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The 1961 Isle of Man TT races, the fourth round of the 1961 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved five races on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. Three of the races were won by Mike Hailwood. He completed the six laps of the course in 2 hours, 15 minutes and 2.0 seconds at an average race speed of 100.61 mph to win the Senior TT race, after earlier winning the Ultra-Lightweight 125cc and Lightweight 250cc races[1] Phil Read won the 350cc Junior TT race, while Max Deubel and E.Hoerner won the Sidecar TT event.

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1961 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standingsEdit

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 88.23 mph 1:16.58.6 8
2   Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 88.09 mph 1:17.06.0 6
3   Tom Phillis Australia Honda 87.28 mph 1:17.49.0 4
4   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 84.83 mph 1:20.04.2 3
5   Sadao Shimazaki Japan Honda 84.80 mph 1:20.06.0 2
6   Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Bultaco 83.26 mph 1:21.35.2 1

1961 Sidecar TT final standingsEdit

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Max Deubel/E.Hoerner 3 West Germany BMW 87.65 mph 1:17.29.8 8
2   Fritz Scheidegger/H.Burkhardt 2 Switzerland BMW 87.03 mph 1:18.02.6 6
3   Pip Harris/R.V.Campbell 8 United Kingdom BMW 85.26 mph 1:19.40.4 4
4   A.Rohseipe/L.Bottcher 12 West Germany Norton 79.60 mph 1:25.19.8 3
5   Charlie Freeman/B.Nelson 2 United Kingdom Norton 78.82 mph 1:26.10.6 2
6   Colin Seeley/W.Rawlings 35 United Kingdom Matchless 77.93 mph 1:27.09.8 1

1961 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standingsEdit

5 Laps (188.65 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 98.38 mph 1:55.03.6 8
2   Tom Phillis Australia Honda 96.56 mph 1:57.14.2 6
3   Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 93.09 mph 2:01.36.2 4
4   Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 92.25 mph 2:02.43.2 3
5   Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 88.90 mph 2:07.20.0 2
6   Fumio Ito Japan Yamaha 87.88 mph 2:08.49.0 1

1961 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standingsEdit

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Phil Read United Kingdom Norton 95.11 mph 2:22.50.0 8
2   Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 94.25 mph 2:24.07.8 6
3   Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Norton 93.65 mph 2:25.03.0 4
4   Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 93.50 mph 2:25.16.8 3
5   Franta Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 93.15 mph 2:25.50.2 2
6   Roy Ingham United Kingdom Norton 92.97 mph 2:26.07.0 1

1961 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standingsEdit

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Norton 100.61 mph 2:15.02.0 8
2   Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Norton 99.20 mph 2:16.54.4 6
3   Tom Phillis Australia Norton 98.78 mph 2:17.31.2 4
4   Alistair King United Kingdom Norton 97.73 mph 2:18.59.8 3
5   Ron Langston United Kingdom Norton 97.52 mph 2:19.17.6 2
6   Tony Godfrey United Kingdom Norton 96.82 mph 2:22.18.0 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Mirror page 23 GREAT DOUBLE - HAIL MIKE ! Tuesday 13 June 1991 " Oxford motor cycling star Mike Hailwood and the Japanese Honda team. Mike 21, notched a brilliant double by winning both the 125 and 250cc T T races at record speeds on Honda machines."

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