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Old 04-10-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
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TT Racing vs Moto Gp

First off let me say I'm not trying to compare the skill levels of the two circuits. I'm only commenting from a fan perspective. I want to to thank Godzuki for his video post on Dave Jeffries I knew little about TT or the Isle of Man but after looking at his thread I've been on youtube all day looking at TT races. We're always told to take it to the track and the streets aren't a racetrack. What I love about TT racing is the road is the racetrack. As a rider I can only dream of having the skills that they have to go around a true "road" track. My question is from a rider/fan perspective what do you enjoy watching more TT or Moto Gp/Superbike types of races?
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I like all kinds of racing. Yeah, TT using public roads, but they are closed off for the race. So it's still a closed course, not a street race.
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TT is great to watch. Ive been to Valencia and Laguna Seca to see MotoGP, so I want my next trip to be to the Isle of Mann(or Skerries!!!!!).
Isle of Mann is a different beast. Its once a year and obviously on public streets. Its a blast to watch and very intense. The drawback is that for safety sake, its a time trial race and not a true first to finish race.
MotoGP, being a season of racing, allows fans to follow the season and teams/riders more.
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I like any racing pretty much but Isle of Man is no joke!
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Go youtube some races at Scarborough. Ireland I believe. They call it Skerries for a reason. Its a TT insired type of race thats held on closed public courses. The roads are hardly more than paved cart paths. Some as narrow as a few yards.
I read an article in Superbike years back where they were talking to a course official, who commented that spectators are allowed to sit so close to the track itself that marshalls blow a whistle and shout 'feet up' when a racer is approaching!
wild stuff skerries is !!!
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I like all kinds of racing. Yeah, TT using public roads, but they are closed off for the race. So it's still a closed course, not a street race.

True but they don't replace trees/stone walls or houses for tire walls and sand pits and I think that's where he is going with this post. I think everybody loves the track day because there is a greater sense of security knowing if you go down you have a "safety net" of sand pits etc. Just think of the mental adjustments and the confidence you must have to perform on a road track like Isle of Man!?

I say TT is way more impressive to watch as a fan and although it would be great to ride I don't know how these guys do what they do!

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I personally, like Moto Gp and Track racing, but TT is kind of interesting but as someone noted before, the tracks are closed off so it's basically a track at that point. Still good stuff...
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I think Skerries and Scarborough are two different races. Skerries is in Ireland, Scarborough is in England.

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True but they don't replace trees/stone walls or houses for tire walls and sand pits and I think that's where he is going with this post. I think everybody loves the track day because there is a greater sense of security knowing if you go down you have a "safety net" of sand pits etc. Just think of the mental adjustments and the confidence you must have to perform on a road track like Isle of Man!?

I say TT is way more impressive to watch as a fan and although it would be great to ride I don't know how these guys do what they do!

Great question to ask!

Oh, I agree. I meant that it's not a wide open free-for-all with cars and other traffic. It's all like-minded individuals on the 'track'

It's definitely in a class of it's own and I love it. But as far as racing action, I go with MotoGP and other purpose built tracks. The TT guys are usually too far apart so it's about the speed and curb danger to me. hehe
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I think Skerries and Scarborough are two different races. Skerries is in Ireland, Scarborough is in England.

Let's go!

my bad. Skerries is a small Irish town about 20 miles north of Dublin, on the coast.
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The TT guys have of steel! I have no idea how well they would do on a race track but good lord to they cut it close on the streets they race on!

When the bikes are close in TT i think it makes for a more exciting race.
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Here's a Skerries clip:
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They are going so fast in such a confined space
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I think they're both great, but they are very different. Yes the TT races have huge cajones, but they are basically racing themsleves & the track. IE- it is a Timed Trial.

Track racing, you are racing the track, yourself, and everyone else...

Both are grat for different reasons. As a fan I'm just glad they both exist...
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Who wants to sponsor me to ride one of these races?
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I think they're both great, but they are very different. Yes the TT races have huge cajones, but they are basically racing themsleves & the track. IE- it is a Timed Trial.
No, TT stands for Tourist Trophy.

The Isle of Man is each rider for a time. There are still many Irish TT's out there that have all the riders start at the same place on the track at the same time.

For some real ballsy stuff check out the Macau course. That takes place through a city, almost the entire course is lined with concrete barricades-none of that pansy Isle of Man grass or wooden fence run and the occassional town or stone wall-Macau is for the truly insane.
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