Tag Archive for Isle of Man TT

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WATCH: BMW HP4 Race full onboard TT lap

If you were lucky enough to be at this year’s Isle of Man TT, you would have clocked Captain Podium, aka Peter Hickman, bust some laps onboard the £70k BMW HP4 Race. Well, BMW has just released a full onboard lap for your viewing pleasure. While TT onboards undoubtedly rock, the customary fixed cameras do little to capture the sensation… Read more →

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Watch: James Hillier’s Massive Moment

We all know James Hillier brags unfeasibly large testicles. Those gonads were seriously bashed around during part one of last week’s Pokerstars Senior TT after a moment of all moments on the exit of Ballagarey – one of the scariest corners on the Mountain Course. The Ringwood Ringpiece had a decent 2017 TT and claimed fourth in the riders’ standings,… Read more →

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Isle of Man TT: A Newcomer’s Perspective

How does one rationally portray the absurdity of racing at the Isle of Man TT? Even the greatest wordsmiths would have difficulty in articulately describing first-hand experiences, so I’m really going to struggle here. It’s virtually impossible to explain my fortnight of fresh, previously unprovoked emotions and on-track sensations without reeling off a list of expletives – my first lap… Read more →

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Video: James Hillier’s 2016 Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike

As you probably would have gathered by now, we spent some time with James Hillier – the third fastest man ever to lap the Isle of Man TT course – down at his team base of Bournemouth Kawasaki in, erm, Bournemouth. There was our TT-based chat and Maccas drive-thru VanVlogs, but we also were lucky enough to witness the birthing… Read more →

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44T Isle of Man TT updates

Shit. There are only 80-something days until the 2016 Isle of Man TT. I’ve never been so hyped about an event yet so brimmed with understandable trepidation. Anyway, it’s all good: my homework should meet the required grades (studying onboards mixed with a few trips to the island), further preparation is going smoothly and the team has been working their… Read more →

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Video: VanVlogs with James Hillier

In this next installment of VanVlogs – the cutting-edge new series where we chat shit in a van – superstar TT racer, James Hillier joins us for Isle of Man musings and a McDonalds. This is Part one: a general discussion on all things TT. In Part Two (which will be uploaded later), we asked James as many of your… Read more →

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Video: James Hillier’s Bournemouth Kawasaki ZX-6R

You’d be surprised at the amount of additional work needed to ensure a bike – normally adequate for short circuit duties – is suitable enough to tackle a fortnight of Isle of Man TT spankings. We headed down to Bournemouth Kawasaki to inspect James Hillier’s fleet of TT racers, and a closer look at his ZX-6R Supersport steed… Obviously, the… Read more →

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Lougher to race Suter MMX500 at Isle of Man TT

As if 44Teeth ‘working’, possibly the first ever 133mph lap, and the onslaught of other reasons weren’t enough to attend the 2016 Isle of Man TT, here’s another: Suter Racing has announced that Ian Lougher will pilot the MMX500 two-stroke schlag in the RST Superbike and PokerStars Senior races, adding another smoke-infested dimension (and soundtrack) to the fortnight of fun… Read more →

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44T + Isle of Man TT

44Teeth will be live and direct from the 2016 Isle of Man TT in an official capacity. After years of persuasion and exhausting every excuse ever created, I’ve finally committed to racing at the world’s biggest motorsport event. I’ll be parading racing a Suzuki SV650 in the Lightweight TT for JHS Racing: long-term friends and sponsors of splendour. For obvious… Read more →

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Phil Crowe: Fat but f**king Fast

The Irish racers call him the ‘Beast from the East’ and you can probably see why. I first encountered Phil Crowe several years ago at the Castle Combe Grand National: the annual (and only) motorcycle race meeting of the year at my hideously fast local circuit. Admittedly, I was returning to racing after a nasty injury and wasn’t feeling it,… Read more →

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Riding John McGuinness’s Superstock ‘Blade

There are numerous specs of rain on my visor. It’s still spitting – lightly spitting but headfucky nonetheless. Stone-cold prototype Dunlop NTECs with chunks ripped out still fresh from a four-lap TT race aren’t on warmers, and all I can think of is John McGuinness talking of “retiring the fairings” when the bike’s done its rounds. I’m absolutely shitting it.… Read more →

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James Hillier Breaks Strava

Yesterday, it emerged that the rumour was in fact true: James Hillier does need a wheelbarrow to transport his unfeasibly large testicles around with him. Not only is the Ringwood nipper having a bloody good 2015 Isle of Man TT, he got to spank the 326nhp Kawasaki Ninja H2R round The Mountain Course during a ‘parade’ lap. According to the… Read more →