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    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

Something I have noticed the last couple of years is that there seems to be a lot more women visitors and a lot more women riding their own bikes too which I think is a real positive.
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 67 30,443 15-06-2024, 09:58 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

To be fair the TT has had to evolve otherwise it would have died out by now, Paul Phillips gets some stick but the event was on it's bottom when he was tasked with turning it around, I don't agree wit...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 67 30,443 15-06-2024, 05:22 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

I heard rider fatigue mentioned which kind of makes sense given that they had afternoon and evening practice on Friday, practice session and 2 races Saturday and 6 laps on Sunday. I've often question...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 67 30,443 14-06-2024, 11:27 AM
    Thread: Not again
Post: RE: Not again

I've come back with a sore throat and runny nose, negative for covid though, quite a few people seemed to be coughing their guts up on the boat back too. I could also swear I heard on the radio that "...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 11 3,052 14-06-2024, 11:20 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

I know it's not a popular opinion but I wouldn't shed a tear if they got rid of the chairs, as much as I admire the skill and courage of the crews taking part, they aren't motorbikes and this is a mot...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 67 30,443 14-06-2024, 11:17 AM
    Thread: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?
Post: RE: TT 2024 done.... What d'ya think of that then?

According to the program the Sunday after the Senior was a contingency day so there is still room to move it, should it be required. Personally I don't see the need for 4 1000cc races, if we must hav...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 67 30,443 10-06-2024, 05:44 PM
    Thread: TT 2024... What's ya plans
Post: RE: TT 2024... What's ya plans

(24-05-2024, 08:13 AM)H2pots Wrote: I've changed my TT plans for 2025, next year I'm going to bob across for the first days practice and see the pre TT classics at billown. Then a couple of days as...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 22 17,756 24-05-2024, 08:36 AM
    Thread: TT 2024... What's ya plans
Post: RE: TT 2024... What's ya plans

Over on 31st, home on the 10th, I don't really make plans as they end up going out the window, last year I was there for the whole of race week and didn't watch any race from the spot I initially inte...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 22 17,756 24-05-2024, 08:00 AM
    Thread: TT weather
Post: RE: TT weather

I've learnt to expect a dodgy year after a good one, 18 was great too, 19 was the worst since I've been going over, think they ended up having to run 5 shortened races in one day. 17 was dodgy after a...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 18 12,574 23-05-2024, 08:52 AM
    Thread: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!
Post: RE: BOOKINGS NOW OPEN!

Booked by 9:30 that's got to be a record for me!
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 11 2,386 20-05-2024, 09:37 AM
    Thread: Liverpool port
Post: RE: Liverpool port

Are they using the new port yet or is it still the old one? Don't want to roll up to the wrong one like a right wally in a few weeks.
AntG General Discussion 6 2,595 06-05-2024, 05:00 AM
    Thread: Well, how good was that then!
Post: RE: Well, how good was that then!

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 it, I mean I'm not the biggest fan o...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 26 105,277 12-06-2023, 09:11 AM
    Thread: Josh Brookes is back
Post: RE: Josh Brookes is back

Good news, problem for Josh is he's had no continuity with the TT, newcomer year on a Suzuki, then 2nd year on a Yamaha which never seemed to worked around there, then he missed a couple of years to d...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 5 12,094 22-03-2023, 07:09 AM
    Thread: N Ireland road racing cancelled
Post: RE: N Ireland road racing cancelled

I don't get why short circuit racing and trials are being affected by this issue when it's clearly the roads side of the sport which are upping the insurance premiums. How has motocross escaped this?
AntG Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 27 15,324 10-02-2023, 08:50 PM
    Thread: Last visit next year.
Post: RE: Last visit next year.

I've actually started paying a bit more to pre-book a seat in the Niarbyl lounge on Manannan as it was getting beyond a joke to find a seat due to the amount of selfish people on board, a lot quieter ...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 20 2,610 16-06-2022, 08:39 PM
    Thread: Sidecars
Post: RE: Sidecars

I have a lot of respect for the competitors and I'll applaud their achievements on the course but if I'm being honest I've never really been a fan of the chairs and the field seems to get thinner ever...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 10 24,123 14-06-2022, 07:11 PM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

If you have a look at the Chris Grose interview in the interviews section of the main website he has some interesting views on what would happen if GP riders did the TT. I'm assuming the interview was...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 9 7,741 22-09-2021, 10:01 PM
    Thread: CAL & THE TT
Post: RE: CAL & THE TT

That's an interesting read, I've heard a few people say that the top MotoGP guys would walk it at the TT and I've also heard a few say they'd be no good at it, I personally think the answer lies somew...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 9 7,741 14-09-2021, 10:18 AM
    Thread: Seasons Geetings 2020
Post: RE: Seasons Geetings 2020

Have a merry christmas everyone, hopefully we all have a much more positive new year.
AntG General Discussion 21 21,361 23-12-2020, 04:09 PM
    Thread: tt races
Post: RE: tt races

Personally I still think it's the right call as it's going to take some time to vaccinate people, however I am more optimistic for the Manx GP.
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 1 4,706 02-12-2020, 05:44 PM
    Thread: Isle of Man government updates
Post: RE: Isle of Man government updates

Not surprised, still no vaccine available yet and unlikely to be widely available before the summer. A real shame for teams, riders and businesses.
AntG General Discussion 48 45,545 30-11-2020, 01:07 PM
    Thread: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?
Post: RE: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?

Also I notice in the original article he asks "did the world come to an end?" Well the answer to that is for some people yes it did come to an end, just because some people weren't affected by the ca...
AntG General Discussion 17 16,296 17-11-2020, 10:26 AM
    Thread: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?
Post: RE: Pullyman: Is this the end of the TT ?

I think as long as riders want to compete it will still be around and let's face it, even if the IOM doesn't NEED the TT no sane person turns down the chance to make extra money so I think as long as ...
AntG General Discussion 17 16,296 16-11-2020, 09:25 AM
    Thread: Thruxton clash with TT Superbike Saturday in 2021
Post: RE: Thruxton clash with TT Superbike Saturday in 2...

The BSB calendar at the moment is only provisional so it could change but I severely doubt there's going to be a TT next year especially with Covid-19 cases shooting up again, even if by some miracle ...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 9 10,859 02-11-2020, 10:56 AM
    Thread: TT decision 'in next couple of months'
Post: RE: TT decision 'in next couple of months'

I'd be extremely surprised if it went ahead next year especially if they're making the decision before Christmas because the signs at the moment aren't very good as most countries seem to be recording...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 5 14,393 07-10-2020, 11:09 PM
    Thread: Road racing set for Isle of Wight debut in 2021
Post: RE: Road racing set for Isle of Wight debut in 202...

After the Welsh Road Race fiasco of a couple of years ago I'm skeptical but hopefully I'm wrong.
AntG Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 11 11,893 31-07-2020, 10:29 AM
    Thread: Doubts about TT2021
Post: RE: Doubts about TT2021

It's the economic situation which is most concerning, we're going into a recession far worse than what we saw 10 years or so ago. I also think most of the world is going to end up going back into full...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 10 21,789 31-07-2020, 10:25 AM
    Thread: Host Saiger Critical - Positive Update
Post: RE: Host Saiger Critical

Met him at the marshals supper at TT 2019, really friendly guy who lives and breathes racing, the sort of guy who makes racing the great sport that it is. I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery...
AntG General Discussion 10 11,614 28-07-2020, 12:07 PM
    Thread: Well Done Manx Radio
Post: RE: Well Done Manx Radio

I thought it was fantastic, especially the Hailwood comeback one!
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 8 10,520 14-06-2020, 10:46 PM
    Thread: Council funding package in excess of £60,000 has rescued 2021 North West 200
Post: RE: Council funding package in excess of £60,000 h...

The Ulster got a £250,000 grant just 3 years ago.
AntG Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 4 4,226 05-06-2020, 09:23 AM
    Thread: DJ - 17 years ago
Post: RE: DJ - 17 years ago

One of my all time favourites, great rider and an all round good bloke with a personality as big as his talent.
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 8 11,160 30-05-2020, 09:55 AM
    Thread: Not happy...
Post: RE: Not happy...

Not down about it as much as I thought I'd be, I think it helps that everybody else's year has been ruined so we're all in the same situation. In fact if anything lockdown has been a positive for me, ...
AntG General Discussion 15 15,222 29-05-2020, 09:16 AM
    Thread: Not good!
Post: RE: Not good!

Sadly we've developed an American style compensation culture over the last 15 years with all the "where there's blame, there's a claim" nonsense. It's why it's become so expensive to get insurance for...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 6 9,775 26-05-2020, 12:23 PM
    Thread: Scarborough Gold Cup
Post: RE: Scarborough Gold Cup

Thanks for that, I've been looking for ages for a list, I'm surprised I couldn't find one anywhere!
AntG General Discussion 4 5,947 13-05-2020, 06:27 PM
    Thread: Scarborough Gold Cup
Post: Scarborough Gold Cup

Hi guys does anybody have a list of the Scarborough Gold Cup winners by year? Many thanks in advance.
AntG General Discussion 4 5,947 13-05-2020, 01:13 PM
    Thread: SYNETIQ BMW REVEAL HUTCHINSON'S RETURN
Post: RE: SYNETIQ BMW REVEAL HUTCHINSON'S RETURN

I always had a bit of an inkling that this would be the case as Hutchy was available and it wouldn't be like TAS to not have a road racer, in fact I think it would have been their first time. Good to ...
AntG TT Related Posts (Only) 3 4,879 29-04-2020, 10:15 AM
    Thread: Steam Packet options for TT 2020 bookings
Post: RE: Steam Packet options for TT 2020 bookings

I've just changed it to 2021 though I hate to be the party pooper but I wouldn't be surprised if we're still in this situation next year, this isn't going away over a couple of months, experts are alr...
AntG General Discussion 10 10,357 29-04-2020, 10:08 AM
    Thread: Irish road racing: 'Difficult for some clubs to come back from this' - Kennedy
Post: RE: Irish road racing: 'Difficult for some clubs t...

As somebody who has no idea of running a racing club what are the insurance costs everyone talks about and what is the insurance for? I thought competitors had their own insurance and spectators were ...
AntG Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 1 2,134 29-04-2020, 10:06 AM
    Thread: Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss passes away at 90
Post: RE: Motorsport legend Sir Stirling Moss passes awa...

Rest in Peace Sir Stirling Moss, proof that you don't have to win a championship to be a champion.
AntG General Discussion 3 4,022 12-04-2020, 04:45 PM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Another great memory was also my first TT visit in 2014, I was utterly blown away when the superbikes came flying through St Ninians at the start of laps 2,4 and 6, literally flying as well when they ...
AntG General Discussion 47 46,155 31-03-2020, 10:52 AM
    Thread: Best TT Memories.
Post: RE: Best TT Memories.

Being there in 2015 for Ivan Lintins debut win, I remember Ivan from his first year of racing on the short circuits on a Honda Hornet of all things and had seen his name keep popping up over the next ...
AntG General Discussion 47 46,155 30-03-2020, 10:26 PM
    Thread: Peter Hickman Garage Tour
Post: RE: Peter Hickman Garage Tour

Nice video, there's some money in that unit for sure! I've a lot of time for Peter Hickman, he reminds me of DJ, super fast wherever he races and a nice guy too.
AntG General Discussion 2 4,428 30-03-2020, 10:51 AM
    Thread: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2.(Releasing tomorrow morning)
Post: RE: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2.(Releasing t...

I hope so, I've had another go on the first game and just turned it off in a huff, the game doesn't allow you to make corrections either, way too skittish. Another thing as well, in real life isn't t...
AntG General Discussion 7 7,663 28-03-2020, 05:27 PM
    Thread: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2.(Releasing tomorrow morning)
Post: RE: TT Isle of Man Ride on the Edge 2.(Releasing t...

I've recently bought a PS4 and got the first ROTE game for a tenner but I'm not impressed, sure it looks great but the bike dynamics are horrible, I can't even do a lap less than 20 minutes and haven'...
AntG General Discussion 7 7,663 28-03-2020, 12:24 PM
    Thread: TT 2020 CANCELLED
Post: RE: TT 2020 CANCELLED

Sad but I feel it's the right decision.
AntG Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 7 3,834 16-03-2020, 06:17 PM
    Thread: No decision on TT yet but petition calls for event to be cancelled
Post: RE: No decision on TT yet but petition calls for e...

The thing also to consider is if other motorcycle racing activity is called off in the run up to the TT then if the TT goes ahead the riders wouldn't have had adequate time on their bikes ahead of the...
AntG Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 10 4,854 15-03-2020, 12:08 PM
    Thread: No decision on TT yet but petition calls for event to be cancelled
Post: RE: No decision on TT yet but petition calls for e...

Just remember there's always next year.
AntG Information, Press Releases etc & Your Comments 10 4,854 14-03-2020, 02:00 PM
    Thread: Coronavirus affects on TT - Government Statement & Comments
Post: RE: The Corona virus.

As long as the virus keeps spreading they should consider calling off the TT, maybe give it another month and if the virus is continuing to spread then call it off IMO anyway, I'm no medical professio...
AntG General Discussion 9 11,715 26-02-2020, 01:37 PM
    Thread: CONFIRMATION AND CONSISTENCY THE KEY ON QATAR TEST DAY 2
Post: RE: CONFIRMATION AND CONSISTENCY THE KEY ON QATAR ...

Don't the MotoGP guys actually test less now compared to the past? I seem to remember them having 3 tests before the season, a couple after the season as well as 3 or 4 tests during the season, usuall...
AntG Other Race Meetings - MotoGP, WSB & BSB, Irish Roads etc - 5 5,486 24-02-2020, 07:34 PM
    Thread: Michael Dunlop: Ballymoney rider still to agree Superbike deal for 2020
Post: RE: Michael Dunlop: Ballymoney rider still to agre...

I've a hunch he's going to Smiths, they tweeted over the weekend they have some news but we have to wait 4 weeks to get it, isn't the TT launch in about 4 weeks? Hmmm...
AntG General Discussion 4 4,844 17-02-2020, 07:48 PM