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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Buck - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 1:06 PM

If it's for the thrill they race, then no one should object to removing the prize money?

I fully agree with Gardner, it's wrong to keep on letting nutters commit suicide, based on the money perspective. Think of the families of the lost ones. Assholes

Jacob Black - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 1:22 PM

Wayne Gardner is an embarrassment to us Australians. I'm disgusted by his comments. Maybe he should move to America with all the other soft cocks. The Dakar Rally, the Isle of Man TT, these are the last real races. What a knob.

brendan - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 1:30 PM

tho i agree with alot of what wayne has said but they all know the risks and enter it with that in mind.

they love it, so they do it. & long may it continue. Tho any way of improving the track, such as kerbs, walls, lamp posts etc. anything that can be improved must be improved. as its just common sense. I do feel the bikes are now too fast for the track, but i cant see a way round that. how do you limit it without killing the essence of the event.

but should they stop it? no way!

Former Rider - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 2:35 PM

The problem is that the average " man in the street" perceives motorcycle racing as a sport for idiots , not the highly skilled sport it really is! The Isle of Man do us no favours . Wayne is right

Tjeu Zentjes - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 3:14 PM

Wayne is right, it must have been a greath event in the days it started but bikes have 10 x the horse power now and the track hasn't changed a lot.
I have and still go to see races for 32 years but I will not go to a races it I know upfront that one or more drivers will die.

Although it has a great name it is time to stop this
ASAP, I love racing but it isn't worth a single life.


TimBo - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 4:32 PM

The TT is a non championship event that riders CHOOSE to do .... there are enough restrictions in life now that ruin the thrill of living , the people that agree with Wayne "who the fcuk am i" Gardner are the same sad f****rs who won't let their kids climb a tree in case they get hurt , life is for LIVING not wrapping yourself in cotton Wool to avoid getting hurt.
I'd rather live life to the full , enjoy every thrill available and die a few years before my time than shuffle through life bored rigid.

Geoff Duke - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 4:40 PM

@ Tjeu
It's an opinion douchebag, not a fact. Everytime you go to see a race, someone might die. I've seen it happen, and so have many others. Stay home if your wife won't let you bring your sack out for a day.

Skidmark - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 4:50 PM

I had mixed feelings about the TT when phil mellor lost his life during the TT but I feel privilaged to
have seen him race both at the short circuits and on the Isle of man.We really do need to stop this ban it
attitude because before soon all sports will be banned
due to even a minor risk.
Wayne,keep your comments to yourself and let everyone
do what they want to.

Hoggy - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 4:58 PM

Hey you lump of Aussie chicken ****. Just cos you aint got the balls or nerve to ride like the Great of greats have, stick to your softy 4 wheel sport. Foggy,Dunlop,Hailwood,Agostini etc, Great world champs and written in World folk law, all rode and won and conquered not only the IOM but the world circus. Aussie man, compared to these, how many titles do i hear you won and only on protected cicuits. Batty Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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