RR » Wayne Gardner demands immediate TT ban

Wayne Gardner, the 1987 500cc Grand Prix World Champion, has demanded the Isle of Man TT is banned 'now' following two deaths at the 2010 event.

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Helen Gibson - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 10:21 AM

Ignorance and arrogance combined. How insulting to the memory of guys who had years of experience and were certainly NOT rejects from circuit racing. Apologies would be in order Mr Gardner.


July 03, 2010 10:21 AM

What can I say that hasn't already been said.
I've followed roadracing since I was a toddler and there is no more exciting racing.
Sadly some roadracing has been scrapped the Tandragee 100 comes to mind, by the same token the roads on that particular circut are very narrow, but I seen that the UGP may be cancelled if is is that would be a sin.
As for Gardner's comment I agree 100 percent with the majority of posters.
The island rules it is the holy grail of motorcycle racing. :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Ted - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 11:39 AM

Seems Mr Gardner has no interest in the TT other than reading about the bad news then spouting off without knowing any facts whatsoever.
You want bad news Gardner. lets talk about Australia's most popular Prime Minister loosing his job because he upset some billionaires or illegal wars or your hair before talking about the TT. PR1CK!

aussienobhead - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 12:53 PM

Did'nt he race at bathhurst ? Its all about freedom of choice, the french government do nothing about the deaths on mont blanc every year etc etc..... Its up to the rider there is no pressure and only the top blokes earn anything worth talking about
I guess he wants to wrap us all up in cotton wool just in case i mean what if !!
Leave the TT NW200 Ulster alone and keep your opinions to your self Mr Gardner

LisaT - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 12:56 PM

There are bodies in every motorsport to review accidents & improve safety for racers. These will include people that have actually been there & done it. If anyone should have a right to ban an event, they should - and if they have chosen to keep the TT going, then maybe everyone else should respect that too.

Most of us have complained about England's dire World Cup performance in recent weeks - but if they had played with half of the passsion, commitment and motivation that the average TT rider has, we'd probably still be in it!

On a lesser note, a ban would be a huge blow to the IOM economy - as a local to Donington Park I've seen the effect on the local tourist trade.

Leave it be.

Marcster chief - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 1:03 PM

Wayne is 100% right. David Jefferies was one of my favourite riders, he came from literally just down the road to me and he is now dead because nobody could be bothered to throw out an oil flag, nobody has been held to account for that and every response TT organisers have given has been condescending and arrogant, this is what they do to a man who loved the event, they don't deserve a race and the modern bikes weren't meant for it, that's why Daytona moved off the old circuit, that's why GPs stopped using street circuits but still the isle of man just sits there counting the money.

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