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TT in cape breton, nova scotia 2006

Hey just lifted this from the WERA board.. looks like a september road trip might be required. Prolly my only chance to see a TT




Motorcycle racing
By T.J. Colello
Cape Breton Post
ALBERT BRIDGE - An international motorcycle race with nearly a century of history will make its way to Cape Breton in September 2006.
The Cape Breton Festival of Speed, an international motor sports festival, will host a world-class motorcycle race tied to an event called the Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy). The event has taken place on the tiny island of 56,000 people, located in the Irish Sea, for the past 97 years.
"They were approached by a committee, including myself and we asked if they had any interest in coming to North America with their event," said Louisbourg native Harold MacKay, director of marketing for the race, who is also at the reins of the fledgling Canadian Elite Hockey League.
The island's government puts on the Isle of Man TT each year and jumped on board to bring the race to the international stage.
"Over there, motorcycle racing is like hockey to us, it's very important. The guys who win the TT are like the Wayne Gretzky's of the world," said MacKay.
Described as the "sister event" of the TT to be held in Cape Breton, Sept. 20-24, 2006, the race will run its course on a 52-kilometre route.
The route will run from the Louisbourg Highway at the Hornes Road turnoff, towards Sydney to Morrison Road, through Birch Grove and Port Morien along Highway 255, through Mira Gut and finally, back up Hornes Road for the home stretch.
The bikes will go around the route up to six times, depending on the classification of the bikes racing.
MacKay, as well as director of safety and track organization Terry Dale, have been meeting with residents this week to discuss concerns they have about the event.
The meetings began Monday in Port Morien, continued Tuesday in Albert Bridge, with a third tonight at the Birch Grove Community Centre at 7 p.m.
"I've been pleasantly surprised - everyone has been very supportive," said MacKay. "They had the obvious questions about safety and we reassured them that Terry Dale is an international safety co-ordinator sanctioned to do Formula 1 races and NASCAR races.
"That's one thing we're not going to go easy on. The safety will be there in spades."
MacKay said along with economic benefits for the area, an enhanced roadway for the route will be a must. He said government has assured road improvements will be made for the specified route.
"The TT is an international event that happens in Europe and it's going to happen over here, so it's a first in North America," he said. "This is meant to attract people from all over North America and Europe to come to Cape Breton, so it's going to be a big event.
"The competitors will be at the highest level you can get."
A public announcement with more details on the race will be held during a press conference, Oct. 5.
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not a bad place for a ride......

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Looks great, I will look for more on this event!
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That sounds like a good excuse to head out there, eh? I was actually planning a Canadian trip next year over the week of LDW, East Coast to the Canadian Rockies and back.

Depending on the dates, I might be in for the event or in for the ride up there at least.
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That sounds good. I might be interested also.

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Nice, much closer the Isle of Man

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Ah shit, now the "cat is out of the bag" damn it, another good place shot to shit by the CLSB hooligans

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TT on this side of the pond!!? Hell yeah!!!!! This will be marked on my calendar as "days to take off" for sure.

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I actually just recieved the tourist info you can order through this website (it's free). I will definitely be visiting this area come next year. It's so beautiful and the roads look to be very promising. I guess this is going to be a vacation I'll be planning soon. If anyone wants to set-up a ride up there lets plan this out way ahead of time. I want to make sure I can go on this one.

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