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I am well aware of them and you really can’t compare to Rossi. Different ball game and circumstances- maybe just all the deaths aren’t worth it for “entertainment “ which is what it is. Maybe it’s had its day and time to change and adapt. Hate how all those “that have passed” will be forgotten next year. Maybe hang something on Fairy Bridge - maybe time to know when something has run it’s course before something apprendible comes which is coming when most of spectators crammed into one place

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3 minutes ago, Fedupwithiom said:

I am well aware of them and you really can’t compare to Rossi. Different ball game and circumstances- maybe just all the deaths aren’t worth it for “entertainment “ which is what it is. Maybe it’s had its day and time to change and adapt. Hate how all those “that have passed” will be forgotten next year. Maybe hang something on Fairy Bridge - maybe time to know when something has run it’s course before something apprendible comes which is coming when most of spectators crammed into one place

You may forget them but true racing enthusiasts never forget them.

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Just now, Max Power said:

You may forget them but true racing enthusiasts never forget them.

i still remember friends and other ARA members from a few decades ago that died on the course and i can say with 100% confidence none of them would want the TT to end because they died taking part in it.

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The TT doesn't need to end. It just needs to recognise that the equipment being used (the bikes) has far outstripped what the course was originally designed and intended for.

Unfortunately the money involved won't now allow that to happen.

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4 minutes ago, Max Power said:

You may forget them but true racing enthusiasts never forget them.

Unfortunately the Island has a terrible throw away attitude to death - desensitised in part due to the acceptance of Road Racing.

Ask 100 people split it 50 / 50 locals and visitors to immediately name the guy killed at Ballagarey last week and I’d suggest the majority wouldn’t know.

Seems the riders are a disposable but essential commodity.

 

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17 minutes ago, Fedupwithiom said:

I am well aware of them and you really can’t compare to Rossi. Different ball game and circumstances- maybe just all the deaths aren’t worth it for “entertainment “ which is what it is. Maybe it’s had its day and time to change and adapt. Hate how all those “that have passed” will be forgotten next year. Maybe hang something on Fairy Bridge - maybe time to know when something has run it’s course before something apprendible comes which is coming when most of spectators crammed into one place

It might be entertainment for the spectators, but it's also what the riders want to be doing.

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3 minutes ago, cheesypeas said:

If they reduced the power / speed, you’d just bunch more riders together. Probably more dangerous. 

hardly, they'd still have starting intervals.

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21 minutes ago, Chinahand said:

Of course they know the risks - and I'm sure lots of them would love to be speed freaks flying their own air racers in the Air Race World Championship, but they can't afford to and so don't.

The reason they can afford to come and thrill seek on our closed roads, is because they can enter at an especially low price ... because they don't have to have adequate insurance to come and do it.

Think about that for a minute. Young thrill seekers, subsidised to kill and injure themselves, by the ultimate organising authority skimming on the insurance requirements.

Not convinced we should price people out of enjoying what they love just because it's dangerous.

It's also not a low price. The insurance might be, but everything else related to competing at the TT is not. It's not a money spinner for the competitors, and quite a lot of them will be making a loss.

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4 minutes ago, cheesypeas said:

If they reduced the power / speed, you’d just bunch more riders together. Probably more dangerous. 

Why would it bunch them? If anything they'd be more likely to maintain the intervals because the "racing" (against the clock) would be considerably closer, so there'd be less movement from their starting orders.

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1 hour ago, Max Power said:

There are several policies which will cover you, the ACU policy can also be upgraded.

The ACU Benevolent fund and TT Rider’s Association also help with immediate costs and hardship.

Sorry I screwed the audio up on this one, but I really want the TTRA to get more support. Most people don’t even know what the orange container behind the grandstand is for. 

I love the TT and want it to continue for many, many years but every death hurts and makes you think. Think if more could be done to prevent incidents, to make things safer, to limit the potential for harm. And if more could be done for those affected when things go wrong because right now it looks and feels as if a lot more could be done, and just saying “we’re ever so sorry, he died doing what he loved” simply isn’t good enough conduct by organisers who are only too happy to profit from the danger and excitement factor. The TT is being commercialised to fuck right now. At least have the decency to look after the competitors better. 

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8 minutes ago, HeliX said:

Why would it bunch them? If anything they'd be more likely to maintain the intervals because the "racing" (against the clock) would be considerably closer, so there'd be less movement from their starting orders.

38 miles x 6 laps? Can’t see them maintaining gaps for the duration. Plenty of ‘dog fights’ now and they’re all doing 130.  

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Just now, cheesypeas said:

38 miles x 6 laps? Can’t see them maintaining gaps for the duration. Plenty of ‘dog fights’ now and they’re all doing 130.  

I'm not saying they all would, but there would be less catching/passing. It's considerably harder to make up that 10 second gap in slower classes, and the difference between a really fast guy and a pretty fast guy translates to a smaller number of seconds. It's why "slow" car series (e.g. Clio Cup) have much closer racing.

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