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#1 WonderWoman61

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 18:02

Can include non-starters as technically they entered but never actually raced and tests that never went anywhere.

Carl Fogarty attempted to revive his World Superbike team as an MV Agusta entry for 2008.

Also, 1999 500cc Champion Alex Criville planned to join the factory Aprilia team and also spoke to Pramac d'Antin Yamaha before announcing his retirement in 2002.

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#2 Rodaknee

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 04:13

More than you can throw a stick at.  Many were killed off by the FIA limiting the number of cylinders etc.  Won't happen again as they're only racing glorified road bikes.

 

The Weslake 500.  Enough hot air to fill several balloons.  The bike papers were full of it for years.

 

Here's a shocker

 

 

Outspoken double world champion Phil Read has offered his services, free of charge (unprecedented for a man in his position!) to help develop the machine

 

 

https://magazine.cyc.../1/we-slake-500



#3 WonderWoman61

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Posted 23 December 2021 - 10:52

After a couple of toe-in-the-water appearances with Garry McCoy in the 2006 Moto GP Season, Ilmor entered Jeremy McWilliams and Andrew Pitt for a full-time entry in 2007, but the team only lasted one race.

#4 Robin127

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 01:43

KRM Superstreak.

 

http://progress-is-f...uperstreak.html


Edited by Robin127, 24 December 2021 - 01:45.


#5 tonyed

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 08:17

How about the Manx Hospital Lottery Velocette

https://magazine.cyc.../technicalities

http://velobanjogent...the-little.html

:cry:   :confused:   :wave:

 

The Weslake - https://magazine.cyc.../1/we-slake-500

 

I have a copy of the MM magazine technical appraisal of the KRM by John Robinson - all a bit 'pie in the sky'  



#6 Macca

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 15:15

MotoCyysc in 2007-8.

American team with innovative engine; Jeremy McWilliams tested for them but rule changes kept them out.

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#7 tonyed

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Posted 31 December 2021 - 14:06

At the age of 18 I announced that I was not going to teachers training college to become a geography teacher as I had started motorcycle racing in my final year of A levels. I was abandoning that to become world 500cc champion :love:  :love:  :love:

That was 1969 and well, if I am honest, if you look down the list of 500cc world champions since then my name does NOT appear.

I did, however, win a couple lesser 500cc championships on a Crescent (incidentally a far as I know, other than in the hydroplaning world, the only Crescent 2 wheeled champion of ALL time) but alas no world title.

So, I suppose, this was an announcement that never came to pass.

I did have more success with my Crescent than that achieved by:

The KRM

The Weslake 500

The Illmor

The Motocyysc

The Manx Hospital Lottery Velocette

:clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: 

CRESCENT built by Geoff Barr (nee Bastard) who once proclaimed, I think it might have been after several pints of Okells in the Dogs Home Douglas, 'Once a Bastard always a Bastard' though in fairness this was not a true announcement either as to save his wifes' blushes (and of course the offspring) they became Mr and Mrs Barr and mini Bar®s (if it's your round I'll have a double - is Pete Tibbitts in the room? :rotfl: )     :confused:  :confused:  :blush:  :blush:  :cool:  :cool:  :wave: 


Edited by tonyed, 31 December 2021 - 15:26.


#8 Robin127

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Posted 31 December 2021 - 20:50

...

The KRM

The Weslake 500

The Illmor

The Motocyysc

The Manx Hospital Lottery Velocette...

(if it's your round I'll have a double - is Pete Tibbitts in the room? :rotfl: 

More chance of those bikes appearing than the latter happening :lol:



#9 tonyed

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 13:34

More chance of those bikes appearing than the latter happening :lol:

 

Priceless, although all of us we know and love Peter appreciate that somewhere in his genealogy there was a MacTibbits who was known for his careful managing of the groat(s) in his procession. :well:

 

I am also sure that we all began racing with the ultimate goal of becoming world champion at our selected sport, however if we did achieve that ultimate goal a world championship would become valueless and anyway there is not enough room on the podium for us all.

To misquote Andy Wharhol "In the future, everyone will be world-champion for 15 minutes." seems fair to me  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:  :clap: 



#10 PJ52

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Posted 07 January 2022 - 16:11

No Scotsmen in my lineage Tony.  Pure Fens I'll have you know.  Good to be reacquainted with this forum, must try to remember to login more frequently. 



#11 tonyed

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 17:57

Prediction time:

Things that won't happen:

Jack Miller - MotoGP champion

Things that will happen:

Jack Miller crashes more (even more than last year)  :lol:  :lol:  :confused:  :confused:  :eek:  :eek:  :wave:

 

Then I could be wrong, I said the idiots in the UK won't vote to leave the EU.  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  Also the idiots in the UK won't vote for a fat, useless, pig **** thick liar, misogynist wanker and yet we still have Alexander Boris de Piffle Johnson running the joint into the ground so he can bung his mates a good wedge.  :confused:  :confused:  :confused: 

 

Next year my TZ250 A will be 50 years old - should I bake a cake or elope with a younger model to the Caymen Islands.  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk: ????????

Answers on the back of a million pound bung made out to DEFINATLEY NOT me old mate Bojo  :kiss:   



#12 Michael Ferner

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Posted 08 January 2022 - 21:58

 

Next year my TZ250 A will be 50 years old - should I bake a cake or elope with a younger model to the Caymen Islands.  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk:  :drunk: ????????

 

Definitely bake a cake (she deserves it), and leave the young model to me! :love: :kiss:  ;)