Isle of Man TT: Honda Rules Lap Records

Speed Records

With a centenary of road racing on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course fast approaching in 2011, it will not be long before we are celebrating a 100+ years of the world’s most heroic motorcycle TT racing.

Last year John McGuinness moved ahead of the legendary Mike Hailwood’s win record when he recorded his 15th Isle of Man TT win in the Superbike Race. With 3 overall Superbike wins in the last four races and five wins in two years, McGuinness is at the top of the current pure road race order.

A 16th Isle TT motorcycle-racing win seemed on the cards as John dominated the Senior race last year. Hopes were dashed for McGuinness when his chain broke loose on the circuit, which ended his chances.

There was some solace as McGuinness smashed another TT road race record, astride his Honda CBR1000RR, raising the outright lap record to a staggering 131.578 mph average.

Below are the racing records for the Isle of Man prior to the start of the 2010 racing action. Interestingly enough, and part in thanks to John, Honda currently owns 10 of the 11 outright lap records.

Suzuki is the only other motorcycle manufacturer represented in this list at 126.549 mph in the Junior TT Supersport class with Bruce Anstey aboard the GSX-R600.

LAP RECORDS

RIDER (S)

BIKE

YEAR

TIME

AVERAGE SPEED

Outright

John
McGuinness

Honda
CBR1000RR

2009

17’12.30

131.578 mph

TT
Superbike

John
McGuinness

Honda
CBR1000RR

2009

17’21.29

130.442 mph

Junior TT (Supersport)

Bruce
Anstey

Suzuki
GSX-R600

2009

17’53.32

126.549 mph

Lightweight
TT Mountain Circuit (250 cc)

John
McGuinness

Honda

1999

19’18.2

118.29 mph
(190.37 km/h)

Lightweight
TT Billown Circuit (250 cc)

Ian
Lougher

Honda

2008

2’29.530

102.321mph
(164.670 km/h)

Ultra
lightweight TT Mountain Circuit (125 cc)

Chris
Palmer

Honda

2004

20’20.87

110.52
mph (177.86 km/h)

Ultra Lightweight TT Billown Circuit (125 cc)

Chris
Palmer

Honda

2008

2’41.440

94.772
mph (152.521 km/h)

Senior TT

John
McGuinness

Honda CBR
1000RR

2009

17’12.30

131.578 mph

Superstock TT

Ian
Hutchinson

Honda CBR
1000RR

2009

17’26.88

129.746 mph

Sidecar

Nick
Crowe & Dan Sayle

LCR Honda
600 sidecar

2007

19’24.24

116.667
mph (187.757 km/h)

Fastest Female

Jenny
Tinmouth

Honda CBR
1000 RR

2009

19’22.56

116.835 mph