The Isle of Man TT is the ultimate 'must see it' event for motorsport fans across the globe. 1. Lap record holder, Peter Hickman, tells everyone to watch from here. Rutter had the fastest pace from start to finish, and was never really challenged, even by fellow Mugen rider John McGuinness. Peter Hickman opened the 2019 Isle of Man TT by winning a shortened RST Superbike TT.Already reduced from six to four laps, the Superbike TT was called on the third lap after a crash at Snugborough that took the life of racer Daley Mathison.The race was immediately red flagged, with results reverting to times after the second lap. And you’re in the corner for a long time… it’s one of my favourites on the track.”, Johnson: “It’s 5th gear for me, but don’t tell anyone. The exit is crucial, and the Bournemouth Kawasaki tops out at 194.1mph down Sulby straight. We are now up on the Mountain section of the TT. Thankfully, they allowed me to look at James’ data on the Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike from 2019 practice week. ^ Isle of Man Centenary TT – ACU/MMCC Official Race Guide page 67 Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure (2007) Mannin Media Group Ltd For information including how to stop them, click Privacy & Cookie Policy. Johnson: “I’m back to 5th and just rev the sh*t out of it. Some are minor kicks, when the wheels momentarily leave the road, some are  full-fat jumps with both wheels leaving the ground and big air obtained. Again, I didn’t realise the lean, that’s proper.”. The motorbike racer revealed in his autobiography ” We Need To Weaken the Mixture” that the birth of his first child changed his life completely. Peter Hickman is the current lap record holder for the Isle of Man TT course with a speed of 135.452mph, set in his 2018 Senior TT victory following an epic battle with rival Dean Harrison. McGuinness: “Again it doesn’t feel like a big-lean corner, but I suppose you’re making the right tighter to make sure you get a good line for the next left. James Hillier 14 TT podiums and one TT win to his credit. Every May and June the Isle of Man, a tiny country between England and Ireland, turns into motorcycle nirvana as the world’s greatest road racers gather to test themselves against the incredible ‘Mountain Course’ With an oak tree where the run-off should be, Hillier is using 100% throttle before the bike is upright ready for the straight down to Ballacraine. Most corners on the TT course only take a few seconds, or even less. Davey Todd, who replaced his Penz13.com teammate Daley Mathison – who was so tragically killed in the Superbike race earlier in the week – on the Nottingham University bike, was in third but was already almost eleven seconds off the leaders pace. And I’m looking for scary corners with knee-down, MotoGP levels of lean, not mere kinks. Get the latest updates. Although this corner is fast, it’s not as frightening as Ballagarey as you don’t really have time to worry; instead you have to deal with the technical, physical section that precedes it. Though the couple is not married, they welcomed a daughter named Dottie Martin on 23 October 2017, in Kirmington. This Might Change Your Mind, Honda Tuner Mugen Motorsports to Enter 2012 TT Zero Electric Race at Isle of Man, Team Mugen Returning to TT Zero with Shinden 2, 2013 Mugen Shinden Ni Electric Race Bike Revealed, Lightning Motorcycles Signs TT-Winner Cameron Donald, 2020 Ducati Superleggera V4 Review – First Ride, The Clash of Two Super Middleweights: KTM 890 Duke R vs. He was also the first rider to break the prestigious 100mph mark for an electric bike in 2012. Here bikes leap into the air but at relatively slow speeds of under 60mph. Rutter clinched the race win with a new record lap from Bathams Mugen teammate John McGuinness. You’re tucked in with your chin on the fuel tank all the way from Union Mills, past the campsite on your left, throttle pinned with occasional back brake to control the wheelies. Lucie Donlan and Luke Mabbott learn how to ride a motorcycle, Comeback planned for Excelsior-Henderson brand, F1 technology for future Honda superbikes, /bikesocial/news-and-views/features/racing/fastest-isle-of-man-tt-corners, bikesocial/news-and-views/features/racing/fastest-isle-of-man-tt-corners. 2019 Isle of Man TT: SES TT Zero Results: Pos. Luckily, I raced the Isle of Man with the Bournemouth Kawasaki team in 2013 and 2014 as team-mate to James Hillier while in the SuperSport 600 class. On the exit, Hillier gives the ZX-10R 100% throttle for 0.3 of a second, then jumps on the brakes and knocks back three gears for the actual Brandywell corner. Cookies improve the functionality of our website and offer you the best experience. You could put your knee down but the wind would probably try to rip your leg off, so I stay tucked in.”, Johnson: “It’s a fast corner, I may roll a little but as it’s so fast I stay tucked in and don’t stick out my leg.”, McGuinness: “F*cking hell-fire, that is a proper corner that one. Duke Marketing Limited. Apex speed is 131.8mph, with 45 degrees of lean. Length 37.73 MI. The Creg-Ny-Baa is one of the most famous corners on the TT course, but following the Creg is fast downhill straight which leads to Brandish, a very fast left-hander, one of the longest corners at the TT. Around the TT course, the bikes leave the road and are airborne several times. Simon Crellin. James Hillier has impressed the crowds at the Isle of Man TT this year, clocking the fastest speed ever and registering 206mph on the clock. This section is physical, one of the hardest to get 100% right, and if you make a small mistake is can ruin the lap. For context, most track day riders won’t even manage 45 degrees of lean on a ‘safe’ race track, never mind over a blind crest into 131mph right-hander with a stone wall as an exit. It's time to celebrate for Michael Dunlop after his Supertwins victory in the Isle of Man TT. TT Superstock bikes have edged closer and closer to the Superbike counterparts, questioning – why have a superbike? It’s not a very well-known corner and spectators rarely venture to this remote right-hander, which is two corners before Verandah. By continuing to use this website you give consent for cookies to be used. 206mph! Hillier approaches the jump in 6th gear, closes the throttle for 0.7 seconds, and then gets back on the throttle at 100%. I roll a bit and get back on the power. Peter Hickman produces an astonishing record final lap to win the Senior TT at the Isle of Man TT to pip race-long leader Dean Harrison in one of the closest races ever seen. You have to be careful and accurate here, and sometimes the side winds can throw you offline a little.”. Martin, who loves the country lifestyle, is committed to his beautiful long-time partner, Sharon Comiskey. On the downhill run to Crosby his ZX-10R reaches 185.7mph (in a 30mph zone) past houses, a church, and a shop. It’s a really important corner, and frustrating as you never get it perfect every lap, probably 1 in 5. The TT Mountain Course. 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Ian Hutchinson. I’ve raced the TT several times and I’m still blown away by the speed of the top riders. Wales’s Ian Lougher and South African Allann Venter (Brunel University) completed the top five. As the approach up Hailwood’s Rise is fast and smooth, it’s another one of those corners you have too much time to think about. You can delete or block all cookies but some parts of the website will not work. It’s knee down for some, but I stay tucked in. ! Personally, I love the jumps around the TT, but you have to be cautious and make sure both the take-off and landing are perfect. 2019 Isle of Man TT Results—Zero TT (click PDF) 2019-isle-of-man-tt-results-zero-tt Lightweight. Hold on tight…. This is a tricky section onto a fast right, then hit the brakes for the tight left which is Brandywell. Again, he’s already on the power before the apex, we know this because he continues to lean further over, but still on the throttle. 2019 Supersport TT Race 2 - Highlights. Hold on tight… The Isle of Man TT road races is the hardest and deadliest race meeting in the world. Retrieved 3 June 2018. Some used to call it George’s Folly). The Isle of Man TT is the ultimate 'must see it' event for motorsport fans across the globe. The couple met back in 2010 in Ireland when Guy Martin’s girlfriend was working for a publisher in DUBLIN. Michael Rutter established a new TT Zero record, lapping the Isle of Man’s Mountain Course with an average speed of 121.904 mph, surpassing his own record set last year of 121.824 mph. Bob McIntyre recorded the first 100mph lap in 1957 with John Williams (1976) and Steve Hislop (1989) breaking the 110mph and 120mph barriers respectively. McGuinness closed the gap to just over three seconds at Ballaugh and set the fastest time through the Sulby speed trap – a remarkable 176.14 to Rutter’s 173.86 with Todd also flying through Sulby straight with 160.16 – all three times testament to the progress that these electric bikes have made. Adventure biking’s biggest challenge? Video. Rutter was never headed in the race and his lead was over 4 seconds at the opening timing point at Glen Helen from Bathams Mugen teammate John McGuinness. The corner is so fast, riders don’t stick out their knee, even on a Superbike, instead, they stay tucked-in, Moto3 style. For me, it’s one of my favourite corners on the track. I’m in fifth, I’m sure I am. Conor Cummins (IoM) Honda 128.92. Wait for the apex and fall in, then back on the power. We are now half way around the lap and have Ballaugh Bridge already behind us. Back a gear, maybe a bit of brake and it’s actually knee down through there. James, Michael Rutter and lots of the lads are knee down for ages around here’ but I’m not. You don’t want to make the next left too tight, so you make the first part of the right last longer. By continuing to use this website you give consent for cookies to be used. The World's Greatest Amateur Sporting Event. © 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved. Last year Peter Hickman set the outright lap record on the last lap of the Senior at, 16:42.778, 135.452mph average, but the Superstock lap record is, 16:50.601 seconds, at an average speed of 134.403mph, only eight seconds behind. To be competitive, e-bike riders need to hit top speeds of more than 280kmh and be at full throttle for a lot of the time on the track. We’ve also got input from 23-times TT winner, John McGuinness, and Australian ‘Davo’ Johnson who followed his first TT podium up in 2019 with a Classic Superbike win a couple of months later. Racing towards history. He then flicks back to 5th gear, and by the time he turns towards the apex, he’s already back on the throttle. Are they truly doing 150mph plus, knee down with only a stone wall on the exit? The outright lap record now stands at an average speed of 135.452mph, set by a BMW S1000RR-mounted Peter Hickman in 2018. There are so many exhilarating places around the 37.73-mile Isle of Man TT Mountain Course but we've come up with a Top 10. Johnson: “That’s a snick of the knee-down for me, just a little tap and back to 5th gear, she’s a fast one, and 5th on a 600. With Todd retiring, it was left to Allann Venter to give Brunel University the honour of being the leading University. The track consists of 37 ¾ miles of public road that’s used by everyday traffic for 50 weeks of the year, then for two weeks in summer is converted into a race track. 2019 Isle of Man TT video preview By Michael Mann. But Rutter soon began to pull away once more, extending his lead to five seconds through the Ramsey Hairpin. You know you have to get it right and that the exit is lined with stone walls. I always seem to get the front much higher than the rest over the jump, landing on the back wheel first, then wheelie a little. For Hillier, it’s another blisteringly quick, 6th gear approach, but this time he stays in 6th and simply rolls the throttle a fraction and hits the apex at 148.9mph! On the exit, he’s back to 100% throttle and back up to 158.4mph before knocking back two gears to 4th for the next left. You wouldn’t get that in MotoGP. 913949). 4. Hickman has been setting TT records since his debut at the event in 2014, when he was the fastest ever newcomer with a speed of 129.104mph - a record that still stands today. From the data, we can also see both the forks and rear shock are fully extended, which means both wheels are in the air at 150mph! All data is taken from James Hillier’s Quatro Plant Wicked Coatings Kawasaki ZX-10R Superbike from Monday practice. How much lean and at what speed are the ‘big-balls’ corners of the TT? You always come out thinking ‘I could have gone faster there’. Just think about that for a moment: top speeds of 200mph, average speeds of 135mph… around a demanding, dangerous 37¾-mile road course. PHOTOS: Pacemaker Press International Ltd. Bennetts is a trading name of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited, registered in England and Wales (company number 11453343) with its registered office at Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. 2. If it were just one corner it would be even quicker. Video. The twenty-five year-old, riding for Kawasaki , was given permission to complete a parade lap of the Mountain Hill course and Hillier, clearly having no intention of 'parading' around the course and waving to the crowds, decided to have a crack at breaking some … Hillier hits 188.3mph on the approach, then closes the throttle to 7% and hits the apex at 155.4mph! Important. VIDEO: See inside Valentino Rossi’s Secret Room | Dainese, At home with Jake Dixon | Moto2 | MotoGP News, Racing at the Suzuka 8 Hours – What it takes, Suzuka 8 Hours Preview: Racing against the clock. You have to get Brandywell correct, get the drive or you mess up the next fast section. Third through Glen Helen was Davey Todd for the University of Nottingham, riding in place of Daley Mathison who died this week during the Superbike TT. 3. Wow. VIDEO: How much faster is a British Superbike rider than me? Through the first section, Hillier hovers the throttle at 40-50%. Here you'll find the most comprehensive on-line TT library ever seen, covering all aspects of the Greatest Road Race in the World. Posted 22/05/2019 11:19 UK. And what are the riders thinking and feeling at that time? However, Rutter again improved his lead back up to almost five seconds by the third check point at Ramsey Hairpin. It’s fast as I’m on the limiter on the Fireblade superbike. As a rider and TT fan, I wanted to know which are the fastest corners of all. ‘Ballascary’ gets its nickname not just because it’s deceptively fast but also blind, with only a stone wall for run-off. You must remember it’s a late apex. And remember, his actual race speed was even faster. What makes Brandish unusual for the TT and a favourite amongst riders is the length of the corner and its lean angle, 49.5 degrees at the apex. James Hillier (Eng) Kawasaki 128.07. He remains in 5th gear, rolls the throttle and ‘slows’ down to 131.4mph on the apex. Ballaugh Bridge is probably the most famous. Michael Rutter was in record breaking form in today’s SES TT Zero race for electric bikes at the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. After the demanding Greeba Castle and Greeba Bridge section, you run close to Harold’s wall and prepare for Gorse Lea, which is a blindingly fast right-hander with a late apex. VIDEO: How fast is a Fireblade vs BSB bike? McGuinness comfortably held on to second place at the chequered flag but with Davey Todd stopping after Ramsey, Ian Lougher moved into the final podium place and duly came home in third with an average lap speed of 102.690mph. 2 June 2018. I brake a bit early for this one, use less pressure, and try and be smooth rather than charging up to it. It’s a really physical section on the big bike, but important to get right for the run down Sulby.”, (named after Mike Casey, a Manx rider and team-mate to TT rider liaison Milky Quayle who was killed at Ballagery in 1997. We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below. McGuinness: “It’s a bit like Quarry Bends as you’re smashing it right on the approach to open up the left of Brandywell. The entry into Quarry Bends is critical for a fast lap because you unless you get this complex just right you’ll be too slow onto the long (almost 1 mile) Sulby straight, the fastest part of the TT track. Another veteran competitor, Team Mirai’s Ian Lougher, took the final podium place. The GPS logs a take-off speed of 149.3mph and the jump lasting just over a second. While looking at the data I wanted to find the fastest jump when both wheels are off the ground, and that’s the very demanding Ballacrye. That is a true 150mph and 6th gear corner with a lean angle of 44.7 degrees. Triumph Street Triple RS, BLOWHARDS! Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (reg no. It’s a really physical corner and section.”. Top 5 Fastest Corners at the Isle of Man TT | Rider Data! Mick Extance on the Dakar. That corner is probably one of the fastest corners I’ve ever experienced on a motorbike. Significantly, however, in a straight line Rutter could show exactly how far all-electric technology has come after coming through the Sulby speed traps at 176mph, which is faster than the Supersport bikes from earlier in the day. The speeds and secrets of the quickest corners on the Isle of Man TT course. Furthermore, he loves his baby girl a… On the approach after the jump at Ballacrye (see below), Hillier tops out at 184.7mph in 6th gear. Bennetts is a trading name of Bennetts Motorcycling Services Limited, registered in England and Wales (company number 11453343) with its registered office at Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Riders really notice the weight of their superbikes through this section of corners. Again, it might be straight, but it’s bumpy, especially as you pass the pub in the left-hand side which is always packed with spectators. Goodbye Harley-Davidson Bronx Streetfighter? He’s also the 7th fastest ride ever around the TT course with an average speed of 132.414mph. McGuinness says, “I honestly didn’t think we were carrying that much lean! Turns 264. Video. By the Bungalow the main question on everyone’s lips was whether Rutter could break his own lap record and he answered the question at the Grandstand with a new lap record. His best lap is 131.595mph average. This way, with help from crew chief Phil Biggs, I could determine which TT corners were the fastest around the Isle of Man. McGuinness: “I’m in fifth over the jump, not top. Isle of Man TT. Riding Honda's Fireblade: SP vs Superstock vs Superbike, Extreme adventure biking 2019: Packing for the Dakar. 2019 Senior TT Results (Isle of Man TT) ... At Sulby Hickman’s top speed had dropped to only 159mph – well off the 190mph+ the potent BMW S1000RR had … AT HOME: Alternatively, if you aren’t able to sail to the Isle of Man and have a wrestling contest with a hedgerow you can enjoy the TT from the comfort of your own home. Superbikes . Isle of Man TT 2019 - John McGuinness Interview. The race has been dominated in recent years by the Mugen team, with John McGuinness, Michael Rutter and Bruce Anstey all winning races for the Japanese-based factory team and today’s win for Rutter’s – his fifth in the class -also extended his record of winning every TT Zero Race that he has participated in. Last updated on 6 June 2019 6 June 2019. It’s so fast, the lean angle and speed send your eyes a bit funny. Picture by Double Red. Unlike the others, the corner is open, you can see through the bend, which means it’s not as ‘scary’ as some, but it is frighteningly quick. Connect on social media. Episode 3: The REAL Scott Redding, VIDEO EXCLUSIVE! It’s also in between gears, not flat in 6th, but too high in the revs for 5th. SHARE THIS. There is no run-off and no gravel-traps as riders race between lampposts, walls, houses, trees, and other road furniture at speeds of over 200mph. 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