I’ve previously wrote stats based articles around race wins, fastest laps, silver replica/bronze replica TT finishes, fastest racers per nation, now it’s time for something a bit different, covering the amount of TT races that riders have competed in.
In terms of solo class participants at TT 2019, the racer not surprisingly with the top number of TT race starts is Mountain Course racing great Dave Madsen Mygdal.
Madsen Mygdal, who holds the record for the most TT race finishes, since making his event debut in 1985 has competed in 142 races.
Just two more TT 2019 entrants, have tackled 100 plus TT affiliated races, ten times winner Ian Lougher (136) and 2002 Lightweight 400 race runner-up Jim Hodson (114).
Seven times Senior class Champion John McGuinness MBE current TT starts total stands at 98 whilst fellow International roads luminaries Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson respective race start total’s stand at 69 and 65.
Photo by Mark Corlett
In total 45 of the solo race competitors at the most recent TT meeting, have started fifteen or more TT encounters. Racers to have accomplished this feat that haven’t been mentioned yet, are as follows:
(Number of race starts located near racers name)
Davy Morgan (77), George Spence (72), Mark Parrett (71), twice Supersport winner Gary Johnson (63), quickest Manx racer Conor Cummins (62), James Hillier (61), Dave Hewson (61), Italian star Stefano Bonetti (57), reigning Senior race winner Dean Harrison (48).
Dan Cooper (48), David Johnson (43), Brian McCormack (38), current TT Privateers Champion Jamie Coward (35), current Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Michael Sweeney (35), Shaun Anderson (34), outright Mountain Course lap record holder Peter Hickman (31).
Xavier Denis (31), Dominic Herbertson (30), Michael Russell (30), Michal ‘Indi’ Dokoupil (29), Maria Costello MBE (28), Timothee Monot (26), Sam West (25), Phil Crowe (25), Ryan Kneen (25), AJ Venter (25), Irish Road Race Superbike Champion Derek Sheils (24).
Adrian Harrison (24), Horst Saiger (23), Rob Hodson (23), Mark Goodings (22), Matt Rees (21), Dave Moffitt (19), Derek McGee (19), Barry Furber (17), Anthony Redmond (16), Michael Booth (15) and Performance Racing Achterhoek’s Frank Gallagher (15).
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou