TT 2016 Predictions
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TT 2016 Predictions
So, now we are on the right side of winter who do you reckon will finish where on the rostrums this year?
06-01-2016, 09:03 PM
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I was useless last year, absolutely useless.
So will play it safe and add mine after the NW if I can.

Goes without saying it doesn't matter though as long as all finish safely.
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06-01-2016, 09:29 PM
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I`m predicting that the first three will be on the rostrum..... Hehe
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06-01-2016, 11:59 PM
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Right, let's get this rolling!

Superbike (F1)
1) Michael Dunlop.
2) Ian Hutchinson
3) Bruce Anstey

Sidecar A
1) Birchalls
2) Molyneux
3) Bennett
10-01-2016, 08:10 PM
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Not going to make a prediction but would like to see Peter Hickman on the podium this year
10-01-2016, 09:44 PM
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Assuming they both show up in full fitness and on machinery they are happy with (i.e not like 2015) - I reckon the battles between Hutchy and MD will be titanic.  I've been a close observer since the early 90's and I can't think of another time when two blokes who are prepared to risk everything were going head to head since the Foggy and Hislop races.

In an equal fight I think that Hutchy will usually have his machinery at at slightly higher standard than Michael - but its only 1%'ers.

So for the SB and Senior;

Hutchy
MD
McG / Anstey

Hickman is the dark horse but I think he's maybe a year away from the sort of extreme pace that'll be needed to win.
Bruce is too inconsistent on the big bikes and McG has a more measured approach (just leans a bit towards the old rather than bold - which is why he's such a class act).

No exactly controversial I know but there it is.

Can't wait

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11-01-2016, 12:21 AM
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(10-01-2016, 09:44 PM)Tripster1050 Wrote: Not going to make a prediction but would like to see Peter Hickman on the podium this year

I'd second that I'd love to see Hicky keep progressing a podium in his third year is possible and would (IMHO) be fantastic.
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11-01-2016, 01:12 AM
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(11-01-2016, 12:21 AM)Sam Pato Wrote: Assuming they both show up in full fitness and on machinery they are happy with (i.e not like 2015) - I reckon the battles between Hutchy and MD will be titanic.  I've been a close observer since the early 90's and I can't think of another time when two blokes who are prepared to risk everything were going head to head since the Foggy and Hislop races.

In an equal fight I think that Hutchy will usually have his machinery at at slightly higher standard than Michael - but its only 1%'ers.

So for the SB and Senior;

Hutchy
MD
McG / Anstey

Hickman is the dark horse but I think he's maybe a year away from the sort of extreme pace that'll be needed to win.
Bruce is too inconsistent on the big bikes and McG has a more measured approach (just leans a bit towards the old rather than bold - which is why he's such a class act).

No exactly controversial I know but there it is.

Can't wait

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Sam

What about the possibility of both Hutchy & MD on the same big bike?
11-01-2016, 07:30 PM
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I can't see Hutchy & MD on the same bike unless it is a Sidecar, but I know what you mean.
I think 1) Hutchy 2) McG 3) Conor Cummings. 4) MD. 5) Guy Martin. 6)Hckman.
12-01-2016, 12:19 AM
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On the basis of nothing at all I don't see Hutchy and MD both at TAS this year.

I don't think MD likes that sort of set up.

I'd have thought there's a very good chance they'll be on the same brand of machine though.

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12-01-2016, 03:37 AM
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I usually leave my predictions to the last minute when you see form in the lead up to the TT and in practice. I'd love to see Hicky get himself a podium this year, but on different machinery than his last two visits there may be a bit more of a learning curve yet.


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13-01-2016, 03:51 PM
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Anyone else prepared to risk their forum reputation on a bold prediction?

Its less than two weeks to practice and its fair to say there's more life in a tramps vest.

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17-05-2016, 02:38 AM
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I will go for
Twins, Ivan Lintin
Sidecars, The Birchalls
Zero, Anstey ,just for a change
And Hutchy for everything else.
17-05-2016, 07:42 AM
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Hadn't thought too hard about the chairs.

I reckon Moly and Sayle will be hard to beat but reliability is always an issue.

Race A
Reeves

Race B
Moly

Overall
Birchalls

Hows that for hedging your bets?

It'll be tight at the top for sure.  If anyone is less than 100% they'll have Ian Bell / John Holden / Conrad Harrison or a number of others breathing down their necks.

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17-05-2016, 08:11 AM
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Here's mine for this year..............

Superbike Race 1 -MD,Hutchy,Bruce
Sidecar Race 1-Birchalls
Supersport Race 1-Hutchy,Lee,Bruce
Superstock Race 1-MD,Hutchy,Bruce
Sipersport Race 2-Lee,Hutchy,Gary Johnston
Lightweight-Ivan,Dan Cooper,James Cowton
TT Zero-McGuinness
Sidecar Race 2-Birchalls
Senior-MD,McGuinness,Bruce





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18-05-2016, 04:44 PM
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Not going to predict any order, but going down bookies today to place bet on Hickman getting a Podium.... in any race.



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19-05-2016, 11:08 AM
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Can you tell me who you are betting with?  Wouldn't mind a little flutter myself.

Wonder what the odds are for 3 (or even 4) wins in a week.

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20-05-2016, 12:00 AM
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Superbike - Michael Dunlop
Sidecar 1 - Birchalls
Supersport 1 - Lee Johnston
Superstock - Bruce Anstey
Supersport 2 - Hutchy
Lightweight - Ivan Lintin
Sidecar 2 - Birchalls
Senior - Michael Dunlop
20-05-2016, 11:21 PM
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Superbike: MD
Sidecar 1: Birchalls
Supersport 1: Hutchy
Superstock MD
Supersport 2: Gary Johnson
Lightweight: Hickman
Sidecar 2: Birchalls
Senior: MD
22-05-2016, 08:58 AM
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I can't really predict each race but I'm thinking Hicky and Lee Johnston might take their first TT wins this year. Lot's of good riders out there. Never count Hutchy out, especially with the new BMW outfit. Let's hope MD does a better job than last year.
24-05-2016, 07:07 AM
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