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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daves - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:12 PM

Err whats all this money thing, its only the top bunch that make any at the TT, everyone else loses lots of dosh, what with 2 weeks off work/spares/tyres/fuel/travel/accomodation etc, I know a lot of lodgings are given freely to entrants, but not everyone is that lucky, Check the campsite. Wayne seems oblivious to the existence of the MGP where money given out is almost non existant but still the riders turn up to race. last time I was in for repair due to a racing accident the other 30 beds were full of football injuries (not minor ones either) but to the docs etc I was fool for riding a bike! take away risk from life and you devalue it.

Kerpen - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:15 PM

I can see that this forum is full of those bald British bikers that appear on our roads on hot sunny days clad in leathers etc etc. Its guys like you that the TT affects. I'll explain: you guys go to the NW200 and TT and see these guys flying round the back roads at 200mph. Then some of you take your own bike out on public roads trying to imitate the racers, putting other sensible drivers at risk because of your stupidity.

Phil - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:29 PM

I have the utmost respect for anyone who races at the TT, whether they finish at the front or the back of the field. No-one is forced to race at the TT and all that do are adults, capable of making their own mind up.
WG, you are a tit.

On The Run

July 02, 2010 8:37 PM


Don't blame properly organised road racing for the minority of idiots who infect our roads. These people will still ride like tools even if there was no motorcycle racing whatsoever. It's the same illogical argument that people use to argue violence in films causes violence in real life.


July 02, 2010 8:38 PM

"Numerous world & national short circuit champions have raced and won at the TT"

salt - and how long ago was that?

This isn't exactly the days of Hizzy and Foggy.

I love the TT and don't think it should be banned (it's a personal choice) and admire the roadracers to no end but's let be honest - there aren't many TT racers who are any good on the short circuits.

Dave - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:39 PM

Wow first sensible article I have ever read on this crash net site! F1 has stopped racing at many circuits for exactly the same reasons Wayne Gardiner has highlighted about the Isle of Man TT Track. This type of motorcycle road racing..needs to be held at a far safer circuit/road so the elite riders could be attracted to it like Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi..who would show up all these TT road racers..as what they really are...a bunch of ****ers! I am sure all TT fans would quickly change their tune when Conner Cumins or Guy Martin dies from racing around this "death trap"

Collie - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:41 PM

They say you should never meet your heroes...well thankfully Ive met Joey,Hizzy,Foggy,Lougher,Jeffries,McGuinly,Rutter, Hutchy (actually an endless list). Luckily I didn't meet Wayne (an ex hero). Maybe that famous picture of him highsiding on the No.10 Rothmans Honda actually did effect him after all, or maybe its because he now resides in the middle of the bush with all the other annoying creatures.

tonysenna - Unregistered

July 02, 2010 8:51 PM

It's not safe and the people who ride there are not good enough to race in the premier classes. So what they do is risk their lives to stroke their egos. Then, there are the riders not good enough to do TT that race on the roads of Britain endangering everybody else to stroke their egos. Gardner is right and 99.999999% of the population know it . Unfortunately the 0.00000001% who don't are well represented on this forum!

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