Road Racing News

Sub 17 Minutes Lap On The Cards At TT 2015?

attstartline

Photo by Road Racing News

A sub 17 minutes lap could be on the cards at TT 2015. In the last ten years we’ve many landmark lap speeds on the mountain course which have included in 2007 the first ever 130 mph lap set by John McGuinness in the senior TT.

TT 2009 saw Cameron Donald unofficially set the first 131 mph lap in history during Thursday nights practice session whilst the senior TT saw John McGuinness officially lap in the 131 mph bracket for the first time with lap speed of 131.578 mph.

John’s lap record stood for another two years until in Dainese superbike race in 2013 he broke his own lap record lapping at 131.671 mph on Honda TT legends racing superbike.

amdunlop10

Photo by Road Racing News

This years Dainese superbike TT would see the lap record go three times. On opening lap Michael Dunlop powered his way into race lead by over nine seconds lapping at 131.730 mph before on lap two bettering his previous lap speed lapping at 131.890 mph on BMW hawk racing superbike.

abansteyracing2

Photo by Road Racing News

On the final lap of the race Bruce Anstey in determined mood on Valvoline racing by Padgetts motorcycles CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade went onto break Michael Dunlop’s outright lap record set on lap two with stunning lap speed of 132.298 mph.

Bruce is the first rider in Isle of Man TT history to have lapped the most famous road racing circuit in the world at over 132 mph. Expectations are high for TT 2015 to see if not only the sub 17 minutes barrier can be broke but also if the 133 mph bracket can be broken into.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload the CAPTCHA.

>