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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It's pointless to say that the guys who race the TT do so only because they aren't fast on short circuits. Even if that were true, so what ?

You could also say that Lorenzo road races because he knows he could never keep up with James Stewart on a supercross track, or that Stewart doesn't roadrace because he couldn't match Lorenzo on the tarmac.

You can't expect the fast guys from one type of racing to be fast in all other types.

People race what they like.

osprey - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 6:11 AM

I guess most of the anti-Gardner / pro-TT comments made here are from fans who would lose their annual bikefest holiday. You are not the ones whose lives are at risk here. Maybe you all get a kick out of seeing these 'heroes' killing and maiming themselves! To make comments like 'the throttle works both ways' is nonsense to a bike racer. I believe these people need protecting from themselves in a similar way that boxers need it.

Gaz - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 6:22 AM

"On a course that long, you cannot possibly remember every corner, every braking point or every change in elevation or direction."

YES YOU CAN if you learn it !
What a stupid statement. He is make himself look a right idiot !

Posted by osprey
"I believe these people need protecting from themselves"

I didnt !!
What right have you got to say that to me :rolleyes:
I have seen people go down and seen bodies on the road but still chose to race on. It was MY decision NOT YOURS !

Caveman - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 6:39 AM

Motorcycles are dangerous, people are killed daily around the world riding them. There are 300Km/h plus superbikes on public roads all over the world innocent people die when an out of control bike splits their car into pieces on impact. Illegal racing takes place all over the world daily on public roads. City to city records are challenged. I know guys that have done some city to city runs of over 1200Km in less than 6 hours in the daily traffic. Compared to that the I.O.M. is very very safe.
Wayne has lost his marbles I bet he does not even own or ride a bike at all, he is probably afraid to even drive a car and should spend the rest of his life in bed. Standing up is dangerous.

robsee - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 7:07 AM

Not much to add really.When I did the Manx it wasnt for money. For most in the TT it costs them to race, so that aint for the money.
I now drive HGVs and every time Im up on the Cumbrian coast and I look over the water and (sometimes) see Snaefell the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. I want to go back, you can feel the place dragging you over. Yes its dangerous, but in my work I see many, many more dead people than I ever will on the Island.So lets ban all forms of transport, starting with planes that fly from Australia. Dont comment on things you havnt got the 84ll5 to try yourself.
All respect gone. Antipodean 7wa7.

Kyle - Unregistered

July 03, 2010 7:33 AM

Back in my day.... Sounds like wayne is starting to dott a bit. All the technology is alot safer now. Guy martin came off at 170mph. Most people who race there loose money on tyres fuel parts etc. The people who part take in this sport understand the risks, they dont go out to try and hurt themselves. To anyone who doesnt like the TT dont watch.

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