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TT 2018
« on: 10 June 2018, 08:03:19 AM »
The Isle of Man TT has been and gone. Only another year to wait...


Excellent racing all week, lap records broken in virtually all races, new faces on the top step and pretty good coverage from ITV4.


A few of the telly presenters were changed and the new ones didn't really work and they also changed the music from "King of the Mountain" to some namby pamby tune. As I record the programs I can just pass by all the yap and get straight into the racing which saves 15 minutes repetition from the previous days coverage and any inane chit chat from the monotone presenters.


Maybe one day I will actually go to watch the racing but unless I come into a lot of money I can't see it happening so I will stick to watching it on the telly.
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #1 on: 10 June 2018, 08:26:08 PM »
Great racing, but theyre now so fast it begins to look odd from the bike cams. Shame to see Hutchinson struggle, one of the best.

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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #2 on: 10 June 2018, 08:28:23 PM »
Hutchy struggled because he's only just got his leg mended (again) and in all reality it was too soon. He still did well though.
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #3 on: 11 June 2018, 05:22:30 PM »
The Isle of Man TT has been and gone. Only another year to wait...


Excellent racing all week, lap records broken in virtually all races, new faces on the top step and pretty good coverage from ITV4.


A few of the telly presenters were changed and the new ones didn't really work and they also changed the music from "King of the Mountain" to some namby pamby tune. As I record the programs I can just pass by all the yap and get straight into the racing which saves 15 minutes repetition from the previous days coverage and any inane chit chat from the monotone presenters.


Agree absolutely.
i cant afford/dont want the crowds of TT fortnight so I record the ITV4 progs. In fact I do this with most progs these days so I dont have to put up with the ads every 10-15mins. Some of these ad breaks last 4-5 mins! :eek . At the same time I tune in to the Manx Radio station on the ipad to listen to live race commentary. The senior race had me on the edge of the seat and both Dean Harrison and Peter Hillier were capable & worthy of 1st place-just 2 seconds separating them after 6 laps. I am too old to get my head around these 134-135mph laps-absolutely no margin for error.
I do however go to the Manx GP in August with a friend-we put a couple of Honda cubs in the back of the van for having some fun on.


Maybe one day I will actually go to watch the racing but unless I come into a lot of money I can't see it happening so I will stick to watching it on the telly.
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2018, 09:40:53 AM »
Apologies-should have said Peter Hickman!! (Going senile!)
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2018, 04:02:49 PM »
I thought I had been watching a different race  :lol
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #6 on: 18 June 2018, 10:32:06 AM »
Why was Jodie Kidd on the team, what on earth does she know about bikes let alone the TT?  She contributed nothing in my opinion, she looked ridiculous three blokes 2 Ex TT riders in jeans and T shirts and her in short shorts or skits, ok looks nice but come on!


Why are we subjected to this ever increasing trait of plonking a pretty women, who have little or no connection with the sport they presenter on!?  Don't get me wrong I'd love to see Jenny Tinmouth or Maria Costello presenting they've raced there or any female racer for that matter. 


I know Matt Roberts hasn't been a rider but he's been around the motorcycling racing world for sometime now.  Just more cooperate spin and an excuse to push up prices and profits for the organisers this although on the surface looks like it's helping sport is actually slowly but surely killing it.  Instead of it being sport for sport it's being turned into just another commodity, to make money out of!     
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #7 on: 18 June 2018, 12:46:12 PM »
I totally agree with you Gnasher. Funnily enough, I had said to somebody during TT week that Jenny Tinmouth or Maria Costello would be more suitable with their vast knowledge and experience of the motorcycle racing world.

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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #8 on: 18 June 2018, 12:57:16 PM »
I quite agree. Like the disaster of Mel Sykes on MotoGp a couple of seasons back. Jamie Whitham was much missed from the presenting team as well. I did wonder if it was due to his health issues, but saw him interviewed on another show where he explained that a new production company had taken over the TT presentation this year. At least they hung on to Steve Plater. Cameron Donald is very knowledgeable but I find his voice a little uninspiring, similar to Simon Crafar doing the MotoGp podium interviews.
All that aside, it was a very memorable TT, and appreciate the fact that we had such good coverage. :thumbup

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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #9 on: 20 June 2018, 01:06:53 PM »

I don't think Jodie Kidd is that good looking. Got a weird looking face.


In my experience most women hate motorbikes.


Seems only right to me that a male dominated pursuit should be presented by blokes.......and I bet that's exactly why they picked her ;)


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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #10 on: 20 June 2018, 08:26:25 PM »
At the start of the week she wore the obligatory brand new biker leather jacket - whether she chose it herself or was told to wear it... at least she dumped it later on as it really didn't suit her at all.


I wasn't impressed with the presenters & the lack of the decent music at the end of the show (which was King of the Mountain by Redline), I was impressed with the coverage though.
I usually skip past all the yap anyway so the presenters aren't really that much of a concern.
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #11 on: 23 June 2018, 10:54:46 AM »
What is Jodie Kidd known for? I am so out of touch these days as I dont do "cult of personality", facebook or other social media. Dont watch much TV especially all the so-called "celebrity" shit. As others have said it must be their distorted view of what constitutes "eye-candy"! Who was that lovely lass who used to present MotoGP in the early noughties. Memory playing up! :lol
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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #12 on: 23 June 2018, 10:12:35 PM »
Suzi Perry used to present WSB in the early 2000's, but is now on BT Sport for the majority of Moto GP transmissions.

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Re: TT 2018
« Reply #13 on: 23 June 2018, 10:29:39 PM »
What is Jodie Kidd known for?


She raced cars - can't remember if it was rally or just circuit stuff. Was she a model too? Can't remember but I believe being born with a silver spoon may apply.
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