme. Pack racing, which Moto 3 or ...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 1,316 15-06-2022, 11:10 PM
    Thread: Sidecars
Post: RE: Sidecars

It was before my time at the TT but they made the move to ban the F1 sidecars and go forward with F2 many moons ago after similar safety concerns. I'm assuming that there isn't a class that they coul...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 1,316 14-06-2022, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Sadly another statement, the Stocktons this time
Post: RE: Sadly another statement, the Stocktons this ti...

In the TV coverage the side cars looked like they were getting quite out of shape over Ago's. Surely this weeks tragic events are going to prompt some sort of rule change.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 10 1,126 11-06-2022, 09:07 AM
    Thread: Today's Schedule
Post: RE: Today's Schedule

I'm not sure I can recall a two lap dry race for the solos. Pressure to go hard from the off?
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 16 1,317 10-06-2022, 10:38 AM
    Thread: Dave Hewson Video Diary
Post: RE: Dave Hewson Video Diary

Also been following it. Recommended. Seems hard to believe he couldn't get a run on his stocker though. Must be gutted.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 1,209 10-06-2022, 09:16 AM
    Thread: Dunlop tyres.
Post: RE: Dunlop tyres.

Deano also moved to Metzeler. Can't help thinking that when it's down to margins of a few seconds over a lap that this has to be holding him back a bit.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 10,440 07-06-2022, 10:42 PM
    Thread: Super stock.
Post: RE: Super stock.

Great race - close all the way down the field. Would have been nice to see Conrod get on the top step but Hicky just seems to have a bit extra over everyone else at the moment.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 2,643 07-06-2022, 10:39 PM
    Thread: Bruce Anstey
Post: RE: Bruce Anstey

They interviewed him at the NW - he said he's not strong enough at the moment but hopes to be back for the classic TT - but he sounded fairly uncertain about it. He said the doctors don't know how co...
Sam Pato General Discussion 3 1,345 07-06-2022, 10:36 PM
    Thread: 5th Practice report - nearly!
Post: RE: 5th Practice report - nearly!

Anyone know what the story is with John Holden changing passenger?
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,235 03-06-2022, 11:04 AM
    Thread: Do we think Friday night practice will be on?
Post: RE: Do we think Friday night practice will be on?

Hope it is on - I'm just heading home to watch it. Will make a nice change from falling asleep half way through the session. The time zone sometimes works with me sometimes against.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,858 03-06-2022, 09:31 AM
    Thread: Practice Pics
Post: RE: Practice Pics

He might want to keep it quiet - just in case there's a prohibited sign put there next time he shows up.
Sam Pato TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 9 1,324 31-05-2022, 12:11 AM
    Thread: Practice Pics
Post: RE: Practice Pics

Great location Alfie - sitting in the bushes in a hard to access location is one of the joys of the TT (at least for the tt tragic) - I can almost smell the greenery looking at these photos. Hope the...
Sam Pato TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 9 1,324 29-05-2022, 11:52 PM
    Thread: Sticky Pix 2022
Post: RE: Sticky Pix 2022

Good on ya Sticks - great shot of the Milenco bikes.
Sam Pato TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 17 2,419 29-05-2022, 11:49 PM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

(15-05-2022, 08:16 AM)captainsparkledotcom Wrote: This is even scarier! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSxYrF3X0AAM...me=900x900 https://twitter.com/i/status/1525533348906639360 Watching MD's rear ty...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 32 5,120 17-05-2022, 04:47 AM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

I'm afraid I'm only going on my memory of an interview I listened to so hardly solid facts. That said I'd bet my mortgage that Ryan said they were running a 700. But as far as I know the capacity is...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 32 5,120 16-05-2022, 12:41 PM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

Just seen on Twitter that KTS have advised that Jamie Coward did not submit the protest. Hopefully Ryan will update his statement accordingly (assuming of course that it is genuinely Ryan).
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 32 5,120 16-05-2022, 07:52 AM
    Thread: NW200 2022
Post: RE: NW200 2022

I'm fairly certain that Ryan said in the interviews that they were running a 700 engine due to rule changes. The new motor being a bit of a risk for him. Shame about the disqualification. Ryan puts...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 32 5,120 16-05-2022, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Clichés
Post: RE: Clichés

Steve Parrish: "The bikes are so fast through here they're literally out dragging the helicopter" Not sure why I find it so annoying.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 4 10,262 06-05-2022, 03:30 AM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop PBM Ducati deal for Isle of Man TT is OFF
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop PBM Ducati deal for Isle of Man...

MD breaking up with his team and putting together a last minute deal for the TT. It's almost part of TT tradition now. Like Bushys beer tent going up or the photos from the paddock. The question is...
Sam Pato Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 1 293 25-04-2022, 10:30 PM
    Thread: Apologies Again
Post: RE: Apologies Again

Sorry to hear you're still in the wars mate. Hopefully you're on the mend soon.
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 28 3,044 25-04-2022, 10:26 PM
    Thread: Thoughts and predictions
Post: RE: Thoughts and predictions

(12-04-2022, 05:04 PM)eman1948 Wrote: Will the Ducati last??? Or handle in the rough stuff? I certainly hope so - it would be great to see MD up the front.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 11,730 12-04-2022, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Thoughts and predictions
Post: RE: Thoughts and predictions

Hickman sounded very confident in the recent podcast. I think he'll take some beating. Birchalls in the chairs. Really stuck my neck out there 😂😂
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 20 11,730 11-04-2022, 07:02 AM
    Thread: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions
Post: RE: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions

As per your post Alfie I'll refrain from venting my feelings - but I have no concept of how that could be deemed a just outcome.
Sam Pato General Discussion 9 1,618 31-03-2022, 11:37 PM
    Thread: Sister Bliss to close TT 2022
Post: RE: Sister Bliss to close TT 2022

What was that black art deco place they used to play towards the north end of the prom? Was it the Paramount or something?
Sam Pato Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 8 1,704 31-03-2022, 11:31 PM
    Thread: Sister Bliss to close TT 2022
Post: RE: Sister Bliss to close TT 2022

Did anyone ever see the Steve Gibbons Band? I never did but I'd be fairly sure they played every night I was ever at a TT.
Sam Pato Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 8 1,704 31-03-2022, 08:46 AM
    Thread: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?
Post: RE: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?

How good would it be to see Bruce smoke the field on something like this? My guess is that the 'organisers discretion' may be influenced by the bigger teams thoughts on the subject - at least if ther...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 2,665 25-03-2022, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?
Post: RE: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?

Not sure if the words twin wankel will get past the filter but I've found a link for more info 😂 https://newatlas.com/motorcycles/dual-ro...1-92299641 Looks like a weapon.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 2,665 24-03-2022, 12:03 AM
    Thread: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?
Post: Creighton Track Bike in the Senior?

There's quite a bit of internet chatter on the new rotary engined track only bike being built by Brian Creighton. Does anyone know if it would fit under the rules for a Senior entry?
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 2,665 23-03-2022, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Apologies Again
Post: RE: Apologies Again

Sorry to hear that you've got more health aggravation to deal with Malcolm. Hopefully resolved shortly. Sending some positive vibes from down under. Cheers, Sam
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 28 3,044 21-03-2022, 01:14 AM
    Thread: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes are announced.
Post: RE: Temperature rising on the island as TT changes...

The intermediate commentary points always bring life to the event having the same guys continually filling time from the grandstand commentary point is not going to be an improvement. Everything must...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 15 10,806 23-02-2022, 12:32 AM
    Thread: John Mcguinness to retire????
Post: RE: John Mcguinness to retire????

He spoke about it in the podcast - never say never was my read. A bit of media grist ?
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 3,900 16-02-2022, 12:04 AM
    Thread: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions
Post: RE: Stuart Garner faces jail over Norton pensions

Two years for frittering away $14M of peoples life savings seems a bit light... IMO
Sam Pato General Discussion 9 1,618 09-02-2022, 05:11 AM
    Thread: 2022 TT Ben Fund Badge Now Available
Post: RE: 2022 TT Ben Fund Badge Now Available

If anyone is looking for online purchase I got mine here https://www.ttshirts.com/prod_cat/search...t=Ben+fund
Sam Pato General Discussion 1 498 08-02-2022, 12:40 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Yep it was the 1991 250 race - the latest date push start I could find on Youtube 😂
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 249,008 06-02-2022, 11:11 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

[Image: https://i.postimg.cc/jSTN0wcW/Push-start.png] Looking for the when 😀😀
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 249,008 04-02-2022, 12:57 AM
    Thread: Clutch starts
Post: RE: Clutch starts

My first TT was 1993 and I'm fairly sure they were still doing them for the two strokes then (but the old memory does play tricks). All my TT reviews are on VHS so not easy to watch. The best I coul...
Sam Pato General Discussion 12 2,515 03-02-2022, 01:26 AM
    Thread: JOHN MCGUINNESS - 23 & COUNTING
Post: RE: JOHN MCGUINNESS - 23 & COUNTING

Really enjoyed this and the Peter Hickman one. JM always entertaining.
Sam Pato Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 1 539 27-01-2022, 01:26 AM
    Thread: Chief sector marshal removed from post after 'critical comments'
Post: RE: Chief sector marshal removed from post after '...

What did he say? Just a rough idea?
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 6 2,070 24-01-2022, 11:51 PM
  Cool Thread: Seasons Greetings
Post: RE: Seasons Greetings

Sounds like you've been through the wringer Malcolm - lets hope for a better new year on all fronts (although Covid appears to be the gift that keeps giving). All the best to all the inmates on ttweb...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 13 2,677 21-12-2021, 12:35 AM
    Thread: LONE WOLF
Post: RE: LONE WOLF

Good on ya Dave! Hope its a success.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 2 891 13-12-2021, 01:06 AM
    Thread: Happy Ninetieth Birthday Jim Redman
Post: RE: Happy Ninetieth Birthday Jim Redman

:icon_lol: :icon_lol: :icon_lol:
Sam Pato General Discussion 5 1,652 09-11-2021, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Peter Hillaby R.I.P.
Post: RE: Peter Hillaby R.I.P.

RIP - I had many a happy day at Olivers Mount when Peter Hillaby was putting the races together.
Sam Pato General Discussion 1 766 09-11-2021, 12:19 AM
    Thread: Dave Roper on board lap
Post: RE: Dave Roper on board lap

Tacho going anti-clockwise! Never seen that before.
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 2,395 28-10-2021, 12:16 AM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

Definitely did. As did David Jefferies - but I'm thinking more in terms of the currently active riders. Jamie Robinson only did a couple of TT's but I think he had a factory 250 ride with Suzuki back...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 3,274 21-09-2021, 01:21 AM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

I was trying to think of who of the current TT riders had a GP ride. Danny Webb rode in the smaller classes Micheal Rutter - on the 500 twin I think John McG may have had a wildcard in the 500's on...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 3,274 20-09-2021, 12:49 AM
    Thread: Future of TT Website
Post: RE: Future of TT Website

Sounds like progress. Good luck with getting your self back on your pins. All the best. Sam
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 55 17,516 17-09-2021, 12:56 AM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

My view is that racers are racers and as long as they can put the course together they'd be quick. The counter point being that they realise that keeping it all in check isn't easy and so for them ...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 9 3,274 14-09-2021, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Forum Recommendations
Post: RE: Forum Recommendations

(08-09-2021, 07:36 PM)Chris_Sav Wrote: The security risk is normally browsers pushing HTTPS sites with encrypyed data transnission rather than the older HTTP sites with plain text transmission. I st...
Sam Pato General Discussion 26 8,268 10-09-2021, 09:39 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Looks like we're still live - how about another round?
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 249,008 10-09-2021, 01:37 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

I was going to chance my arm with Gavin Lee but Chris_Sav seems reasonably certain its Marek Nofer.
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 668 249,008 07-09-2021, 12:53 PM