Sujet: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Mer 14 Nov 2012 - 12:55
Le team yamaha classic seras présent
Former works Yamaha mechanic Ferry Brouwer has confirmed his support for the inaugural Classic TT races, due to be held next August, by entering his world-renowned Yamaha Classic Racing Team.
The YCRT will contest the 250cc, Formula 1 and Formula 2 Classic classes. Classic racing veteran Allan Brew will lead the team, contesting the 250cc and the Formula 2 Classic TT Races. The Manxman, one of the most respected riders on the Classic racing scene in the UK and Ireland, has already stood on the podium at the Manx Grand Prix, taking third place in the 2008 Senior Classic MGP.
Three modern day TT competitors join the YCRT line up, all contesting the new Formula 1 Classic TT Race. Steve Mercer, winner of the 2009 TT Newcomers award, will ride a YEC-spec 750cc OW01 machine, while Mark Miller, the fastest ever American to lap the TT Course, will ride a replica of fellow Californian Eddie Lawson’s 1986 Daytona 200 winning 0U45 works machine.
Former British 125cc Champion and up-and-coming TT star Dan Cooper completes the line up and will delight fans when he rides the superb 0W45 (TZ500) Yamaha two stroke machine.
The Yamaha Classic Racing Team is a permanent fixture on the international classic motorcycle scene, regularly taking part in prestigious parade events with Dutchman Brouwer’s unique collection of exotic Yamaha machinery.
Regular riders on the YCRT bikes include World Champions such as Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Steve Baker, Dieter Braun, Kel Carruthers, and Carlos Lavado, as well as GP racers Svend Andersson and Jos Schurgers. However the inaugural Classic TT in 2013 will be the team's first competitive racing outing.
As well as their racing efforts, the YCRT also plan on running a full line up of parade machines and riders at the Classic TT, details of which will be announced at the upcoming Motorcycle Live event at the Birmingham NEC.
YCRT owner Ferry Brouwer said:
“It has been my dream for many years to see my bikes being raced and there is nowhere other than the Classic TT Races and the TT Mountain course that I would do this.”
“We believe the plans that are being developed for this event will capture the hearts and minds of classic racing fans all around the world, and become the world’s biggest event for classic racing motorcycles.”
“We are therefore proud to be part of these exciting plans and can’t wait to get to the Island next August.”
“I am delighted with the line up of riders we have been able to secure and I am sure Allan, Steve, Mark and Dan will do an excellent job in representing our team in our competitive racing debut. Eight-times World Champion Phil Read will be joining us as an advisor to the team and I am sure his unrivalled experience will be invaluable to all of our riders.”
Isle of Man Government Head of Motorsport Trevor Hussey said:
“It is a real coup for the Classic TT races to have the commitment from this world renown team. Their participation gives the event real credibility in its first year and promises to be a great experience for classic racing fans.”
Sujet: Re: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Mer 14 Nov 2012 - 12:58
Présence aussi de Guy Martin et Daniel Cooper sur des Manx
Isle of Man TT star Guy Martin and up-and-coming Mountain course star Daniel Cooper are the first modern day TT riders to commit to the new Classic TT races, due to be held for the first time in 2013.
Martin, a 13-times TT podium finisher and 2006 British 125cc Champion Cooper have agreed to ride for Team Molnar Manx on 500cc Molnar Manx Nortons in the inaugural 500cc Classic TT race, scheduled for Saturday, August 24, 2013.
The deal sees a return to the Isle of Man for Team Molnar Manx after a 10-year absence. The team enjoyed notable success around the Mountain, winnning the Senior Classic Manx Grand Prix in 2000 with Glen English and 2002 with Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle when they last competed.
Martin, arguably the most well known motorcyclist in the UK at the present due to his starring role in the TT3D Closer to the Edge film last year and his current Channel 4 television show 'Building Britain', will contest the event on the latest evolution of the 95-bore Molnar Manx Norton.
Teammate Cooper is one of the rising stars of the TT, having achieved his first top 10 finishes during this year’s event, and he is tipped as a future winner. Both riders have also not ruled out further outings in one of the other Classic TT classes.
Andy Molnar of Team Molnar Manx said:
“We have been encouraged by the Classic TT plans and after many years absence are pleased to be returning to compete on the Isle of Man with our latest generation Molnar Manx.”
“We are delighted to have secured the services of Guy Martin who is one of the fastest riders ever around the TT Mountain Circuit. He has all the attributes to make best use of our machinery and together we are aiming to be challenging for victory. Daniel Cooper has shown great potential around the Mountain Course already and coming from a successful 125cc background, we feel he has the riding style required to get the best from our machinery.”
Isle of Man Government TT and Motorsport Development Manager Paul Phillips added:
“The commitment from one of the sports most high profile and talented riders in Guy Martin, one of the TT’s brightest prospects in Daniel Cooper along with one of the classic racing world’s most established brands in Team Molnar Manx is a tremendous endorsement for the Classic TT.
I am sure this will be a successful partnership and will provide a great spectacle for the fans.”
“Interest in the Classic TT to date has been remarkable from riders, teams and machine owners at all levels and we are working towards making several more announcements about the progress to date at the Motorcycle Live in Birmingham in November.”
Sujet: Re: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Mer 21 Nov 2012 - 11:03
Présence aussi de Michael Dunlop, Connor Cummins, Maria Costello et John Simpson avec le team classic Suzuki sur des XR-69.
Isle of Man TT stars Michael Dunlop and Conor Cummins will race at the inaugural Classic TT next year.
The pair will compete for Team Classic Suzuki, which has announced its support for the event by outlining its intention to contest the races and participate in a parade lap.
Dunlop and Cummins will be joined in the line-up by Maria Costello and John Simpson.
Team Classic Suzuki, owned by Northamptonshire businessman Steve Wheatman, is one of the foremost attractions on the international classic motorcycle scene with its vast collection of authentic Suzuki Grand Prix racers from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Some of the most famous names from Suzuki’s racing history regularly ride for the team in parade events, including Randy Mamola, Wil Hartog, Phil Read MBE, Graeme Crosby, Mick Grant and Kevin Schwantz.
Team Classic Suzuki also has a successful racing pedigree, with former Grand Prix ace Sean Emmett leading the team’s short circuit effort and scoring numerous wins in the 2012 Classic Racing Motorcycle Club series.
Dunlop has been heading up their road race effort, taking Manx Grand Prix victory for the team in 2010 and 2012.
Three-time TT winner Dunlop will again lead the team at the Classic TT, contesting the Formula 1 Race, where he will be joined by Manxman Cummins. Both riders will be on board the latest specification 16 valve XR69 Suzuki machines.
TT regular Costello will be out on a Harris framed GSXR750 Suzuki, while 2012 M GP Senior Race winner and former British Supersport Cup Champion Simpson will race an iconic RG500 machine, which will no doubt delight the fans of true thoroughbred Grand Prix racing motorcycles.
Mick Grant, a 7-times TT winner, will take on the role of Team Coordinator for the event, with former Suzuki race team mechanics Paul Boulton and Nathan Colombi and XR69 development guru John Sims of Trident Engineering in charge of machine preparation.
The team will have a permanent presence in the Classic TT Paddock with a host of exotic race bikes on display for race fans to enjoy, and will also feature in the Classic TT Lap of Honour, with the full line up of riders and machines for the parade lap due to be confirmed in due course.
Team Principle Steve Wheatman said:
“We are excited by the plans for the first Classic TT and proud to be able to play our part in making it what we all believe will be a huge success.”
“So far as the racing is concerned, in Michael Dunlop and Conor Cummins we have two of the fastest riders ever to lap the Mountain course and we are confident that either one of them can win the Formula 1 race.”
“Maria is an ever-present in our team these days and continues to impress on the big XR69, whilst John Simpson is one of the most exciting young talents around, and we know the fans are going to love seeing him out on one of our RG500 machines.”
“It is a real honour to ride for Team Classic Suzuki and their machinery and back up is second to none. It’s going to be good going head to head with Conor and hopefully we can take the top two steps on the podium between us.”
“The XR69 is a beautiful machine and I'm really looking forward to racing it on the Mountain Course. It's definitely going to be different to what I'm used to but the Classic TT is looking really exciting and as a local lad I couldn't miss out.”
Sujet: Re: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Dim 25 Nov 2012 - 18:37
John MC Guiness y seras aussi sur la 500 Paton.
The biggest name in TT racing has put the seal of approval on the Classic TT, set to get underway in August next year.
John McGuinness confirmed at the Motorcycle Live show at the NEC in Birmingham that he’ll be riding a 500cc Paton in the Senior Race.
In the hands of Ryan Farquhar and Steve Linsdell the fiery Italian twin has proved to be the machine to beat in the premier classic race.
Wins in 2007, ’08, ’09, ’11 and 2012 have proved the potency of the 8-valve vertical twin built to a similar design as Angelo Bergamonti raced for the Milanese factory in the late ‘60s.
Giuseppe Pattoni built the originals in his spare time but they were raced at the highest levels by some very talented riders including Bergamonti and Alberto Pagani, as well as a youthful Mike Hailwood who rode an early version of the 124cc machine to seventh in his TT debut.
McGuinness, who is a noted fan of TT history and trivia, will be riding for sponsor Roger Winfield in the 500cc race.
Despite the impressive pedigree there will be stiff competition in the 500 Senior in the form of Guy Martin and Dan Cooper on ultra-short-stroke Molnar Manx Nortons.
The Morecambe Missile has been talking to Manx Radio’s Sports Editor Tim Glover about the latest Isle of Man racing challenge:-
Sujet: Re: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Dim 25 Nov 2012 - 18:49
Press Release from Classic TT Press Office
Release Date: 25.11.12
QUALITY ENTRY BUILDING AHEAD OF INAUGURAL CLASSIC TT RACES
Following the announcement of plans to introduce the Classic TT Races to the Isle of Man motorcycle racing calendar from 2013 onwards, the Isle of Man Government, Department of Economic Development, promoters of this new event, have received huge interest from riders, machine owners and race teams provisionally confirming their intention to participate.
A revised set of regulations has been drawn up focussed on accommodating a wide spectrum of machinery as well as encouraging competitors of differing levels of experience to compete on a level playing field, including the introduction of a rider grading system for ‘GP Riders’ and ‘Privateer Riders’.
Practice and qualifying for the Classic TT Races will take place between the 17th and 23rd of August alongside the Manx Grand Prix Races practice and qualifying. Racing gets underway with the 500cc Classic TT Race on Saturday the 24th of August and continues on Monday 26th of August with the 350cc and 250cc Classic TT Races which will run concurrently. The race programme concludes with the new Formula 1, Formula 2 and Formula Classic TT Races, with all three races running concurrently.
500cc Classic TT Race
The 500cc GP class remains the most revered class in international classic motorcycle racing, and the interest in the inaugural 500cc Classic TT Race reflects this. Heading the list of provisional entries is living legend, 19 times TT winner John McGuinness. The ‘Morecambe Missile’ will line up on board one of Roger Winfield’s Italian Paton machines looking to add to his amazing record of success around the Mountain Circuit.
Classic racing regular Olie Linsdell hopes to join McGuinness representing the Paton brand where he will ride the machine belonging to Milanese entrepreneur Giovanni Cabassi. Another Italian multi cylinder machine is likely to be in the hands of 2011 Supersport TT Race winner Gary Johnson, who will no doubt delight the fans on board John Chapman’s exotic three cylinder MV Agusta.
Whilst much has been made of the performance advantages of the multi cylinder machines in this class in recent years, the 2013 500cc Classic TT Races should see a host of top talent on board traditional British built single cylinder machines looking to upset the form guide. Heading that list will be the Team Molnar Manx duo of Guy Martin and Daniel Cooper. Both riders will be equipped with the latest specification Molnar Manx machines and will be hoping to replicate the team’s previous Mountain Course exploits which saw Manxman Richard ‘Milky’ Quayle take victory in the 2002 Classic MGP Race. Other early Norton entries are likely to include MGP regulars Grant Sellars, Brian Cooper, Edward Poole and David Webber along with one of the rising stars of road racing, Jamie Coward.
Two time TT winner Cameron Donald is a regular competitor in classic races in his native Australia and he intends to take part on the Fred Walmsley prepared Ripley Land Matchless whilst one of the current day stars of the classic racing scene, Chris Palmer lines up with Richard Shelton’s super quick Matchless. The Matchless marque should be well represented in the 500cc Race with 4 time MGP race winner Ewan Hamilton, 2011 MGP podium finisher Mark Herbertson, local ace Allan Brew, Welshmen Meredyyd and Hefyn Owen, former MGP winner Dave Moffitt and MGP regulars Keith Dixon, Richard Stott, Arthur Jones and Jim Snaith all on the provisional list of riders.
BSA meanwhile should be represented by Chris Swallow who scored a podium double in this year’s MGP, TT regular Mark Parrett, newcomer to last year’s MGP Alex Sinclair and the returning Roy Phipps.
10 times TT winner Ian Lougher is another looking to score a result on a British single cylinder machine, taking over the controls of the immaculate Steve Linsdell built and owned Royal Enfield.
Roy Richardson is something of a classic racing legend with 8 Classic MGP race victories along with a host of other victories and lap records at venues across the UK. He will line up as one of the pre race favourites on board Dick Linton’s Aermacchi supported by Martin Bullock Manxsport. Local man Peter Creer is also Aermacchi mounted for the race.
Honda have the greatest representation in the initial list of provisional entries for the 500cc Race with multiple Irish Road Race Champion and current day TT star William Dunlop heading up the list. The eldest son of TT legend Robert Dunlop, William hopes to campaign the magnificent 4 cylinder Davies Motorsport Honda. Other Honda riders hoping to take part include Mountain Course legend Dave Madsen-Mygdal, 2004 Senior MGP winner Davy Morgan, 4 time MGP race winner Chris McGahan, Classic racing front runner Paul Coward and MGP regulars Geoff Bates, Alec Whitwell, Andy Wilson, Ken Davis, Tom Jackson, Dean Martin, Tony Mason, Chris Petty, Pete Richardson, Pete Weston, Paul Rodgers, Ross Johnson, Barry Davis and Henry Bell.
Some of the more unusual entries come from Tony Ainley with his original 1965 Velocette and Derek Glass on his very rare 350cc Bridgestone machine.
350cc Classic TT Race
Favourite for honours in the 350cc Classic TT Race based on the provisional list of riders has to be MGP lap record holder for the class Roy Richardson on Dick Linton’s Aermacchi. He is unlikely to have it all his own way however, with Ripley Land AJS mounted Cameron Donald certain to provide some competition.
Runner up in the corresponding race at this year’s MGP, Chris Swallow is also sure to be in contention on his Aermacchi machine.
Honda will be well represented in this class with TT aces William Dunlop (Davies Motorsport), James Hillier (CSC Racing), Olie Linsdell (Team Winfield), Dave Morgan (CSC Racing) and Dave Madsen Mygdal (Team Gimbert Racing) likely to be joined by a host of MGP regulars including Chris Palmer, Paul Coward, Ken Davis, Alex Sinclair, Tony Mason, Jim Snaith, Alec Whitwell, Chris Petty, Dean Lamb, Brian Cooper, Ross Johnson, Paul Rodgers, Barry Davis, Roy Phipps and Dean Martin.
Mark Herbertson will hope to be challenging for a place on the podium on his AJS along with other potential AJS mounted riders including Keith Dixon, David Webber and Meredyyd Owen whilst Derek Glass will make hope to make his second outing of the week on his Bridgestone machine along with Norton mounted Grant Sellars and Edward Poole and Peter Creer on an Aermacchi.
250cc Classic TT Race
The 250cc Classic TT Race will run concurrently with the 350cc Race with the provisional rider list headed by 4 time winner of this race at the MGP Ewan Hamilton from Scotland. Tom Jackson, one of the famous racing family which includes brothers Bob and Bud, is a regular front runner in this class whilst 2012 MGP Race winner Peter Symes joins Hamilton and Jackson leading the provisional list of T20 Suzuki machines. Other Suzuki entries in the list include Billy Cummins, Christopher Clark and Andy Wilson, with modern day TT hero Dan Stewart another possible entry in this class on board a 250cc Suzuki.
Manxman Allan Brew has the honour of representing Ferry Brouwer’s Yamaha Classic Racing Team making their first competitive racing appearance, and he will ride a superb 250cc Yamaha for Phil Read’s former factory Yamaha mechanic.
Barry Davidson hopes to be taking part on an the Team Gimbert 250cc Honda along with fellow Honda mounted riders Geoff Bates and Henry Bell.
Classic racing stalwart Mike Hose is another rider hoping to take part in this race, on board the unusual Ariel Arrow machine.
Formula 1 Classic TT Race
The regulations for the Formula 1 Classic TT Race have created a mouth watering scenario which pits the 750cc machines of the early 90’s against 1300cc machines from the early 80’s, representing a period in history when motorcycle technology was evolving at a tremendous rate.
Steve Wheatman’s Team Classic Suzuki head the entry for this class with four riders provisionally entered. Double winner of the MGP Classic Superbike Race Michael Dunlop hopes to return to defend his crown in the new look races and he will be joined by fellow TT 130mph club member Conor Cummins on John Simm’s prepared XR69 machines. The first lady to stand on the podium in a solo race on the TT Mountain Course, Maria Costello MBE will be out on a Harris framed GSXR 750 machine, whilst 2012 Senior Manx Grand Prix race winner, John Simpson rides one of the teams immaculate RG500 machines.
Ferry Brouwer’s Yamaha Classic Racing Team are fielding three riders in the Formula 1 Race with Steve Mercer on board a YEC spec 750cc OW01, Mark Miller representing fellow Californian Eddie Lawson on Ferry’s replica of Lawson’s 1986 Daytona 200 winning 0U45 machine and Daniel Cooper on the superb 0W45 (TZ500) Yamaha.
There has been much speculation about the possibility of the ground breaking RC30 Honda making an appearance in this race and there are already a number of riders hoping to appear on one in 2013. Steve Caffyn’s CSC Racing lead the way with two current day TT stars - James Hillier and Davy Morgan – pencilled in on board the ex-Dave Morris machines.
1993 Formula 1 TT Race winner Nick Jefferies hopes to take part on a replica of his race winning machine prepared by Isle of Man based sponsor Robbie Black and former MGP winner Nigel Beattie whilst Dave Madsen-Mygdal and Nigel Rea could also be RC30 mounted.
Another interesting Honda rider should be Cameron Donald on board a superb Honda RS1000 replica whilst Darren Lark (CB1100R) Billy Cummins (VFR750) and Andy Lovett (VF1000R) add further interest for Honda enthusiasts.
As expected the entry is likely to include a whole host of Kawasaki machines, especially the ZXR750 which was so competitive in the early 90’s. Possible Kawasaki entries include TT aces Dan Stewart and Dave Hewson, TT Rider Liaison Officer John Barton, Senior MGP winner Paul Duckett as well as Robert Ruwwolt, Ian Gardner, Oyvind Hereim, Andrew Lind, Albert Trent, Dave Workman and Glen Crutchley. 2011 and 2012 MGP podium finisher Mick Godfrey also hopes to return on the Alf’s Motorcycles Z1 machine.
Suzuki should be equally well represented in the class with Russ Mountford who led the MGP Classic Superbike Race this year and winner of the Pre TT Classic Post Classic Race Jamie Coward along with Roger Arnold, Christopher Clark, Laurie Fyffe, Martin Harrison, Mick Neason, Anthony Stock, Peter Creer, Graham English and Alec Whitwell all expected to be Suzuki mounted.
As well as the YCRT entries, MGP regular Ken Davis and TT riders Jules Croft and Adrian Cox are likely to be on the grid representing Yamaha on 750cc OW01 machines, whilst Olie Linsdell will be back out on re built version of the FZ750cc Yamaha which he crashed heavily on, whilst battling for the lead in the 2010 Classic Superbike MGP Race.
The Formula 1 Classic TT Race is likely to feature a host of different and unique machines and this already bears true with interest so far gained from Rob Padget on a Moto Guzzi Le Mans, Chris Pickett on a 888 Ducati, Scott Webster and Marek Wieckowski on Moto Martin’s and TT regular Alan Connor on possibly the most interesting machine of all, a 588cc Norton rotary.
Formula 2 Classic TT Race
Yamaha dominate the provisional list of riders for the Formula 2 Classic TT Race with Roy Richardson and Chris Palmer likely to be involved in a battle for victory. They will potentially have to work harder than ever before though with former Mountain Course 250cc lap record holder Ian Lougher hoping to team up with two stroke guru Peter Berwick on board a TZ Yamaha.
Other well known names from the Manx Grand Prix likely to be on board TZ 250cc Yamaha’s include TT regular Phil Harvey, Ewan Hamilton, Stuart Garton, Phil McGurk, Brian Mateer, Dean Martin, Neil Chadwick, Adrian Morris, Steve Howard and Chris Barratt.
Allan Brew will line up on another of Ferry Brouwer’s machines, this time an excellent example of the 350cc TZ Yamaha, with Jim Snaith also flying the flag for the 350cc TZ’s.
Tom Jackson has a 250cc Honda, Jason Lamb a 600cc Yamaha, Alex Simpson a Ducati, Jussi Luoma on a Moto Guzzi whilst Derek Glass, Ian Pert, Shaun Anderson and Derek Wilson all hope to line up on 600cc GPZ Kawasaki’s.
Formula Classic TT Race
The schedule for the inaugural Classic TT Races includes a separate class for the Formula Classic machines which is subject to entry numbers. Early interest has been received from Chris McGahan, Barry Davidson, Mike Hose, Mike Dolittle and Gavin Lupton (Triumph Tridents), Mark Parrett (BSA Rocket 3), David Webber (Norton Commando) Geoff Bates and Henry Bell (Honda), Dave Crussell (Kawasaki) and Adam Ward (Rickman Mettise).
Trevor Hussey, Head of Motorsport, Department of Economic Development said:
“We have been working hard for the past three months to talk to as many people as possible, and start to build a picture of what the provisional entry list for the 2013 Classic Races might look like. We were always confident that a significant level of interest existed, however our expectations have been blown apart by the sheer volume of contact and expressions of interest we have had.”
“There is much to do to make the vision we have for this event a reality over the coming months and there is still a large list of riders and machine owners we are talking to about becoming involved in 2013 and beyond. We are grateful to everyone who has shown their support to our plans to date and we have been overwhelmed by the assistance we have received from those within the classic racing scene to date”.
“We want to start this new page in history for motorcycle sport on the Isle of Man with a bang, and we are confident that we have all the ingredients in place to do just that, with the 2013 Classic TT Races being a must see event and providing a launch pad for long term success.”
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Sujet: Re: [Road Racing] Classic TT 2013 Dim 25 Nov 2012 - 19:27
En plus des courses "classiques", le TT 1967 sera l'événement principal et marquant du Classic TT. Le début de l"Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling" aura lieu le Vendredi 23 Aout avec des exposititons du VMCC, Manx Classic Cars et les collections Yamaha Classic Racing, Team Classic Suzuki, Team Collins and Russell Kawasaki. Le Senior TT 1967 a été le théatre d'un formidable bagarre entre Mike Hailwood et Giacomo Agostini, il sera évoqué lors d'un tour de parade le Samedi 24 Aout. Ce Senior TT 1967 avait vu une lutte durant 5 tours entre les 2 hommes avant de voir Agostini tout perdre sur bris de chaine. Hailwood sera representé par John McGuinness sur une réplique de la RC 181 4 cylindres de Mike avec cuir et casque repliques et Giacomo Agostini sera l0 avec sa MV Agusta. Le VMCC sera présent également avec un tour de parade avant la course des Classic 500. Ils seront également présents pour le Festival of Jurby (aérodrome du Nord de l'île ou il y a aura une exposition/concentration de motos rares ou interessantes route et course) le Dimanche 25 Aout. Il y aura aussi "Classic TT Lap of Honour" le Lundi 26 Aout pour les solos et side-cars avec Agostini, Read, Grant, McCallen, Molyneux... Une programmation d'une autre parade est inscrite pour le Mercredi 28 Aout (à vérifier) Pour les courses de motos "classiques" Samedi 24 Aout Course 1 500 Classic TT Race Lundi 26 Aout Course 2 350 Classic Race et Course 3 Formula 1 et Formula 2 Race