Motorcycle Racing News Manx Radio TT 365: TT Action All Year

Manx Radio TT 365: TT Action All Year

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2012 Manx Radio TT

Although the race teams have packed up and left and the paddock is now empty, this year’s Isle of Man TT isn’t over and done with yet.

Thanks to Manx Radio’s new internet-based radio station, TT 2012 will continue throughout the year.

Manx Radio TT 365 does exactly as its name suggests: it plays archive recordings of TT races past, interspersed with top notch music.

All this week listeners who tune-in to will be able to hear all the action from this year’s event including John McGuinness winning his eighteenth and nineteenth TT races and Dave Molyneux picking up wins number fifteen and sixteen in the sidecar races.

There’s also the chance to catch up on the action from the Supersport races and the exciting inaugural running of the Supertwin Lightweight class. With wins for Michael Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar and Bruce Anstey, as well as McGuinness and Molyneux, TT2012 will definitely be one to remember.

Winners aside, there were plenty of memorable moments further down the running order.

Ian Hutchinson’s return to the Mountain Course following his horrific accident at Silverstone in 2010 may not have produced the results he demands of himself, but no bystander could have been unmoved by the heroic efforts he put in. The sheer physical challenge he had to overcome to race at all made his fine sixth place in the second Supersport race all the more impressive.

Then there’s young Dean Harrison: in only his second TT Dean finished inside the top ten of the opening Superbike Race, ahead of some top names such as Michael Dunlop and Dan Stewart.

There are dozens of other stories of note from TT 2012, such as the first Manx woman to drive a sidecar in a TT race, the first 100mph + lap on an electric bike and the return of Norton to racing on the Island.

As exciting as the 2012 races were, that’s not all bike fans can hear on Manx Radio has been covering the Isle of Man TT races since it first started broadcasting way back in 1964.

With a well-stocked archive of classic races from the TT, Manx Grand Prix and Southern 100, as well as archive interviews with riders, organisers and team managers, there’s always something else to hear on manxradiott365.

Stand out moments include the commentaries from the 1978 Formula 1 TT (Hailwood’s return) and almighty duel between Carl Fogarty on the Loctite OW01 Yamaha and Scotland’s Steve Hislop on a privately entered Rotary Norton in the 1992 Senior. No-one who hears either race could possibly be unmoved.

Coming up throughout the year there’ll also be coverage of other big name road race meetings including the Manx GP, Ulster Grand Prix and the Southern 100 races in the Isle of Man. Tune-in to the TT now.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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