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Old 23rd March 2007
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Still would be quite a kewl "road trip". And for your pal Kevin, quite a nice mountain to climb.
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When is the TT & will it be televised at any point? I'd love to catch that![IMG][/IMG]
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It sounds very cool, the Isle is a classic to be sure.

.... is BadWeb is involved?

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Badweb is involved, stirring the pot, flaming the fire of enthusiasm, getting people to post on the TT sites to help convince th epowers that be to let it run.
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Why wouldn't they let it run?
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Well taht is a long story. First up is the way entries are done. The top thirty from last year are in if they want in. The next thirty are in based on the fastest laps they have run in the past. Because it is the 100 anniversary a lot of fast guys who have not raced there in a few years have applied for entry thus sucking up a lot of spots that Kevin might have gotten. He is not the fastest guy out there, 49 years old and all. He did not qualify last year so that hurts him also.

Second part is that the bike does not fit into any of the existing classes and would have to be one of "interesting other bikes" . They use this sparingly so that hurts also.

Third they are not convinced that the bike/rider combination is fast enough to qualify, you need a little over a 110 mph lap speed - the winner at Daytona was not lapping that fast, nor are they convinced it can finish. We have been working to correct that impression BUT who knows. Since the entries are predetermined having an entry not qualify leaves an open grid spot and they really don't like those.
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I always wanted to see some type of Buell or Harley-davidson effort in the Senior TT. I think they might even let a pushrod motor run a little more displacement. I don't know that for sure but i read the rules a few years ago and it seemed other displacements might be considered.
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What is the status of this? Will it be attempted next year?
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What is the status of this? Will it be attempted next year?

Fraid not. Kevin quest was not to be. None of the air cooled bikes make nearly enough HP to compete here. The 1125 maybe and certainly the EBR bikes could do it but I suspect that rather doubt that anyone will do it in the near future.
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What is the status of this? Will it be attempted next year?

Fraid not. Kevin quest was not to be. None of the air cooled bikes make nearly enough HP to compete here. The 1125 maybe and certainly the EBR bikes could do it but I suspect that rather doubt that anyone will do it in the near future.
How about an XBRR?
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