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  1. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    I agree with you, I was only pointing out that the aftermath is too late to be considering arrangements for the removal of a body, or even if the event should continue.
  2. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    You're right, almost 17 years ago.
  3. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    That's not happened for about twenty years anyway, since the Swedish guy lost his way in Kirk Michael.
  4. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    It's a bit late for safety once that's happened.
  5. I'm sure that there would be a lot of donations from the public and businesses, but nobody has asked as yet? Even if it paid for half of the thing, it would be a huge bonus. I believe that many years ago, Honda offered to pay for the new grandstand in return for it being branded in their name, the government of the day turned them down.
  6. No, not being sarcastic, it's not just for a few hundred people sitting in the stands, it's a genuine all year round part of island sightseeing. It marks the start and finish with something which harks back more than 100 years. And we don't have those things? We waste, emphasis on waste, many times more than the cost of a scoreboard on ill conceived projects in all of those areas. And that improves heritage and the sights of the grandstand area how exactly?
  7. In your opinion perhaps, but there again you may be forgiven for not understanding the TT being a mix of old and new, tradition and contemporary. You don't have to be a sad old person to appreciate this, without its traditions the TT is nothing.
  8. You can only take things away from an event for so long before it is no longer meaningful.
  9. The scoreboard has been an iconic part of an iconic event for more than 100 years. Visiting fans expect to see it, as much as the horsetrams and Laxey Wheel!
  10. Unnecessary panic? https://www.gbnews.uk/news/omicron-variant-uk-panicking-unnecessarily-says-doctor-who-found-new-coronavirus-strain/166532
  11. Precautions announced... https://www.gov.im/news/2021/nov/26/islands-precautionary-response-to-new-covid-19-variant/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
  12. I can't wait to see the actual story when it hits the courts, I feel already that like most headlines that things will be diluted to almost nothing!
  13. Is it inappropriate to insist that our politicians live on the island? Perhaps there's an Indian call centre type operation which has cheap CEO's at the end of a telephone that we can employ?
  14. That's very true, but when you look at the queues of people, camping out and waiting to take their turn to pay the smugglers to put them in a rubber boat to take their chances in the channel? Many of them have walked for months to get to Calais! The main reason we haven't taken so many as other countries is that they are easier to get to?
  15. I think you misunderstood what I was babbling about, I'm wondering what the attraction to the UK is, it's not all about wanting to be with family members already here?
  16. I don't know what the UK is doing to welcome the migrants and refugees crossing the channel, but it obviously must be a lot more than EU countries are willing to do? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers-53734793 I can't help thinking that the answer lies in their countries of origin and what the 'international community' is willing to do to put things right for them?
  17. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    What is our bed capacity at any one time these days?
  18. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    I'm not so sure really, the range drops dramatically when they get pushed hard, MotoE at the cutting edge hasn't seen an increase in range as yet?
  19. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    They do need to if the class is to gain any interest from the sport. In MotoE, they are restricted to seven laps of a c.3 mile circuit. After one run up the Mountain the bikes are struggling for battery capacity, even the Mugens if things don't go to plan. It's one thing sacrificing speed for endurance but that is the problem, it's not racing anymore.
  20. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    When they can get a battery to last two laps and some sort of quick release maybe? Currently, the battery is so large that it is part of the structural integrity of some of these machines.
  21. £225k? A drop in the ocean. Appoint some retired local 'worthies' as directors, take a 'back seat' and business as usual!
  22. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    VW Group are working on a fuel to power sports cars and bikes, probably to be marketed by Porsche and Ducati. As you say, probably expensive too! I guess it will be interesting to see where this leads as I'm far from convinced that EVs are a long term answer, for many reasons based on their current (pardon the pun) performance and technology.
  23. Max Power

    TT 2022 ??

    I think TT Zero will become irrelevant shortly, this could be the future for many things... Zero Emissions Fuel by 2024 for MotoGP
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