Overnighter recommendations.

Overnighter recommendations.

Well lads, I have been given the duty this year of picking where we are going on our night away/road trip.

I’m looking for somewhere to go, nice roads obviously, and a nice b&b or guesthouse to stay in, preferably with a pub.

there will be between 15 and 20 bikes travelling, all lads, so somewhere with a secure place to lock the bikes.

We will be travelling from the Trim area, so not too far as we will more than likely be a little fragile the next morning.

If its biker friendly all the better!!!

Source: Overnighter recommendations.

Breakdown on M50

Breakdown on M50

… nothing new about that, which is true, except it was new to me – it was me! :unsure2: Fine now, managed to ride to work after getting helped out of there by the M50 recovery guys.

And massive thanks to the crazy but kind gentleman biker who pulled over (into that tiny gap beyond the fastest lane… I don’t know how he did that! No one was there one moment, and the next second he just appeared there! Superhuman level observation and stopping). Sorry I didn’t get your name, and thank you again for trying to help even in the middle of the sh1tstorm that is M50. :thumbsup2:

Source: Breakdown on M50

Go Go Johnny Rea

Go Go Johnny Rea

Outstanding start to the season for Johnny

If Honda had given him a decent bike over the years he would have won the championship years ago.

Lets hope he does it this year.

Source: Go Go Johnny Rea

For Sale : Bandit 1200s

For Sale : Bandit 1200s

Bike Make :SUZUKI

Bike Model :BANDIT 1200s

Year :1997

Price : €1700 ONO

Mileage : 28,000 MILES

Colour :RED

Extras : STAINLESS STEEL 4 INTO 1 , engine bars

Overall Bike Condition : GOOD CONDITION

Tyre/Chain/Sprocket Condition :GOOD CONDITION

Service History/Receipts/Recent Service work :

Non Restricted/Shop Restricted/Factory Restricted :

Bike Location : CORK

Irish/English Registered : IRISH

Any Other Relevant Info : cannot upload pics , but can email to you if interested , pm me , regards.

Source: For Sale : Bandit 1200s

Spring National Road Races-Sunday

Spring National Road Races-Sunday

Overcast but dry conditions greeted competitors and enthusiasts for the second days Spring National Road Races at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough.

With the morning practice over, and the weather providing intermittent rain and almost freezing conditions the first of the days races the second leg of the Lightweights which was won by Nick Anderson from Paul Owen and Peter Boast.

The second leg of the Sidecars followed, with Steve Ramsden taking the lead into Mere Hairpin, but it was Conrad Harrison who was leading at the end of the first lap of six, by 9.228 seconds followed by Ramsden and Dean Lindley third.

Lap two and the gap had doubled to 18 seconds whilst Tony Thirkell moved into third.

Half distance and the gap was 24 seconds with just 0.4of a second between second and third.

Lap four and with 36 seconds between the first two compared with 0.1 of a second between second and third and at the end of the penultimate lap Thirkell mod moved up to second with Lee Crawford taking third place by 0.0200 of a second.

At the flag it was Conrad Harrison followed by Tony Thirkell by 0.4 of a second with Lee Crawford third.

Next up were the F1 & F2 Classics 2nd leg, with David Bell taking the hole-shot but it was Peter Boast who was leading at the end of the first lap with Ryan Farquhar second and Bell down to third.

A lap later Ryan had a 1.5 second advantage over Peter Boast with David Bell still holding third.

Half distance and the lead was up to 2.600 seconds as positions remained the same.

By lap four the gap had increased to 5.50 seconds and at the flag on lap six Ryan Farquhar had an advantage of 14.263 seconds over Peter Boast with David Bell third.

The second leg of the Spring Cup A Final saw Ivan Lintin take the hole-shot from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison, but it was Daley Mathison who had the lead at the end of lap one by half-a-second from Tom Weeden and Ivan Lintin.
Guy Martin was fourth, followed by Guy Martin and Daniel Hegarty. Dean Harrison was 13th.

Lap two and three-quarters of a second separated Mathison and Weeden, with Lintin another eight seconds down.

Lap three and the gap was now 2.881 seconds with Lintin now 11.624 seconds adrift in third.

Mathison had added a further three seconds to his lead by the end of the fourth lap, as Weeden also increased the distance between himself and Lintin to 10 seconds.

Harrison was now up to 8th.

Lap five and Weeden had reduced the gap to just 7.872 seconds.

At the chequered flag it was Daley Mathison ahead of Tom Weeden and Ivan Lintin with Guy Martin Daniel Hegarty and Bruce Birnie completing the top six.

The overall winner was declared as Guy Martin.

The Spring Cup B Final second leg was next, Michael Sweeney took the hole-shot and at the end of the opening lap it was Sweeney who had a 0.214 of a second lead over Rodger Wibberley and French newcomer Nicolas Pautet
Half distance and just 0.854 of a second was the gap between Sweeney and the French rider, with Wibberley now third.

Lap 4 and Nicolas Pautet was now leading by 1.300 seconds from Sweeney and Wibberley.

Lap 5 and Sweeney was leading from Rodger Wibberley with Adrian Harrison now third, the Frenchman having slid off on Sheene’s Rise on the lap.

At the flag Michael Sweeney took the victory by 0.001 of a second from Rodger Wibberley and Stephen Degnan third.

The fourth leg of the F2 Sidecars were next and once again it was Conrad Harrison and Lee Patterson who had a start to finish victory, this time by 12.7 seconds ahead of Dean Lindley/Rod Bellas and Lee Crawford/Luke Capewell.

Race 18 the Junior A Final second leg. Pole position holder James Cowton got the hole shot into Mere Hairpin followed by Daley Mathison and it was Mathison who led at the end of the first by 3.5 seconds from Dean Harrison, with Daniel Hegarty third followed by Ivan Lintin, James Cowton and Tom Weeden.

Lap 2 and the lead was up to 5.300 seconds between Mathison and Harrison with Lintin now third, followed by Hegarty, Cowton and James Neesom. However Harrison pulled into the paddock at the start of lap three, so at the end of the lap it was still Mathison ahead of Lintin and Hegarty.

Lap 4, Mathison’s advantage was 3.766 seconds over Lintin, but Lintin had closed the gap by 3 seconds from the previous lap. Hegarty was a further 5 seconds down.

Lap 5, the penultimate lap and another half a second had been shaved off the leader’s advantage, with Hegarty falling further away from the second-placeman Linton.

At the flag it was Daley Mathison from Ivan Lintin and Dan Hegarty with James Neesom, James Cowton and Mark Goodings.

The Junior B Final 2nd leg, race 19, was won by Darren Cooper with Ben Rea second and

The penultimate race of the day and the event was the second leg of the Super Lightweights saw James Cowton leading at the end of the first lap from Ivan Lintin by 0.169 of a second and Daniel Hegarty holding third.

Lap 2 and Ivan Lintin had the lead by 2.6 seconds from James Cowton with Daniel Hegarty still third.

Half distance and positions were the same although the lead had extended to 3.354 seconds.

Lap 4 One, two, three the same top three and the same on the penultimate lap although the gap had increased to 4.687 seconds.

The red flag was shown during the fifth lap and the race was declared at the end of the fourth lap, with the results going to Ivan Lintin from James Cowton and Daniel Hegarty.

The final race of the day, the second leg of the Senior class started with just seven riders, Ivan Lintin, Daley Mathison, Mark Goodings, Dean Harrison, Mick Goodings, Dave Hewson and Franck Petricola.

Lap one saw Dean Harrison 0.3 of a second ahead of Daley Mathison with Ivan Lintin third.

Lap 2 and the gap was up to 1.048 seconds, lap – lap 3 and it was back down to 0.855 of a second.

The gap was down to 0.365 of a second as Dean and Daley started their last lap.

At the all important chequered flag the victory went to Dean Harrison by a mere 0.205 of a second from Daley Mathison with Ivan Lintin third.

That brought the 2015 Spring Cup National Road Races to a close.

Source: Spring National Road Races-Sunday

Sam Lowes wins Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas

Sam Lowes wins Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas

Sam Lowes (Speed Up Racing Speed Up) scored a sensational debut win in the Honda-powered Moto2 series, bouncing back from several tumbles during practice to fend off tough challenges from the rest of the pack and the weather, with light drizzle falling several times during the 19 laps. The former World Supersport rider moved ahead of early leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport Kalex) in the late stages and was never again headed while Zarco was lucky to take second after escaping unharmed from a collision with pole-sitter Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex) with just a few laps to go. Simeon fell but without injury.

The only other man in the front group was former Moto3 t**le challenger Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) who took over third place from Simeon for his first podium result in the Moto2 class.

Reigning World Champion t**o Rabat (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Kalex) briefly led the start until a mistake let Lowes and Zarco past, then he slipped further down the other before fighting back to fourth place, just ahead of Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex), Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex), Anthony West QMMF Racing Team Speed Up), Mika Kallio (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex), Julian Simon (QMMF Racing Team Speed Up), Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex) and Simone Corsi (Forward Racing Kalex).

Moto2 rider quotes

Sam Lowes, Speed Up Racing: race winner

“It was a tough race because conditions weren’t perfect. Zarco did the hard work leading the race for much of the way, which gave me an easier job. Then the rain stopped. We had done a lot of work on old tyres during practice so I was able to get to the front and stay there. I made a big mistake in Qatar [where he crashed while leading) and a couple more here in practice, so I’m so happy to get my first Grand Prix win. I used painkillers for the race. On the slowdown lap I was in tears – it’s been a long time coming and last year was so tough. Thanks to my team – they have done an amazing job.”

Johann Zarco, Ajo Motorsport: 2nd

“I was a great race and I really believed I go could go away out front but Sam had more pace, more corner speed. I’m happy for him because he’s had a lot of pain this week. Anyway my result is good for the championship, we will try to keep on in this way. For me the collision with Simeon was a racing incident. I was ahead and changing direction when we touched. I was a little afraid when we had to go to Race Direction but they said the same thing.

Alex Rins, Paginas Amarillas HP 40: 3rd

“I am leading the championship but there are still 16 races to go! The most important thing is to finish on the podium and keep doing that. In many Moto2 races I have been in the big group – finally this time I was able to chase the leaders, so this is a good sign.

Event results – Round 2  

1 Sam Lowes 41’45.565 GBR HONDA Speed Up Racing 
2 Johann Zarco 1.999 FRA HONDA Ajo Motorsport
3 Alex Rins 4.622 ESP HONDA Paginas Amarillas HP 40
4 Esteve Rabat 8.975 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
5 Franco Morbidelli 12.976 ITA HONDA Italtrans Racing Team
6 Hafizh Syahrin 14.168 MAL HONDA Petronas Raceline Malaysia
7 Anthony West 17.271 AUS HONDA QMMF Racing Team
8 Mika Kallio 17.513 FIN HONDA Italtrans Racing Team
9 Julian Simon 17.689 SPA HONDA QMMF Racing Team
10 Takaaki Nakagima 17.764 JPN HONDA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
11 Simone Corsi 17.982 ITA HONDA Athina Forward Racing
12 Thomas Luthi 24.824 SWI HONDA Derendinger Racing Interwetten
13 Marcel Schrotter 26.016 GER HONDA Tech 3
14 Sandro Cortese 27.456 GER HONDA Dynavolt Intact GP
15 Alex Marquez 28.568 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
16 Jonas Folger 29.889 GER HONDA AGR Team
17 Ricard Cardus 36.405 ESP HONDA Tech 3
18 Dominique Aegerter 38.693 SWI HONDA Technomag Racing Interwetten
19 Azlan Shah 40.581 MAL HONDA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
20 Robin Mulhauser 41.504 SWI HONDA Technomag Racing Interwetten
21 Randy Krummenacher 50.471 SWI HONDA JIR Moto2
22 Louis Rossi 1’08.825 FRA HONDA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2
23 Thitipong Warokorn 1’10.990 THA HONDA APH PTT The Pizza SAG
24 Jesko Raffin 1’11.138 SWI HONDA Emwe SAG team
25 Florian Alt 1’19.442 GER HONDA Octo Iodaracing Team
26 Lorenzo Baldassarri 1’25.405 ITA HONDA Athina Forward Racing
27 Luis Salom 1’32.876 ESP HONDA Paginas Amarillas HP 40
28 Xavier Simeon DNF GER HONDA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
29 Zaqhwan Zaidi DNF THA HONDA JPMoto Malaysia

Championship standings  

1 Alex Rins 29 pts ESP HONDA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 
2 Johann Zarco 28 pts FRA HONDA Ajo Motorsport
3 Jonas Folger 25 pts GER HONDA AGR Team
4 Sam Lowes 25 pts GBR HONDA Speed Up Racing
5 Franco Morbidelli 22 pts ITA HONDA Italtrans Racing Team
6 Thomas Luthi 20 pts SWI HONDA Derendinger Racing Interwetten
7 Xavier Simeon 20 pts GER HONDA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2
8 Mika Kallio 18 pts FIN HONDA Italtrans Racing Team
9 Hafizh Syahrin 14 pts MAL HONDA Petronas Raceline Malaysia
10 Esteve Rabat 13 pts ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
11 Sandro Cortese 11 pts GER HONDA Dynavolt Intact GP
12 Julian Simon 10 pts SPA HONDA QMMF Racing Team
13 Anthony West 9 pts AUS HONDA QMMF Racing Team
14 Takaaki Nakagima 8 pts JPN HONDA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
15 Louis Rossi 7 pts FRA HONDA Tasca Racing Scuderia Moto2
16 Alex Marquez 6 pts ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
17 Lorenzo Baldassarri 6 pts ITA HONDA Athina Forward Racing
18 Simone Corsi 5 pts ITA HONDA Athina Forward Racing
19 Marcel Schrotter 3 pts GER HONDA Tech 3
20 Dominique Aegerter 1 pts SWI HONDA Technomag Racing Interwetten
21 Azlan Shah 0 pts MAL HONDA Idemitsu Honda Team Asia
22 Zaqhwan Zaidi 0 pts THA HONDA JPMoto Malaysia
23 Thitipong Warokorn 0 pts THA HONDA APH PTT The Pizza SAG
24 Robin Mulhauser 0 pts SWI HONDA Technomag Racing Interwetten
25 Ricard Cardus 0 pts ESP HONDA Tech 3
26 Randy Krummenacher 0 pts SWI HONDA JIR Moto2
27 Luis Salom 0 pts ESP HONDA Paginas Amarillas HP 40
28 Jesko Raffin 0 pts SWI HONDA Emwe SAG team
29 Florian Alt 0 pts GER HONDA Octo Iodaracing Team

Source: Sam Lowes wins Moto2 Grand Prix of the Americas