Isle of Man News last updated 21 January 2017 22:46:28

Dan Hegarty to pilot new Honda Fireblade with Top Gun for 2017 campaign

POSTED Thu 05-01-2017

2016 TT Privateer champion Dan Hegarty has joined forces with Top Gun Racing for the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Dan will be piloting the new Honda Fireblade SP2 and CBR 600 at the TT as well as the North West 200, Southern 100, Ulster Grand Prix and Oliver's Mount.  The team will have support from Honda Racing and will be working with Maxton suspension. Dan’s 2016 campaign saw him firmly make his mark at the TT as the leading privateer, with four top 20 finishes including 11th place in both the RL360 Quantum Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races, which are his highest placed finishes to date at the TT.  He has a fastest lap of 128.431mph, which he achieved in the RST Superbike Race in 2016, that makes him the...

Rest & Recovery the focus of first Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy Workshop of 2017

POSTED Thu 05-01-2017

Isle of Man Sport Aid Academy’s 2017 programme kicks off with a focus on rest and recovery. Nick Littlehales, who has developed a reputation as a world-leader in the field after working with Real Madrid, Manchester United, England Rugby and Team Sky, will be among the presenters at the workshop on Friday, 13th January. Young Island athletes will also receive diet and nutritional advice from Isle of Man Sport Institute Dietitian Hannah Crawford, as well guidance on stretching and the use of foam rollers from Sophie Robinson and Andy Watson, fellow members of the Institute team.  The workshop will also include a session on mindfulness, which aims to teach the athletes the importance of rest and recovery for their psyche. The Sport Aid...

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