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    Thread: Steam Packet Booking Confirmation has arrived!
Post: Steam Packet Booking Confirmation has arrived!

Sure it gets earlier each year!  :confused: £457 for next year year, for 1 bike & 2 people, 11 days, can't remember how much it was for this year!
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 1 294 30-11-2022, 01:46 PM
    Thread: Macau 2022 on TV 4th December
Post: Macau 2022 on TV 4th December

ITV 4 King of the Roads 18.55 4th December https://tv24.co.uk/b/rmdr7o-111w
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 524 28-11-2022, 02:59 PM
    Thread: Macau 1st race cancelled
Post: RE: Macau 1st race cancelled

Tomorrows (tonights!) schedule....I think! 07:30 ~ 07:45  (23.30-23.45 UK Tme) Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix - 54th Edition - warm up 08:10 ~ 08:40 (00:10- 00:40) UK Time) Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix - ...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 761 19-11-2022, 05:02 PM
    Thread: Macau 1st race cancelled
Post: Macau 1st race cancelled

1st race was red flagged during warm up lap, due to oil on the track after the cars, apparently. 2nd race (possibly) postponed 'til tomorrow, it's a bit difficult to confirm things! Looks like the liv...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 761 19-11-2022, 09:41 AM
    Thread: Macau 2022 live feeds
Post: RE: Macau 2022 live feeds

Just a reminder that, by using that dropdown menu, you can replay the latest practice/races (i.E. if you've missed it because it's in the middle of the night!) you can catch up here - https://www.maca...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 913 17-11-2022, 01:15 PM
    Thread: Macau 2022 live feeds
Post: Macau 2022 live feeds

I can confirm that the link I posted previously seems to work (it's working now 08.18a.m., anyway!!)  If you go to the top of that page - races, then scroll down to video on the dropdown menu, you can...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 913 17-11-2022, 09:22 AM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: RE: Macau 2022 GP entry list

1st free practice results here - https://cdn.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/uploa...b554e1.pdf
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,127 17-11-2022, 09:11 AM
    Thread: Cain Road Race, Mexico
Post: RE: Cain Road Race, Mexico

Matt Rees & David Paredes having a do, as well, apparently. https://roadracingnews.co.uk/welsh-ace-r...road-race/
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 799 15-11-2022, 05:07 PM
    Thread: Cain Road Race, Mexico
Post: Cain Road Race, Mexico

Here's a new one for you, new to me anyway, some kind of road race in Mexico this weekend, 7th running of it, apparently. Seemingly Gary Johnson is having a do & Jim Hunter has been called on to a...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 799 15-11-2022, 04:58 PM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: RE: Macau 2022 GP entry list

I've just found this, looks hopeful as it's on the official website, some kind of parliament live feed at the moment! https://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/en/video_live
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,127 15-11-2022, 01:35 PM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: RE: Macau 2022 GP entry list

There's very few "foreign" entries in the car races too, mostly Chinese, Hong Kongers (?) or residents of Macau. Considering names of the past, Patrese, Senna, The Schumakers, Coulthard, Lando Norris ...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,127 15-11-2022, 01:27 PM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: RE: Macau 2022 GP entry list

& here's a link to the official website, in english - https://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/en/info/entry-list
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,127 11-11-2022, 08:32 AM
    Thread: Macau 2022 GP entry list
Post: Macau 2022 GP entry list

Looking a little depleted this year, apparently it's probably down to the requirement for 7 days quarantine in your hotel room! [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5249...118e_w.jpg] here's a...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 6 1,127 11-11-2022, 08:27 AM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: RE: Macau Image - who is the rider?

According to the link I posted previously  :icon_confused: :icon_lol: it was actually 2007, & yes, taken by @Sdphoto, otherwise known as Steven Davison. All my Davison books are actually in the l...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,208 08-11-2022, 09:15 AM
    Thread: Macau Image - who is the rider?
Post: RE: Macau Image - who is the rider?

(04-11-2022, 10:31 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: methinks it's Steve Mercer .. Confirmed! https://mobile.twitter.com/SMercerOffici...4245484544
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 10 1,208 05-11-2022, 10:09 AM
    Thread: TT2022 More Bad News
Post: RE: TT2022 More Bad News

Not good. R.I.P. Olivier
captainsparkledotcom TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 5 1,144 26-10-2022, 05:06 PM
    Thread: TT 2023 Schedule Changes
Post: RE: TT 2023 Schedule Changes

I'm getting confused!!  :confused: We booked, on 23rd May, to come back on the Sunday, for the first time ever, on account of the Senior taking place on the Saturday. We also took part in both survey...
captainsparkledotcom TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 17 6,068 25-10-2022, 03:35 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

Reflecting on the Manx 2022. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/kM2zzzYg/IMG-0316.jpg]
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-10-2022, 12:40 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

A few from Nobles Park, front wheels skimming the road! [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5244...a143_c.jpg] [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5244...0959_c.jpg] [Image: https...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 20-10-2022, 04:19 PM
    Thread: 3 Sisters Twisty Sprint Saturday 15th October
Post: RE: 3 Sisters Twisty Sprint Saturday 15th October

Well! On account of the rain (my excuse!!) I got beaten by a sidecar! I didn't have enough wheels! Still, as far as I can ascertain I now hold the pre 1960 over 500c course record for the MarshalsNW 3...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 3 1,355 19-10-2022, 09:07 AM
    Thread: 3 Sisters Twisty Sprint Saturday 15th October
Post: 3 Sisters Twisty Sprint Saturday 15th October

Yes folks, I'm on me travels again! 3 Sisters at Wigan this time, on Saturday, tho' the weather looks really bad!  :confused: A busy weekend for them, there's an ACUI test day on Friday, us lot doin...
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 3 1,355 11-10-2022, 04:02 PM
    Thread: Chrissy Rouse
Post: Chrissy Rouse

Dreadful news , R.I.P. Chrissy https://www.bikesportnews.com/news/news-...-1995-2022
captainsparkledotcom Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 1,575 07-10-2022, 01:59 PM
    Thread: Phil Read
Post: RE: Phil Read

R.I.P. Phil Read, as bsa499 says, one of the all time greats.
captainsparkledotcom TT & S100 Related Posts (Only) 8 2,322 07-10-2022, 07:53 AM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

[Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5238...e094_w.jpg]
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 05:12 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

[Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5237...1b59_w.jpg]
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 05:11 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

[Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5238...8bcd_w.jpg]
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 05:10 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

[Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5238...8948_w.jpg]
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 05:08 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

No, on Saturday i had a walk down to Braddan, then walked to the Terminal to meet my wife.
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 01:53 PM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

(23-09-2022, 03:01 PM)H2pots Wrote: Bloody hell capt, they from the church at union mills? I watched saturdays racing from there It was indeed, we spend a lot of time there now as our friends moved ...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 24-09-2022, 09:08 AM
    Thread: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show
Post: RE: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show

Mr Davidson has just posted this - I’m told this will now be shown tonight at 10.40pm on BBC 1 NI.
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 6 1,566 20-09-2022, 09:47 AM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

Great stuff rutolander! I've only just started editing mine!  :confused: here's a couple to be going on with -  [Image: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5235...7505_z.jpg] [Image: https://live.st...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 14-09-2022, 11:59 AM
    Thread: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show
Post: RE: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show

Sorry folks, looks like they don't want to show us!!!  :confused: [/url]Stephen Davison [url=https://twitter.com/sdbikephoto]@sdbikephoto I’ve just been informed the BBC has now decided you will be ...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 6 1,566 13-09-2022, 07:04 PM
    Thread: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show
Post: RE: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show

Unfortunately, due to current events, it's been put back 'til Thursday night. (iplayer Friday, probably!) Just had it confirmed that, because of this week’s schedule changes, Motorcycle Mavericks wi...
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 6 1,566 13-09-2022, 11:01 AM
    Thread: Manx/Classic TT 2022 videos
Post: Manx/Classic TT 2022 videos

taken a bit of time this year, but there's a couple to have a look at - Classic superbike race here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NazcmMBvoFc Some "noises" of the Classic Senior here - https://ww...
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 0 548 12-09-2022, 07:45 PM
    Thread: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show
Post: RE: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show

Yes, looking forward to it. I think I've got more pics of Stephen Davidson than any of the riders!
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 6 1,566 12-09-2022, 07:40 PM
    Thread: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show
Post: Stephen Davidsons new Road Racing TV show

..Airs on BBC NI tomorrow night (13th September) & then i would presume it will be available on BBC i-player a day later. details here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001c5f0
captainsparkledotcom General Discussion 6 1,566 12-09-2022, 12:39 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

It looks as if the domain name has been renewed now, the expiry date is 2023.  Looking good so far!  ....I think! Well done to Chris_Sav & anyone else involved.
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,547 12-09-2022, 08:27 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

(06-09-2022, 01:59 PM)Splashdown Wrote: Good work Chris, and THANK YOU for the work that you have put in. I am happy to contribute to any (reasonable) costs. However, once you starting talking Templ...
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,547 06-09-2022, 02:30 PM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

R.I.P. Malcolm. I know the job of running a forum is a difficult one, these days if someone posts something defamatory the owner can be ultimately deemed responsible I believe, so Malcom kept a tight ...
captainsparkledotcom ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 49 4,547 06-09-2022, 08:03 AM
    Thread: All other reports!
Post: All other reports!

I'm sure you can find them!  :icon_lol: I'm off to bed now, try & get some shuteye,  got a boat to catch in a few hours!  :party2: Have a safe one, riders, spectators, listeners, commentators ...
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 1,284 24-08-2022, 08:44 PM
    Thread: 3rd practice report + times
Post: 3rd practice report + times

On the MGP website, here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...3-results/ Times can be found here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/racing/page/2022-schedule/  just scroll down the page
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 0 1,192 24-08-2022, 07:33 PM
    Thread: Ashcourt Racing field RC45 with Lee Johnston
Post: Ashcourt Racing field RC45 with Lee Johnston

I seem to have missed this somehow!  :confused: story here -  https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...w-classic/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 0 1,198 24-08-2022, 04:26 PM
    Thread: Official video reports
Post: Official video reports

MGP have a Youtube channel & are uploading daily practice reports, here's the main page, more added each day, I would presume - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsTUXYu...rCXCRO5bXg
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 0 1,194 24-08-2022, 08:44 AM
    Thread: 2nd Practice report
Post: 2nd Practice report

On the MGP website, here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...-day-one-/ Times can be found here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/racing/page/2022-schedule/  just scroll down the page
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 0 1,160 24-08-2022, 08:42 AM
    Thread: Manx 2022
Post: RE: Manx 2022

Great stuff rutolander...again!! 3 more days & I'll be there!!  :crazydance:
captainsparkledotcom ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 24 4,813 22-08-2022, 04:37 PM
    Thread: Hislop Norton
Post: RE: Hislop Norton

A quick look at the timings reveals this - 39 19 1 Richard Wilson Norton RCW588 WizNorton Racing 20:51.938 108.494  Afraid I don't know any more! edit: just found this brief clip of it - https://www...
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 4 1,398 22-08-2022, 07:46 AM
    Thread: 1st Practice report
Post: 1st Practice report

On the MGP website, here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/latest/page/...-day-one-/ Times can be found here - https://manxgrandprix.co.uk/racing/page/2022-schedule/
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 1,266 21-08-2022, 07:16 PM
    Thread: tv
Post: RE: tv

Forgot about that! Not seen anything, just this chap that "livestreams" on the Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/phil.horton.712...9125111726
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 1 1,243 21-08-2022, 05:47 PM
    Thread: MGP is go!
Post: MGP is go!

Now live on the radio - https://www.manxradio.com/radioplayer/am/ & live timing here or hereabouts - https://timing.manxgrandprix.co.uk/last-sectors.html
captainsparkledotcom Manx Grand Prix & Classic TT 2 1,319 21-08-2022, 02:14 PM
    Thread: Sticky Pix 2022
Post: RE: Sticky Pix 2022

Fantastic! Thanks Sticky, not long now!  :party2:
captainsparkledotcom TT2022 Photographs & Video Links 22 5,019 19-08-2022, 10:59 AM