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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Cavetroll87 » 29 May 2018, 20:10

I think Deano is right up their this year and will be strongest challenger to Micky D. But I think MD will up his game come race days
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Blade » 29 May 2018, 23:45

The guy who delayed the start of practice last night as he walked onto the track has been sentenced to 4 weeks in prison and given a 5 year exclusion ban.

Tweet by IOM Police

James William Ford of Bingley, West Yorkshire pleaded guilty to offences relating to being on closed roads at Crosby that led to the delay of yesterdays evenings practice session. He received a four week custodial sentence & an exclusion order for 5yrs
#KeepCalmTT #TT2018INFO
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby rocket » 30 May 2018, 16:36

Think it MDs to lose this year. If the bike works under him hell be hard to beat.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Blade » 30 May 2018, 17:52

Dean Harrison has made a big step and on record breaking pace.

Sub 17 min lap in 2md night of practice. Looks like MD has a fight on his hands
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 30 May 2018, 18:52

Bad accident before Ramsay on the first lap of practice tonight, trees on fire apparently... Red flagged presently. FIngers crossed......
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 30 May 2018, 19:14

Practice cancelled :(
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 30 May 2018, 20:08

STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD

TT Race organisers ACU Events Ltd can confirm that a rider was involved in a collision with a course car at Ballacrye during this evening’s qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races. The rider has been taken by airmed to Nobles Hospital. This followed an earlier incident during the Superbike session at Churchtown which the course car was attending.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby duke63 » 30 May 2018, 21:15

Not good reading.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby C00kiemonster » 30 May 2018, 21:40

Deeply sad news from the Isle of Man TT tonight. TycoBMW rider, Dan Kneen, crashed tonight during practice at Churchtown. Paramedics treated him at the scene but tragically he succumbed to his injuries sustained. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go to his family.

Balls :(

He was only 30.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby duke63 » 30 May 2018, 21:43

Shit. That is bad news.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Blade » 30 May 2018, 21:50

Terrible terrible news.

Thoughts and prayers with Dan Kneens family and friends
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Kwacky » 30 May 2018, 22:42

RIP
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Blade » 30 May 2018, 23:47

I believe there was also a second incident requiring an air ambulance as another rider collided with the course car attending to the Dan Kneen accident.

Not sure what happened but hop the guy is OK.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Jack » 31 May 2018, 07:31

The second accident should never have happened , the riders were sent back to the pits , the wrong way round the circuit , not in itself unusual or dangerous , except when there are still emergency vehicles traveling to the incident in the opposite direction . That is a failure by either the marshals or race control .
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Jack » 31 May 2018, 08:01

The rider involved in the course car incident was Steve Mercer , he has been flown to Liverpool to further assess his injuries .
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby rocket » 31 May 2018, 09:18

Sad news big loss to the sport thoughts are with his family and friends
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Cavetroll87 » 31 May 2018, 09:22

Gutting news about Dan, on a personal level the rider that hit the course car afterwards as Jack said is Steve Mercer who is someone I have a lot of mutual friends with and met a few times and my old race team provided his bikes at the TT a few times so that one has hit really close to home. Fingers crossed for him but not heard much yet.
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Jack » 31 May 2018, 12:31

they have launched an investigation into the course car incident .
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Cavetroll87 » 31 May 2018, 12:44

Thye have also just announced that Steve is Critical but Stable atm so fingers crossed for him!
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Re: TT 2018 Thread

Postby Jack » 31 May 2018, 16:28

A statement issued by Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson.

Following the collision which involved the Course Inspection Car and a rider during Wednesday evening’s Superbike Qualifying session, the following procedure will now take place with immediate effect:

A Red Flag instruction will apply to the entire TT Mountain Course irrespective of where that incident has occurred. There will be no movement on the TT Mountain Course by any rider until the incident has been cleared, regardless of how long that incident may take to clear.

The riders will only be permitted to move in Course direction under the control of Travelling Marshals at the front and rear. There will no longer be any movement of riders in the wrong Course direction.
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