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21st Century Solo Top Six TT Finishers Listicle

Thus far within the 21st century, 114 racers from across Europe, North America, Asia, Oceania and Africa have taken top six finishes at the world’s most famous road race, the Isle of Man TT.

Standing first in terms of solo race top six finishes during the past two decades, is none other than 23 times TT winner John McGuinness.

McGuinness has remarkably from 2000-2019 banked 60 TT leader board placings whilst fellow hugely respected Mountain Course competitors Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher, top six’s tally respectively stand at 47 and 41.

Just five more racers enjoy a plus 30 top six finishes record, they are the following:

19 times TT winner Michael Dunlop (41), Guy Martin (36 – most successful without a TT victory), James Hillier (32), Ian Hutchinson (31) and TT Zero class king Michael Rutter (30).

Added current generation roads stars, who’s top six numbers are more than worth mentioning include Conor Cummins (26), seven times Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Ryan Farquhar (24) and most recent Senior TT winner Dean Harrison (24).

The full list of those to place sixth or better from TT affiliated action during the 21st century, reads as follows:

John McGuinness 60
Bruce Anstey 47
Ian Lougher 41
Michael Dunlop 41
Guy Martin 36
James Hillier 32
Ian Hutchinson 31
Michael Rutter 30
Conor Cummins 26
Ryan Farquhar 24
Dean Harrison 24
Jason Griffiths 22
Adrian Archibald 19
Gary Johnson 18
Cameron Donald 16
Peter Hickman 16
William Dunlop 15
Keith Amor 14
Richard Britton 12
Lee Johnston 11

Martin Finnegan 9
Shaun Harris 7
Steve Plater 7
David Jefferies 6
Jim Moodie 6
Richard Quayle 6
Chris Palmer 6
Joey Dunlop 5
Rob Barber 5
Josh Brookes 5
David Johnson 5
Johnny Barton 4
Robert Dunlop 4
Ray Porter 4
Mark Parrett 4
Roy Richardson 4
Mark Miller 4
Ivan Lintin 4
Dan Kneen 4
James Cowton 4

Nigel Beattie 3
Chris Heath 3
Paul Owen 3
Jon Vincent 3
Andrew Neill 3
Nigel Moore 3
Dan Stewart 3
George Spence 3
Jamie Hamilton 3
Dan Cooper 3
Daley Mathison 3
Stefano Bonetti 3
Iain Duffus 2
Robert J Price 2
Dave Madsen Mygdal 2
Garry Bennett 2
Jun Maeda 2
Paul Dobbs 2
Carl Rennie 2
James Ford 2

Phil Harvey 2
Barry Davidson 2
Chris McGahan 2
Robert Wilson 2
Martin Jessopp 2
AJ Venter 2
Jamie Coward 2
Brett Richmond 1
Brian Gardiner 1
Denis McCullough 1
Gary Dynes 1
Darran Lindsay 1
Robert A Price 1
Edward Poole 1
Philip Shaw 1
Jim Hodson 1
Nigel Davies 1
James Crumpton 1
Alan ‘Bud’ Jackson 1
Simon Smith 1

Richard Coates 1
Keith Shannon 1
Henrik Voit 1
Michael Wilcox 1
Alan Bennie 1
Steve Linsdell 1
Derran Slous 1
Matt Jackson 1
Mark Tyrrell 1
Gary Carswell 1
Paul Hunt 1
Davy Morgan 1
Dan Sayle 1
Peter Wakefield 1
Thomas Schoenfelder 1
Mark Buckley 1
Thomas Montano 1
James McBride 1
Jenny Tinmouth 1
Allan Brew 1

Yoshinari Matsushita 1
Russ Mountford 1
Timothee Monot 1
Olie Linsdell 1
Michael Sweeney 1
Antonio Maeso 1
Joe Thompson 1
Derek McGee 1
Adam Child 1
Shaun Anderson 1
Paul Jordan 1
Matt Rees 1
Mike Norbury 1
Davey Todd 1

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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