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#1 JAW

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 01:42

Link to results..

 

http://203.222.65.11...leaderboard.htm



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#2 JAW

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Posted 26 January 2014 - 02:11

Link stat above is live,  real time-wise..

 

This mob may have further info.

 

http://www.ma.org.au/index.php?id=387



#3 CharleyFarley

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 08:14

Last BSN (issue45) has a decent read-up on PIC......Steve Martin: "The poms keep changing the rules.....so they'll win eventually". + printed twitters flying about between riders!!
With McGuinness, McWiliams, Farquhar on board.......should be good!!!

#4 GD66

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 22:44

Once again McWilliams demonstrated his class, and this time drew on points with Shawn Giles, only to have the title awarded to Giles for winning the final leg, whereas McW had more race wins. Sigh...

 

A good rollup all the same, 350 riders on 490 bikes. For the last couple of years they've had around 18,000 spectators over the three days, so they're doing something right. It's PI's third biggest event behind the MotoGP and WSBK, larger than the V8 Supercars. And much larger than the Australian superbike round.

 

And at least 10 TZ750s this year...


Edited by GD66, 28 January 2014 - 23:19.


#5 tonyed

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:28

I see that the Aussie team were using Suzuki Katanas. What is the cut off date for this class of racing in Australia?

 

Typical Aussies to award the trophy to the looser because he's Australian, although Giles and McWilliams tied on points 155 each, Muckspreader had two wins to Giles' one so on countback (in any country that can count) McWilliams is the winner of the Ken Wooton trophy.  But to be fair it does seem to have been a great weekend. Congrats to all and good to see plenty of TZs out there amongst the diesels. 


Edited by tonyed, 29 January 2014 - 06:29.


#6 timbo

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 06:31

Some photo's from the Island Classic.

 

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#7 GD66

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 08:30

The cutoff for Period 5 used to be 1980 in Australia, but they altered it a few years ago because the NZers' cutoff was 1982 and they kept turning up with post-1980 bikes and playing the old "but it's always been ok at home" card.

 

Now all the (mainly UK-entered) XR69s, which were a two-valve GS1000 motor, are four-valve engined and anywhere up to 1300cc, so it's really a silhouette class : last time I did comm over there a couple of years ago I had a stroll through the pits for a close-up look and the first legal bike would have been Phillis' GSX1100 (same bike he rode back in the day) and he was running eighth. Nevertheless it is a successful formula for the big crowds that turn out but none of these bikes turn out at the national champs where the rulebook is more closely adhered to...



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:59

These from Havachat (Colin) via Robbie Phillis.

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Photos Copyrighted to Robbie Phillis.



#9 CharleyFarley

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:39

Re timbo's photos from PI:
(show my ignorance now) Bike no8.....the only one I cant work out!!! What is it pls??? Best guess......Honda CB?? 900/1015??

Edited by CharleyFarley, 29 January 2014 - 11:40.


#10 tonyed

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:11

The cutoff for Period 5 used to be 1980 in Australia, but they altered it a few years ago because the NZers' cutoff was 1982 and they kept turning up with post-1980 bikes and playing the old "but it's always been ok at home" card.

 

Now all the (mainly UK-entered) XR69s, which were a two-valve GS1000 motor, are four-valve engined and anywhere up to 1300cc, so it's really a silhouette class : last time I did comm over there a couple of years ago I had a stroll through the pits for a close-up look and the first legal bike would have been Phillis' GSX1100 (same bike he rode back in the day) and he was running eighth. Nevertheless it is a successful formula for the big crowds that turn out but none of these bikes turn out at the national champs where the rulebook is more closely adhered to...

In 1982 Ron Haslam won the F1 TT on a works F1 Honda at an average of 113.3 mph in 2103 Micky Dunlop won the Classic F1 TT (on a 1982 XR69) at an average of 120.3 mph. Some of that lowering of lap times is due to circuit changes but Micky D also had a practice lap of over 125mph.


Edited by tonyed, 29 January 2014 - 12:11.


#11 CharleyFarley

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:46

Some of that lowering of lap times is due to circuit changes but Micky D also had a practice lap of over 125mph.

I might well be wrong........but I understand the bikes run modern brakes/suspension/tyres........engine tuning??

#12 GD66

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:00

Bike #8 is Albert Tehennepe's 1980 T-Rex Kawasaki Z1000J, just the 1260cc.

 

 

Robbie Phillis is looking younger every year...

 

Sidecar #600 is a post-classic 750 BMW from the USA. Unusual to see a right-hand chair here, in some places you can no longer run left-handers with right-handers.


Edited by GD66, 29 January 2014 - 13:04.


#13 Robin127

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 13:44

....Sidecar #600 is a post-classic 750 BMW from the USA. Unusual to see a right-hand chair here, in some places you can no longer run left-handers with right-handers.

 

 

Bob Demetrius and Christina Divigard, regulars at AHRMA meetings in the States, where left and right run together.



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 18:17

These from Havachat (Colin) via Robbie Phillis.

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Photos Copyrighted to Robbie Phillis.

Phillis had a bad day last Saturday

crashed 1st lap of the 1st race on saturday at the hay shed a 4th gear righthander

his write up of the crash on facebook is worth reading just for the laughs

top bloke, been a mate of mine for over 20 years, and still as mad as a box of frogs



#15 CharleyFarley

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 18:20

Bike #8 is Albert Tehennepe's 1980 T-Rex Kawasaki Z1000J, just the 1260cc..

Don't think I'd 'ave guest that one........(blame the Honda colour......thats my excuse!!)

#16 timbo

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 04:14

Some more photo's from the Island Classic.

 

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Count the number of helmets in this sidecar photo.

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#17 picblanc

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 13:23

Great photos Tim thanks, blimey that sidecar one close or what!! :up:



#18 timbo

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 05:03

A few more. It was my first Island Classic weekend at PI. I've been to a few Historic car events at PI which has as much exotica as the bikes, but the enthusiasm from the spectators, who turn up on their own classic bikes seems to be greater than the four wheel brigade, and absolutely poops on NSW events.

 

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