IOM TT: Records and Stats

With 110 years of racing at the Isle of Man TT, it’s no surprise that there’s a wealth of records that have been set. Check out exclusive guide with all your need-to-know stats…

Top 25 Fastest Riders – Solos 

Ever since the Isle of Man TT got underway in 1907 milestones have continually been achieved, none more so than in the outright lap record.

Bob McIntyre recorded the first 100mph lap in 1957 with John Williams (1976) and Steve Hislop (1989) breaking the 110mph and 120mph barriers respectively.

It was John McGuinness who had the honour of breaking the 130mph barrier in 2007 and although speeds have levelled out somewhat in recent years, an impressive 20 riders are now members of the ‘130mph Club’ with the latest additions being Josh Brookes and Martin Jessopp in 2017.

McGuinness held the outright lap record from 2004 until 2014 when Bruce Anstey set the first ever 132mph+ lap only for the Morecambe man to reclaim it in 2015 with a lap of 132.701mph.

John McGuinness

Dunlop breaks 133mph barrier

However, with some superb weather, 2016 saw some sensational speeds by Michael Dunlop as he became the first man to break the 133mph barrier and also the sub-17m barrier. The Ulsterman recorded no less than four 133mph+ laps, two in the Superbike and two in the Senior, almost lapping at 134mph in the latter as the Mountain Course narrowly missed out on becoming the fastest road race circuit in the world currently in use.

Ian Hutchinson also lapped at more than 133mph and whilst Dunlop set three out of the six best ever sector times, Hutchinson took two of them and in the Superstock class too as opposed to the Superbike class.

The ideal lap – combing the six best sector times ever set – now stands at 16m48.656s (134.662 mph) with Dunlop’s outright lap record just 5.273 adrift.

RidersMachineRaceTimeSpeed
1.Michael Dunlop1000 BMW2016S16m53.929s133.962
2.Ian Hutchinson1000 Kawasaki2016S17m00.384s133.115
3.John McGuinness1000 Honda2015S17m03.567s132.701
4.Peter Hickman1000 BMW2016Su17m05.390s132.465
5.James Hillier1000 Kawasaki2015S17m05.779s132.414
6.Guy Martin1000 BMW2015S17m05.907s132.398
7.Bruce Anstey1000 Honda2014Su17m06.682s132.298
8.Conor Cummins1000 Honda2015S17m10.822s131.797
9.David Johnson1000 BMW2015S17m12.165s131.595
10.Dean Harrison1000 Kawasaki2016S17m15.570s131.163
11.Michael Rutter1000 BMW2016St17m15.924s131.118
12.Gary Johnson1000 Kawasaki2016S17m17.291s130.945
13.Josh Brookes1000 Norton2017S17m17.778s130.883
14.William Dunlop1000 Superbike2014S17m18.016s130.853
15.Lee Johnston1000 BMW2015St17m18.037s130.851
16.Cameron Donald1000 Honda2013Su17m19.007s130.729
17.Martin Jessopp1000 BMW2017S17m19.609s130.653
18.Steve Plater1000 Honda2009S17m20.91s130.490
19.Keith Amor1000 Honda2011S17m23.41s130.177
20.Dan Kneen1000 Honda2015S17m24.827s130.000
21.Ryan Farquhar1000 Kawasaki2010St17m25.77s129.883
22.Steve Mercer1000 Honda2016Su17m30.299s129.323
23.Dan Stewart1000 Honda2013Su17m32.299s129.077
24.Adrian Archibald1000 Suzuki2009Su17m33.88s128.993
25.Derek Sheils1000 Suzuki2017S17m34.732s128.780

Su = Supbike, S = Senior, St = Superstock

Top 10 Fastest TT Newcomers 

It was back in 2004 when Guy Martin became the first newcomer at the TT to break the 120mph barrier, the Lincolnshire rider smashing the previous best mark of 116.65mph with his lap of 122.10mph.

Since then, an additional 38 newcomers have broken the 120mph barrier and Martin’s lap stood until 2007 when British Champion Steve Plater raised the bar to 125.808mph. Like Martin, Plater scored a best result of seventh in his debut year.

Plater’s mark stood for an impressive six years with the late Simon Andrews just coming short in his first island appearance in 2011. It was left to Josh Brookes to take over the accolade in 2013 with the Tyco Suzuki rider lapping at 127.726mph in the opening Superbike race. Inclement weather in practice meant the Australian had limited track time and he would probably have gone quicker in the Senior had it not been for mechanical trouble on the opening lap.

Steve Plater

Brooks vs Hickman

Many thought Brookes’ lap would stand for some time but it only lasted 12 months before another British Superbike Championship regular, Peter Hickman, took over at the top. Like Plater and Brookes, Hickman’s research and dedication to learning the 37 and ¾-mile course left no stone unturned and he posted a best lap in excess of 129mph and he’s since become the fourth fastest rider of all time with a 132mph+ lap in 2016.

Michael Booth was the fastest newcomer at TT2016 with his best lap of 122.597mph seeing him just fail to break into the top ten in 11th overall and although there were only three newcomers in 2017 (who only competed in the Supersport and Lightweight races), Adam McLean’s lap of 120.644mph made him the fifth fastest newcomer ever on a 600cc machine

RidersMachineTimeYear
1.Peter Hickman1000 BMW129.1042014
2.Josh Brookes1000 Suzuki127.7262013
3.Steve Plater1000 Yamaha125.8082007
4.Simon Andrews1000 BMW125.1342011
5.Keith Amor1000 Honda124.8562007
6.Horst Saiger1000 Kawasaki123.8462013
7.David Johnson1000 Honda123.8382010
8.Martin Jessopp1000 BMW123.4742014
9.Derek McGee1000 Honda122.8982015
10.Gary Johnson1000 Yamaha122.8592007
Ian Hutchinson and Guy Martin, 2006.

Laps at 120mph plus

It’s now almost 30 years since the first 120mph lap was recorded with Steve Hislop going in the record books forever with his feats of 1989. Since then, a whopping 206 riders have lapped at more than 120mph, 5 new riders achieving this feat in 2017, and now, the likes of John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey can lap at more than 120mph in every racing lap they complete, even when time is added for pitting for fuel.

McGuinness has comfortably set more 120mph+ laps than any other rider with 253 being recorded over a 17-year period. Anstey is next up but over 30 laps behind although he’s achieved his figure in two less years than McGuinness.

Ian Lougher, who made a brief return to the TT in 2016 after a three-year absence, still occupies third overall with Guy Martin close behind in fourth. His inactivity has allowed fifth placed Ian Hutchinson to close right up although, as mentioned above, his tally would be a lot higher had it not been for missing a number of years.

Again, Michael Dunlop’s placing in sixth is impressive due to his considerably shorter career and the same applies to James Hillier who remains in seventh overall after TT2017.

Bruce Anstey breaking records… 

RidersLaps
1.John McGuinness (2002 – 16)253
2.Bruce Anstey (2004 – 17) 222
3.Ian Lougher (1998 – 16)184
4.Guy Martin (2005 – 15)178
5.Ian Hutchinson (2004 – 17)176
6.Michael Dunlop (2009 – 17)171
7.James Hillier (2009 – 17)
8.Conor Cummins (2007 – 17)154
9.Gary Johnson (2008 – 17)154
10.Michael Rutter (2007 – 16)144

Laps at 125mph plus 

The late David Jefferies set the first ever 125mph+ lap of the Mountain Course back in 2000 with John McGuinness joining him in 2002. Since then, the latter has been the dominant force of the TT races and its little surprise to see him at the top of this particular chart.

With Guy Martin absent in 2016, Bruce Anstey has now moved up to second overall, becoming the third rider to post more than 100 racing laps in excess of 125mph although a disappointing year in 2017 for the Kiwi has seen Michael Dunlop close in.

He’s now up to third overall, four behind Anstey, an impressive feat given he didn’t set his first 125mph+ lap until 2009. That puts him five ahead of Ian Hutchinson, the latter’s number also particularly impressive given how many years he lost due to injury.

With 125mph+ laps now being recorded regularly in the Supersport class as well as in the three 1000cc races, the top riders are now lapping in excess of 125mph as many as twenty times during the course of race week. However, the poor weather of 2017, and cancellation of the second Supersport race and reduction in laps in the Senior, meant the highest number of 125mph+ laps this year was just 12 by Peter Hickman.

RiderLaps
1.John McGuinness (1999 – 16)143
2.Bruce Anstey (2002 – 17)114
3.Guy Martin (2005 – 15)106
4.Ian Hutchinson (2006 – 17)105
5.Michael Dunlop (2008 – 16)110
6.James Hillier (2009 – 16)85
7.Gary Johnson (2008 – 17)79
8.Connor Cummins (2007 – 17)75
9.Michael Rutter (2007 – 17)78
10.William Dunlop (2010 -17)70

Laps at 130mph plus 

As mentioned, it was John McGuinness who set the first ever 130mph lap, fittingly in the Centennial event of 2007, and the Morecambe Missile continued to lead the way for having posted the most 130mph+ laps under racing conditions up until 2016.

His injury-hit year of 2014 allowed Michael Dunlop to close in and although he suffered his own trials and tribulations in 2015, the Northern Ireland rider joined McGuinness at the top of the pile. However, with Dunlop back to his scintillating best in 2016 and 2017, he’s now taken over outright with six more 130mph+ laps than McGuinness, the latter missing the 2017 event entirely due to injury.

After TT2017, Ian Hutchinson moved up to third overall having overhauled Bruce Anstey who’s now been caught by James Hillier, the latter recording six 130mph+ laps in 2017 as opposed to Anstey’s one. Despite being absent in 2016 and having a disastrous 2017, Guy Martin remains in sixth overall but he’s only just ahead of Dean Harrison, Conor Cummins and Peter Hickman, the last-named having recorded the most 130mph+ laps in 2017 with nine.

RiderLaps
1.Michael Dunlop (2010 – 17)39
2.John McGuinness (2007 – 16)33
3.Ian Hutchinson (2010 – 17)30
4.Bruce Anstey (2011 – 17)25
=James Hillier (2013 – 17)25
6.Guy Martin (2011 – 15)19
7.Dean Harrison (2014 – 17)17
8.Conor Cummins (2009 – 17)16
=Peter Hickman (2015 – 17)16
10.Michael Rutter (2013 – 17)15
11.Gary Johnson (2011 – 16)7
12.Lee Johnston (2015 – 16)6
13.Cameron Donald (2012 – 13)5
=David Johnson (2015 – 17)5
15.Steve Plater (2009)4
=William Dunlop (2013 – 14)4
17.Dan Kneen (2015 – 17)3
18.Josh Brookes (2017)2
19.Keith Amor (2011)1
=Martin Jessopp (2017)1

Leading winners – Solos (8 wins or more)

When Joey Dunlop took his 26th and last TT win in 2000, many thought that total would never be beaten, especially as it was 12 more than anyone else had at the time and that figure was greater going back to those riders that were still competing.

However, records are there to be broken and the form of John McGuinness has allowed him to continually close the gap and his two wins in 2015 mean he’s now just three behind Dunlop and with every chance of joining him on 26 wins. However, he failed to win a race in 2016 – for the first time since 2010 – and was absent in 2017 due to injury so Dunlop’s figure looks out of reach once more. And with the performances of Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson in the 1000cc races, arguably the class McGuinness has the best chance of winning, he may be stuck on 23 wins for a while longer.

Dunlop, Grant and Haslam battling it out in 1980… 

 

Dunlop and McGuinness are comfortably clear of anyone else with Ian Hutchinson next up on 16, the Bingley rider adding two more wins to his collection in 2017 and pulling clear of Mike Hailwood. He too suffered injury though in the Senior race and, for the second time in his career, has a major fight back on his hands as he recovers from another broken leg.

Hutchinson’s tally of 16 puts him one ahead of Michael Dunlop who took another brace in 2017 to climb up to 15 and still only 28, he has years ahead of him so, arguably, has the best chance of one day taking over at the top of the pile.

The success of Hutchinson and Dunlop has pushed the great Hailwood down to fifth overall but the fact his final win was as far back as 1979 showing just how good he was.

Sixth outright now is Kiwi Bruce Anstey, whose two successive TT Zero wins in 2016 and 2017 has put him onto 12 victories and one ahead of two more greats – Steve Hislop and Phillip McCallen – who both recorded 11 victories.

RiderWins
1.Joey Dunlop26 (1977 – 2000)
2.John McGuinness23 (1999 – 2015)
3.Ian Hutchinson16 (2007 – 2017)
4.Michael Dunlop15 (2009 – 2017)
5.Mike Hailwood14 (1961 – 1979)
6.Bruce Anstey12 (2002 – 2017)
7.Steve Hislop11 (1987 – 1994)
=Phillip McCallen11 (1992 – 1997)
9.Stanley Woods10 (1923 – 1939)
=Giacomo Agostini10 (1966 – 1972)
=Ian Lougher10 (1990 – 2009)
12.Charlie Williams9 (1973 – 1980)
=David Jefferies9 (1999 – 2002)
14.Phil Read8 (1961 – 1977)
=Chas Mortimer8 (1970 – 1978)
=Jim Moodie8 (1993 – 2002)

 Leading Podium Finishes – Solos (16 podiums or more)

Joey Dunlop may top the chart for the most wins but when it comes to podiums, John McGuinness is the leader with 46 podiums having been taken over a 19-year period, an average of more than two a year.

Dunlop’s 40 podiums were taken over a longer period of 23 years although third place Bruce Anstey’s total of 37 podiums is perhaps more impressive than both Dunlop and McGuinness given that his total is over the shorter period of 16 years.

Ian Lougher took podiums across the classes so it’s no surprise to see him in fourth overall and both Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop continue to move up this particular leaderboard after the 2016 and 2017 races. Hutchinson took 11 successive rostrums from the 2015 Superbike race through to the 2017 Superstock race, a phenomenal achievement, whilst Charlie Williams’ seventh place is particularly impressive given he retired more than three decades ago.

Guy Martin moved up a place in 2017 with his 17th podium coming in the TT Zero race, the Lincolnshire rider being the only rider with 16 podiums or more not to have taken a win, a statistic he doesn’t need reminding of!

RidersPodiums
1.John McGuinness46 (1997 – 2016)
2.Joey Dunlop40 (1977 – 2000)
3.Bruce Anstey37 (2000 – 2017)
4.Ian Lougher29 (1989 – 2009)
5.Ian Hutchinson27 (2006 – 2017)
6.Michael Dunlop24 (2009 – 2017)
7.Charlie Williams20 (1971 – 1984)
8.Mike Hailwood19 (1958 – 1979)
=Steve Hislop19 (1987 – 1994)
=Phillip McCallen19 (1991 – 1999)
=Tony Rutter19 (1972 – 1985)
12.Chas Mortimer17 (1969 – 1984)
=Guy Martin17 (2005 – 2017)
14.Mick Grant 16 (1972 – 1985)

Statistical information provided by Phil Wain.

Top 25 Fastest Riders – Sidecars

It was way back in 1977 that the first 100mph lap was recorded by a sidecar team, Dick Greasley and Mick Skeels having that particular honour with the 108mph+ record laps of Jock Taylor/Benga Johansson (1982) and Mick Boddice/Chas Birks (1989) remaining in the record books for some time before the F2 class speeds increased.

The honour of the first 110mph lap went to Dave Molyneux/Peter Hill in 1996 and since then, the outright lap record remained in the hands of the Manx contingent right up until 2016 when Ben and Tom Birchall finally reclaimed it for England.

Molyneux held the record from 1996 until 2007 when Nick Crowe and Daniel Sayle set a lap of 116.667mph which looked like it could well last forever as no-one got near it over the next seven years. However, that all changed in 2015 when Molyneux and Ben Binns and the Birchall’s went head to head throughout the second race.

Dave Molyneux with Dan Sayle in 2004

Molyneux and Binns

It was the Manx pairing of Molyneux and Binns that just shaded it in a thrilling final lap only for the Birchall’s to go quicker still in the first race of 2016 although they retired on the final lap. However, they bounced back to win the second with more 116mph+ laps and with John Holden also lapping in excess of 116mph, four crews have now achieved the feat. The most telling aspect of the fastest lap chart is how many times Sayle appears, further adding weight to the argument he’s the greatest TT sidecar passenger ever.

The Birchall’s increased their lap record to even greater heights in 2017, setting the first ever 117mph+ lap around the Mountain Course on three wheels, and with Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney setting their first ever 110mph+ lap, 29 drivers have now achieved this feat.

Driver/ PassengerMachineYearTimeSpeed
1.Ben Birchall/ Tom Birchall600 Honda201719m19.746s117.7119
2.Dave Molyneux/ Ben Binns600 Suzuki201519m23.056s116.785
3.Nick Crowe/ Daniel Sayle600 Honda200719m24.24s116.667
4.John Holden/ Daniel Sayle600 Suzuki201519m30.520s116.041
5.Alan Founds/ Jake Lowther600 Yamaha201719m39.986s115.110
6.Klaus Klaffenbock/ Daniel Sayle600 Honda201119m43.19s114.798
7.Tim Reeves/ Mark Wilkies600 Honda201719m43.427s114.078
8.Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott600 Honda201419m44.472s114.674
9.Peter Founds/ Jevan Walmsley600 Suzuki201719m50.661s114.078
10.Ian Bell/ Carl Bell600 Yamaha201619m50.872s114.058
11.Phil Dongworth/ Gary Partridge600 Honda200919m51.01s114.045
12.Simon Neary/ Stuart Bond600 Suzuki200920m02.31s112.972
13.Steve Norbury/ Rick Long600 Yamaha200820m03.78s112.835
14.Gary Byran/ Jamie Winn600 Honda201320m12.160s112.055
15.Karl Bennett/ Lee Cain600 Suzuki201620m12.639s112.010
16.Tony Elmer/ Darren Marshall600 Yamaha201120m13.88s111.896
17.Dougie Wright/ Martin Hull600 Honda201320m14.863s111.805
18.Matthew Dix/ Shaun Parker600 Yamaha201620m16.724s111.634
19.Rob Fisher/ Rick Long600 Honda200220m17.30s111.580
20.Allan Schofield/ Peter Founds600 Suzuki200720m17.99s111.518
21.Steve Ramsden/ Matty Ramsden600 Honda201620m19.422s111.387
22.Gary Knight/ Jason Crowe600 Kawasaki201520m23.351s111.029
23.Tony Baker/ Fiona Baker-Milligan600 Suzuki201620m27.307s110.672
24.Lewis Blackstock/ Patrick Rosney600 Suzuki201720m28.108s110.599
25.Nigel Connole/ Jamie Winn600 Honda200820m28.53s110.562

Leading winner – Sidecar drivers (3 or more)

When it comes to outright winners in the sidecar class, there’s no doubt Dave Molyneux is head and shoulders above everyone else and his tally of 17 wins – third overall behind Joey Dunlop and John McGuinness – is phenomenal given the fact he’s only had two opportunities a year to add to his total. He’s also missed a number of years when on duty elsewhere so it’s reasonable to suggest he could have topped 20 by now if it wasn’t for that.

Rob Fisher is the next best with 10 wins, the Cumbrian being Molyneux’s main rival throughout the 1990s and early 2000s whilst joint third remains Siegfried Schauzu, Mick Boddice and Dave Saville, the latter’s victories all coming in the Formula Two class.

Ben Birchall moved onto six wins after his double in 2017 and the list below also includes some of the greatest sidecar exponents ever with World Champions Jock Taylor, Klaus Enders, Ben Birchall, Rolf Steinhausen, Max Deubel, Walter Schneider and Klaus Klaffenbock all featuring.

DriversWins
1.Dave Molyneux17 (1989 – 2014)
2.Rob Fisher10 (1994 – 2002)
3.Siegfried Schauzu9 (1967 – 1975)
=Mick Boddice9 (1983 – 1991)
=Dave Saville9 (1985 – 1990)
6.Ben Birchall6 (2013 – 2017)
7.Nick Crowe5 (2005 – 2008)
8.Klaus Enders4 (1969 – 1973)
=Jock Taylor4 (1980 – 1982)
=Trevor Ireson4 (1979 – 1983)
10.Klaus Klaffenbock3 (2010 – 2011)
=Max Deubel3 (1961 – 1965)
=Walter Schneider3 (1955 – 1959)
=Rolf Steinhausen3 (1975 – 1978)
Lowry Burton 1988

Leading winners – Sidecar passengers (3 or more)

Sidecar passengers are a unique breed but there can be no denying they’re as important as the driver when it comes to winning races, especially at the TT. Their knowledge of the course and knowing what the driver is doing, and where, is paramount to their success and whilst some of the passengers below all achieved their success with one driver – Chas Birks, Tom Birchall and Benga Johansson, for example – others haven’t which further proves their credentials.

Rick Long’s wins came with two drivers, Fisher (6) and Molyneux (2) whilst Sayle has been victorious with three, Molyneux (4), Klaffenbock (3) and Tim Reeves (1).

PassengerWins
1.Rick Long8 (1997 – 2008)
=Daniel Sayle8 (2004 – 2013)
3.Wolfgang Kalauch7 (1970 – 1978)
4.Chas Birks6 (1983 – 1989)
=Tom Birchall6 (2013 – 2017)
6.Benga Johansson4 (1980 – 1982)
=Horst Schneider4 (1967 – 1970)
8.Ralf Engelhardt3 (1969 – 1973)
=Patrick Farrance3 (2012 – 2014)
=Emil Horner3 (1961 – 1965)
=Darren Hope3 (2005 – 2005)
=Clive Pollington3 (1979 – 1980)
=Hans Strauss3 (1955 – 1959)
=Donny Williams3 (1982 – 1987)

Leading podium finishes – Sidecar drivers (6 or more)

 

As expected, Molyneux is again the leading driver when it comes to TT podiums and a phenomenal statistic is that out of the 33 TT Races he’s finished, he’s been on the podium in 30 of them. That also places him joint fourth overall with only McGuinness, Dunlop and Anstey ahead of him, another remarkable feat given he only gets two races a year.

The Manxman is still as quick as ever and although he’s now been competing at the TT for over 30 years, he still has rostrum finishes in him as seen by a third place in 2017. At present, it looks like his tally will never be beaten.

Next up is Mick Boddice whose podium places came over a 17-year period and he’s now only three ahead of third placed John Holden who overhauled Siggi Schauzu, a leading light when the World Championship races were still held on the island, during the 2016 meeting.

DriverPodiums
1.Dave Molyneux30 (1989 – 2017)
2.Mick Boddice20 (1978 – 1995)
3.John Holden17 (2005 – 2017)
4.Siegfried Schauzu14 (1967 – 1976)
5.Rob Fisher13 (1994 – 2002)
=Dave Saville13 (1979 – 1993)
7.Dick Greasley11 (1975 – 1984)
=Steve Norbury11 (2000 – 2007)
=Nick Croew11 (1998 – 2008)
10.Roy Hanks10 (1981 – 1998)
=Conrad Harrison10 (2010 – 2017)
12.Ben Birchall8 (2012 – 2017)
13.Kenny Howles7 (1987 – 1998)
=Jock Taylor7 (1978 – 1982
14.Geoff Bell6 (1990 – 2000)
=Lowry Burton6 (1984 – 1988)
=Rolf Steinhausen6 (1973 – 1978)

Leading podium finishers – Sidecar passengers (6 or more)

It’s tight at the top for the highest number of podium finishes by a sidecar passenger but Dan Sayle’s third place in the opening race of 2017 gave him the top spot outright, finally ending Wolfgang Kalauch’s long reign in the number one place.

Sayle’s podiums have home with five different drivers – Dave Molyneux, Klaus Klaffenbock, John Holden, Tim Reeves and Greg Lambert – and covers a 14-year period, two more than German Kalauch. He partnered some of the sport’s greats and his podiums also came with five different drivers – Helmut Fath, Klaus Enders, Rolf Steinhausen, Siegfried Schauzu and Georg Auerbacher, the first three all World Champions.

Andy Winkle strengthened his hold of third overall with his 13th podium in 2017, although this was his first with Conrad Harrison as the previous 12 were with John Holden. Chas Birks achieved all 10 of his podiums with Mick Boddice with Tom Birchall moving onto eight podiums after his double victory with brother Ben in 2017.

PassengersPodiums
1.Daniel Sayle15 (2003 – 2017)
2..Wolfgang Kalauch14 (1966 – 1978)
3.Andrew Winkle12 (2006 – 2016)
4.Chas Birks10 (1978 – 1989)
=Dave Wells10 (1990 – 2006)
6.Rick Long9 (1997 – 2007
7.Peter Hill8 (1992 – 1996)
=Darren Hope8 (2003 – 2006)
=Mike Aylott8 (2011 – 2015)
=Patrick Farrance8 (2008 – 2016)
=Tom Birchall8 (2012 – 2017)
12.Scott Parnell6 (2004 – 2007)
=Steve Pointer6 (198 – 1996)
=Horst Schneider6 (1967 – 1970)

Current Lap Records

CATEGORYRIDER(S)BIKEYEARTIMEAVERAGE SPEED
OutrightMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’53.929133.962mph
TT SuperbikeMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’58.254133.393mph
Supersport 600cc TT)Michael DunlopHonda CBR600RR201317’35.659128.667mph
Lightweight TT (Supertwins – Mountain Circuit)James HillierKawasaki ER6 650cc201518’43.955120.848mph
Lightweight TT (250cc – Mountain circuit)John McGuinnessHonda199919’18.2118.29mph
Lightweight TT (250cc – Billown circuit)Chris PalmerHonda20092’29.068102.638mph
Ultra lightweight TT Mountain circuit (125cc)Chris PalmerHonda200420’20.87110.52 mph
Ultra lightweight TT (125cc – Billown circuit)Ian LougherHonda20092’39.29196.051mph
Senior TTMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’53.929133.962mph
Superstock TTIan HutchinsonBMW S1000RR201617’00.510133.098mph
SidecarBen Birchall/Tom Birchall600 LCR Honda201719’19.746117.119mph
TT ZeroJohn McGuinnessMugen201518’58.743119.279mph
Fastest female (solo)Jenny TinmouthHonda CBR1000RR201018’52.42119.945mph
Fastest female (driver)Estelle Leblond600 SGR Honda201720’41.635109.394mph
Fastest female (passenger)Fiona Baker-Milligan600 Baker Suzuki201620’27.307110.672mph

Current race records

CATEGORYRIDER(S)BIKEYEARTIMEAVERAGE SPEED
OutrightMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’53.929133.962mph
TT SuperbikeMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’58.254133.393mph
Supersport 600cc TT)Michael DunlopHonda CBR600RR201317’35.659128.667mph
Lightweight TT (Supertwins – Mountain Circuit)James HillierKawasaki ER6 650cc201518’43.955120.848mph
Lightweight TT (250cc – Mountain circuit)John McGuinnessHonda199919’18.2118.29mph
Lightweight TT (250cc – Billown circuit)Chris PalmerHonda20092’29.068102.638mph
Ultra lightweight TT Mountain circuit (125cc)Chris PalmerHonda200420’20.87110.52 mph
Ultra lightweight TT (125cc – Billown circuit)Ian LougherHonda20092’39.29196.051mph
Senior TTMichael DunlopBMW S1000RR201616’53.929133.962mph
Superstock TTIan HutchinsonBMW S1000RR201617’00.510133.098mph
SidecarBen Birchall/Tom Birchall600 LCR Honda201719’19.746117.119mph
TT ZeroJohn McGuinnessMugen201518’58.743119.279mph
Fastest female (solo)Jenny TinmouthHonda CBR1000RR201018’52.42119.945mph
Fastest female (driver)Estelle Leblond600 SGR Honda201720’41.635109.394mph
Fastest female (passenger)Fiona Baker-Milligan600 Baker Suzuki201620’27.307110.672mph

Information provided by Phil Wain.

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