2014 Season part 3

Sunday 13th April 2014

RYAN SERVICE IS RESUMED

Both Ryan Cringle and Ryan Kneen came back to the Motodrome leaving their Saturday blues behind. Callum Collister was passed fit to ride after a knock on the head during a multi-rider crash on Saturday. The Radio Faasaag team were also looking forward to Race Day Sunday.

 

Ryan Kneen was straight back on the pace in the opening Centre race of the day, taking a 3 second win over Ryan Cringle. Again Michael Evans was riding brilliantly and took the third step of the Metaphorical Podium. All the top ten riders were battling hard and made a great spectacle in the afternoon’s soft spring sunshine on the Great Northern Plain. Ashley Blake, the flying Port St Mary bricklayer, was in the fight, as was debut winner on Saturday, Glenn Harrison. In the mix was also Paul Dedman, the Ramsey motorcycle dealer, aboard his Suzuki, with Neal Champion, Callum Collister, Gary Carswell and Dave Madsen Mygdal on his Honda Fire blade making up the battling group. Race two saw a similar result, victory again for Ryan Kneen on the Charmer Brothers sponsored Kawasaki. This time he crossed the line 4 seconds ahead of a hard charging Callum Collister, whose last corner efforts payed off as he pipped Ryan Cringle on the line. Championship points-wise Glenn Harrison held a single point lead over Ryan Kneen by the end of Sunday’s action.

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2014 Season part 2

GLENN MAKES A SATURDAY SUPERSCORE THEN….

RYAN’S NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICE RESUMES

SATURDAY 12th, SUNDAY 13th APRIL 2014

The first two-day meeting organized by the Andreas Racing Association took place at the Jurby Motodrome on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April. The weekend began in poor weather conditions, practice taking place on a wet track. The wind soon however dried the circuit. The Commentary team of Peter Mylchreest and Paul Coparelli A.K.A. Radio Faasaag set up on Saturday in record time, thanks to the lack of cable laying and tower erecting. This thanks to the club’s fitting of permanent speaker poles and buried cable. The two little dickie birds, Peter and Paul were joined by Curly Batty and Rockin Dave Roberts – the team was complete and the whittering began. Following a talk with a well known local race team boss the idea of pod casting the race commentary was suggested. This was after the long and sad story of trying to regain a Radio Broadcasting licence was trawled up for the umpteenth time. After racing on Saturday the Radio Faasaag van was on a mission into darkest Andreas (To deliver some wicker sofas) and a further mention was made of the pod cast idea to the recipient of the ‘wicked’ sofas (I don’t think the sofas were really that wicked, just a bit naughty!). Anyway, he’s a big computer man and wheels are now in motion. “Oh Pod casting,” said he,” like they do with nearly every major event in the world” I could almost feel the straw hanging out of my ears. I really hope we will move into the 21st Century this season, watch this space and ready your smart phones! Enough! On to the race action……

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2014 Season part 1

THE BATTLE OF THE RYANS AND THE MAD MARCH HARES

SUNDAY 23RD MARCH 2014 GP CIRCUIT CLOCKWISE
On a blustery cold March day the 2014 road racing season burst into life at the Jurby Motodrome. The day was to see plenty of close racing action and also lots of incidents , whether it was lack of track time or the cold tyre issue, or simply first meeting madness, there were a lot of Mad March Hares rolling around the grass. This brought the red flags out a record nine times, to stop events due to spills.

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