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    Thread: 2023 TT Granstand tickets available now
Post: RE: 2023 TT Granstand tickets available now

It's a bit different during the race - I always sought out the most obscure places to work (aided by taking an off-road bike to the Island) - but really enjoyed the Grandstand experience. All the pit...
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 3 922 25-11-2022, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: RE: Macau 2022 GP entry list

More or less complete absence of the big names who have raced there over the last few years - not on par at all.
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,124 15-11-2022, 06:13 AM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: RE: Macau Image - who is the rider?

It's very similar to one taken of Steve Platter which I've seen quite a few times before - also by Steven Davidson. That may be what you're thinking of. Must have been millimeters away from getting ...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,202 10-11-2022, 01:14 AM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: RE: Macau Image - who is the rider?

Good work chaps - much appreciated. From 2010 apparently.
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,202 07-11-2022, 01:21 AM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: RE: Macau Image - who is the rider?

(04-11-2022, 09:26 AM)SeaCol Wrote: If that was 2019 number 17 was down as Daniel Kruger . Looked him up and it’s not the same lid or bike.  It’s a dmr bike so I thought maybe Jimmy Storrar but the ...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,202 04-11-2022, 01:54 PM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: Macau Image - who is the rider?

Someone posted this on another forum I frequent. Anyone tell me who it is? [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/tJN1VT78/Macau.png] Looks like the bikes will be back on the Gaia circuit this year - hopeful...
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,202 04-11-2022, 04:58 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

(29-10-2022, 09:44 PM)Jan Grainger Wrote: Oh No Sam, due to health issues I have been off the net for some time. I knew Malcolm was ill. We used to correspond privately on FB. I only today sent him ...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,447 01-11-2022, 03:19 AM
    Thread: TT2022 More Bad News
Post: RE: TT2022 More Bad News

RIP Olivier, Godspeed.
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,116 26-10-2022, 03:21 PM
    Thread: Phil Read
Post: RE: Phil Read

Well put. Enjoyed a low profile return to race the Manx in his late 50's if I remember correctly. A bit before my time but I still knew of him as a bit of a polarising figure. RIP
Sam Pato TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 2,302 07-10-2022, 02:30 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

I recall having a bit of correspondence with Malcolm a year or so ago (i was just inquiring about if I was infringing anyone's copyright with a photo I was posting). As part of the conversation Malco...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,447 30-09-2022, 03:31 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

A plaque would be a fine idea (easy for me to say on the other side of the world) - happy to contribute if someone can make it happen.
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,447 15-09-2022, 03:44 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Just logged on to read the news on Malcolm. I've been on TT forums of one sort or another since the mid 90's and have enjoyed the camaraderie greatly. Malcolm made this happen for us to enjoy for ma...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,447 12-09-2022, 05:55 AM
    Thread: Hislop Norton
Post: RE: Hislop Norton

In my TT watching history I'd say that Hislops '92 white Norton (#19) bike is about as iconic as they get. Seems very low key for such a great tribute - hopefully the organisers will pick up on it a ...
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 1,386 24-08-2022, 12:23 AM
    Thread: Hislop Norton
Post: RE: Hislop Norton

Thanks for the reply - shame it isn't getting a bit more fan fare. Of the TT racers I saw ....... DJ was the most exciting to watch but the I reckon the fastest was Hislop .
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 1,386 22-08-2022, 08:26 AM
    Thread: Hislop Norton
Post: Hislop Norton

I saw a picture on another site of someone setting off on a white rotary Norton number 19 with the Hizzy helmet and the white / red leathers. Anyone know anything about it?  Seems odd that it wouldn'...
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 1,386 22-08-2022, 01:31 AM
    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 10,786 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 10,786 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 2,556 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 3,380 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 1,752 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 12,718 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 5,251 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 1,967 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 2,010 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 2,532 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 2,422 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 2,422 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 22 4,998 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 8,801 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 8,801 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 8,801 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 8,801 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 10,697 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 1 670 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 32 6,586 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 13,462 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 13,462 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 2,645 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 2,699 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 2,699 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 3,403 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 3,403 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 3,403 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 32 6,586 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 12,104 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 4,381 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 2,645 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 1 885 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... 668 298,654 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... 668 298,654 04-02-2022, 12:57 AM