2016 Roads Facts Round Up

2016 Roads Facts Round Up

Full wrap up of many a different fact, from what has been a thrilling year of pure road racing competition.

The rider to have secured this year, the highest amount of international road victories, is Ian Hutchinson with 13 wins, broke down his tally of victories, consists of 1 North West 200 win, hat trick of TT wins and his memorable four wins in a day at the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix.

TT Races lap record holder Michael Dunlop, has recorded in total in 2016, 14 wins on the roads, including his record breaking RST Superbike and Pokerstars Senior TT successes.


Newest winners on the Mountain Course in 2016 have been Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Tom Weeden, Newcomers Manx GP champions Michael Evans and Paul Van Der Heiden and Super Twins Manx GP victor Jamie Hodson.

Cookstown BE Racing’s prodigious roads season yielded in total nine wins, which consisted of success at the Mid Antrim 150, Cookstown 100, Walderstown and Faugheen 50 Road Races.

The only Honda mounted solo competitor to win on the Mountain Course this year, was Dan Sayle on the Falcon Racing Moto 3 Honda, in the Lightweight Manx Grand Prix.

Teams to seal maiden international road race podium finishes during 2016, have been Silicone Engineering Racing, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, Nottingham University and TROOPER Kawasaki.

Marek Cerveny was victorious in all but three races, in his successful defence of his IRRC Supersport crown.

All 12 of IRRC Superbike races, where won by S1000RR BMW mounted riders, championship winner Vincent Lonbois, Sebastien Le Grelle and Didier Grams.

For the first time in 14 years, Guy Martin competed at none of the UK and Ireland based roads meeting’s.

Only one manufacturer competed for the first time in an official presence on the roads in the past year, this was Suter with the highly touted MMX 500 stead.

Michael Dunlop almost held the unique feat of been the outright lap record holder, at the premier international roads meeting’s, courtesy of these lap speeds TT (133.962 mph), North West 200 (123.207 mph), Ulster Grand Prix (133.979 mph).

TAS Racing’s total of international road race victories in the 2010’s, moved up to 22 in 2016, courtesy of Ian Hutchinson’s momentous feats around the Triangle, Mountain Course and Dundrod.

TT 2016 marked the first TT since 2007, to have not provided Padgetts Racing, with at least one podium finish.

21 countries in total, where represented at the international’s, there was no competitors from South America or Asia, on the grid at pure road racing’s most famous meeting’s.

Words by Stevie Rial

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