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The 2009 TT: For 2009 I hoped for greater involvement by Honda, particularly direct factory support of engines for HM Plant and all the other major Honda powered teams. Honda did very well, taking the first five places in the Superbike TT, Superstock TT and the Supersport TT (Race 1), they also took the Senior TT with 1st and 3rd placings, this after John McGuinness with a huge lead over eventual winner Steve Plater had chain failure and was forced out.

SUPERBIKE RACE: John McGuinness won the first race of the TT. A brilliant result for Honda and the HM Plant team took first and second. Ago and Vale were very gracious in their acknowledgement of the winners, top marks to Vale especially, a thoroughly professional young man on his first visit to the TT.

1st: J. McGUINNESS - HONDA

VALE,  'MAYBE I SHOULD TRY THIS?'

THE HM PLANT PITS

VALE PLACING THE WINNERS LAURELS ON JOHN

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

SENIOR TT  RACE: John McGuinness was certainly the man to beat and well into the race he held a huge lead over Steve Plater riding the second HM Plant Honda, incredibly John's chain broke forcing him to retire, Guy Martin's machine suffered a similar fate, at least Guy's chain broke on the Pit Apron, unlike John's which occurred whilst racing.

MURRAY WALKER  'STUDYING'

STEVE PLATER & SENIOR TROPHY

CONOR CUMMINS, STEVE PLATER & GARRY JOHNSON (l to r)

PEOPLE I MET THIS YEAR: Marvellous attitude, so many Stars past and present are all so approachable at the TT. I was delighted to meet Roger Marshall and had a few great moments with Tony Jefferies getting David's book signed, great stuff and a great read.

HM PLANT - JOHN

HM PLANT - STEVE

HM PLANT - ROGER & I

TONY, AT DAVID'S BOOK SIGNING

PIT AREA - GENERAL: Selected images from the Pit Area.

J. McGUINNESS - INTAKES

McPINT - TYRE AFTER SUPERBIKE WIN

CAM, DID NOT COMPETE (INJURED)

GUY, UNHAPPY ALL WEEK

PIT AREA - NORTON: The machinery looked brilliant but the reliability wasn't quite there for Michael Dunlop (yet). A marvellous sound, marvellous looking and such a refreshing change from the constant stream of UJM4 based machinery at the TT.

GREAT LOOKING MOTORCYCLE HERE!

PROFESSIONAL MACHINING

DECENT RADIATOR

WEIGHT SAVING

THROTTLE BODIES

THE PACKAGE (NEARLY THERE)

NOBLES PARK - NORTON: With respect, I anticipated Honda would occupy the Nobles Park Building, as Ducati did for their 50th Anniversary in 2008. Incredibly Norton not only had the Rotary TT Racer in the Pits but some great machinery on display at Nobles.

1954 NORTON 350cc

1972 JOHN PLAYER NORTON 750cc

1974 JOHN PLAYER NORTON 750cc

1987 NORTON ROTARY RC588

1989-91 NORTON ROTARY RCW588

1992 NORTON ROTARY 600cc

THE 'NEW' MANX!

BEAUTIFUL COMMANDO

PRIVATE MOTORCYCLES: A few shots of selected privately owned machinery during TT Week.

AT ONE TIME I DISLIKED DUCATI'S....

PAUL SMART'S SIGNATURE

NICE WORKMANSHIP

VERY NICE INDEED

LOOKS SO RIGHT

DAVID HAILWOOD'S SIGNATURE!

BUELL ON STEROIDS, WELL IT 'IS' A V-TWIN

'HD' JUST DUMPED EM...

PLUMBING...

SUSPECT CHARACTERS, POLICE & PIT GIRLS!!: All happening at the TT, as usual.

I NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS LOT

IOM POLICE, FANTASTIC GUYS

UM....

MORE TT2009 COVERAGE: Please continue my 'TT2009 coverage' by selecting from the following pages...

Up TT2009 Races TT2009 TTXGP TT2009 Honda's 50th TT2009 Ramsey Sprint

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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