James Cowton enjoyed a superb week of racing from the rising road racing star at this years Isle of Man TT. Competing for his own team he produced a highly accomplished performance in opening Monster energy supersport race recording 18th place finish.

Next race up was superstock race and CBR 1000 Honda mounted James brought the SJP moto backed bike home in a fantastic 13th position. This year has being James first time competing on a 1000cc bike on road race circuits, already he getting to grips quickly with the big bike.

But the best was yet to come as the lightweight TT race beckoned on Friday morning. Riding for Stewart Smith racing on a ER6 Kawasaki the highly talented rider produced a memorable performance securing third place finish.

Its James first TT podium finish which is sure to be the first of many. Already at only 22 years old he has won newcomers C Manx Grand Prix race back in 2012, being runner up in formula 2 classic TT race last year and is now a TT podium finisher.

Theres no doubt during TT 2014 that James has being one of the most improved riders on the mountain course. His first time competing at Isle of Man TT has being highly successful and he has over achieved in his first outing in the worlds greatest road race, a incredibly bright future is ahead for a rider who no doubt soon will become a TT winner.

joey dunlop foundation logo for blog first design

Latest regarding Joey Dunlop Foundation official blog is that the blog is rapidly gaining views and is building its popularity. During this years Isle of Man TT there will be some more updates on blog regarding news.


Both Twitter/Facebook pages have a slight new design to them. Reason for this was to enliven the pages as although they worked well and have gained followers/likes I felt both pages needed to look more striking.



Today I have set up a promotional page for the Degree Show, so far there is a few updates on it, but over time hopefully the updates on the page will become more regular.


Currently on the Twitter page of the degree show the followers count has gone up to now 30.


I looked into the book The Limit because to me it proved the quality of a good E-book. The book talks about Formula 1 during the early 1960’s and tells stories around 1961 F1 world champion Phil Hill and Wolfgang-Von-Trips.


Fine conditions greeted riders on the opening day of racing at 2013 Scarborough gold cup. The opening Darran Lindsay trophy superbike race, saw Guy Martin lead into Mere Hairpin in front of Dean Harrison, Daley Mathison and Bruce Anstey.

In a fast paced race, both Harrison and Martin broke the outright lap record. By lap five the leading pair were still together but on lap six Martin got the hammer down and began to slowly brake away from Harrison, on the RC Express racing Kawasaki by MSS performance superbike.

On the final lap of the race Martin pulled further away to be victorious by over three seconds. Dean Harrison finished in second place and was now the second fastest rider in history around Oliver’s Mount. Michael Dunlop worked his way through from 10th on the grid to finish in 3rd place in front of Bruce Anstey, James Cowton and Daley Mathison who completed the top six.

Opening race for the David Jefferies cup supersport race, saw a huge crash at Mere Hairpin on lap 1 involving up to ten riders, this meant the race had to be restarted. The restart saw Lee Johnston get the hole shot in front of Guy Martin and James Cowton who were close together in second and third place positions.

Martin was in front by lap two and from then on, never looked back to take race victory by over three seconds, with William Dunlop finishing in a good second place and setting the fastest lap during the race on the CD racing R6 Yamaha. Lee Johnston edged out James Cowton for third place after a great battle, Ivan Lintin finished fifth whilst Bruce Anstey had a solid ride in sixth place.

Ivan Lintin was winner of the opening super twins race at the 2013 Scarborough gold cup. Ivan’s main pursuer throughout was Dean Harrison on the Stewart Smith racing ER6 Kawasaki finishing in second place. James Cowton was third on the KMR Kawasaki powered by Vauxhall super twin, Michael Dunlop competing for the first time on the Cookstown/Burrows Engineering ER6 Kawasaki finished a fine fourth.

Unfortunately for riders, teams and fans the weather turned unsettled on the second day of racing. After only two laps of the second Darran Lindsay trophy superbike race, the heavy rain became torrential and the race was red flagged.

Every rider was on full wets for the second run of the race. Guy Martin lead on lap 1 but it was Dean Harrison who hit the front on lap two and rode immaculately throughout in poor conditions, taking the the Darran Lindsay trophy superbike races win.

Tom Weeden produced an astonishing performance on the Trickbits FBM performance 675 Daytona Triumph to finish in second place. This result was without a doubt, the best result so far in Tom’s pure road racing career. Michael Dunlop finished third, Bruce Anstey fourth and Guy Martin was fifth.

The tensions were high ahead of the feature, Steve Henshaw international gold cup race. Guy Martin was on pole and joining him on the front row of the grid were Dean Harrison, John McGuinness and Michael Dunlop. John McGuinness got a lightning fast start to lead into Mere Hairpin on lap 1 but drama struck as Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher were out of the race. It was just the start of even more dramatic and unpredictable gold cup race. At the end of lap 1, John McGuiness lead Michael Dunlop by two seconds with Dean Harrison third and Guy Martin occupying fourth place. Going into Mere Hairpin on lap two Harrison fell out of contention which meant Martin was up to third place.

Onto lap three and amazingly for the third lap in a row there was an incident at Mere Hairpin. This time, it was race leader John McGuiness who took a tumble, Michael Dunlop was now into the lead with Guy Martin now second, his main rival it seemed now for gold cup victory. After all the drama of previous laps Dunlop from lap three onwards, rode a calm and measured race to emerge victorious in the 2013 Steve Henshaw international gold cup, by over 11 seconds and win eight times gold cup winner Guy Martin.

James Cowton impressed many finishing in a superb third place, Mick Goodings winner many times at Oliver’s Mount was a good fourth, David Hewson competing on his own teams R6 Yamaha was delighted with fifth place.

The race belonged to Michael Dunlop, who after many years of trying to get to grips fully with Oliver’s Mount road race on a superbike, had finally struck gold.

Dean Harrison made amends for his gold cup disappointment by winning a brilliant, second David Jefferies cup supersport race, on the Ian Bell motorcycles R6 Yamaha. Dean finished six seconds in front of Guy Martin, Ian Lougher finished third on the, WA Corless joinery/Jackson racing CBR 600 Honda.

Ian went onto win the second 250 race of the weekend to mark a fitting end to his outstanding racing career at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough were Ian has won over 120 races. On the Saturday the opening 250 race saw a tremendous battle between Michael Dunlop and William Dunlop. Despite having not competed in the 250 class for a couple of years, Michael Dunlop was soon up to speed and his race battle between him and his brother William was a fabulous race that thoroughly entertained the large crowd around Oliver’s Mount.

Michael went onto win the race in a photo finish at the line. This race and many others meant that the Scarborough gold cup for 2013 was one of the most exciting for many years.

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This logo created now a while ago is the main logo for the Joey Dunlop Foundation official blog. It has a mix of different colors and I hope people like the logo when going on http://joeydunlopfoundationofficialblog.wordpress.com/

I have finished the writing in my e-book and have nearly decided on the software to give my e-book a relevant amount of interactivity. There is potentially a few more pictures to add into the e-book but this may not happen.



It was a good day for the Joey Dunlop Foundation at the Ian Watson spring cup road races. Tickets to win the John McGuinness HM Plant Padgetts racing replica supersport bike where selling well. Plus an exciting new piece of merchandise was being sold which was a Joey Dunlop Foundation wristband that is also a memory stick.