2014 Season part 6

THE SEASON’S SHOWDOWN DOES NOT DISSAPOINT

SATURDAY 27th, SUNDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2014
The season’s final at the Motodrome did not let the fans down,with the fight for the Centre Championship going right down to the last lap of the last race on Sunday. The sidecar title too was a clash between a returning Dave Molyneux and the driver with the most Island titles Brian Kelly. Other club championship conclusions played out over the two days in September. New Champions were crowned in a great weekend of Motorcycle racing.

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2014 Season part 5

SUNDAY 27th July 2014

The weather forecasters were spot on with the outlook for the July Jurby Motodrome meeting. The rain arrived, as predicted, in the afternoon. The Track conditions worsened as the afternoon wore on. Centre Championship leader Ryan Kneen was not in action, due to the fact his race engine was in pieces and the upcoming Ulster Grand Prix was the main priority. This meant Glenn Harrison had a chance to seize the day.

RADIO FAASAAG’S DAY

Live timing became available to the commentary team for the first time in a number of seasons. This was downloaded and thanks to Matt Mylchreest’s portable hot spot smart phone, Paul Copparelli and Peter Mylchreest were able to give the riders’ times live during the morning practice, which seemed to be a great improvement for all. “Rockin” Dave Roberts made a surprise appearance on air and Curly Batty, who now seems to be as mad as the rest of the team, was doing a very passable impression of the witch from the wizard of Oz while watching a small tornado passing over the Bretney housing estate. However, later in the day, disaster struck as the amplifier stopped working. After all attempts to revive the four year old electrical machine, it was declared expired. The rain was by now heavy and the task of removing the speakers from their mounts was undertaken on Wobbly Step Ladder. With no racing at Jurby in the upcoming month of August the speakers needed to return to the safety of Onchan. Radio Faasaag’s day was done and the team departed after their traditional lap of the circuit. The water was now starting to pool in places, not good conditions.

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2014 Season part 4

THE RYAN ROAD SHOW AT THE POST-TT

SUNDAY 15TH JUNE 2014

The two Ryans, (Kneen and Cringle) put on a red hot show for the Jurby faithful at a sunny post -TT meeting. The day’s Centre Championship races saw a win apiece for the pair after two terrific duels under the blazing hot sun on a windless and warm summer’s day on the Great Northern Plain. Ryan Cringle added two 600 wins to his tally for good measure.Crowds were somewhat down for the post-T.T. event. This is understandable with a lot of people feeling all “biked out”.

Radio Faasaag’s Day

Following great improvements made by the Andreas Racing Association, setting up for a race day at the Jurby Motodrome has become a lot easier than before for the Race commentary team. It is now just a case of plugging into the pre-buried cables and then cranking up the generator to bring the speakers to life, “Cur bree er yn bealagh” Mr Mylchreest may well say if he were afforded the luxury of speaking in his native tongue! Paul and Peter were joined by Curly Batty who added her input to proceedings, while keeping a motherly eye on son Joe Broomfield, who was competing. Curly also provided her co-commentators with some excellent sausage and bacon baps. The rumblings of the “Private Idiots Club” got a little out of hand during practice with Peter noticing the two teepee shaped tents left over from the T.T. Motofest festival. The tents were on the exit from Nans corner. Comments included “if anyone goes too wide out of Nans they will be sitting in those tents with the Indians” and “I am sure I saw some smoke signals telling us the sidecars were approaching” In fact I am sure Paul was referring to the corner as Apache Pass. Enough! On to the racing….

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