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Title: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Warren Ellwood on May 28, 2018, 02:36:13 pm
Or so it would appear.

Cannot find it on any programming.

Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on May 28, 2018, 02:47:23 pm
...if that is true, I will be VERY unhappy, I hang on to DSTV m-o-s-t-l-y for Sport, esp TdF, Int'l Rugby, bike racing, and yes, Isle of Man TT...
Grrrrr, someone say it AINT so,....
 :protest:
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: THROTTLE JOCKEY on May 28, 2018, 04:13:15 pm
Could not find anything either!  :dousing:
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 28, 2018, 05:13:24 pm
Hopefully they do show some coverage.
Mcguiness out and hutchy still recovering from injuries but riding I think?
Dunlop moved back to BMW, saying he wants  more power than what he get from the gsxr.
Bruce ansty cancer and out, terrible news.
Hickman might shake things up.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Draadwerk on May 28, 2018, 06:49:06 pm
No broadcast on supersport. Disappointing
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: RyC on May 28, 2018, 06:52:41 pm
Are there any other options available??

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Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 29, 2018, 07:07:35 am
https://www.iomtt.com/ttlive/signup?Source=TTLive
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 29, 2018, 07:08:59 am
As you probably know there is no proper live TV coverage of the Isle of Man TT. The British TV channel ITV 4 covers the Isle of Man by broadcasting the race summaries in the evening at 21:00 or 22:00 UK time.

However, if you want a chance to see a piece of the action live you rely on the live radio stream and some webcams. There are no real dedicated webcams for TT, but various cams cover parts of the TT course so you can get a chance to see the bikers on one of these if you time it right.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 29, 2018, 07:11:33 am
DEAN HARRISON TOPS SECOND QUALIFYING SESSION OF TT 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018 RESULTS
Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki) at Ballaugh Bridge in Monday's qualifying session. Photo credit: Dave Kneen / Pacemaker Press Intl.
RESULTS FROM MONDAY NIGHT'S QUALIFYING SESSION

• Hickman’s 130 lap fastest in Superstock while Lintin quickest Supersport
• Holden/ Cain lead Sidecar class after opening session

Perfect conditions again greeted the competitors for the second qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, and Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) topping the Superbike leaderboard at an impressive 131.376mph, the quickest ever lap recorded on the opening night of Superbike qualifying.

Michael Dunlop (Tyco BMW) third lap of the evening was only slightly slower at 131.087mph while Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) went quickest in the Superstock category, a lap of 130.219mph making him the third rider above the 130mph mark on the night.

The session got underway at 6.40pm after a delay of twenty minutes due to a spectator on the course at Crosby.  Dan Kneen (Tyco BMW) and Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing BMW) were first away followed in quick succession by Gary Johnson (RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki) and Ian Hutchinson (Honda Racing), Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) and Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW). Michael Dunlop set off in the 11th pairing.

Kneen, Johnson and Conor Cummins were the only three of the top twenty seeded riders to be Superstock-mounted with the rest on Superbikes. 

Harrison was setting the pace throughout the lap but Hickman was first to complete a lap at 128.011mph quickly followed by Kneen (125.526), Gary Johnson (125.939) and Cummins (128.180), the Padgetts Honda rider the quickest of the Superstocks ahead of the two Johnsons - David and Gary.

Harrison went to the top of the Superbike leaderboard with a remarkable opening lap of 130.232mph with Michael Dunlop slotting into second at 129.357mph.  Harrison elected to run straight through as the Ulsterman pulled in to change machines. He only got as far as Quarter Bridge though before pulling off the circuit although he soon got back to the pits to go out again on his Superstock BMW, lapping at 127.000mph.

Second time around and Harrison and his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki increased their pace further, lapping at 131.376mph with Hickman posting 129.000mph although Cummins was quicker on his Superstock Honda at 129.584mph. Kneen was the second quickest Superstock (128.843) with David Johnson in third (128.139) but Cummins was out of luck on the Superbike, stopping at Ballacraine.

Hutchinson upped his speed to 124.588mph on his Superstock Honda while Ivan Lintin was going well on his 600cc Kawasaki lapping at 123.563mph. Newcomers Adam Lyon and Davey Todd were improving with 120.186mph and 119.148mph respectively with David Jackson finally getting his first laps in at TT2018 with an opening speed of 113.933mph after starting at the back of the field alongside Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle.

As the session wore on, the riders repeatedly pitted to change bikes. Hickman and Harrison lapped at 128.142mph and 128.134mph respectively on their Superstock machines but Josh Brookes and Gary Johnson were other high profile retirements, the duo stopping at Sulby Bridge and Ballacraine.

Dunlop kept it late before posting his fastest lap which made him the second rider on the night to lap at more than 131mph with a speed of 131.087mph. Hickman remained in third as Kneen, David Johnson and James Hillier completed the top six while Hutchinson’s third lap on his Superbike of 125.843mph was his best of the evening which placed him eighth quickest in the Superbike class.

Hickman did go quickest in the Superstock class though with a late lap of 130.219mph demoting the Manx pairing of Cummins and Kneen to second and third overall. David Johnson’s good night continued as he ended the session fourth fastest ahead of Harrison and Dunlop.

A slight delay due to an oil spill at Ballacraine meant it was 7.58pm before the Formula Two Sidecars got their first session of the week. Ben and Tom Birchall led the field away ahead of Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle, John Holden/Lee Cain and Alan Founds/Jake Lowther.

Holden/Cain were the first to complete a lap at 113.663mph and they were quickest ahead of the Birchalls (110.937), Molyneux/Sayle (110.508), Founds/Lowther (109.596) and Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney (108.333). Only Holden went straight through with the others pulling in to make adjustments.

Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes had been quickest through the Sulby speed trap at 150.1mph but they never made it to the Bungalow, stopping at the Black Hut to make adjustments.

Holden/Cain slowed dramatically on their second lap with a lap of just 99.053mph but Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley improved to 108.851mph with Tony Baker/Fiona Baker-Holden only slightly slower at 108.412mph. Molyneux/Sayle again broke the 110mph barrier second time around but were slower than their first lap and although Founds/Lowther remained fourth quickest, their second lap was quicker at 110.338mph.

Sidecar crew 39: Thierry Laforest/ Freddy Lebulez from France had an accident at Brandywell. Driver Laforest OK, passenger Lebulez taken by airmed to Nobles hospital with reported minor shoulder and leg injury.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: RobC on May 29, 2018, 07:57:07 am
MD and me have decided it is on the list of placed for our Bucket List tour in 2020. :thumleft:
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: TheBear on May 30, 2018, 09:39:56 am
Previously only 60 minutes a day wasn't much, but better than nothing.

I believe, not confirmed yet, that you can live stream from https://www.iomtt.com/ttlive/signup?Source=TTLive


Best wishes to AJ Venter who will be competing on a Suzuki this year!
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Brink on May 31, 2018, 07:01:29 am
RIP,,,,,

Dan Kneen killed during practise  -  https://www.motorsport.com/roadracing/news/kneen-isle-man-tt-killed-1043365/

The track has now claimed 148 lives since 1907 - True Gladiators of our time!!!
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Welsh on May 31, 2018, 07:09:46 am
RIP,,,,,

Dan Kneen killed during practise  -  https://www.motorsport.com/roadracing/news/kneen-isle-man-tt-killed-1043365/

The track has now claimed 148 lives since 1907 - True Gladiators of our time!!!

Yep, RIP
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: RobC on May 31, 2018, 10:34:23 am
R.I.P.  :'(
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on May 31, 2018, 07:36:41 pm
sad news. RIP
i so dearly want to visit the iom tt races, but i cannot see this event carry on forever. The world is becoming to clinical and this island have taken many lives.
the UK boys live and breath bikes, and we complain when its raining or 14 degrees and we are out on our bikes.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Sheepman on May 31, 2018, 07:47:25 pm
Loss of life is no good - the toughies of bike racing, for sure
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: TheBear on June 02, 2018, 04:31:25 pm
AJ Venter did a very respectable 31st place in the Superbike race today.  Average speed was 121mph.  Keep in mind, he doesn't have a Superbike spec bike and races a Superstock 1000 spec bike in this race.



RIP,,,,,

Dan Kneen killed during practise  -  https://www.motorsport.com/roadracing/news/kneen-isle-man-tt-killed-1043365/

The track has now claimed 148 lives since 1907 - True Gladiators of our time!!!

Ad the tally for the ManxGP on the same track and it is closer to 250.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Lord Knormoer on June 02, 2018, 07:39:47 pm
Fastest ever lap today...

Going out tonight but will catch the highlights on Sky later.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Altie7deLaan on June 04, 2018, 04:15:14 pm
Seems like another fatal accident, Scottish supersport rider Adam Lyon . RIP.
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: punisher on June 04, 2018, 05:17:30 pm
 :'(
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Lord Knormoer on June 04, 2018, 10:18:10 pm
Weather’s been exceptional so the riders are running slicks and pushing harder. Lap records are broken almost every race.

Two down, RIP
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 04, 2018, 10:20:13 pm
Two down, RIP

The TT takes a few every year. :(
Title: Re: No Isle of Man TT on Supersport for 2018
Post by: Lord Knormoer on June 08, 2018, 10:58:42 pm
Just watched the highlights of the Senior race, what an incredible win for Peter Hickman and another lap record at 135.4mph.

Invredible 8-)