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2019 Classic TT Races – Facts/Stats Collection

Following last Saturday, Monday’s race action, 43 racers have now claimed at least a third place finish or better at the Classic TT Races.

First time event podium finishers over recent days were IRRC Superbike Champion Davey Todd, Junior/Lightweight Manx GP lap record holder James Hind, Stefano Bonetti, Derek Sheils and RST Superbike race winner David Johnson.

Honda Racing’s Johnson is just the second racer from overseas shores to secure a Classic TT victory.

Bruce Anstey’s remarkable Dunlop Lightweight triumph took his total of TT/Classic TT rostrum finishes combined, to an incredible 44.

The legendary New Zealander’s momentous victory, also maintains Padgetts Racing’s 100 percent winning record within the Lightweight Classic class.

Joining Anstey this week on seven Classic TT podium finishes was Locate.im Junior Classic TT victor Jamie Coward.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Hebden Bridge’s Coward with Junior class success, is now alongside Milenco by Padgetts Anstey the tied most successful competitor in terms of podium placing’s in Classic TT history.

In total 11 racers secured rostrum finishes at this year’s Classic TT Races, with TT Privateers Champion Coward the only racer to go into double figures podiums wise.

Just ten competitors claimed silver/bronze replica finishes, in the re-started three lap Bennetts Senior Classic race which saw John McGuinness record a 26th Mountain Course triumph.

The total mileage covered by competitors within the Dunlop Lightweight race, was just over 3,000 miles!

All of the first ten finishers from the Locate.im Junior race, did more than enough to secure a coveted silver replica award.

Seven of the first ten finishers from the RST Superbike race, were ZXR 750 Kawasaki mounted, whilst lead Honda mounted competitor was the most finishing TT competitor of all time, Dave Madsen Mygdal.

Words by Stevie Rial

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