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15 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

That's exactly what I was alluding to Max. 600 Sportsbikes are a dwindling market with some of the biggest names no longer producing. 1000cc are becoming the same if not more. I know a leading sidecar exponent has proposed a new budget/feeder sidecar class using 800cc twins on the grounds of safety (speed) and the expense of running the 600s. In the same way as the F2 sidecars were originally introduced at the time of the bigger sidecar class which were perceived as being too fast at 108mph(!) and concerns over their construction.

Even if Hickmans lap record was left to stand in perpetuity, changes might refresh the TT and prolong it on safety grounds if nothing else?

Yes, the 600 issue rumbles on even at world level. The bigger bikes will eventually become irrelevant for road use too I feel, as speed enforcement puts them back in their box. I think they will eventually become low volume track only specials for racing and track days, probably quite expensive. I'd love the TT to be able to take the lead in a new class using road based engines in bespoke racing chassis, like the original F1 World Championship from 1977-89. That way, the engine capacity etc could be controlled outside of manufacturer influence, as it is they who have driven the racing into what it has become. They can become involved if they wish by working within rules drawn up for the competitor/entrant rather than industry commercial reasons? Smaller engines taken from manufacturers own models (say 600cc up to 750cc) in racing chassis, with tuning allowed would be just as exciting, probably more so, but more interesting. 

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31 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

Investors Chronicle:

"UK Government under pressure from green lobbying groups to bring forward the deadline for phasing out new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2030."

But do any of these green lobbying groups have any realistic alternatives for personal transport that don't involve hollowing out the Earth in the name of looking for lithium for batteries? They'll be amongst the first to moan when they can't get about to lobby, criticise and police others. And most likely exempt themselves from any ban in the name of it.

All the sensible technology resources should be diverted towards developing hydrogen technology IMHO.

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On 9/10/2020 at 2:40 PM, Banker said:

Most of hotels will be closed permanently if position doesn’t improve soon. What with promenade closed, borders closed & tt cancelled its no wonder lots like trevelyan are selling up.

Shitloads of hotels are closing in the UK aswell -

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/historic-hotels-on-market-after-lockdown-slump-233648/

https://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/18686183.cotswold-hotel-put-sale-6-million-guide-price/

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/18697023.3m-lake-district-hotel-sale-reduced/

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/full-list-hotels-set-close-4158966

 

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Road racing is happening in the UK, including at Scarborough and at Cookstown. The F1 race in Italy this weekend has crowds. MotoGP and WSB is running. BSB is running.

No reason why TT can't happen next year. If Covid's still the issue then off-island spectator numbers can always be restricted through the existing entry permit system. 

The main bike categories at TT- superbike, supersport, superstock- are based on those in WSB, and WSB grew out of the old F2 road racing world cchampionship If/when WSB changes, so will TT.

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22 minutes ago, tetchtyke said:

Road racing is happening in the UK, including at Scarborough and at Cookstown. The F1 race in Italy this weekend has crowds. MotoGP and WSB is running. BSB is running.

No reason why TT can't happen next year. If Covid's still the issue then off-island spectator numbers can always be restricted through the existing entry permit system. 

The main bike categories at TT- superbike, supersport, superstock- are based on those in WSB, and WSB grew out of the old F2 road racing world cchampionship If/when WSB changes, so will TT.

What about all the geriatric marshals the whole events revolves around?

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52 minutes ago, tetchtyke said:

Road racing is happening in the UK, including at Scarborough and at Cookstown. The F1 race in Italy this weekend has crowds. MotoGP and WSB is running. BSB is running.

No reason why TT can't happen next year. If Covid's still the issue then off-island spectator numbers can always be restricted through the existing entry permit system. 

The main bike categories at TT- superbike, supersport, superstock- are based on those in WSB, and WSB grew out of the old F2 road racing world cchampionship If/when WSB changes, so will TT.

The TT exists only for the financial return from off island spectator numbers (allegedly). Reduce them and it's a pointless, expensive exercise.

The current TT classes evolved from the UK importers wishing to promote their sporting wares and not wishing th have the expense and complication of regulations that were out of kilter with World and UK short circuit operations. But it's now and always will be a marginal event.

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Rob Callister will fight to the end to make it happen but it would be better to announce now that it will not happen and everyone would know where they were up to and hopefully concentrate on the Manx Grand Prix, or whatever they are calling it these days.   We need some certainty in life at the minute and the will it won’t it scenario will help no one.

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12 hours ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

@Rob Callisteris the MHK in charge - it isn’t happening 

The same guy who said Broadway was opening a few days before it didn't?

The TT is off.

A large business over here is closing, a business that you would not consider reliant on the TT. They have been told it is off when asked for clarity on if it would happen in 2021 or not. This is what I was told and it was not in a pub :-) Businesses need clarity to be able to plan, they asked the question and were given a straight answer.

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Just now, Boris Johnson said:

The same guy who said Broadway was opening a few days before it didn't?

The TT is off.

A large business over here is closing, a business that you would not consider reliant on the TT. They have been told it is off when asked for clarity on if it would happen in 2021 or not. This is what I was told and it was not in a pub :-) Businesses need clarity to be able to plan, they asked the question and were given a straight answer.

which business is this then?

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