TT 2022: RST Superbike Stats/Facts

TT 2022: RST Superbike Stats/Facts

Although his podium finishing challenge was thwarted following tyre problems, Milenco by Padgetts Davey Todd, thanks to his standing start lap-speed of 131.73 mph, is now the 11th quickest racer in TT history.

Sixth place finisher Jamie Coward, like Todd registered a new PB lap speed, lapping at 130.4 mph, which makes him now the 20th fastest TT racer in history.

Others to register new personal best lap speeds following action around the fabled, mythical Mountain Course, included:

Michael Evans (125.54), Brandon Cretu (124.04), Matt Stevenson (123.99), David Datzer (123.94), Josh Daley (123.73) and Jim Hind (123.55).

As widely already stated, Glenn Irwin thanks to a near 130 mph lap, is now officially the fastest TT newcomer of all time.

Irwin’s best lap speed of 129.85 mph, places him already 25th in the all-time quickest TT riders order, an incredible achievement.

The only racers to top the 133-mph lap mark yesterday were race winner Peter Hickman and third place finisher Michael Dunlop.

Hickman and Dunlop now have a combined total of 46 TT podiums, 25 race victories.

Making his 100th start yesterday, John McGuinness MBE’s fifth place finish took his total of overall top six TT finishes to 64.

Milwaukee BMW Motorrad’s Ian Hutchinson started his 66th TT race on Saturday. Going onto finish fourth, Hutchinson now has completed 50 TT affiliated race encounters.

Just 28 riders completed the first Superbike TT of the 2010’s. This is the lowest number of finishers for a Superbike race since 2018.

Worth noting as well that yesterday’s top three finishers were all running Dunlop Tyres! Top Metzeler runner was the aforementioned Hutchinson.

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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