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Archive for January, 2013

Cooper and Centurion Racing return for 2013 TT

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Dan Cooper will once again team up with Centurion Racing for the 2013 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. Cooper, from Stroud in Gloucestershire, followed up his four bronze replicas on his TT debut in 2011 with another strong performance last year, picking up three bronze and a silver replica. He also clinched the ...

Honda TT Legends in new TV series

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Isle of Man TT stars John McGuinness, Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews will feature in a new television series which starts next week. The eight-part documentary series, TT Legends, follows the Honda TT Legends team throughout the 2012 season, charting the World Endurance Championship campaign as well as the team’s run at the 2012 TT. The first ...

James Hillier confirmed at Kawasaki for 2013 TT

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James Hillier will make his Mountain course return at the 2013 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. He will be riding for Quattro Plant Kawasaki, the official Kawasaki UK British Superbike Team. The Bournemouth man finished 2nd in the 2012 Lightweight TT, his first TT podium, and will be looking to move up the step ...

Jan 30 Bikes on TV

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      KEY TO CHANNELS. DRT – Discovery Real Time DSC – Discovery Channel DHD – Discovery Channel HD EXS – Extreme Sports Channel EUR1 (2, HD) – Eurosport 1 (2, HD) MOT – Motors TV CH4 – Channel 4 CH5 – Channel Five BBC BBCi – BBC Interactive ESPN – ESPN Classic Channel ITV DST – Discovery Turbo SHED – Discovery Shed SS1 (2, ...

Phil McCallen: ‘The Britten was a dark horse’

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Nick Jefferies was the fastest man around the TT course on a Britten in 1994 How did you come to race the Britten at the TT in 1994? I’d won the Formula One race in 1993 on the Honda RC30 and I knew there was a new bike coming, the RC45 but I also knew numbers were ...

‘How I bagged a Britten’

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Britten owner and dedicated biker, Kevin Grant, bought his first bike aged 15, then got into racing and collecting bikes. How did you come to own a Britten? I picked it up in 1996, or ’97, I think. It was just a quirk of fate really. We were going to a jubilee meeting at Assen, and I ...

Derek Sheils to make Isle of Man TT debut

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Former Irish Superbike Champion Derek Sheils has become the latest star rider to confirm he will make his TT debut at the 2013 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy. The Dublin rider will contest the Dainese Superbike, Royal London 360 Superstock and PokerStars Senior races on a 1000cc ZX-10R Kawasaki for the well-established CD ...

MCN rides the Britten V1000

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‘Outstanding’, ‘amazing’, and ‘work of art’ are all labels liberally applied to the exotic race bikes built by John Britten, but in reality the Britten deserves a unique accolade to celebrate its existence. In many peoples’ minds it’s simply the greatest bike ever made. For me it transcends everything, it’s a dream bike, it was the ...

Joey Dunlop 2013 charity tombola launched

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Isle of Man TT legend John McGuinness has launched the Joey Dunlop Foundation’s 2013 tombola. This year the prize in the charity’s annual fundraising effort is a Honda Fireblade in the Demon Vimto colours which were the colours of Joey’s winning ride at the 2000 TT. McGuinness and Joey’s wife Linda Dunlop were guests at the JDF ...

TT Legends documentary set to debut on ITV

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A new eight-part documentary series filmed during the Honda TT Legends’ 2012 road racing and World Endurance campaigns will debut on ITV4 in February. The behind the scenes documentary follows the team from the Bol d’Or to Le Mans, via Suzuka, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man TT. The series has been produced by London-based Gaucho ...