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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 440
Location: Rochester, NY

6/4/19 9:07 AM

Isle of Man TT

For those of you with an interest in motorized cycles the TT is covered nightly on the Motor Trend Network. Coverage is aired at 11pm ET and repeated at 3am. IMHO this is one of the most incredible racing events. Enjoy!

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 2607
Location: hillbilly heaven

6/4/19 10:48 AM

Thanks for posting this. I didn't even know I got that channel in my dish package, but yes I do. i set the DVR to record it. I've seen it in the past and really like the TT.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3289
Location: Springfield

6/6/19 7:58 PM

Sidecars

That's some amazing riding.

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dfcas
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: hillbilly heaven

6/7/19 9:42 AM

The sidecar racing was wild and crazy. They said an engine was done after 3 laps/1 race of the course.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2433
Location: Canberra, Australia

6/10/19 7:50 PM


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They said an engine was done after 3 laps/1 race of the course.

A friend's brother, who motor races as a privateer, showed me a differential that he said had only done a ten lap race around Mt Panorama in Bathurst. The differential had got hot enough to blacken the orange paint on it.

I've never driven around Mt Panorama, but I've ridden in bike races around it. It's pretty unusual for a race circuit in being a normal public road for most of the year, and it's a pretty hard circuit to race on with almost 200m of climbing/descending on each 6km lap. You seriously don't want to come off on the descent off the top of the mountain, as the road has concrete walls pretty close on both sides.

Here's an onboard camera on an Audi R8 doing the 6km lap in under two minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iGW7YbGvuw

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henoch
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 1651

6/11/19 8:10 AM

Documentary

There is a cool documentary series out there called the religion of sports, and one of the episodes is about the Isle of Man TT.
Worth checking out.

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KerryIrons
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 2990
Location: Midland, MI

6/11/19 3:17 PM

Indian


quote:
They said an engine was done after 3 laps/1 race of the course.


Watch the movie "World's Fastest Indian" and you'll see all kinds of parts "sacrificed to the God of Speed."

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Tom Price
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 440
Location: Rochester, NY

6/25/19 8:53 PM

Airborne Superbikes - Wildest Motorsport Event

Great article and photos:

https://petrolicious.com/articles/airborne-superbikes-prove-that-the-isle-of-man-tt-is-still-the-worlds-wildest-motorsport-event

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17413
Location: Portland, OR

6/25/19 10:31 PM

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3289
Location: Springfield

6/26/19 5:48 PM

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daddy-o
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Location: Springfield

6/26/19 5:54 PM

Outstanding photography on Tom's link

👍👍

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