TT Homestay Cottage available

TT Homestay Cottage available
Available from Saturday 6th June onwards. Self contained cottage comprising double bedroom with access to its own garden, en-suite shower room/toilet, sitting room and fully equipped kitchen. Use of large lockable garage. Strictly non smoking. Set in a rural location (own transport required) with great views across the central valley towards Greeba Mountain with Snaefell in the background. 5 minutes drive from Crosby, 15 minutes drive from Douglas or Peel. £150 per night with a minimum stay of 5 nights.

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Milwaukee Yamaha ready to race as MCE British Superbike opener beckons

Milwaukee Yamaha ready to race as MCE British Superbike opener beckons

The Milwaukee Yamaha team are preparing for the opening MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship races of the 2015 season at Donington Park tomorrow (Monday) after Josh Brookes and Broc Parkes qualified in fourth and eighth places respectively.

Brookes had been building throughout qualifying and narrowly missed out on the front row as the team debut the new model this weekend. Parkes meanwhile crashed out in Q1, but with the hard work of the team he was soon back on track, progressing into Q3 to set the eighth fastest time.
Josh Brookes, 4th, 1m:29.725s

“It’s difficult to say how much we’ve improved – the bike was quite good in FP1 and I thought by FP3 we would do more, but that has not really been the case. We have key problems to address but it is all about understanding the bike; I want to go quicker and that is what we are all working to do. There is more to work on and we have to achieve that. For me, it does not feel like me out on the track and I hope to put something much stronger for together for the races. I wanted top four in qualifying so in one respect I have achieved what I set out to do, but there are still a few things we need to decide for the races and I am fairly confident we can build a strong bike for the start of the race.”
Broc Parkes, 8th, 1m:30.368s

“Considering I crashed on the first flying lap at the first corner it was not the perfect session! Then in Q2 we had a problem with the bike and that did not run as smoothly as it could have done, but I was a second faster than I had been on race rubber. Going into Q3 I was not really happy and we made a change, but not quite to the next step. Definitely we will make changes to the bike before warm-up and we have a change of direction. We have been playing a bit of catch-up all weekend, but we are pretty close and if we can be consistent in the 1m 30s then we can be with the top guys – that’s the plan.”

Milwaukee Yamaha Pics by Double Red.
Source: Milwaukee Yamaha ready to race as MCE British Superbike opener beckons

Kiyonari claims opening pole position by 0.029s from Ellison

Kiyonari claims opening pole position by 0.029s from Ellison

Ryuichi Kiyonari snatched the first pole position of the 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship season from James Ellison in a frantic Datatag Extreme Qualifying session at Donington Park ahead of the 2015 opening races tomorrow (Monday).

Kiyonari had set the pace after the opening day yesterday, but reigning champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne had held the edge in the final morning free practice. The Buildbase BMW rider was instantly on the attack and displaced Ellison from the top spot, despite the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider upping the pace again in the closing stages.

Kiyonari said:

“I am very happy to be on pole, because I was very nervous before the start of the session. For sure, tomorrow is more important, but we are in a good place now for the races. I want to keep improving all the time, so we will push more tomorrow.” 

Byrne was fighting to wrestle the pole position away from his Japanese rival, but the injured reigning champion had to settle for third to complete the front row for PBM Kawasaki.

Josh Brookes fired the Milwaukee Yamaha into fourth to head the second row from the second PBM Kawasaki of Stuart Easton with Danny Buchan and the Be Wiser Kawasaki team completing the second row on their debut.

Peter Hickman clawed his way up to seventh onboard the RAF Reserves BMW as he moved ahead of Broc Parkes, who overcame a Q1 crash at Redgate to qualify eighth on the second Milwaukee Yamaha. Dan Linfoot and Billy McConnell completed the top ten for Honda Racing and Smiths BMW respectively.

MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, Donington Park, Datatag Qualifying result:

Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) 1m:29.455s
James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +0.029s
Shane Byrne (PBM Kawasaki) +0.204s
Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.270s
Stuart Easton (PBM Kawasaki) +0.603s
Danny Buchan (Be Wiser Kawasaki) +0.645s
Peter Hickman (RAF Reserves BMW) +0.867s
Broc Parkes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +0.913s
Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +0.927s
Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing BMW) +1.078s

For the full session result please click  here
Source: Kiyonari claims opening pole position by 0.029s from Ellison

Irishman Glenn Irwin on podium at Donington Park

Irishman Glenn Irwin on podium at Donington Park

Glenn Irwin on Supersport podium at Donington Park

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Glenn Irwin finished third in the opening race of the British Supersport Championship at Donington Park.

The Kawasaki rider from Carrickfergus came in behind winner Luke Stapleford and Kyle Ryde in Sunday’s sprint race at the English circuit.

The race was red-flagged after a crash and Irwin moved in front on the restart before being hauled in by Stapleford on a Triumph and Dixon.

Jordanstown’s Andy Reid was fifth on his Traction Control Yamaha.

The British Supersport feature race will take place at Donington Park on Monday.

Irwin won five times in last year’s series and finished fourth in the standings.

Source: Irishman Glenn Irwin on podium at Donington Park

Found a Gem of a beach near roundstone today :)

Found a Gem of a beach near roundstone today 🙂

Went for a spin in the sun with herself today, turned off the beaten track and came by this place between Roundstone and Ballyconneely :cool3:

Went from Galway to Roundstone to Clifden to Galway. The roads have all been resurfaced not long ago, about 85-90% of the trip was on good road surfaces, with some nice bends & amazing scenery. Highly recommended route. This little beach is at 53.417409, -10.078707

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Source: Found a Gem of a beach near roundstone today 🙂

For Sale : Nc30 racebike parts

For Sale : Nc30 racebike parts…-parts/9088513
Nc30 racebike parts, 09 cbr 600rr front end with rick Oliver frame conversion comes with calipers brake lines lever master cylinder, front braided hoses x4 and one rear, frames, swingarms, race subframe modified to take 06 r6 tail piece, r6 tailpiece, rear light, tyga performace clear double screen, haynes manual, sprockets, discs, samco hoses, clip ons, clocks, exhausts, cdi, looms, tanks, race fuel cap, crash mushrooms, race fairings nc30 and 35, nc30 engine for parts or repair, quick action throttle, switches, footrests, cables, rearsets adjustable adapter plates, radiator, shock springs, 18 rear wheel, screen brace and clock bracket, engine casings, have loads of other stuff not in pics so just ask.
Will do good prices for members here.
Source: For Sale : Nc30 racebike parts