Isle of Man TT Races

Isle of Man TT RacesFuelled by

26 May - 08 June 2018

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Meetings 1991 - 2009

TT 2006

Morecambe’s John McGuinness won his ninth TT, blitzing the six-lap Superbike TT, winning for the second year in succession.

Riding the 1000cc HM Plant Honda Fireblade, he broke his own outright lap record from a standing start, went even quicker on the second lap and carried on to register the fastest-ever six lap average speed, winning by 39 seconds. Ian Lougher (Stobart Honda) trailed Ian Hutchinson (McAdoo Kawasaki) to begin with, but gradually reeled in the 10 seconds starting interval and maintained second to the end.

Flying Kiwi Bruce Anstey narrowly fought off the close attention of Yorkshire’s Ian Hutchinson to win his second successive Superstock TT and make it five wins in five years. The pair were rarely more than seconds apart as the four-lap race was slugged out after an hour’s delay for mist. Welshman Jason Griffiths made it three different marques in the top three placings.

At an astounding record average speed of 122.264mph and a record lap at 123.975mph John McGuinness won the Supersport TT, with Superstock race winner, Bruce Anstey second, after Ian Hutchinson was disqualified for a machine infringement. Third place was awarded to Jason Griffiths.

John McGuinness again set a blistering pace in the Senior TT race taking the outright lap record to 129.451mph on the second lap of the ‘blue-riband’ TT, and take his number of wins to 11. Australian Cameron Donald finished in runner-up place, in his second year at the TT, with fellow Antipodean Kiwi Bruce Anstey third.

Manxmen Nick Crowe and Darren Hope led from start to finish to complete a Sidecar TT double by winning the second race by 36.14 seconds, making it three wins in total in two years.

Steve Norbury and Scott Parnell repeated their first race runner-up place with third place being shared between John Holden and Andrew Winkle in race A and veterans Roy Hanks and Dave Wells in race B.