David Rollins on his Ducati Panigale - Getting an Aussie TT event over the line urgent

Getting an Aussie TT event over the line

Plans for an Australian TT-style event on the Oxley Highway or Sunshine Coast hinterland have hit a stalemate after nearly five years, but the promoters have not yet given up hope. However, Inside Line Events International founder David Rollins says “ There is always Plan B. Stay tuned.” He originally planned a hillclimb in 2014 …

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Lions Rd bridge work delays 2018 TT closures

Lions Rd delays TT until 2018

Delays in bridgework on the famed Lions Rd forced the cancellation of the Lions TT, but organisers plan to return in 2018 after a two-year hiatus. Work began in January to replace six wooden bridges on the Queensland/NSW border road with concrete structures and scheduled completion by the end of June. However, unseasonal wet weather has …

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Oxley Highway hillclimb speed reductions RMS safety standard limits moto fest

Hillclimb race for Oxley Highway?

The idea of a Sunshine Coast International TT is morphing into an international hillclimb event on the Oxley Highway, NSW, like the famous Pikes Peak Hillclimb. Organisers Inside Line Events International say they originally intended to run a hillclimb on the Oxley mountain section of the highway and “almost had it over the line” with …

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Lions TT ride delays

Should Lions TT go ahead in 2017?

Lions TT foundation members are considering the future of the event for 2017, amid concerns about disorganisation and the cancellation of the event this year. The Lions TT Motorcycle Festival has had a chequered history since the first event in 2014 was cut short after crashes, the second ear was rained out and last year …

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Sunshine Coast TT challenges event

Sunshine Coast TT faces tough challenges

The proposed 2017 Sunshine Coast International TT will face challenges from an active local protest group and will present challenges to the international riders competing. READ ALL ABOUT THE SSC TT I rode the proposed 47.2km circuit around the Maleny region at the weekend with a group of six local riders who frequently ride these …

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Sunshine Coast TT to attract world’s best

Top-class international motorcycle road racers are expected to take part in an inaugural Sunshine Coast Tourist Trophy (SSC TT) in December 2017. SSC TT promoter David Rollins says the planned event would be similar to the famous Isle of Man TT (IOM TT) and sanctioned by FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, the world motorcycle sport governing …

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10 tips for riding country roads

Country roads are made for motorcycles with their interesting scenery and winding nature, but they are also full of hidden traps that can catch out a rider such as cattle grates, wooden bridges and heavily cambered roads. Director of coaching at motoDNA Riding Academy has written the following tips on riding country roads. 1 Cattle grids …

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Isle of Man TT in Gran Turismo?

Computer game programmers are believed to be currently on the Isle of Man, studying the TT course for the next Gran Turismo game. It would be the first time a motorcycle race has been included in the popular car racing computer game, although programmers Polyphony Digital did release a bike game, Tourist Trophy, for PS2 …

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