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2015 IoM TT
« on: May 20, 2015, 08:13:39 pm »
Almost time again!   

AJ Venter departs tomorrow.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 04:46:27 am »
 :thumleft:  Now this is a proper race/ride.  Who is AJ, do we have a SA boytjie entering?  This is definitely on my bucket list of still to do's.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 07:40:16 am »
If it's to race, Mark, best to make it the last item on your list ................  :o
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 08:53:34 am »
If it's to race, Mark, best to make it the last item on your list ................  :o

 :laughing4:  - Spectator for me Cuzzie - I would do one of those leisurely touristy rides around the island and then into the pub to talk about it.  :biggrin: :thumleft:
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 11:08:05 am »
:thumleft:  Now this is a proper race/ride.  Who is AJ, do we have a SA boytjie entering?  This is definitely on my bucket list of still to do's.

Allan-Jon Venter.  This year will be his third year participating.  He will compete in the following classes:

-  Superbikes
-  Superbikes (Seniors)
-  Superstock 1000
-  Supersport
-  TT Lightweight

AJ holds an interesting "record".  The first rider (and only) ever to go elbow down on the TT course.


The lesser known ManxGP will take place end August on the Isle of Man.  It is similar to the TT, but more geared at amateur racers.  Colin Lehman from SA will race in both Superbike Classes and his wife Janice (Storm) will race in theLightweight Class.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2015, 06:01:24 pm »
Looks like terrible weather at the moment, todays practices have already been cancelled.

http://www.crash.net/road-racing/news/219482/1/tt-2015-practice-cancelled-due-to-weather.html

Should be better by Tuesday.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2015, 10:42:40 am »
Good hunting, AJ!  From ZABikers fb page:







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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2015, 01:07:55 pm »
South African, Hudson Kennaugh currently racing in British Superbikes, will also participate in the IOM TT this year!  Good luck Hudson!   
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2015, 07:09:47 am »
AJ managed 3 practise laps yesterday.  2 on the 600 and one on the 1000.  All went well,  but apparently the weather sucks and it was bitterly cold.   Due to bad weather,  no timed laps have been allowed by the CoC and very little practise has been possible.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2015, 07:07:26 pm »
I follow this with avid big eyed admiration every year.
These ou's have tungsten ineys.
There is just no way I will ride a superbike through towns and so on........on normal roads at over 300km/ hour.

Would love to go and spectate though
But not this year :xxbah:
Apparently 65km/h winds rocked the spectator tents today

BTW - that elbow down is the story.
Scary shit.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2015, 10:58:58 am »
Interesting times ahead..........

Seeing as Michael Dunlop has just announced his split from Milwaukee Yamaha for this year's Isle of Man TT and will switch to BMW in the Superbike and Senior TT races under the Buildbase BMW banner.


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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2015, 01:17:56 pm »
Interesting times ahead..........

Seeing as Michael Dunlop has just announced his split from Milwaukee Yamaha for this year's Isle of Man TT and will switch to BMW in the Superbike and Senior TT races under the Buildbase BMW banner.




Just watched a video of Guy Martin at 200mph on the TT track.  The video scares me.  How do they do it? 
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2015, 01:23:20 pm »
Practise times:

Superbikes:

AJ Venter in 63rd place.  
Hudson Kennaugh 68th pace.
(Keep in mind neither AJ, nor Hudson have superbike spec bikes and use their Superstock spec bikes in this class)

Superstock 1000:

AJ Venter 53rd place.
Hudson Kennaugh 60th place

Supersport:


AJ Venter in 54th place.
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2015, 01:43:10 pm »
Interesting times ahead..........

Seeing as Michael Dunlop has just announced his split from Milwaukee Yamaha for this year's Isle of Man TT and will switch to BMW in the Superbike and Senior TT races under the Buildbase BMW banner.




Just watched a video of Guy Martin at 200mph on the TT track.  The video scares me.  How do they do it? 


I think the top guys know every single piece and inch of the track so well is one.

The other thing is, this is probably the ultimate example of "Most sports require one ball, real sports require two". Those okes must have nerves of steel.

It must be close to the ultimate high, but eish, when it goes wrong........
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2015, 01:54:26 pm »
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2015, 02:31:23 pm »
One of our very inactive members, Nic Baleta (can't remember his forum name) has a brother competing.

Chekkit uit - http://www.speedtherapy.co.uk/

Their other brother is none other than Igor Baleta who's done the Roof a few times
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2015, 03:05:46 pm »
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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2015, 09:29:30 pm »
Just had my first proper fix on my PVR.

It doesn't matter how many years you have followed and watched it, the on the bike camera shots are just so incredible.

I think my pulse even goes up.

 

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Re: 2015 IoM TT
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2015, 09:38:05 pm »
Just had my first proper fix on my PVR.

It doesn't matter how many years you have followed and watched it, the on the bike camera shots are just so incredible.

I think my pulse even goes up.

 



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