It’s 63 years since Bob McIntrye set the first official 100 mph lap of the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.
Just 11 racers have topped the 100 mph lap mark on electric machinery including class lap record Michael Rutter (121.909 mph).
Since returning to the TT Races in 2014, Paton has had at least one representative in the final top six leader board from the past six Lightweight TT’s.
Denmark has had just one TT representative within the past ten years, ex World Supersport Championship competitor Robbin Harms.
John McGuinness and Joey Dunlop’s have combined between them, 49 TT victories and overall 87 TT podium finishes!
10 times TT winner Stanley Woods first TT success arose in 1923 with the Gloucester based Cotton brand.
42 years American GP star Pat Hennen set the first unofficial sub 20 minute lap of the Mountain Course.
BMW’s TT rostrum finishes total stands currently at 90, with the most recent top three finish secured by world’s fastest road racer Peter Hickman.
Four of the top eight finishers in the Junior TT of 1970 piloted Aermacchi machinery including race runner-up Alan Barnett.
Ducati’s first TT triumph arose in 1969 when Alistair Mike Rogers secured 250 Production race honours.
Words by Stevie Rial