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Hailwood's Honda 500

The 1967 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was a motorcycle road racing event held at the 37-mile Snaefell Mountain course on the Isle of Man. Five races, in different engine-capacity classes of 50, 125, 250, 350 and the 500 cc Senior TT, were the second round of the FIM World Grand Prix motorcycling championship season (now known as MotoGP).[1][2] Mike Hailwood, on the four-cylinder Honda RC181, duelled with Giacomo Agostini's MV Agusta 500 Three.

The Italian broke Hailwood's lap record on the first lap at a speed of 108.38 mph (174.42 km/h). Hailwood responded with a second lap at 108.77 mph (175.05 km/h) but Agostini still led by 8.6 seconds. At the half-way pit stop of the 6 lap race, Hailwood had cut Agostini's lead to a couple of seconds but he then lost time adjusting the twist grip back into place. Agostini's lead was back up to 11.6 seconds. It was a battle as Hailwood, riding near to his limit, pursued the Italian rider. By the fifth lap, Hailwood had made up the difference and the riders appeared close to a dead heat, with the closest of finishes appearing likely.

Then disaster struck Agostini on the Mountain section when his chain broke at the Windy Corner. He was able to coast back to the pits where he was disqualified for missing Governor's Dip before coasting down to the pits. In he heat of the moment Ago threw his helmet to the ground. Hailwood went on to win at a record 105.62 mph (169.98 km/h). His lap record stood for eight years and was only beaten in 1975 by Mick Grant on an improved circuit riding a larger-engined Kawasaki KR750 cc.[3] Hailwood's original Honda RC181 500cc four cylinder bike is owned by the Hailwood Trust and occasionally demonstrated at public events by his son David.

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1967 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standingsEdit

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   John Hartle Triumph 97.10 mph (156.27 km/h) 1.09.56.8
2   Paul Smart Norton 94.60 mph (152.24 km/h) 1.11.48.0
3   Tony Smith BSA 89.73 mph (144.41 km/h) 1.15.42.0
4   Lance Weil Triumph 89.66 mph (144.29 km/h) 1.15.45.8
5   Paul Butler Triumph 88.83 mph (142.96 km/h) 1.16.28.0
6   Tony Godfrey Norton 87.89 mph (141.45 km/h) 1.17.22.0
7   Graham Bailey Triumph 84.47 mph (135.94 km/h) 1.20.11.8
8   Melvyn Rice BSA 80.93 mph (130.24 km/h) 1.23.55.8
9   Tony McGurk Triumph 80.60 mph (129.71 km/h) 1.24.16.6
10   Jan R Strijbis Triumph 80.51 mph (129.57 km/h) 1.24.22.2

1967 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standingsEdit

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Neil Kelly Velocette 89.89 mph (144.66 km/h) 1.15.33.8
2   Keith Heckles Velocette 89.15 mph (143.47 km/h) 1.16.11.6
3   David Nixon Triumph 85.11 mph (136.97 km/h) 1.19.48.0

1967 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standingsEdit

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Bill Smith Bultaco 88.63 mph (142.64 km/h) 1.16.38.2
2   Tommy Robb Bultaco 88.62 mph (142.62 km/h) 1.16.38.6
3   Barry Smith Suzuki 86.29 mph (138.87 km/h) 1.18.43.2

1967 Isle of Man Sidecar TT final standingsEdit

12 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Siegfried Schauzu/H.Schneider 12 Germany BMW 90.96 mph (146.39 km/h) 1:14.40.06 8
2   Klaus Enders/Ralf Engelhardt 8 Germany BMW 90.58 mph (145.77 km/h) 1:14.59.2 6
3   Colin Seeley/R.Lindsay 4 Britain BMW 87.92 mph (141.49 km/h) 1:17.15.6 4
4   Pip Harris/J.Thornton 17 Britain BMW 86.83 mph (139.74 km/h) 1:18.13.6 3
5   Barry Dungworth/N.Caddow 1 Britain BMW 85.50 mph (137.60 km/h) 1:19.49.4 2
6   Terry Vinicombe/J.Flaxman 5 Britain Kirby – BSA 84.11 mph (135.36 km/h) 1:20.45.6 1

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standingsEdit

12 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1   Mike Hailwood 7 Britain Honda 103.07 mph (165.88 km/h) 8
2   Phil Read 14 Britain Yamaha 102.05 mph (164.23 km/h) 6
3   Ralph Bryans 1 Britain Honda 99.55 mph (160.21 km/h) 4
4   Dave Simmonds 12 Britain Kawasaki 92.53 mph (148.91 km/h) 3
5   Bill Smith 9 Britain Kawasaki 89.28 mph (143.68 km/h) 2
6   Mick Chatterton 50 Britain Yamaha 89.13 mph (143.44 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standingsEdit

14 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1   Phil Read 10 Britain Yamaha 97.48 mph (156.88 km/h) 8
2   Stuart Graham 2 Britain Suzuki 97.40 mph (156.75 km/h) 6
3   Akiyasu Motohashi 12 Japan Yamaha 94.56 mph (152.18 km/h) 4
4   Dave Simmonds 8 Britain Kawasaki 92.08 mph (148.19 km/h) 3
5   Kel Carruthers 16 Australia Honda 87.40 mph (140.66 km/h) 2
6   Jim Curry 19 Britain Honda 86.97 mph (139.96 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standingsEdit

14 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1   Mike Hailwood 3 Britain Honda 104.68 mph (168.47 km/h) 8
2   Giacomo Agostini 6 Italy MV Agusta 102.28 mph (164.60 km/h) 6
3   Derek Woodman 4 Britain MZ 96.41 mph (155.16 km/h) 4
4   Alberto Pagani 32 Italy Aermacchi 94.91 mph (152.74 km/h) 3
5   Chris Conn 2 Britain Aermacchi 94.77 mph (152.52 km/h) 2
6   Gilberto Milani 33 Italy Aermacchi 94.19 mph (151.58 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man TT 50cc final standingsEdit

16 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1   Stuart Graham 2 Britain Suzuki 82.89 mph (133.40 km/h) 8
2   Hans-Georg Anscheidt 1 Germany Suzuki 81.86 mph (131.74 km/h) 6
3   Tommy Robb Britain Suzuki 69.28 mph (111.50 km/h) 4
4   Chris Walpole 27 Britain Honda 66.57 mph (107.13 km/h) 3
5   Ernie L Griffiths 19 Britain Honda 66.50 mph (107.02 km/h) 2
6   Stan G W Lawley 20 Britain Honda 65.37 mph (105.20 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standingsEdit

16 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) TT Mountain Course.[4]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1   Mike Hailwood 4 Britain Honda 105.62 mph (169.98 km/h) 8
2   Peter Williams 8 Britain Matchless 99.64 mph (160.36 km/h) 6
3   Steve Spencer 32 Britain Lancefield Norton 98.59 mph (158.67 km/h) 4
4   John Cooper 11 Britain Norton 98.20 mph (158.04 km/h) 3
5   Fred Stevens 26 Britain Paton 97.32 mph (156.62 km/h) 2
6   John Hartle 14 Britain Matchless 97.14 mph (156.33 km/h) 1

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.isle-of-man.ws/isle_of_man_tt.php Archived 29 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine (retrieved 20 August 2006)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 December 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum (retrieved 20 August 2006)
  3. ^ McDiarmid, Mac (2004). The Magic of the TT: A Century of Racing over the Mountain. UK: Haynes. p. 121. ISBN 1-84425-002-4.
  4. ^ The Sun page 5 'TT Special Saturday 17 June 1967 International Publishing Corporation Ltd (1967) "Hailwood Triumphs again as disaster hits Ago."

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