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With practice and qualifying well underway for this years TT, I thought I'd start a thread for those of us who follow road racing.

This years TT is already providing drama galore and is sure to keep us on the edge of our seats.

2015 Isle of Man TT race schedule
Saturday 6 June11:00 BST TT Superbike race - 6 laps
14:00 Sidecar Race 1 - 3 laps
Monday 8 June10:45 BST Supersport Race 1 - 4 laps
14:00 Superstock Race - 4 laps
Wednesday 10 June10:45 BST TT Zero - 1 lap
12:00 Supersport Race 2 - 4 laps
14:30 Sidecar Race 2 - 3 laps
Friday 12 June10:15 Lightweight TT Race - 3 laps
13:00 Senior TT Race - 6 laps


Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop out to continue Mountain domination
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/northern-ireland/32965455
 

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Wednesday night practice - top average speeds for a lap

Superbikes - 1 Bruce Anstey 128.64mph; 2 John McGuinness 128.59; 3 Ian Hutchinson 128.30; 4 Guy Martin 127.45; 5 Conor Cummins 127.38; 6 Michael Rutter 127.27

Superstocks - 1 David Johnson 125.18mph; 2 Michael Rutter 124.94; 3 John McGuinness 124.83; 4 Guy Martin 124.62; 5 James Hillier 124.46; 6 Lee Johnston 123.79

Supersports - 1 Bruce Anstey 125.21mph; 2 Guy Martin 123.08; 3 Gary Johnson 121.68; 4 William Dunlop 121.65; 5 Russ Mountford 121.51; 6 Michael Dunlop 121.45

Sidecars - 1 John Holden/Dan Sayle 112.78mph; 2 Dave Molyneux/Benjamin Binns 110.44; 3 Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall 110.18
 

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Great idea this DKid... Such a shame to see a life taken at the TT again this year ?

Got a feeling it will throw up a few new winners mixed in!!

My mate is going over there again this year, lucky bugger lol its on my Bucket list ?
 

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Can't believe Michael Dunlop has jumped ship so close to the start of the races!! That new R1 obviously isn't working for him.

And yes, very sad to hear about the latest death on the mountain course. Thing is, these guys know the risks and ride anyway. It's a love affair for all those who do it.
 

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Yeah i heard hes rejoined BMW... Dont blame him the S1000rr is a beast of a machine, The new R1 only seems to be a minority in the BSB championship...

I agree with you, The danger of the TT is right up there and the guys and girls know what to expect but they cant reject it, Fair play to them all!
 

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whilst Dunlop's move does not reflect well on Yamaha I do not think it reflects well on Dunlop. to leave a livery short of a rider so close to D Day will surely leave future possible "employers" question his commitment when the going gets tough (or in this case when the going gets slow)

of course I am sure that we, as fans and spectators, are unlikely to ever get all the facts and information that led to this and perhaps the "insiders" having more of a glimpse into the real situation will not view man or machine in the same light as we might (hope this makes sense)
 

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It does also tell future employers that they better have their shít together if they want MD to ride their bike. I kinda respect his decision, the guy's won 11 TT's and won't settle for second best.
 

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It does also tell future employers that they better have their shít together if they want MD to ride their bike. I kinda respect his decision, the guy's won 11 TT's and won't settle for second best.
that is another way of looking at it but then again isn't the responsibility of the rider to develop the bike? how come only now he has decided it is not good enough?

there are so many ways of looking at this that not having the full story only opens the gate of speculations - inevitably, I suspect, people will take one sided views on this and that could either be interesting or just unpleasant .. this is just my opinion of course
 

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Yeah you're right, we don't know the facts. Indeed we can only speculate as to why MD wasn't happy, but one thing's for sure - a rider must be 100% happy with the bike to allow them to focus fully on the job in hand. There's just no room for error at the TT and a distracted rider could well be a doomed rider. For his own safety if nothing else, this is probably the right decision.
 

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Yeah you're right, we don't know the facts. Indeed we can only speculate as to why MD wasn't happy, but one thing's for sure - a rider must be 100% happy with the bike to allow them to focus fully on the job in hand. There's just no room for error at the TT and a distracted rider could well be a doomed rider. For his own safety if nothing else, this is probably the right decision.
the way I understand it is that his main issue was the bike being too slow and the fact there was some sort of oil splutter in the air box..to me it sounds more like he did not want to be on a "non-competitive" bike... I agree a rider's state of mind has lots to do with his perceived safety but still doubt that was the issue
frankly I am not sure what he expected when it is a brand new bike they have only worked on for few months...

needless to say the "blame game" has already commenced...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/sport/tt-road-races/2015/june/dunlop-battles-the-clock-to-qualify-on-bmw/
 

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I believe you can purchase a video pass through the official website.

Over here in the UK the highlights are being shown on ITV 4. If you can get that somehow via the Internet, this is the schedule.

http://www.itv.com/isleofmantt

Monday June 1st 9pm - TT2015: The Young Guns
Tuesday June 2nd, 9pm - TT2015: The 130 Club
Wednesday June 3rd, 9pm: TT2015: A Beginner's Guide
Thursday June 4th, 9pm - TT2015 Preview Show
Friday June 5th, 9pm - TT2015 Qualifying
Saturday June 6th, 9pm - TT2015 Superbike race
Sunday June 7th, 9pm - TT2015 Sidecar race 1
Monday June 8th, 9pm - TT2015 Supersport race 1
Tuesday June 9th, 9pm - TT2015 Superstock
Tuesday June 9th, 10pm - Joey: The man who conquered the TT
Wednesday June 10th, 9pm - TT2015 Supersport race 2
Thursday June 11th, 9pm - TT2015 Sidecar race 2
Friday June 12th, 9pm - TT2015 Senior race
Saturday June 13th, 9pm - Lightweight TT
Monday June 15th, 6pm - TT2015 Review show part 1
Monday June 15th, 7pm - TT2015 Review show part 2
 

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I believe you can purchase a video pass through the official website.

Over here in the UK the highlights are being shown on ITV 4. If you can get that somehow via the Internet, this is the schedule.

http://www.itv.com/isleofmantt

Monday June 1st 9pm - TT2015: The Young Guns
Tuesday June 2nd, 9pm - TT2015: The 130 Club
Wednesday June 3rd, 9pm: TT2015: A Beginner's Guide
Thursday June 4th, 9pm - TT2015 Preview Show
Friday June 5th, 9pm - TT2015 Qualifying
Saturday June 6th, 9pm - TT2015 Superbike race
Sunday June 7th, 9pm - TT2015 Sidecar race 1
Monday June 8th, 9pm - TT2015 Supersport race 1
Tuesday June 9th, 9pm - TT2015 Superstock
Tuesday June 9th, 10pm - Joey: The man who conquered the TT
Wednesday June 10th, 9pm - TT2015 Supersport race 2
Thursday June 11th, 9pm - TT2015 Sidecar race 2
Friday June 12th, 9pm - TT2015 Senior race
Saturday June 13th, 9pm - Lightweight TT
Monday June 15th, 6pm - TT2015 Review show part 1
Monday June 15th, 7pm - TT2015 Review show part 2

I know ITV does "on demand" for most of his programmes meaning those programmes are available to stream for a certain number of days after being aired lived from the ITV iplayer (check the website)- not sure the TT is on it but good chance it is..can try having a look for you..hold on..yes , it is available for free on the ITV iplayer; you need to set up a free account but it takes 3 minutes..
 
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