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    Thread: Paul Phillips - The viability and future of the TT
Post: RE: Paul Phillips - The viability and future of th...

There are another couple of very good podcasts with Paul Phillips on the TTPodcast. https://ttplus.iomttraces.com/the-tt-pod...ips-part-1 https://ttplus.iomttraces.com/the-tt-pod...ips-part-2 If yo...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 1 488 07-02-2024, 11:54 PM
    Thread: Conor Cummins set to remain with Clive Padgett's Milenco Honda team
Post: RE: Conor Cummins set to remain with Clive Padgett...

Lee Hardy crossing him off the list as we speak.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 1 469 07-02-2024, 11:49 PM
    Thread: Lee Hardy Racing to 'step back' from the British Superbike Championship
Post: RE: Lee Hardy Racing to 'step back' from the Briti...

Sounds like a good seat going spare. Any gossip / guesses?
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 2 387 04-02-2024, 11:46 PM
    Thread: Gary Johnson heading back to TT 2024
Post: RE: Gary Johnson heading back to TT 2024

He was as quick as anyone on the mountain course at one time but never seemed to get the rides his talent deserved. Presumably as a result of being 'a character' Hopefully he's fully healed by the t...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 3 5,999 29-01-2024, 11:50 PM
    Thread: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48
Post: RE: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48

Post / quote from his mother - addiction runs in the family apparently. Hard to fathom form the outside. https://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/1043535/...t-has-died
Sam Pato General Discussion 8 2,205 20-01-2024, 05:53 AM
    Thread: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48
Post: RE: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48

(19-01-2024, 09:44 AM)H2pots Wrote: Very interesting article by May Oxley posted by Sam above. Sad news the go show had ended, RIP Yeah - but how about the leathers in the Youtube clip? A proper M...
Sam Pato General Discussion 8 2,205 19-01-2024, 11:32 AM
    Thread: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48
Post: RE: Anthony Gobert passes away, aged 48

Being a local hero this has got quite a bit of coverage here. He's been essentially destitute living on the Gold Coast for quite a few years and getting into trouble a fair bit (mainly drugs related ...
Sam Pato General Discussion 8 2,205 18-01-2024, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Laylaw Classic Racing call it quits. UPDATE!!!
Post: RE: Laylaw Classic Racing call it quits. UPDATE!!!

Brings to mind the Mark Twain quote "rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated". Good on ya Eddie.
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 4 1,366 10-01-2024, 02:34 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Thanks again Chris, I had some correspondence with Malcolm a a few years back and he made it clear that the workload he had dealing with vexatious forum members was a real bane (including personal th...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 82 23,301 10-01-2024, 02:32 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Thanks for the follow up Chris - Just to clarify - can you confirm if I'm correct in the following? Losing the new archive is essentially losing all of the 'news' that has been collected and re-pub...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 82 23,301 08-01-2024, 11:49 PM
    Thread: Fiona Baker-Holden climbs (to) Everest (base camp!)!
Post: RE: Fiona Baker-Holden climbs (to) Everest (base c...

Hopefully my post didn't come across as stone throwing. Still a fantastic achievement for them.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 5 1,251 08-01-2024, 01:13 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

Hi Chris, I'm afraid I don't have a very good grasp of this stuff but as with everyone very much appreciate your ongoing input (which has essentially saved the day). Acknowledging that we need to cha...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 82 23,301 08-01-2024, 01:11 AM
    Thread: Fiona Baker-Holden climbs (to) Everest (base camp!)!
Post: RE: Fiona Baker-Holden climbs Everest!

Without wanting to diminish the achievement (well done both) the title is somewhat economical in truth. Did cause me to reflect on the remarkable John Crellin though.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 5 1,251 04-01-2024, 12:54 AM
    Thread: Xmas Wishes to all inmates
Post: Xmas Wishes to all inmates

Wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Not sure whats in store for the good ship ttwebsite (and its skeleton crew) in 2024 but looking forward to it all the same. :beer...
Sam Pato General Discussion 16 3,735 21-12-2023, 12:54 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Thanks guys - I'd decided it wasn't Barregarrow because I couldn't imagine someone being allowed to take up that position to take the photo. Later realising the it may have been on a gimble / stick o...
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 514,737 01-12-2023, 06:20 AM
    Thread: Who, What, Where, When?
Post: RE: Who, What, Where, When?

Don't have the answers I'm afraid but throwing it out to the collective wisdom hoping to find out where. My best guess is somewhere around Greeba bridge? [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Ssy1zB4c/TT.jpg...
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 703 514,737 29-11-2023, 01:54 AM
    Thread: nw200 2022
Post: RE: nw200 2022

Not the first time I've read about Ryan feeling like he's targeted unfairly - which is a shame for the sport. Would love to know the back story.
Sam Pato Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 569 06-11-2023, 05:17 AM
    Thread: Dean harrison
Post: RE: Dean harrison

I'm not sure I've seen an announcement but I understand that the general consensus is the Factory Honda team?
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 9 10,725 12-10-2023, 04:08 AM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

I'm guessing that the owner of the website probably sees the rights to the domain name as his main asset (in relation to the website he now owns)? So probably paid it?
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 4,828 20-09-2023, 11:24 PM
    Thread: super twin class might get interesting
Post: RE: super twin class might get interesting

I think a small bike class would be great - hopefully they can fit it in.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 2 3,127 15-09-2023, 04:02 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Great outcome - thanks to all involved for making it happen.
Sam Pato General Discussion 60 14,380 30-08-2023, 11:51 PM
    Thread: Forum Funding
Post: RE: Forum Funding

You're a diamond Chris - I have no idea how to even start to understand this stuff. I/we are very fortunate you stepped up. 'The last stand of the TTwebsite forum' - I'll be telling my grandchildr...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 25 4,828 22-08-2023, 02:19 PM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

(21-08-2023, 08:56 PM)Alfie Noakes Wrote: Thanks all for the donations - i'm meeting up with Matthew from Manx Memorials who has been very kind and helpful....the plaque should be made within the ne...
Sam Pato General Discussion 60 14,380 21-08-2023, 10:33 PM
    Thread: Spectators lap.
Post: RE: Spectators lap.

(17-08-2023, 10:23 AM)hutchinson square Wrote: Sunday 27th august . Spectators Speed controlled lap. All welcome pit lane 9am starts at 10. I presume  its on open roads. Should  be interesting. Got ...
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 2 2,067 18-08-2023, 12:52 AM
    Thread: Ashcourt racing at the manx
Post: RE: Ashcourt racing at the manx

Mark Johns had a right gear shift if memory serves. Sponsored Brian Gardner's RC45 for a while. I'd guess he'd be a unlikely pilot though :-)
Sam Pato Manx Grand Prix & Former Classic TT 6 2,672 02-08-2023, 07:42 AM
    Thread: Hans Otto Butenuths TT racer
Post: RE: Hans Otto Butenuths TT racer

Competed in the TT from 1962 to 1996. I'm guessing he'd have the most starts for an overseas racer.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,498 01-08-2023, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Dean Harrison to leave DAO racing
Post: RE: Dean Harrison to leave DAO racing

He must have nearly wept every time the Sulby speed trap times were shown. Hopefully he gets the best machinery available for next year and we can see what he can do. But jumping to a factory ride a...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 6 4,034 24-07-2023, 12:19 AM
    Thread: Race Faces
Post: RE: Race Faces

Just in case more proof was needed that TT competitors have something a bit different going on upstairs [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/VN50SqQd/Cam-Donald.png]
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,362 16-07-2023, 11:55 PM
    Thread: Red Flag Incident - Official Statement
Post: RE: Southern 100 2023

My worst moment at the IOM was coming across the memorial stone to Gavin Lee from his wife and children. Flood of tears. I never saw Marc McDonald race but I loved watching Gavin on the small bikes....
Sam Pato Southern 100 Meetings 25 8,506 13-07-2023, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Forum Improvements
Post: RE: Forum Improvements

I think that would be an improvement - I don't start many posts but I'm always a bit confused as to which section to go with it. But generally - as long as the best thread ever (Who, What, Where, Whe...
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 14 2,880 13-07-2023, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Race Faces
Post: RE: Race Faces

Good work Baylon, It's Cameron Donald (and friend) riding at the Hardi 24hr Endurance race. It's a 24Hr enduro style race for the clinically insane. He did it last year on a Tiger 900. Boy can ri...
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,362 05-07-2023, 11:59 PM
    Thread: Race Faces
Post: RE: Race Faces

Ok - I'll settle for a who (clue: was commentating this year).
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,362 05-07-2023, 12:15 AM
    Thread: Race Faces
Post: RE: Race Faces

Former TT superbike winner with 24hr enduro race face on [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/MK8CS5q6/Race-face1.png] Who What Where?
Sam Pato ALL Photographs and Video Shots etc... 15 5,362 03-07-2023, 01:13 AM
    Thread: Moly retirement?
Post: Moly retirement?

In one of the interviews I listened to I'm fairly sure that Moly was added to the list of sidecar stalwarts who will be retiring from the TT after this year (along with John Holden and Conrad Harrison...
Sam Pato General Discussion 1 805 28-06-2023, 11:44 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Protests
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Protests

(15-06-2023, 10:56 PM)scaramanga Wrote: be interested to know the truth rather than rumour but as said any protest normally needs a fee paid first think its £500 in speedway returned if protest pr...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,715 16-06-2023, 12:32 AM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Protests
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Protests

(15-06-2023, 03:21 PM)Spartacus Wrote: I spoke to a couple of MD fans after he broke down and Hicky won. They sat and turned their backs on the racing and said Hicky should not have been allowed to ...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,715 16-06-2023, 12:14 AM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Protests
Post: Peter Hickman Protests

I read something a bit cryptic about teams protesting Hickmans superstock wins.  Anyone know any details?  An ear piece was mentioned!
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 14 10,715 14-06-2023, 11:51 PM
    Thread: Well, how good was that then!
Post: RE: Well, how good was that then!

Just re-read my post and it sounds like I'm having a gripe - so wanted to clarify that the positives vastly out weighed any negatives. A fantastic TT. The only real improvement for me (apart from be...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 26 101,816 13-06-2023, 03:03 AM
    Thread: Well, how good was that then!
Post: RE: Well, how good was that then!

(12-06-2023, 09:11 AM)AntG Wrote: Fantastic TT, brilliant racing, brilliant weather, the only gripes I've had are - the pathetic turnout for the 100 years sidecar lap, 3 outfits? I couldn't believe ...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 26 101,816 12-06-2023, 11:57 PM
    Thread: Sidecar racers Blackstock and Rosney not at TT?
Post: RE: Sidecar racers Blackstock and Rosney not at TT...

There was some interesting stuff in the radio TT build up. Sounds like there are disconnects in the regs/bike specs between shorts and the TT that are putting some of the sidecar crews off. Hopeful...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 2 2,194 08-06-2023, 12:22 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Excellent design - with it being granite will it be a problem getting it mounted in a way that it stays put? Many thanks for keeping this rolling Alfie. 👍 Don't want to cloud the waters but just w...
Sam Pato General Discussion 60 14,380 07-06-2023, 08:49 AM
    Thread: Sidecar racers Blackstock and Rosney not at TT?
Post: Sidecar racers Blackstock and Rosney not at TT?

These guys looked like they would be heading for great things a few years ago but they aren't competing this year. Anyone know anything about it? Cheers Sam
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 2 2,194 05-06-2023, 03:34 AM
    Thread: STATEMENT ISSUED (but not too bad)
Post: RE: STATEMENT ISSUED (but not too bad)

The ACU statement with a picture a Alan Founds outfit on the front was the first thing I saw when I got up and logged on this morning. Appreciate it's not really a laughing matter but couldn't help h...
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 1 1,386 31-05-2023, 08:50 AM
    Thread: 1st Practice Times
Post: RE: 1st Practice Times

I'm finding it hard to navigate stuff too - even finding the Manx Radio TT link was a mission. Could definitely be a bit more accessible.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 7 2,864 30-05-2023, 11:42 PM
    Thread: Nathan Harrison out of TT 2023
Post: RE: Nathan Harrison out of TT 2023

The right decision - I've always hated seeing injured guys getting onto bikes to race (all that 'I cut off the cast' heroics we used to see) - the stakes are just too high IMO.
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 2 1,694 25-05-2023, 11:54 PM
    Thread: Any update on Conrod?
Post: Any update on Conrod?

I know he pulled out of the NW after clobbering his knee (but staying on the bike). Anyone know if he's recovered for the TT?
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 0 567 25-05-2023, 03:27 AM
    Thread: Laid up but thinking of you all
Post: RE: Laid up but thinking of you all

I've been enjoying the TT online for about 20 years - it's not the same but the modern coverage still makes for an exciting event. Get well soon. Sam
Sam Pato General Discussion 10 4,428 22-05-2023, 12:05 AM
    Thread: TT entertainment schedule 2023
Post: RE: TT entertainment schedule 2023

Johnny and the Rocco's at the Villa Marina?
Sam Pato TT Related Posts (Only) 7 3,922 19-05-2023, 08:35 AM
    Thread: Plaque for Malcolm
Post: RE: Plaque for Malcolm

Not sure how it happens - but maybe one of those going over can set up one of those fund me pages?
Sam Pato General Discussion 60 14,380 19-05-2023, 08:34 AM
    Thread: The Forum / The Future
Post: RE: The Forum / The Future

We're lucky to have you Chris. Hopefully those wanting to join (probably a fair few who lost passwords) haven't lost interest.
Sam Pato ADMIN Posts - Everyone Please Read 82 23,301 19-05-2023, 12:10 AM