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Senior TT IOM press conference: Huctchy miffed at Michael Douglas...

Fast forward to 6:00 controversy around 8:00, Michael accuses Hutchy of using over sized pistons in his super stock bike, says he may not participate next year. Odd, unlike him since he has been through so much gaining full use of his mangled leg, over 2.5 year recovery. Hope he returns next season. No media coverage on this whatsoever as well, which I find odd.

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The TT organisers issued a statement to say that nothing was found. I've not listened to Dunlop's comment but remember that his own bike was excluded from the results in TT Supersport Race 1 for some non-standard valve caps. An oversight by the engine builder and a part that was perfectly legal last year when that engine was built. Make what you will of it but I believe both Dunlop and Hutchie are perfectly honest racers.


"As is standard procedure after every TT race the machines of the top three finishers, as well as selected other machines, are subject to extensive post race technical inspections by qualified event officials to ensure that they comply with the TT regulations.

This technical inspection was carried out on all of the top three finishers in TT Supersport Race 2 on Wednesday 8th June and no discrepancies were identified in any of the motorcycles checked and no team or competitor lodged official protests.

A question was raised during the post race inspection regarding the size of the pistons of one of the machines in the top three and the pistons were found to comply with TT regulations.

The organisers are entirely confident that there is no issue with any of the podium finishers in the Supersport 2 Race"

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Michael by his own admission is not "wired" the same other people. For sure his genius status is assured. This is obviously at a cost to social skills. I think Hutchy got found out a bit as he is also a winner.

Part of the psyche of being the best is that you truly believe you are. This was born out in the Eubank / Benn fight were neither fighter had losing as an option. It was the mother of all batterings that Benn got.

Hutchy took not winning hard and had a sense of humour failure. Natural enough to throw a few toys out the pram when happens.

It is such a shame that a slight character defect can be jumped on by masses. Its an easy thing to do and within the capabilities of most to pick fault. Mores the shame that what did the knockers ever do that was exceptional?

While the natural thought is that because the pistons are "oversize" people can assume that refers to the bore. What if the oversize is the piston length and the saving was made in the skirt ? I would consider that a wonderful autistic joke that Hutchy certainly didn't get.

Maybe I'm on the right path, but flying miles off. I can assure you like Dunlop not a flying fig is given.

What has this to do with the H2? EVERYTHING. See ya at the Island next year.
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