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The 1968 Isle of Man TT, the third round of the 1968 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved six championship races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man during 8–14 June 1968. Giacomo Agostini won both the Junior and Senior races, completing the six laps of the latter race in 2 hours, 13 minutes and 39.4 seconds to win by almost nine minutes[1] The Ultra-Lightweight 50cc race was won by Barry Smith, the Lightweight 125cc race by Phil Read and the Lightweight 250cc by Bill Ivy.

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FIM Championship racesEdit

Ultra-Lightweight TT 50cc final standingsEdit

10 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Barry Smith 1 Derbi 72.90 mph 1:33.10.4 8
2   Chris M. Walpole 9 Honda 67.26 mph 1:40.59.6 6
3   Les Griffiths 14 Honda 66.12 mph 1:42.36.0 4
4   David Lock 12 Honda 65.66 mph 1:43.27.8 3
5   Jim Pink 29 Honda 64.14 mph 1:45.54.2 2
6   R.M. Udall 7 Honda 67.70 mph 1:40.03.8 1
DNF   Angel Nieto 9 Derbi

Lightweight TT 125cc final standingsEdit

14 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Phil Read 2 Yamaha 99.12 mph 1:08.31.4 8
2   Bill Ivy 9 Yamaha 97.78 mph 1:09.27.8 6
3   Kel Carruthers 12 Suzuki 86.69 mph 1:18.21.2 4
4   Tommy Robb 11 Bultaco 85.80 mph 1:19.10.4 3
5   Gordon Keith 7 Brown Special 84.88 mph 1:20.06.4 2
6   Steve Murray 16 Honda 83.19 mph 1:21.09.4 1

Lightweight TT 250cc final standingsEdit

10 June 1968 – 6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Bill Ivy 21 Yamaha 99.58 mph 2:16.24.8 8
2   Renzo Pasolini 5 Benelli 98.00 mph 2:18.36.8 6
3   Heinz Rosner 12 MZ 95.04 mph 2:22.56.4 4
4   Malcolm Uphill 1 Suzuki 93.86 mph 2:24.44.4 3
5   Rod Gould 32 Yamaha 93.61 mph 2:25.07.0 2
6   Bill Smith 3 Yamaha 92.26 mph 2:27.14.8 1

Junior TT 350cc final standingsEdit

12 June 1968 – 6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini 6 MV Agusta 104.78 mph 2:09.38.6 8
2   Renzo Pasolini 17 Benelli 102.65 mph 2:12.19.6 6
3   Bill Smith 7 Honda 95.02 mph 2:22.58.6 4
4   Derek Woodman 15 Aermacchi 93.46 mph 2:25.21.4 3
5   John Cooper 16 Seeley 93.35 mph 2:25.32.0 2
6   Jack Findlay 1 Aermacchi 93.04 mph 2:26.00.0 1

Sidecar TT 500cc final standingsEdit

8 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.2 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Siegfried Schauzu/H. Schneider 7 BMW 91.09 mph 1:14.34.2 8
2   Johann Attenburger/J. Schillinger 2 BMW 89.47 mph 1:15.55.2 6
3   Hans Luthringhauser/G. Hughes 5 BMW 87.60 mph 1:17.32.6 4
4   Helmut Fath/W. Kalauch 4 BMW 87.28 mph 1:17.49.0 3
5   John Brandon/C. Holland 23 BMW 82.43 mph 1:22.24.4 2
6   Maurice Tombs/T. Tombs 14 BMW 82.20 mph 1:22.30.8 1

Senior TT 500cc final standingsEdit

14 June 1968 – 6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini 7 MV Agusta 103.63 mph 2:13.39.4 8
2   Brian Ball 30 Seeley-Matchless 95.97 mph 2:22.08.4 6
3   Barry Randle 39 Petty Norton 95.57 mph 2:22.26.8 4
4   Bill Smith 14 Matchless 95.02 mph 2:22.58.0 3
5   Bernie Lund Matchless 94.96 mph 2:22.34.2 2
6   Kel Carruthers 3 Norton 94.23 mph 2:23.06.4 1

Non-championship racesEdit

Sidecar 750cc TT final standingsEdit

8 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Terry Vinicombe/J. Flaxman BSA 85.85 mph 1.19.07.4
2   Norman Hanks/Rose Arnold BSA 83.71 mph 1.21.44.0
3   Peter Brown/D. Bean BSA 83.03 mph 1.21.48.0
4   Mick Horsepole/G. Horspole Triumph 79.53 mph 1.25.24.0
5   John B. Crick/D. Senior Triumph 78.96 mph 1.21.01.2
6   Ken Graham/G. Sewell Triumph 78.45 mph 1.26.35.4
7   Ernie H. Leece/John Molyneux LMS 78.35 mph 1.26.41.6
8   Derek Plummer/Malcolm Brett Triumph 76.98 mph 1.28.13.8
9   Terry Windle/R. Hinchcliffe Triumph 76.49 mph 1.28.48.8
10   Dave Saville/E. Fletcher Sabre 76.26 mph 1.29.04.0

Production TT 750 cc final standingsEdit

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Ray Pickrell Dunstall Norton Dominator 98.13 mph 1.09.13.2
2   Billie Nelson Norton 94.62 mph 1.11.47.2
3   Tony Smith BSA 93.82 mph 1.12.23.8
4   Graham Bailey Triumph 89.66 mph 1.13.12.6
5   Malcolm Uphill Triumph 80.08 mph 1.17.07.0
6   Tony Godfrey Norton 85.92 mph 1.19.03.2

Production TT 500 cc final standingsEdit

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Ray Knight Triumph 90.09 mph 1.15.23.6
2   John Blanchard Velocette 88.58 mph 1.16.41.2
3   David Nixon Triumph 88.52 mph 1.16.44.4
4   Neil Kelly Velocette 86.47 mph 1.18.33.0
5   Graham Robinson Honda 85.54 mph 1.19.24.2
6   George Barnacle Norton 84.23 mph 1.20.36.8
7   Hugh Evans BSA 84.47 mph 1.23.08.6
8   Chas Mortimer Ducati 77.96 mph 1.27.07.6
9   T. Walker Triumph 75.26 mph 1.30.15.0

Production TT 250 cc final standingsEdit

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Tervor Burgess Ossa 87.21 mph 1.17.53.4
2   George E. Leigh Bultaco 85.23 mph 1.19.41.8
3   Barry Smith Suzuki 85.17 mph 1.19.45.0
4   Brian Richards Bultaco 83.61 mph 1.21.14.0
5   Gordon Keith Suzuki 83.26 mph 1.21.35.2
6   Tommy Robb Suzuki 83.03 mph 1.21.48.0
7   Kel Carruthers Suzuki 82.10 mph 1.23.43.8
8   Mike Rogers Ducati 80.31 mph 1.24.38.8
9   Adrian T Cooper Suzuki 79.40 mph 1.25.32.6
10   Ernie Johnson Suzuki 79.38 mph 1.25.33.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Express page 15 AGOSTINI COLLECTS SENIOR Saturday 15 June 1968

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