Don’t fan the flames of Dun­lop v Hutchy row

Ri­val pro­grammes are a tacky move from TT or­gan­is­ers

Motorcycle News (UK) - - THIS WEEK - Eric Cole­man, Ton­bridge

I was as­ton­ished to dis­cover that the TT are of­fer­ing two dif­fer­ent pro­grammes this year – one with Michael Dun­lop on the cover and the other star­ring Ian Hutchin­son. Surely there is enough com­pe­ti­tion be­tween these two TT greats with­out stoop­ing to these tacky depths. The TT is the best event of its kind in the world and has been for over a century, and it would be bet­ter for the event if the or­gan­is­ers fully ap­pre­ci­ated its his­tory and sport­ing val­ues. The com­peti­tors take part know­ing the risks and it doesn’t need bad taste to fan the flames of re­cent past events. I hope Dun­lop and Hutchy are able to rise above this and treat it with the con­tempt it de­serves. I can’t help but won­der what the late great John Sur­tees would have thought of such un­sport­ing tac­tics and its cheap­ness?

Cranked over with both wheels off the ground. Good work Hutchy

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