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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just finsihed reading the article on RoadRacer X about the Macau GP. Deffinetly a race that i would love to see.


my sort list includes (im not going to include all the UK/IOM etc races they are way too many


Isle Of Man TT http://www.iomtt.com
Northwest200 http://www.northwest200.fm
Ulster GP http://www.ulstergrandprixsupporters.co.uk/
Cemetery Circuit in NZ http://www.racepics.co.nz/images/Wanganui2004/
Paeroa Battle of the Streets NZ http://www.racepics.co.nz/images/Paeroa/index.htm
Kalevi Suursoit TT (where J Dunlop died) some photos here http://www.ttwebsite.com/features/0259.htm
Southern 100 in Isle of Man http://www.southern100.com
Skerries 100 Dublin http://www.loughshinny-mcsc.iofm.net
Rallye de la Sarthe ,France http://mapage.noos.fr/rallye-sarthe/
rallye du Dourdou France http://www.motoclub.villecomtal.fr/ (good video)
http://www.les-marluches.com/ France














Modified by Giannis at 11:20 PM 2/16/2005
 
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Re: Street Racing (Giannis)

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Yum. First Generation Katana racebike!
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Re: Street Racing (Cafe_Racer)

I think those guys are nuts!! I would love to go watch though!
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Re: Street Racing (tattooskickass)

Would love to go watch that, just not from the hay bales lining the edge of the road!
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Re: Street Racing (Southern_Cross)

Okay, I was over at the Ulster GP last year and it’s truly frightening, the fastest road race in the world, 129 mph lap. What got me is how close the spectators get to the action…….it’s absolutely mental and you only need to look at the pictures above to see what would happen if a bike got out of control. Sorry, the dangers are all too apparent and a young Scottish rider was killed at the Ulster last year, his first time there. I have the utmost respect and admiration for these guys and I’m lucky to know a few of the very best riders. But, I’m sorry, the thought of one of those bikes going out of control with the spectators on the outside of the bend and what it could do frightens the crap out of me. Truly jaw dropping stuff.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Re: Street Racing (Chuckles)

The same is true for going to watch rally racing, it aint close till ya gotta dodge rocks being thrown at you by the cars.

But true road race guys rock
 
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Re: Street Racing (Ducman851)

a few years ago a rally car on a asphalp road course lost control and run over some spectaros that sitting on the run off area of its path i think one guy died... after that the Club that organized those Rally Races made sure no one sat on the run off area of the cars.

Those NZ road races are pretty cool too because they take place inside the city not in farm roads.... riders might feel like been chased by cops
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Re: Street Racing (Giannis)

Giannis said:
I just finsihed reading the article on RoadRacer X about the Macau GP. Deffinetly a race that i would love to see.


my sort list includes (im not going to include all the UK/IOM etc races they are way too many


Isle Of Man TT http://www.iomtt.com
Northwest200 http://www.northwest200.fm
Ulster GP http://www.ulstergrandprixsupporters.co.uk/
Cemetery Circuit in NZ http://www.racepics.co.nz/images/Wanganui2004/
Paeroa Battle of the Streets NZ http://www.racepics.co.nz/images/Paeroa/index.htm
Kalevi Suursoit TT (where J Dunlop died) some photos here http://www.ttwebsite.com/features/0259.htm
Southern 100 in Isle of Man http://www.southern100.com
Skerries 100 Dublin http://www.loughshinny-mcsc.iofm.net
Rallye de la Sarthe ,France http://mapage.noos.fr/rallye-sarthe/
rallye du Dourdou France http://www.motoclub.villecomtal.fr/ (good video)
http://www.les-marluches.com/ France


 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Cant deny I might be sittin with em if I had the chance. If motorcycle were safe it wouldnt attract the type A personalities like Us! As for your List. Just copy it and thats my list as well. Sweet stuff. Those are the races of REAL MEN
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Re: Street Racing (Giannis)

You offered some darn good links to the best road racing in the world. These are the real scrappers when it comes to m/c racing. Sort of makes the world circuits look rather sick or sort of weak-kneed when it comes to racing terrain.

Many yrs back the Isle of Man TT was part of the World Championship for the Grand Prix m/c racing. To many being killed during practicing & racing plus such a dangerous place to race that it was NOT part of the World Championship Series.

Just think that the Isle of Man TT has been stretched a bit this year of '05. Not much, but still a bit more in each lap so it will be critical in the fuel stops.
 
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Re: Street Racing (Smitty)

1972 was the death nail for the TT, as far as GP points were concerned, was when a rider by the name of Gilberto Parlotti was killed. Everyone in the know said he was destined to be the next thing after Agostini. I can remember it well; I was a young lad then, as he was leading the 125 championship by a fair margin by the time of the TT. It was his first time there and you can imagine having to get your skates on to earn championship points round the 38 mile TT circuit. He was riding the factory Morbidelli, I think it was a twin cylinder job, not long after the governing body outlawed multi cylinder small bikes, mainly because of Yamaha’s brilliant 4 cylinder 125 rotary valve inducted bike that Bill Ivy and Phil Read used in GPs and the TT….can you imagine the size of the pistons in that thing. Incidentally, Ivy lapped the TT course at over 100mph and Read averaged 99 odd mph for the full race, speeds that took years to better and no wonder. I’m not sure but the Honda 250 6 was also responsible for the change of rules. Not surprising really, but bring back multi cylinder small bikes. Another interesting thing about Read and Ivy, both riders were under team orders so Ivy stopped, I think it was after he obliterated the lap record, to ask who was in the lead…..that’s how far in front the two were.

http://www.iomtt.com/results/R...Seq=7
 
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Re: Street Racing (Giannis)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Giannis »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">a few years ago a rally car on a asphalp road course lost control and run over some spectaros that sitting on the run off area of its path i think one guy died... after that the Club that organized those Rally Races made sure no one sat on the run off area of the cars.

Those NZ road races are pretty cool too because they take place inside the city not in farm roads.... riders might feel like been chased by cops
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I'm surprised that NZ still has road races for bikes.

A few years ago 2 people (drunk spectators) were killed at the Queenstown classic car meeting when run over by an out of control Jaguar Mk2. They were not supposed to be watching from where they were sitting, but the crowd marchals could not get them to move. In hindsight they should have stopped ALL racing until these people moved.

The organisers and these marchals were charged for manslaughter or something.

I also was spectating at the Hamilton street race with my father ... I think he or I was racing that day also, when a historic single seater lost control and went smashing through trees on the other side of the road at our head height. Er, we were just thinking about getting over that side for a better look. The driver broke both legs, but luckily nobody was watching from where he hit.

I also can remember racing on this street circuit (car) and it was awesome from a drivers point of view, so much happening so fast ... but the slow down lap really worried me 'cause all of a sudden you saw the prams and little kids watching from behind a safety ROPE and you then realised that the lap before you were struggling with traction at 120mph at that point ...

I'm a racing nutter, but spectators should never be endangered by our sport ... especially the kids, 'cause it is usually Dad (or Mum) that dragged them along, especially when in prams.

I say NO to street circuits unless they can put the spectators behind very high wire fense like F1 does.

Pete
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Re: Street Racing (PSk)

So how close do you want to get?

well they've got fences !!

Thats NZ champ Andrew Stroud #1


Look closely, hes only got one arm!!



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Re: Street Racing (Giannis)

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Hard as, mate, he races at Wanganui too!!
http://www.racepics.co.nz/imag...7.htm
Stroudy again!!

 
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