Honda TT Legends’ Michael Dunlop stormed to victory in yesterday’s Isle of Man TT Superbike race to bring home his first TT win for Honda, 30 years after his uncle Joey Dunlop achieved the same feat. Team-mate John McGuinness – who ran a tribute Joey livery in the race to celebrate the anniversary – took third place and in doing so set a new outright lap record of 131.67mph. Third Honda TT Legends rider Michael Rutter placed sixth. Continue reading →
TT Legends, the exciting eight-part documentary series originally broadcast on the telly, is now available to buy on DVD. Produced by Gaucho Productions, TT Legends: The Inside Track, follows the Honda TT Legends team as they take on the 2012 season and some of the world’s toughest bike races. From Japan to Germany and from Le Mans to the Isle of Man, the documentary follows these ordinary men doing extraordinary things.
John McGuinness, nicknamed the ‘The Morecambe Missile’, is an ex-bricklayer and mussel picker from the north of England who has won the legendary Isle of Man TT nineteen times. He is joined in the TT Legends team by Cameron Donald and Simon Andrews. Donald is Australia’s fastest plumber and a two-time winner of the Isle of man TT. Andrews is a fearless young gun who was the fastest newcomer at the TT in 2011. Together they are the TT Legends. Continue reading →
As the Honda TT Legends team embarks on its third year of competition in the World Endurance Championship and road racing events, here is the 2013 Season Preview.
Filmed during the recent pre-season test in Spain, John McGuinness, Simon Andrews, Michael Dunlop and team manager Neil Tuxworth explain the importance of testing and contemplate the year ahead as they contest the 2013 EWC races, the NorthWest 200 and the Isle of Man TT.
TT Legends is a new eight-part documentary, to be broadcast on British television station ITV4, following a team of legendary motorcycle racers throughout the 2012 season. Gaucho Productions was granted exclusive access to the Honda TT Legends team as they took on some of the world’s toughest ’bike races. From Japan to Germany and from Le Mans to the Isle of Man, the documentary follows these ordinary men doing extraordinary things. Continue reading →
This sweet, near-15 minute video comes from Tim Buys. This is what he says –
Gedinne, a charming little village at the borders of a nice paddock. On the edge of that pastoral paddock a beautiful road that climbs and descends, turning left and right, and which, forced by the logics of bending and sweeping in all kinds of directions, ends up where it first started. Which turns out to be very practical when you want to lap that road on your motorcycle. Lapping this road several consecutive times you end up having a race, a beautiful race, a hot race! Continue reading →
As the Honda TT Legends team prepares to enter its third year of competition, Honda Motor Europe has revealed a five-strong rider line-up for 2013. The team will once again compete in the Endurance World Championship as well as the Isle of Man TT and the North West 200 road races aboard the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade. Continue reading →
The Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development has confirmed the identity of its new Motorcycling event. The event, which runs from Saturday 17th August to Sunday 1st September 2013, will be called ‘The Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling’ and replaces the Manx Grand Prix Festival. Continue reading →
Ballaugh, Superbike Race
Photo: Baylon McCaughey
We all knew that John McGuinness is “F” awesome. And you know why? Cus the “awesomest” thing about him is that he’s a human after all, and one that you’d love to drink couple of pints with and have a barbie with the family and all…a genuine legend, yet so grounded and humble…class act….Don’t you dare to miss this one, it is an absolutely beautiful move, one that almost made us cry (the story with his old man)…yes we have a soft spot as well…sigh… Continue reading →
The 2012 Senior TT race has been canceled for the first time after the WWI and WWII suspensions. The race was first rescheduled from Friday to Saturday, and after several hours of waiting it was canceled all together. Damp patches along the Mountain Mile were just too risky for the riders on their 200+hp machines. This mean that John McGuinness would miss out on the opportunity to win his 20th career TT win, but we’re sure he’ll be back next year.
He is a living legend. Mick Doohan, a five-times 500cc world champion confirmed his presence in the next Isle of Man race, which will be held in June this year. Mick, who won his MotoGP titles from 1994 to 1998, will be a guest of honor at IOMTT 2011.
As confirmed by the organizers of TT, Doohan will complete the lap around The Mountain on a Honda Fireblade 2010, and will be accompanied by Ian Hutchinson , the great rider of the previous edition of TT. Continue reading →