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The 1972 Isle of Man TT motorcycle races were held between 5–9 June 1972.[1] It was the fifth round of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship (now MotoGP).

A fatal accident this year led, some years later, to the end of the Isle of Man TT as a FIM championship race. The Ultra-Lightweight race was held on the last day of the event in heavy rain, and Gilberto Parlotti crashed fatally at the Verandah section of the circuit 29 miles into his second lap; the Italian rider was 31 years old. After the death of Parlotti, his friend, Giacomo Agostini, an Italian MV Agusta rider and a ten time 350cc and 500cc world champion, announced that he would never return to the Isle of Man to race. He considered the course too dangerous for international competition. As the years went on more top riders joined Agostini's boycott and in 1976 it was announced that the TT would be removed from the championship calendar. The British round of the FIM championship was held at Silverstone Circuit on the mainland from 1977 onwards.

In the last race of the 1972 event, Agostini won his 10th TT - the most for a non-British rider.

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1972 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standingsEdit

Monday 5 June 1972 – 5 Laps (188.65 Miles) Mountain Course.[2]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini 3 Italy MV Agusta 102.03 mph 1:50.56.8 15
2   Tony Rutter 16 United Kingdom Yamaha 98.13 mph 1:55.21.4 12
3   Mick Grant 27 United Kingdom Yamaha 97.57 mph 1:56.01.0 10
4   Jack Findlay 4 Australia Yamaha 97.41 mph 1:53.13.0 8
5   Derek Chatterton 6 United Kingdom Yamaha 95.65 mph 1:58.21.4 6
6   Selwyn Griffiths 49 United Kingdom Yamaha 94.16 mph 2:00.13.8 5
7   Mick Chatterton United Kingdom Yamaha 92.98 mph 2:01.45.2 4
8   László Szabó Hungary Yamaha 90.52 mph 2:05.03.80 3
9   Bill Rae United Kingdom Yamaha 90.51 mph 2:05.04.80 2
10   B.Lee United Kingdom Yamaha 89.85 mph 2:05.59.6 1

1972 Isle of Man Sidecar 500cc TT final standingsEdit

Monday 5 June 1972 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Siegfried Schauzu/Wolfgang Kalauch 5 West Germany BMW 91.85 mph 1:13.57.2 15
2   Heinz Luthringshauser/J.Cusnik 7 West Germany BMW 91.70 mph 1:14.04.6 12
3   Gerry Boret/Nick Boret 29 United Kingdom Konig 84.43 mph 1:20.27.4 10
4   W.Klenk/N.Scheerer 20 West Germany BMW 83.62 mph 1:21.31.8 8
5   Barry Dungworth/R.W.Turrington 10 United Kingdom BMW 82.32 mph 1:22.30.6 6
6   Roy Hanks/J.P.Mann 6 United Kingdom BSA 80.07 mph 1:24.49.6 5
7   R.Woodhouse/D.Woodhouse United Kingdom BSA 79.83 mph 1.25.05.40 4
8   Roger Dutton/Tony Wright United Kingdom BMW 79.63 mph 1.25.18.0 3
9   George O'Dell/Bill Boldison United Kingdom BSA 79.60 mph 1.25.20.2 2
10   J.Barker/A.Macfadzean United Kingdom BSA 79.52 mph 1.25.28.2 1

1972 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standingsEdit

Wednesday 7 June 1972 – 4 Laps (150.92 Miles) Mountain Course.[2]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Phil Read 9 United Kingdom Yamaha 99.68 mph 1:30.51.2 15
2   Rod Gould 4 United Kingdom Yamaha 98.09 mph 1:32.19.6 12
3   John Williams United Kingdom Yamaha 97.09 mph 1:33.16.4 10
4   Charlie Williams 25 United Kingdom Yamaha 95.98 mph 1:34.24.1 8
5   Werner Pfirter 20 Switzerland Yamaha 95.93 mph 1:34.24.2 6
6   Bill Henderson 35 United Kingdom Yamaha 95.26 mph 1:35.04.4 5
7   Derek Chatterton United Kingdom Yamaha 95.13 mph 1:35.12.20 4
8   Dudley P.Robinson United Kingdom Yamaha 94.88 mph 1:35.27.4 3
9   Barry Randle United Kingdom Yamaha 94.84 mph 1:35.29.8 2
10   B.Rae United Kingdom Yamaha 92.86 mph 1:37.31.8 1

1972 Isle of Man Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc final standingsEdit

Friday 9 June 1972 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.[3]

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Chas Mortimer 1 United Kingdom Yamaha 87.49 mph 1:17.38.2 15
2   Charlie Williams 28 United Kingdom Yamaha 80.49 mph 1:24.23.0 12
3   Billy Rae 15 United Kingdom Maico 79.29 mph 1:25.39.8 10
4   Lindsay Porter 9 United Kingdom Honda 78.63 mph 1:26.30.0 8
5   Ron Hackett 17 United Kingdom Honda 76.55 mph 1:28.44.0 6
6   Ralph Watts 18 United Kingdom Honda 76.40 mph 1:28.54.0 5
7   Fred Launchbury United Kingdom Maico 75.75 mph 1:29.40.60 4
8   Leigh Notman United Kingdom Yamaha 75.74 mph 1:29.41.40 3
9   A.Morris United Kingdom Yamaha 75.70 mph 1:29.43.60 2
10   M.Evans United Kingdom Yamaha 75.23 mph 1:30.17.40 1

1972 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standingsEdit

Friday 9 June 1972 – 6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1   Giacomo Agostini 8 Italy MV Agusta 104.02 mph 2:10.34.4 15
2   Alberto Pagani 3 Italy MV Agusta 98.13 mph 2:18.25.8 12
3   Mick Grant 14 United Kingdom Kawasaki 97.03 mph 2:20.00.0 10
4   Kevin Cowley 81 United Kingdom Seeley 96.10 mph 2:21.21.6 8
5   Derek Chatterton 16 United Kingdom Yamaha 95.80 mph 2:21.48.2 6
6   Charlie Williams 49 United Kingdom Yamaha 94.52 mph 2:23.43.8 5
7   Selwyn Griffiths United Kingdom Matchless 93.66 mph 2:25.02.0 4
8   Clive Brown United Kingdom Suzuki 93.58 mph 2:25.09.04 3
9   Paul Cott United Kingdom Seeley 93.58 mph 2:25.09.40 2
10   Charlie Sanby United Kingdom Suzuki 93.33 mph 2:26.41.2 1

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Daily Express page 21 Saturday 10 June 1972
  2. ^ a b International Tourist Trophy Races and Production Manchine Race Isle of Man. Official Programme and Guide 1972. page 42–44 ACU (1972) Fleet Studios Ltd.
  3. ^ International Tourist Trophy Races and Production Manchine Race Isle of Man. Official Programme and Guide 1972. page 54–56 ACU (1972) Fleet Studios Ltd.

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