Round up of some of the most interesting stats to emerge from this years Classic TT Races, which includes Dean Harrison becoming the joint most successful event racer in history.
Harrison’s RST Superbike success took his total of Classic TT triumph’s to four, equalling the tally of fellow modern day TT front runner Michael Dunlop.
The Silicone Engineering rider’s good friend Lee Johnston victorious within the Dunlop Lightweight race, maintained Padgetts Racing’s 100 percent winning record in the class, having enjoyed dominant victories in 2016 and 2017 with Bruce Anstey.
Every finisher in the third Lightweight Classic TT was either Honda or Yamaha mounted, illustrating the maintained popularity, plus proven competitive nature of Honda’s RS 250 and Yamaha’s TZ 250 machines.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Outside of John McGuinness comprehensive Bennetts Senior victory, the race also saw three of the top six finishing positions occupied by Manx Norton mounted racers, Jamie Coward, Michael Russell and Danny Webb.
Proving not surprising to many, 350cc Honda’s proved the machine to beat in the Locate.im Junior race, with eight of the top ten finishers jockeying Honda machinery.
Race winner Dominic Herbertson, not only joined the Mountain Course winners circle for the first time, but also provided long term event stalwarts Davies Motorsport with a first Classic TT victory.
Just five Junior 350 race finishers gained silver replica’s, whilst only a further eight finishers secured bronze replica trophies.
Alongside it been forty years since Mike Hailwood’s amazing, memorable, incredible return to race winning form on the Mountain Course, 2018 also marks fifty years of Mountain Course competition for 2018 Spirit of the Manx award winner, Grant Sellars.
Fellow Manx roads veteran Dave Madsen Mygdal who holds the record for the most TT finishes, took his growing total of Classic TT finishes this week to 20.
Words by Stevie Rial