Bigger Challenge

'987 saw Dhil continuing with the Yamaha and the 3ame local bike dealer who had supplied him with the VF500, PFK Lings, came up with a CBR600 for the new Honda CBR Cup series. He took the CBR to the Island for the 600 Production TT where his '05.31 mph record lap put hin at the top of the final practice standings, ahead of Car Fogarty, Joey Dunlop, Nick Jefferies, Ray Swann and a certain Male Wheelar. I expect they'd all claim that they would have gone quicker in the race -Male definitely would...

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F or over a quarter of a century MV Agusta enjoyed an amazing record n racing winning 275 World Championship GPs, 75 World titles, and a total of 3028 races, until the day the music died in October 1976, when a factory MV raced fcr the last time. It was tie end of an era, which could be set to be reborn in 2012, with the arrival of the radial-valve F4 in World Superbike compettion, and the debut of the new F3 675cc three-cylinder Supersport contender, after VIV Agusta was recently reacquired...

Classic Racer People

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Hack On Track

Our regular CRMC BHR hack, G'aham Lawlor, was given the ooportunily to parade Clive Ling's championship winning 3hil Pearson Goldstar 500 at CRMC's Race of the Year finale. dive had told me that he reckoned it was every bit as cuick and nimble as the Honda singles that he and I used to race back in the 1980s, so when he and Phil offered me a spin at Cadwell I jumped at the chance. I don't get out on the track very often these days and I was a little nervDus about doing something silly but the...

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Below Brothers Peter and Don - the first generation. Right Peter with sons Gary and Clive (and a bargainTZ) in the early 1980s. Below right Don leads Chris Bond at the Governors Dip. Below Brothers Peter and Don - the first generation. Right Peter with sons Gary and Clive (and a bargainTZ) in the early 1980s. Below right Don leads Chris Bond at the Governors Dip. Hutchinson, chances are he'll ride some poirt on the way up. Aid t the corne'stone of what's kept team at the top for so long....

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Inset Honda race boss NeilTuxworth on his way to Classic Manx Grand Prix victory on a Cowles Matchless. Inset Honda race boss NeilTuxworth on his way to Classic Manx Grand Prix victory on a Cowles Matchless. Main Robert Dunlop, centre, continued the Cowles winning ways on aTZYamaha. Left is Phillip McCallen and right Steve Haslett. Above Welsh ace, Clive Watts, gave Ray a double at the Manx Grand Prix.

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New Blood

The launch of a new scribe, Ben Waters, in issue 146 with his contribution on the Potts organisation in Bellshill was a breath of fresh air. It was well researched and well written. As a long time subscriber it seems to me that an article which deals with owner, tuner, rioers and staff from his perioc is very rare. I suppose that they are hard to source unless you come across someone as driven by accurate detail as Ben. Alan Bell Via email Thanks for your kind comments about Ben, I'm sure he'll...

New Era For Manx Grand Prix

The Manx Motor Cycle Club and Department cf Economic Development have been working together on the structure and definition of the 2011 Manx Grand Prix Races. Significant changes include new classes and a revised calendar which will see the meeting climax with a high profile Classic Superbike Race. The awarding of the coveted MGP replicas in the Classic Races has been reviewed to ensure that results are not skewed by the participation of current TT riders Developments include the introduction...

October 2010

Paul Smart, along with many of the star names that have helped build the Imola 200 legend, returned to the Italian in October. Ian Kerr was on hand to caxh the atmosphere. Words and photographs lan Kerr On 23 April 1972 Faul Smar indelibly wrote his and Ducati's name in the history books by winning the inaugural Imola 200 race. The victory and the fact that Bruno Spaggiari had taken second place was literally a dream come true for he small Italian factory, basec at Borgo Panigale in Bologna...

Queen And Country Come First

He told me there's three religions in northern irelaho two are f * dangerous and the other one's road racing Below Ail ready for the 1987 season with theTZ again and the brand new CBR600 Honda. As a young boy Ph I had learned how to ride a bike at Lyng, Norfolk, where the Viking MCC organised many of ts off-road events, but what really got him going was the Garelli Record 50cc that Colin bought hin at 16 so he could practice on the Silverstone GP tarmac before he went on the road. Mick Patrick,...

R Grand Prix 2010

From the moment Kiwi Graeme Crosby arrived in the UK in 1979 he became an instant fans' favourite, with his hard charging style on the high bar Moriwaki. In just four years Croz went from unknown to tw< times World Champion and added TT, Imola 200 Daytona 200, and Suzuka 8 Hour wins to his impressive CV. At long last the unassuming Croz has recorded his rise to fame, and the grounding on the street circuits of New Zealand that prepared him to take on Europe tfSEHR B and the rest of the world....

Race On

When the flag fell on the 'Daytona of Europe', as the first major European race for the America-derived Fcrmula 750 class was termed, Agostini showed how unworthy those thoughts had been, even if, as Paul Smart noted later, he might have had a bit of an advartage. 'Ago was riding a shaft-driven works MV,' said Paul, and though there were lots of smiles, he was taking it very seriously, ust as he always did, especially being on home ground, where I suppose it must have been the first time ne...

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Second Crmc Acu Championship

After a successful inaugural ACU 500cc Classic Championship, organised by the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club, the club have been granted permission to add a second series for Post Classic macnines up to 350cc. The 500cc class carried the largest prize fund in classic racing and it is expected the Post Classic class, which will run at seme of the UK's best circuits, will follow the same successful formula. Further detai s are available from John Davidson on 01142 873885, or Roger Bryant on 01522...

Steve Baker Stars At Stafford

The celebrations for Yamaha'3 50 year3 in Grand Prix racing start at the 31st Carole Nasn International Classic MotorCycle Show over the weekend of 23-24 April 011 In his first appearance in the UK since he qut the sport, Steve Baker, Daytona winner and th3 first American to win a world title, is the guest cf honour. In addition to the affable American, who will appear on stage on botn days, the Yamaha Classic Racing Team headed by Ferry Brouwer will be in attendance with many of the team's...

The Heart Of The Evoluzione

After the Evoluzione Imola racer came into Team Obsolete's possession Roberto Gallina's rien rebuilt the ligitly modified roadster-based engine. Like the GP racers it was derived from, this had central gear drive to the twin overhead camshafts, but unlike them featured a one-piece cylinder block mounted on die-cast production crankcases, topped by a similarly-made cylinder head fitted with special race camshafts. Although street MVs of the era had their cylinders cast separately. F750 rules...

They Were The Worst Conditions I Have Ever Raced Ih There Was Stahdihg Water All Rouhd The Track

AHD WE WERE CONTINUALLY GETTING DLOWN OFF LINE.'' He followed this up with five 250cc victories to arrive at Silverstone in August, needng just fojrth place to bag the title, with two rounds remaining. Race day at the Northamptonshi'e circuit was wet, extremely wet. Spencer produced a master stroke. 'The conditions were appalling, I wasn't going to take any chances in a race that I think should have been stopped,' he declared. To the delight of the sadden home fans Alan Carter looked set to be...

Two Wheels Impress

It was pretty daunting for those guys. this was part of the show for the weekend the fastest on two wheels and the fastest on four Left TheArmco lined Long Beach circuit, with its lack of runoff area was an eye opener even to the local US racers. Above and below Kawasaki's US team, headed by Gary Nixon (9) got behind the Long Beach event from day one. motorcycles He said then, today he says, Yeah, I'd never had before a race track with concrete walls around it. It's what you had to do back in...

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Different Battleground

Some of the international stars along with americans steve raker, pat hennen, and kenny roberts, were absent' Rising Grand Prix star and potential 1 5cc World Champion Barry Sheene's other road race experience was his well documented foray intoTT racing. With Sheene getting serious about his racing an assault was made on the 1971 World Championship, with an ex-factory 125 Suzuki, and at that time the Isle of Man was a World Champiorship round. As well as the little Suzuki, Barry rode a 250...

Mortons Archive

Over a century of motorcycle memories offers literally millions of images and documents relating to Motor Cycle and Motor Cycling which are available for commercial and private use. Tel 0044 (0) 1507 529423 529280 Email jskayman mortons.co.uk www.mortonsarchive.com Everyone involved knows racing is a tough game but those at the sharp end put the risks firmly to the back of their minds. Graham Lawlor talks to Phil Armes about a successful career cut short by injury and life after racing JMaasa...

Cadwell Park 2526 September 2010

BHR's champonships reached their climax at Cadwell Park with a mixed bag of weather. Graham Lawlor dodged the storms to bring us all the action. Words Graham Lawlor Photograph Russell Lee Saturday's glorious weather gave way to torrential rain ano a long oil delay, meaning that only three ojt of the scheduled four championship rounds could be held for each class. Proving that fairy tales really do come true, Peter Tibbitts clinched the Albany Bantams title in a photo finish from Ian Scutt and...

Working Class

But, unlike today's star teams, Raymond's reputation and his achievements weren't accompanied with expensive sunglasses, colossal motor-horres and fancy tackle. Ray's approach to racing was very much make-do-and mend, as his Ifelong friend and racing prot g Selwyi Griffiths explains, ' It was all done from this place, says Selwyn, standing behind the counter in Ray Cowles Motorcycles in Pontyoool, which he has managed since Ray's death in 2007, It was all done on a shoestring. His 'make do and...

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Cadwell Park 910 October 2010

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Season Starts Here

gt gt SIXTH ROAD RACING LEGENDS This year's hugely popular Racing Legends, held at the Wynnstay Hotel, Oswestry, on 11 February 2011, will donate some of the charity money raised on the night to support young Manxman Conor Cummins, who was badly injured in the 2010TT Stars in attendance this year are BSB aces Chris Walker and John Reynolds, and WSB star Neil Hodgson. The MC on the right will be the charity's patron James Whitham. The event starts with a charity auction from 3 to 5.30pm,...

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Ignition

All this might not have mattered so much if the bike had handled as well as its 350cc and 500cc stablemates, but it didn't. The four wide-set, gently tapering exhausts gave the F7EJ0 MV Agusta a bulky impression that was reirforced by sitting on it. The Imola MV felt as big anc brutal as its CR750 Honda rival of the day, and handled about as well, which was - not very It seemed a bike full of cont'adictions it felt big, vet cramped. Ago's quite a bit shorter than me. but the controls and...

Imola Mv Reborn And Ridden

Among the fleet o factory MV Agusta racers acquired by New York's Team Obsolete from Gruppo Agusta, in the autumn of 1986, was none other than Agostini's F750 Imola bike. It became the first of the mere than a dozen machines, forming the subject of the two-wheeled sale of the century, to be restored by Italian 500 GP team owner Robe'to Gallina and his men to pristine, track-ready condition on behalf of its American owners. It had been interded that the bike should be raced by Team Obsolete's...

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Bob Keeler

Originally a technical journal st from Ruislip, Middlesex, Bob seemed to appear suddenly from relative obscurity to race winning form in 1953, rode works Nortons in 1954, and then jjst as suddenly, he disappeared from the racing scene after 1955. He started racing at the Silverstone Saturday mee-.ing in 1052, winning the Clubman's race on a Triumph Thunderbird, and then went on o race a tuned Triumph T100, on short circuits. GK Rae of Chiswick sponsored him on a 7R and Norton in 1953 He made...