chasin the racin podcasts

chasin the racin podcasts

one of the buddys sent me on a link to chasin the racin podcast two Geordie bike racers Dominick Herbertson who does the roads and Chrissy Rouse who does the British superbikes on a stock BMW chrissy is a school teavher and Dom the bomb Herbertson is a tree cutter .

Great to listen to if your interested in bike racing and gossip

They currently have 30 episodes , i downloaded the 30 of em onto my phone and listen to em rather than the bad news on the radio ,

last few they are filming and putting up on utube , they have guests on to from

peter hickman, Maria costello,kieth farmer, glenn irwin and loads more

really enjoy em

check out their latest episode 30


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Glenn Irwin set for TT debut with Honda Racing for 2020

Glenn Irwin set for TT debut with Honda Racing for 2020

Glenn Irwin will make his Isle of Man TT debut in 2020 as a Honda Racing rider in a new-look international road racing line-up with hot prospect Davey Todd.

Irwin, who also joins his brother Andrew as Honda’s British Superbike riders next season, will finally tackle the Mountain Course next June after the 29-year-old made no secret of his desire to one day take on the unique challenge of the TT.

The Carrickfergus man has already made his mark with four Superbike victories in a row at the North West 200, while Irwin is also a winner at the Macau Grand Prix and a rostrum finisher in the Supersport class at the Ulster Grand Prix.

Along with fast-rising English rider Todd, the pair will ride Honda’s all-new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP at the North West and TT next year.

Irwin told the News Letter: “I did have a few options available to me but the fact that I would be able to combine the British Superbike Championship with a structured and committed approach to making my debut next year at the Isle of Man TT is what swung it in the end.

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“Honda takes both very seriously and when I’m making my debut at the TT in 2020, I want everything to be perfect and everyone involved to be totally committed. I’ve got that and more at Honda, so it ticks all the boxes for me and I’m really excited about the new season.

“The TT has been on my radar for some time and riding for Honda gives me the chance to approach my debut in the right way with a team that is massively experienced,” he added.

“When I look back to when I was a boy growing up watching the TT, it was always Honda that grabbed my attention.

“I won’t be making any bold predictions and I’m just going to keep my head down, work hard, and see what we can achieve together. There is a lot to learn at the TT and it’s very different from any other road race that I’ve done.”

Irwin said he was also looking forward to having young gun Todd as his team-mate for the roads campaign as he points to the potential of the 24-year-old.

“Davey Todd will be my team-mate and it will be fun having a younger and really enthusiastic team-mate for the North West and TT,” said Irwin.

“He’s got a lot of potential and he’s shown that already, so I think it makes for an exciting roads team and one the fans will appreciate.”


Todd, from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, said riding for Honda had been a “lifelong dream”. His deal also includes a return to the British championship in the Superstock 1000 series.

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“I am really excited to sign for Honda Racing for the 2020 season,” he said.

“We all know Honda’s history and I grew up watching the factory team and that’s what got me into racing, and it’s been a lifelong dream to ride for Honda. I’m looking forward to getting back to the British Championship and I think I’ve got a lot to give there.

“I had one season in 2016 and then concentrated a little more on the roads, but I don’t want to be thought of as just a roads guy,” Todd added.

“The 2020 Fireblade looks incredible and after seeing it I am more excited that I was before – if that’s even possible! I also want to thank Havier (Beltran, Honda Racing team manager) and Honda Racing for giving me this opportunity on the roads and also in the National Superstock 1000 Championship, having that belief in me really means a lot and I can’t wait to get started.”



Source: Glenn Irwin set for TT debut with Honda Racing for 2020

Cookstown 100 road races in trouble !

Cookstown 100 road races in trouble !

Organisers of the Cookstown 100 are concerned for the future of the road race after losing £20,000 at this year’s event.

The Cookstown & District Motorcycle club said poor weather and rising insurance costs led to 2019 losses.

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“If the trend continues, our heritage will fade away,” said a club statement.


Last month it was revealed the Ulster Grand Prix’s future is in doubt and the Enniskillen 100 will not take place next season.

Next year’s Cookstown 100 is set to take place on 24 and 25 April, and BBC Sport NI understands the race is likely to go ahead despite the financial pressures.

The Cookstown & District Motorcycle Club will hold a meeting on Wednesday to see if a resolution can be found to secure the long-term future of the event.

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“With the continuous escalating costs, clubs are finding it much more difficult to raise the necessary funds to organise these events,” added the statement.

“The local Cookstown & District MCC is no different. Following this year’s event, which had been threatened by bad weather, hence many punters staying at home, resulted in the club losing £20,000.

“Rising insurance costs is the biggest factor and the local club pays approximately £18,000 for the insurance for the two-day event.

With the loss of the Enniskillen road races, and the future of the Ulster Grand Prix still to be decided, if both these events are non-runners, the remaining clubs – North Armagh, Armoy and Cookstown – will have to bear the brunt. This will mean a possible addition of £8,000


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“Unfortunately, with so many legislations in place now, it is practically impossible to force spectators to pay into road races.

“However, most clubs ask the public to purchase a race programme, or make a donation. Is that too much to ask anyone?

“Race fans, the message is simple; Pay, or lose the tradition of road racing.”



Source: Cookstown 100 road races in trouble !

william dunlop remembered

william dunlop remembered

I missed this when it was broadcast on BBC 1 a year after Williams passing

eventually found it last night .

William was the smoothest and most natural rider i have seen and I loved to watch his style . spoke with him a few times and he was a true gent

Good to see BBC gave him the recognition he deserved too

a credit to his partner Janine his two girls and the Dunlop family and of course his mum and the late Robert & uncle Joey

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bxk7t


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Lorenzo a Transvestite ?

Lorenzo a Transvestite ?

Three-time MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo appears likely to announce later today that he is infact a transvestite.

Series promoter Dorna issued a communique on Thursday morning when Jorge, heavily intoxicated, was awoken in a public square surrounded by police, crude implements and discarded bottles of vodka and promptly escorted to the MotoGP paddock while dressed up as a woman, stating that an exceptional press conference is to be held at Valencia with Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, and has been scheduled for 3pm local time today.

A similar press conference was held for Dani Pedrosa at the Sachsenring last year when the long-time Honda rider announced that he was to retire and pursue a more lucrative career in the midget porn industry.

Although he has a contract with Honda for the 2020 season, speculation has swirled that Lorenzo would choose to hang up his dress at the end of the year since he was forced to miss four races in the middle of the year following his Assen practice crash.

During his layoff he sounded out Ducati about a potential return to the Italian marque, but those efforts came to nothing as Honda and Lorenzo reaffirmed their commitment to each other when the Spaniard returned to action.

However, the 32-year-old’s dismal form aboard the RC213V has forced him to continually bat away speculation he’ll call time on a grand prix career that began in 2002 that has yielded five titles and 68 victories across all classes.

Johann Zarco, who is replacing the injured Takaaki Nakagami for the last three rounds of the season at LCR Honda, was also spotted wearing mascara and makeup following the two day binge.

The Frenchman finished ahead of Lorenzo on his LRC debut in Australia, and is believed to be the only person in the northern hemisphere capable of executing a rolling Pasadena Mudslide while performing an inverted Bullwinkle simultaneously.


Source: Lorenzo a Transvestite ?

Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP

Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP

Peter Hickman claimed provisional pole for Saturday’s Suncity Group 53rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix with a dominant display on Thursday.

Hickman, who is seeking his fourth victory in the prestigious race in southern China, posted the fastest lap so far in the afternoon qualifying session.

The MGM by Bathams BMW rider lapped the 3.8-mile Guia course in 2m 25.100s, which put him 1.7 seconds clear of team-mate Michael Rutter on the Honda RC213V-S.

Hickman began the day in the same vein as he led the way in free practice by one second from Rutter.

John McGuinness maintained his impressive start to the event as he improved to third position and a provisional front row start on the Tak Chu Group by PBM Ducati V4. The Morecambe man, who is riding the Scott Redding’s British Superbike title-winning bike, was two seconds off the pace set by Hickman.

Australian David Johnson also had a fine ride on the second of Paul Bird’s Ducati machines as he went fourth fastest, half-a-second behind team-mate McGuinness.


Derek Sheils was the top Irish rider in sixth place

Top European competitor Horst Saiger was next on his Yamaha R1 while Derek Sheils, riding for Northern Ireland’s Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki team, was a solid sixth.

Fermanagh’s Lee Johnston, who sat out the event last year, was seventh on the Ashcourt Racing BMW ahead of Davey Todd (MGM by Penz BMW), who is competing at Macau for only the second time.

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) was 15th in front of Ian Hutchinson, who is back at Macau for the first time since 2016 on the Team Milwaukee with SMT BMW.

Waterford’s Brian McCormack finished the session in 17th on the ON-1 Racing BMW, with Paul Jordan in 18th on the Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki.

Final qualifying takes place on Friday ahead of Saturday’s 12-lap race, which is scheduled for 07:55 GMT.


Source: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP

Track Porn in Cartegena….

Track Porn in Cartegena….

23 degrees warm n sunny.

Some nice bikes on track too.

1st time to ever ride at Cartagena.

Some track to learn and ride on.

Turn 1 uphill and turn 3 are savage.

Then the chicane out back…..deadly.


Last day on track today,then a 9 hour drive to Portimao in Portugal for more fun n games there.


Source: Track Porn in Cartegena….

The story of William and Michael Dunlop's venture to Macau

The story of William and Michael Dunlop’s venture to Macau

Eight years ago, revered road racing brothers William and Michael Dunlop retraced their father Robert’s footsteps as they made their first and only appearance at the Macau Grand Prix in southern China.


Robert became the sole member of the legendary Dunlop dynasty to win the prestigious race in 1989 on the PJ O’Kane (Garvagh) Honda RC30, when he beat Phillip McCallen and Steve Hislop, who were also riding the iconic Honda machines.


The Ballymoney man had finished on the rostrum the previous year in 1988, when flamboyant American Grand Prix star Kevin Schwantz famously clinched victory at his first attempt on the Pepsi Suzuki RGV500. On that occasion, Dunlop crossed the line in third behind German rider Peter Rubatto.


His victory at Macau the following year was his first big international success in the Superbike class and an accomplishment that meant a lot to Robert, given it was one of the few trophies that hadn’t already been won by his older brother Joey.


In 2011, his sons William and Michael made the decision to travel to the Far East for the first time.


William, who rode a 1000cc Honda Fireblade for Wilson Craig Racing, told me before he set off on his journey that Robert was never keen for either of them to race at Macau, where the 3.8-mile Armco barrier-lined Guia course leaves absolutely no margin for error.

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“My dad was never keen on us racing at Macau to be honest but it’s one of those things – the experience will be good,” said William, who was 25 at the time.


“A crash is a crash on the roads no matter where it happens, but I’m not going over there to race hard, I’m going to enjoy the whole thing.


“It’s an invitation-only race and the organisers are very choosy about who they ask to come and race, so if you don’t treat the place with respect you won’t get to race and you won’t be asked back.


“It’s happened before when they’ve told riders they won’t be asked back,” he added.


“I’m looking forward to getting away for a while and also seeing what it’s all about over there because I’ve heard so much about it.”


His younger brother Michael (22) had a different outlook, which was typical of the bullish approach that has come to define the 19-time Isle of Man TT winner’s modus operandi.

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“I’m only thinking about Macau and I want to go and try and win it,” Michael said at the time.


“You don’t get a lot of practice time and the heat could be a problem, though I’m looking forward to seeing how I cope with that when I’m over there because I’ve never raced in conditions like that before.”



Dunlop was counting on riding a factory-spec Kawasaki ZX-10 for Paul Bird, but the bikes were instead earmarked for Manx rider Conor Cummins and American Jeremy Toye.

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“I assumed I was getting one of the factory bikes but they’ve gone to other riders, so I’ll have to make do with what I get, but it won’t be a works bike,”


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Both successfully finished the race, with Michael coming home in 12th place and William following in 13th.


England’s Michael Rutter, the most successful competitor on two wheels ever at Macau, sealed the race victory.


William, who was sadly killed in a crash last year at the Skerries 100, nor Michael ever ventured back.


Speaking after returning home from the event, William admitted he could “take it or leave it”.

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“It’s the kind of place where you could fall off at 50mph and end up seriously hurt or worse,” he said.


“Bruce Anstey came past me and I thought I’d hang on to him and get a bit of a tow (in qualifying), but I went into the corner too fast and had to brake hard. I lost the front end of the bike and managed to save it, but I was still carrying too much speed for the corner so I just laid the bike down on its side (at Fisherman’s).


“I was lucky because I didn’t slide into the barrier, but even a small crash at Macau could leave you badly hurt and you’ve got to treat the place with a lot of respect,” he added.


“I could take it or leave it. It’s not that bad but it’s a lot of money to travel over there when you could be spending it doing something else here. I’m not saying I won’t go back, but it’s not really my scene.”


Three Northern Ireland riders will be in action at the 53rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix this week, with Lee Johnston (Ashcourt BMW), Paul Jordan (Dafabet Kawasaki) and Davy Morgan (DM71 BMW) having made the trip.


Practice and the first qualifying sessions take place on Thursday followed by final qualifying on Friday.


The 12-lap race is scheduled for 07:55 GMT on Saturday, when Peter Hickman (MGM by Bathams BMW) and Michael Rutter (MGM by Bathams Honda) line up as the favourites.


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Source: The story of William and Michael Dunlop’s venture to Macau