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So terribly terribly sad. One year I stood by the dad of some brothers who were in the side car race, when their number didn’t show up on the timing thing by the race hut as expected you could actually see the “living hell” he was feeling, I tell you, I was very happy for him when they turned up at the grandstand, it was a blue outfit, bear racing perhaps.

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5 minutes ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

If you now find yourself going “thankfully it’s only one dead” you are the problem #grestestshowonearth

Sadly this is true. 

Will any of the MHKs, race organisers etc. lose any sleep tonight or skip their planned festivities? 

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4 hours ago, John Wright said:

The last couple of pages are a disgrace of speculation, trolling, counter trolling. 

Im temporarily locking the thread until there’s a formal announcement.

I do know what the damage is. For now - enough.

Anyway, Manannan appears to have gone rogue.

 

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Whilst locking the thread in relation to trolling and speculation, was stating your inside information really necessary?

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6 minutes ago, Mr Helmut Fromage said:

If you now find yourself going “thankfully it’s only one dead” you are the problem #grestestshowonearth

That would be a very callous attitude when the driver is also critically injured and been flown to Aintree. The TT provides some amazing highs but some serious lows and today news would’ve torn a family apart.

Reading his older brother had also been a sidecar passenger at previous TTs really got me, knowing that he never even got to complete his first race, R.I.P 

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"It was just a bad batch"
"It was just a manufacturing defect with the slick race tyre"
 

What's this then? 

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Davey Todd's rear tyre when he retired at Sulby straight. Delaminated, like the other Dunlop tyres at the NW200.

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4 minutes ago, germann said:

'And they won't go any slower when the race restarts.'

Can we really be arsed with this senseless carnage for the cash-only burger van dividend?

I'm not sure the dividend is the argument in favour. The fact that the event and the races are literally incredible is the argument in favour.

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3 minutes ago, HeliX said:

Davey Todd's rear tyre when he retired at Sulby straight. Delaminated, like the other Dunlop tyres at the NW200.

Unsure if good luck or bad luck, how have these delaminated tyres not just blown out? Davey Todd was on for a good finish too.

What caused Connor Cummins to retire?

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1 minute ago, Annoymouse said:

Unsure if good luck or bad luck, how have these delaminated tyres not just blown out? Davey Todd was on for a good finish too.

What caused Connor Cummins to retire?

Being on the same bike and tyre as Davey Todd and not wanting his tyre to delaminate at the thick end of 200mph so far as I know.

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11 minutes ago, HeliX said:

Being on the same bike and tyre as Davey Todd and not wanting his tyre to delaminate at the thick end of 200mph so far as I know.

Most of the top ten were using Dunlops, it’s clearly a manufacturing fault , after seeing NW200 I assumed it was just a bad batch but it’s clearly effected more than they realised. 

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It's a known fact that tyre manufacturers have faced difficulties in obtaining some of the usual compounds used in motorcycle tyre construction, these have arisen from circumstances including Brexit and Covid. It would be unsurprising if this was linked in some way.

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Just now, Annoymouse said:

Most of the top ten were using Dunlops, it’s clearly a manufacturing fault , after seeing NW200 I assumed it was just a bad batch but it’s clearly effected more than they realised. 

The fact the fronts on Davey Todd's bike went at the NW200 was a dead giveaway it wasn't a batch problem, the fronts are entirely different.

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2 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

It's a known fact that tyre manufacturers have faced difficulties in obtaining some of the usual compounds used in motorcycle tyre construction, these have arisen from circumstances including Brexit and Covid. It would be unsurprising if this was linked in some way.

Yeah, or using reclaimed materials to save cash. Either way, sending competitors out on those tyres was very poor of Dunlop.

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