The track just wasn’t quite right says McGuinness
THE 2012 Isle of Man TT came to a close under miserable conditions.
The already postponed Senior race was cancelled for the first time in the event’s 105-year history. A course inspection by race control and rider representatives, including Honda TT Legend John McGuinness, deemed the race unsafe to go ahead due to poor weather conditions.
John McGuinness said: "I think it was the right decision to cancel the race today ... the track just wasn’t quite right ... I’m also really nervous about riding the big bikes in patchy and damp conditions. It’s disappointing for everybody but tomorrow’s another day and we’re already looking forward to next year."
Posted: 11/06/2012 at 09:32
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Posted: 11/06/2012 at 12:00
Road racing Capital of the world - no more.
The IOM/TT has allowed itself to become just another corporate bitch. The big money teams now call the shots. If the "factory" riders like Mcguiness dont want to play, fine let someone else have a go.
This is the end of the TT - people go to watch road racing, not to see a bunch of overpaid prima donnas have a hissy fit cos its wet, if there's no racing ,,,people wont go
Shame on McGuiness, Martin et al for the pricks you are
What would Joey have said,,,,
Posted: 12/06/2012 at 11:26
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Posted: 12/06/2012 at 19:33
"grow the feck up",,, - 56 year old club racer- yes I have been to the island - aiming to do the manx and a bit of water wont stop me.
What difference would it make if I had met Mcguiness - does having known Joey in that case make my comments more valid in your eyes,,,, You are the one talking bollocks,,,
Ignorant, idiotic,,, is that the best you can do. The TT has now become a big money sport and due to the money riders are taking huge risks around there - its now short circuit stuff and that will prove more deadly than a little bit of rain,,,
Witless, embarassment - you sir, are the type of witless fool who will sit there and take this kind of crap - Powerfull teams deciding when to race and only electing to do so if there guy is in with a shout.
What of the fans who paid good money to see a shamefull "no-show".
I refer you to my earlier comment - What would Joey have said ? - probably laughed his arse off
Posted: 12/06/2012 at 19:55
Posted: 12/06/2012 at 20:54
Slippery manhole covers, white lines that become the equivelent of ice and roads that we all know are slippery as hell after a dry spell,the clerk of the course has been deputy clerk for the last two years so has a bit of an idea what is safe .I for one cant imagine how to cope with those sort of speeds in the wet ,how many" tear off"s" would be enough ?
I am gutted ,unable to go so recorded it all and had intended to save the best till last.. on the upside there is next year .I"m with Pagik on this one.....
Cheer up guys maybe it"ll rain on Sunday and we"ll see no46 on the podium at Silverstone.
Posted: 12/06/2012 at 22:22
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