2014 Season part 4



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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2014 Season part 3

Sunday 13th April 2014


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




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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