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The 1970 Isle of Man TT, the fourth round of the 1970 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved a number of races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. For the third consecutive year, Giacomo Agostini won both the Junior and Senior races, completing the six laps of the latter race in 2:13.47.6 to win by over five minutes. There were three "production" categories; Malcolm Uphill won the 750 cc, Frank Whiteway the 500 cc and Chas Mortimer the 250 cc. German pairs won both sidecar events; Klaus Enders and Wolfgang Kalauch in the 500 cc and Siegfried Schauzu and H. Schneider in the 750 cc. Kel Carruthers won the Lightweight 250 cc race, while Dieter Braun won the Lightweight 125 cc. Braun's victory was notable because he was one of only seven riders to have won an Isle of Man TT race in their first attempt.[1] Due to the circuit's 37.7 mile length, it usually takes competitors two or three attempts before they learn its nuances.

There were six fatalities among the competitors, including world championship contender Santiago Herrero, making this the deadliest year in the history of the Isle of Man TT.[2][3]

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1970 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standingsEdit

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Malcolm Uphill Triumph 97.71 mph 1:55.51.4
2   Peter Williams Norton 97.69 mph 1:55.52.6
3   Ray Pickrell Norton 95.86 mph 1:58.05.2
4   Tom Dickie Triumph 94.14 mph 2:00.15.0
5   Bob Heath BSA 94.09 mph 2:00.19.0
6   Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 93.54 mph 2:01.01.8
7   Steve Spencer Norton 93.18 mph 2:01.29.2
8   Tommy Robb Honda 92.26 mph 2:02.42.0
9   John Cooper Honda 91.32 mph 2:03.57.6
10   Pat Mahoney Norton 89.77 mph 2:06.06.0

1970 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standingsEdit

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Frank Whiteway Suzuki 89.94 mph 2:05.52.0
2   Gordon Pantall Triumph 88.90 mph 2:07.20.0
3   Ray Knight Triumph 88.89 mph 2:07.20.4
4   R.Baylie Triumph 87.58 mph 2:09.15.0
5   Graham Penny Triumph 86.70 mph 2:10.34.4
6   J.Wade Suzuki 85.31 mph 2:12.42.0
7   Brian Finch Velocette 83.86 mph 2:14.59.0

1970 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standingsEdit

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Chas Mortimer Ducati 84.87 mph 2:13.23.4
2   John Williams Honda 84.80 mph 2:13.29.0
3   Stan Woods Suzuki 84.06 mph 2:14.40.6
4   G.Hunter Ducati 83.94 mph 2:14.52.4
5   Roy Boughley Honda 82.26 mph 2:17.37.6
6   Raymond Ashcroft Suzuki 76.59 mph 2:27.48.8
7   Tom Loughridge Suzuki 76.32 mph 2:28.19.0
8   C.Luton Ducati 72.50 mph 2:36.08.0

1970 Isle of Man Sidecar 750cc TT final standingsEdit

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Siegfried Schauzu/H Schneider BMW 90.21 mph 1.15.18.0
2   Peter Brown/Mick Casey BSA 85.97 mph 1.19.00.4
3   E.H.Leece/John Molyneaux LWC 81.02 mph 1.23.50.2
4   Bill Cooper/D B Argent WEC 80.68 mph 1.24.11.8
5   Mick Horsepole/E MacPherson Triumph 80.64 mph 1.24.14.2
6   A.J.Sansum/Alex MacFadzean Triumph 79.58 mph 1.25.21.6
7   Mac Hobson/Geoff Atkinson BSA 79.44 mph 1.25.30.6
8   A.Swindells/D Bayer WEC 79.02 mph 1.25.57.0
9   Roy Woodhouse/Doug Woodhouse Honda 78.39 mph 1.26.38.6
10   Peter Krukowski/Alistair Lewis BSA 77.76 mph 1.27.21.0

1970 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standingsEdit

6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Kel Carruthers Australia Yamaha 96.13 mph 2:21.19.2 15
2   Rod Gould United Kingdom Yamaha 93.75 mph 2:24.54.0 12
3   Günter Bartusch East Germany MZ 93.75 mph 2:26.58.0 10
4   Chas Mortimer United Kingdom Yamaha 91.95 mph 2:27.44.2 8
5   Peter Berwick United Kingdom Suzuki 91.93 mph 2:27.46.0 6
6   Alex George United Kingdom Yamaha 91.42 mph 2:28.35.8 5
7   Ian Richardson United Kingdom Yamaha 91.22 mph 2:28.53.6 4
8   Börje Jansson Sweden Yamaha 90.57 mph 2:29.59.6 3
9   Tony Smith United Kingdom Yamaha 90.44 mph 2:30.12.2 2
10   Bill Smith United Kingdom Yamaha 90.20 mph 2:30.36.2 1

1970 Isle of Man Sidecar 500cc TT final standingsEdit

3 Laps (113.2 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Klaus Enders/Wolfgang Kalauch West Germany BMW 92.93 mph 1:13.05.6 15
2   Siegfried Schauzu/H.Schneider West Germany BMW 90.64 mph 1:14.56.4 12
3   Hans Luthringhauser/H.Cusnik West Germany BMW 88.25 mph 1:16.58.0 10
4   Jean Claude Castella/A.Castella Switzerland BMW 87.91 mph 1:17.16.0 8
5   Horst Owesle/J.Kremer West Germany Munch URS 87.99 mph 1:17.22.0 6
6   Georg Auerbacher/Hermann Hahn West Germany BMW 86.81 mph 1:18.14.6 5
7   Arseneus Butscher/Karl Lauterbach West Germany BMW 83.25 mph 1:21.35.6 4
8   Charlie Freedman/Eddie Fletcher United Kingdom Norton 79.86 mph 1:25.02.8 3
9   L Currie/F Kay United Kingdom GSM 79.28 mph 1:25.40.6 2
10   Mick Horsepole/E MacPherson United Kingdom Triumph 77.64 mph 1:27.28.8 1

1970 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standingsEdit

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 101.77 mph 2:13.28.6 15
2   Alan Barnett United Kingdom Aermacchi 94.16 mph 2:18.23.8 12
3   Paul Smart United Kingdom Yamaha 93.93 mph 2:20.08.8 10
4   Malcolm Uphill United Kingdom Yamaha 95.55 mph 2:22.10.0 8
5   Tony Rutter United Kingdom Yamaha 94.60 mph 2:23.36.0 6
6   Peter Berwick United Kingdom Aermacchi 93.32 mph 2:25.34.2 5
7   Ray Pickrell United Kingdom Aermacchi 91.47 mph 2:28.30.6 4
8   Robin Duffty United Kingdom Aermacchi 91.40 mph 2:28.37.8 3
9   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Yamaha 90.92 mph 2:29.24.6 2
10   Jack Findlay Australia Norton 90.82 mph 2:29.34.0 1

1970 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standingsEdit

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Dieter Braun West Germany Suzuki 89.27 mph 1:16.05.0 15
2   Börje Jansson Sweden Maico 86.56 mph 1:18.24.4 12
3   Gunter Bartusch East Germany MZ 85.93 mph 1:19.02.8 10
4   Steve Murray United Kingdom Honda 84.65 mph 1:20.14.6 8
5   Fred Launchbury United Kingdom Bultaco 84.25 mph 1:20.37.8 6
6   J.Curry United Kingdom Honda 83.99 mph 1:20.52.0 5
7   Tommy Robb United Kingdom Maico 81.70 mph 1.23.08.8 4
8   John Kiddie United Kingdom Honda 81.27 mph 1.23.34.8 3
9   Barrie Dickinson United Kingdom Honda 80.43 mph 1.24.27.0 2
10   Ken Armstrong United Kingdom Honda 79.21 mph 1.25.45.2 1

1970 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standingsEdit

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 101.52 mph 2:13.47.6 15
2   Peter Williams United Kingdom Matchless 97.76 mph 2:18.57.0 12
3   Bill Smith United Kingdom Kawasaki 96.26 mph 2:21.07.6 10
4   Jack Findlay Australia Seeley 95.99 mph 2:21.31.4 8
5   John Williams United Kingdom Matchless 94.19 mph 2:24.13.6 6
6   Tony Jefferies United Kingdom Matchless 93.80 mph 2:24.49.2 5
7   Selwyn Griffiths United Kingdom Matchless 93.54 mph 2:25.13.6 4
8   Brian Adams United Kingdom Norton 93.53 mph 2:25.14.0 3
9   Vin Duckett United Kingdom Matchless 92.80 mph 2:26.23.6 2
10   Steve Spencer United Kingdom Norton 92.61 mph 2:26.41.2 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Procter, Guy (2015), "Bitesize", Classic Bike, Bauer Consumer Media Ltd, ISSN 0142-890X
  2. ^ "World's fastest way to die: The most dangerous race on the planet". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Two more deaths take Isle of Man TT Festival toll to five". express.co.uk. Retrieved 20 February 2017.

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