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The Pit Walks: Once again the TT pit area was open to the public, I took the opportunity to meet many of the TT stars, examine the latest machinery and take particular note of how the rider changes and sponsor packages had influenced the overall appearance and 'buzz' in the paddock.

Comparisons between the TT and the extreme restrictions imposed by MotoGP and to a lesser extent WSBK organisers with regard to pit access, put simply 'there is no comparison', the TT pit access is secure and yet totally open for race fans, tremendous stuff!

#1: JOHN McGUINNESS / TT LEGENDS: A huge improvement compared to TT2010, John won the Superbike and Senior TT's.

McPINT 'SUPERVISING'

THE TT LEGENDS MECHANICS SETTING UP THE PIT COMPLEX

TEAM MANAGER: NEIL TUXWORTH

#1: JOHN McGUINNESS' TT LEGENDS HONDA CBR1000RR

#3: GUY MARTIN / RELENTLESS SUZUKI by TAS RACING: Guy moved away from Honda for TT2011, joining the Relentless Suzuki team.

GUY!

GUY'S SUZUKI'S FOR TT2011

TEAM MANAGER: HECTOR NEILL

#5: BRUCE ANSTEY / PADGETTS RACING: Bruce made a major move for TT2011, leaving the Relentless Suzuki Team he teamed up with the super successful team of TT2010, Padgetts Racing.

BRUCE AND ANNIE

THE 'PADGETTS RACING' HONDA MACHINERY

#6: CAMERON DONALD / WILSON CRAIG RACING: Cam made a major move for TT2011, leaving the Relentless Suzuki Team he teamed up with William Dunlop riding Honda machinery.

CAM'S AUSSIE SALUTE!

THE 'WILSON CRAIG RACING' HONDA MACHINERY

#10: CONOR CUMMINS / McADOO KAWASAKI RACING: Definitely the most courageous return to motorcycle racing for some time, Conor suffered massive injuries following a crash in the Senior TT of TT2010.

CONOR'S POSTER

McADOO STRIKING COLOUR SCHEME

#2: KLAUS KLAFFENBOCK & DAN SAYLE / MANX GAS RACING: Undisputed favourites to again win both TT Sidecar Races, Klaus and Dan obliged in Race 1 but suffered a rare mechanical problem in Race 2.

KLAUS KLAFFENBOCK AND DAN SAYLE

KLAUS WARMING UP THE ENGINE

SPONSOR AND MASCOT

THE KLAFFENBOCK/SAYLE SIDECAR FAIRING SYSTEM AND ENGINEERING UNMASKED

#1: GIACOMO AGOSTINI/MV AGUSTA: A magnificent MV Agusta 500/3 as used by Ago during the 'Milestones of the Mountain' Parade Lap.

MV AGUSTA, A SURPRISINGLY 'SMALL' MOTORCYCLE

NICE TOUCH

STARTS AT 4,000!

GREAT WORKMANSHIP

REARSET AND BOOT PROTECTION

SOME OF THE MANY CURRENT TT RACERS, EX MULTI WORLD CHAMPIONS AND TT OFFICIALS I PHOTOGRAPHED DURING MY PIT WALKS:

#8: ADRIAN ARCHIBALD

#9: MICHAEL DUNLOP

#14: MICHAEL RUTTER

#20: MARK MILLER

CARL 'FOGGY' FOGARTY

MICHAEL 'OUR MICK' DOOHAN

PAUL PHILLIPS, TT DEV'. OFFICER

RICHARD 'MILKY' QUAYLE

MORE TT2011 COVERAGE: Please continue my 'TT2011 coverage' by selecting from the following pages...

Up Pre TT Classic 2011 TT2011 Superbike TT2011 Sidecars TT2011 TT Zero TT2011 Senior TT2011 Pit Walks TT2011 Yamaha 50th TT2011 Parade Laps TT2011 Atmosphere TT2011 Sprints Post TT Races 2011

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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