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The 2009 TT: Once again I was drawn to the Island for the one hundred and second running of the Isle of Man TT. The TT for 2009 consisted of three main events, the TT Races, the inaugural TTXGP and the 50th Anniversary of the Honda Factory's participation in what remains the greatest pure Motorcycle Road Racing Event in the world.

Please click on the heading or associated image to be taken to the dedicated page covering the event.....

THE ISLE OF MAN TT 2009:

The TT looked even more competitive for 2009, regardless of economic issues, Honda were back supporting HM Plant riders John McGuinness and Steve Plater.

Yamaha had a plan to upstage Honda, Ago was no doubt always going to attend but a certain MotoGP star by the name of Valentino Rossi made a quick trip to the Island on Superbike day, tremendous stuff.

The 'clickable' image opposite depicts John McGuinness with the Superbike Winners Trophy for the Honda HM Plant Team with Ago and Vale in the foreground. Lots more TT 2009 records are covered on the 'dedicated page'...

 

THE ZEV/TTXGP:

Vitally interested in this one, I had posted many critical comments regarding the TTXGP prior to the event, all related to Electrical Safety in Motor Racing. Thankfully, to my knowledge no serious Electrical Safety Issues occurred during the TT fortnight.

In my opinion the future of all forms of Motor Sport started with this event, being the first fully sanctioned Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Race in the world, a genuine coup for the TT.

The 'clickable' image opposite is typical of the complexity already evident in TTXGP Racing Machinery, it is a close up of the winning Team Agni Motorcycle Electrical Controls. The 'dedicated page' includes images of the event and a link to my comments on Electrical Safety in Motor Racing...

HONDA'S 50th TT CELEBRATIONS:

The signs weren't good, the economic downturn, rumours of no genuine factory racing machinery on show and little or no involvement from Riders and Mechanics that have brought Honda so much glory in the past at the TT.

Unfortunately the celebrations were at best confusing, they lacked planning and timing, there were some highlights, one just had to persevere and determine where and when events were happening, I wish Honda could have commemorated this milestone in their history with a great deal more professionalism and physical presence of both Man and Machine.

The 'clickable' image is the 50th Anniversary Plaque, I have recorded the main celebration events on the 'dedicated page' and hope they are of interest...

 

RAMSEY SPRINT:

A tremendous adjunct to the TT, the Ramsey Sprint includes the Sprint Racing along the foreshore, Concourse De Elegance and Vintage Motorcycle Displays.

There were some great machines on display, particularly Suzuki Hayabusa conversions and a certain Kingston University TTXGP 'Sprint Racer'.

The 'clickable' image is just a glimpse of the most gorgeous Hayabusa colour scheme and workmanship that I have ever seen.

 

I LOVE NEW TECHNOLOGY, TABLETS, LAPTOPS, DIGITAL CAMERAS, MOBILE PHONES/WIRELESS BROADBAND, GPS, ETC.  ALL SO COOL AND 'PORTABLE'......


Copyright 2013   Derek J. Hanbidge,  (aka Deejay51),  all rights reserved.
Revised: August 25, 2013.

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