RR » Isle of Man TT ‘world series’ proposed


The legendary Isle of Man TT could be included in an all-new TT-branded road racing world championship, it has been confirmed.

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RawDawg

March 17, 2011 1:38 PM

For the love of God and all things that are holy on 2 wheels, if they have a TT World Series they HAVE TO have an event at the Nurburgring. The conclusion is simple - Epic race at epic track would be epic!

Buzz Beurling - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 2:07 PM

i think this would be wonderful...

especially to showcase the very special and singular talents of the hardcore road race boys who have as much right to be worlwide legends as any other racer!!!

there's a lot of younger and "armchair" fans that haven't got a clue about the sheer wonderful lunatic spirit of all the road race boys....the sort of people who say if it isnt moto gp it isnt racing...

even rossi bows to these guys....i hope it happens and alot of the racers get far more recognition which they deserve! there's a fat host of irish and british riders aswell as good plenty of foreigners....i hope they take the sideys on aswell....some proper heroic nutters racing in the chairs!!!

can you tell am a road racing fan? :-)

Jon

March 17, 2011 2:38 PM

Hmm, not so sure about this...
To be successful at the TT you need to know the course inside and out.
I think you'd find that as the series travelled around the globe, the locals riders would always dominate the home round.

It's not like a 2 mile short circuit with 16 corners, track knowledge is absolutely vital.
Unless you had a practice/testing program giving the riders 3 days to try and learn the circuit, I just don't see it working.
Sorry to be negative, but just being realistic.
Maybe if they capped other routes at 10miles (16km)and had the TT as the final event with double points?

Buzz Beurling - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 2:42 PM

i understand your points jon...but the really good lads tend to improve year on year....otherwise nobody would be able to butt in on the top boys...

its amazing seeing how many can actually pick up the circuit very quickly...it may have something to do with big balls....the learning process is in years for stuff like the tt but once it clicks the racing is fantastic...i include alot of the irish racing like dundrod and nw200 aswell...

omg i cant wait :-D

oh and also...you get a week of practice at the tt aswell as any new riders are mentored by ex and current racers about the best lines and driven round repeated times..the prep is top class :-)

Buzz Beurling - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 2:45 PM

@gixxer

i'm with you on that..unfortunately the old 2 strokes are a dieing breed and will soon dissappear altogether...

however i think there is a future for 2 strokes...the lotus developed omnivore 2 stroke is most definately the future in my eyes...i think it needs far more consumer and media support as it will totally reinvigorate racing and bike design...you could have lower classes such as the 125 and 250's now and absolute firebreathing monsters of 500 to 1000cc at the top end...they will be the ultimate racing machines..i genuinely believe this..its a sad shame that the 4 strokes are so ensconsed in manufacturers minds that its difficult to see who will make the brave jump

gixxer - Unregistered

March 17, 2011 5:03 PM

@Buzz Beurling

Yep you have it right on the breed finishing, Have you seen the cost of getting hold of a tidy RS250 :-o

A nice example 4-5k and complete sheds go for 2k

I would love to have a go round cadwell on one :-)

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