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Historical TT Facts/Stats Collection 4

Suzuki’s last solo TT podium finish arose from the 2017 Senior race, as Michael Dunlop gave the marque their first blue riband class success in 13 years.

BSA, Velocette, Matchless, Triumph have combined to date 69 TT victories.

Germany’s most successful TT competitor is nine times winner Siegfried Schauzu. All of his TT wins were secured with BMW powered outfits.

Jamie Coward became last year the fastest Yamaha mounted racer in TT history. Joining the 130 mph club for the first time, he registered a new PB lap speed of 130.317 mph.

Michael Dunlop’s successful retention last June of the Bennetts Lightweight crown, took the total of TT victories by the Dunlop family to incredibly 50.

Conor Cummins, Cameron Donald, David Jefferies, Brian Reid, Conrad Harrison all have the same amount of TT podium finishes, with Manxman Cummins the latest to jump up to 10 rostrums.

Bruce Anstey holds the record for the most podium finishes claimed by an overseas competitor, with 37 top three finishes to date.

Special thanks to Manx Radio TT press conference compere Chris Boyde for this information, when combining all the best sector times during TT 2018 from Glen Helen, Ballaugh, Ramsey, the Bungalow, Cronk Ny Mona and the Grandstand, the fastest possible lap speed at present around the Mountain Course is an astonishing 136.413 mph.

TT 2020 would have marked 26 years since seven times winner, 18 times rostrum finisher Michael Rutter first took part in the TT Races.

The famous Czech Jawa brand first joined the TT podium finishers circle in 1962, following Franta Stastny’s third place finish within the Junior race.

Words by Stevie Rial

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