Monday, June 8

ISLE OF MAN TT 2009

Cool as ever, NZ's own Bruce Anstey sat out the final practice session on Friday night. Anstey decided that he was happy with the settings on his Relentless Suzuki GSXR1000K9 so went shopping instead. Ironically his teammate, Aussie Cameron Donald, ruled himself out of the week's racing in the final session after a crash.

Donald had set the quickest lap ever (over 131mph average) of the course in an earlier practice session. His demise left Anstey in a very strong position for Saturdays first race which ultimately was postponed until Monday (night NZ time).

MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi is to join former champions including Giacomo Agostini as guests of their sponsors Dainese, in doing a lap of the course and taking in the days racing.

Link: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/498/3663/Motorcycle-Article/IOM-TT--Races-Postponed--Donald-Injured.aspx

Short video interview: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/motorsport/8086273.stm