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MotoGP Star For Island Classic
07th January 2011
MOTOGP STAR FOR ISLAND CLASSIC

Former MotoGP factory rider Jeremy McWilliams headlines a star-studded rider line-up for the 2011 International Island Classic, to be held at Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 21-23 January, 2011.

McWilliams joins World Endurance Champions Steve Martin and Warwick Nowland, two-times Australian Superbike Champion Malcolm Campbell, multiple Australian champion Robbie Phillis, Irish champion Ryan Farquhar and Isle of Man TT victor Cameron Donald in a capacity field for the Australian Motorcycle News sponsored 2011 event.

With close to 350 entries for the event, the addition of McWilliams adds further excitement to Australia’s premier Historic motorcycle festival. In 2010 the International Island Classic attracted a record crowd of 19,200, making it Australia’s biggest domestic motorcycle meeting behind only the MotoGP and World SBK events.

McWilliams is no stranger to the fast and flowing Phillip Island circuit, having twice qualified on pole for the premier category in the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, out-qualifying multiple world champion Valentino Rossi on each occasion.

The first time in 2000 McWilliams was on the 500GP Aprilia V-twin, and the second time in 2002 he was aboard the ill-favoured Proton KR3, the first year of the new combined MotoGP 990cc four-stroke and 500GP two-stroke category. McWilliams’ feat in 2002 is all the more impressive as it was the last time a 500cc two-stroke would qualify on pole at the 4.45km circuit.

To underline his liking for the Phillip Island circuit, McWilliams also qualified fastest for the 1999 Australian 250cc Grand Prix at Phillip Island, again ahead of Rossi.

Riders from UK, New Zealand, France, USA and Australia have entered the 2011 International Island Classic, the 18th running of the event, with the International Challenge for bikes built between 1973 and 1982 the feature event on the program.

Martin, the 1999 Australian Superbike Champion, top points scorer in last year’s International Challenge and outright Historic lap record holder for the circuit expects a close battle with McWilliams, and has a new and more powerful Suzuki Superbike for 2011 on which to defend his 2010 title.

“I attended previous Island Classics as a spectator – it’s an amazing event. I’d always wanted to race in it, and last year I finally got a chance.” said Martin, who coincidentally runs the same #99 race number as McWilliams.

The overseas challengers for Martin’s crown are headed by McWilliams and Farquhar, both riding Suzuki XR69 F1 machines.


“In addition to Jeremy’s F1 Suzuki, there are F1 bikes from Harris, P&M and Moriwaki in the UK team line-up, as well as a 930 RPS Triumph and Yamaha TZ750,” said UK team captain Keith Higgs.

“The Aussies won’t know what hit them.”

The outright Historic lap record for the 4.45km circuit - the fastest MotoGP circuit in the world - is held by Martin at 1:40.153, a time he set in 2010 aboard his 1980 Suzuki GSX1100 Superbike.

“We’re into the 40s, which isn’t too bad for a 30-year-old motorcycle,” said Martin. “But I really believe 38s are possible.”

In addition to the International Challenge for 1973-1982 Forgotten Era motorcycles, a full support program for Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Post-classic solos and sidecars will ensure three days of non-stop on-track action at Australia’s premier Historic festival.
Phillip Island, International Island Classic
16th December 2010
Australian Motorcycle News,
International Island Classic 21st-23rd January 2011
Three days of historic action including the Forgotten Era international challenge for 1980 superbikes: Formula 750 and factory F1 machines, 500cc two stroke GP racebikes.

World champions: Steve Martin, Warwick Nowland: IOM TT hero's Cameron Donald and Ryan Farquhar: 500GP star Jeremy McWilliams: Superbike hotshots Malcolm Cambell and Robbie Phillis.
I will be attending this meeting for all three days giving my total support to the British team. Catch all the action, updates and blogs on facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/profile.php?id=100001782370705

For more information visit the Phillip Island Circut website here
http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/
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Photo's from the Bambino karting at Rowrah on 09th October 2010 have now been uploaded to the karting section of the site.

I have many more photo's from the day, If you would like some samples please email.

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New photo's uploaded.. Willen Lakes freestyle 5th Sept. 2010
06th September 2010
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New photo's uploaded. Swainby Classic Car Show. 29th August 2010
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Bambino Karting, New photo's uploaded
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New photo's uploaded from LKRC Fullbeck on what was an "ever changing" day, as far as the weather was concerned. quick tyre changes became the order of the day, some even taking place in the holding bay just before the drivers ventured out onto the track. The showers of rain became heavier as the day progressed with an almighty downpour for the last of the Bambino sessions. The spirit of these youngsters wasn't dampened by the heavy rain, Faine and Joseph claimed the last session during the heaviest burst of rain was the "best of the day"

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New Photo's uploaded JSRA Round 5, Nitrojet.
10th August 2010
New photo's have now been uploaded from the JSRA round 5 held at Nitrojet in Oxfordshire. An excellent weekends racing at which Jason Young Team #88 rode a runabout two stroke for the first time winning two races and a placed second in the third race, giving him overall victory on the day. As an extra bonus he was recognized for this achievment and was also presented with the "Rider of the day" award.

Well done Jason.... Shame the ski was sold and you won't be riding it at the next event. JSRA round 6, Willen Lakes, Milton Keynes. 4th-5th September 2010.

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Bambino photo printed in the August edition of Karting magazine
10th August 2010
Karting magazine are using one of my photo's in the August edition to accompany an article on the increasing numbes of bambino's karting at Rowrah circut in Cumbria.
Unfortunately they do not credit me for the photo in the magazine but they did pay me for the use..

Hopefully they may ask for more in the future.

Ed..
New Photo's Uploaded.. JSRA Round 4, Seven Lakes
20th July 2010
A selection of photo's from the JSRA round 4 held at seven lakes on the 17th and 18th July 2010 have now been uploaded to the Jetski racing folder. I hope you enjoy looking at them. I have other photo's not in the folder, If you raced at that meeting and don't see a photo of yourself in the folder, contact me and I will upload one.
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New Photo's Uploaded
13th July 2010
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Enjoy!

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New photo's from the JSRA round 3 at Grendon Lakes have now been added to the Jetski Racing portfolio. I have also added some freestyle photo's for those that asked for them.
Bambino karting ELK 6th June 2010
02nd June 2010
I will be attending the Bambino Karting a Elk track in Newark near Lincoln and Grantham.

The address of the trackis:
Drove Lane
Winthorpe
Newark
Notts
England
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HALLsport website now live...
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Hallsport website is now live and I will be adding new galleries and adding photo's to the already existing galleries.

If you wish to purchase prints of any photographs on this site, please be patient as the site is still under construction and a list of print prices will be posted in the near future.

Thank you to all that have vistied my site so far and I hope you will return to enjoy the photo's I will be posting in the future...

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Next Event Jetski Grendon Lakes 19th - 20th June 2010
26th May 2010
I will be attending the JSRA round 3 at Grendon Lakes. If you would like some photo's from this event please contact me with your details
Karting 12th June 2010
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