2006 Isle of Man TT

The 99th anniversary Isle of Man TT Festival ran between Saturday 27 May and Friday 9 June on the 37.73-mile Mountain Course. The first week (between 27 May and 2 June) is known as the practice week, before the real action commenced on 3 June. There were 6 races in TT week. John McGuinness broke the lap record during practice for the Superbike race and then did it again in the race itself. He recorded a lap of 17:41.71, breaking the Superbike record from last year by 8.62 seconds and his outright lap record by 2.1 seconds.

McGuinness then went on to take his first TT hat-trick by winning the Senior TT on 9 June, destroying the lap record in the process. He set a lap of 17:39.95 from a standing start then 17:29.26 on his 2nd lap (breaking his own lap record by 10 seconds). However, the meeting was overshadowed by the death of Japanese rider Jun Maeda on 6 June due to injuries suffered in a practice crash.

ResultsEdit

  • Race 1 – Jester Interactive TT Superbike Race 3 June (6 laps – 226.38 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   John McGuinness Honda 124.764 mph 1:48.52.06
2   Ian Lougher Honda 124.021 mph 1:49.31.20
3   Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki 123.58 mph 1:49.54.61
4   Martin Finnegan Honda 122.385 mph 1:50.59.02
5   Cameron Donald Honda 122.881 mph 1:51.26.54
6   Jason Griffiths Yamaha 121.821 mph 1:51.59.67
7   Carl Rennie Kawasaki 121.217 mph 1:52.03.19
8   Paul Hunt Yamaha 120.925 mph 1:52.19.41
9   Davy Morgan Honda 120.425 mph 1:52.45.90
10   Raymond Porter Yamaha 120.427 mph 1:52.47.28

New Outright Lap Record: John McGuinness, 127.933 mph

  • Race 2 – Scottish Life International TT Superstock Race 5 June (4 laps – 150.92 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Bruce Anstey Suzuki 124.147 mph 1:12.56.34
2   Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki 123.912 mph 1:13.04.64
3   Jason Griffiths Yamaha 123.25 mph 1:13.28.19
4   Guy Martin Yamaha 122.946 mph 1:13.39.09
5   John McGuinness Honda 122.106 mph 1:14.09.48
6   Ian Lougher Honda 121.209 mph 1:14.42.43
7   Martin Finnegan Honda 120.602 mph 1:15.04.30
8   Mark Parrett Yamaha 119.972 mph 1:15.28.65
9   Gary Carswell Suzuki 119.923 mph 1:15.30.51
10   Rob Frost Honda 119.627 mph 1:15.41.70
  • Race 3 – Hilton Hotel & Casino Sidecar TT, Race A 5 June (3 laps – 113.00 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Nick Crowe / Darren Hope Honda 113.342 mph 1:00:27.15
2   Steve Norbury / Scott Parnell Yamaha 110.902 mph 1:01:14.26
3   John Holden / Andrew Winkle Honda 109.635 mph 1:01:56.71
4   Roy Hanks / David Wells Yamaha 109.321 mph 1:02:07.38
5   Gary Bryan / Colin Hardman Yamaha 109.098 mph 1:02:15.02
6   Andrew Laidlow / Patrick Farrance LCR Suzuki 108.562 mph 1:02:33.45
7   Philip Dongworth / Stuart Castles Ireson Yamaha 108.321 mph 1:02:42.13
8   Tony Elmer / Darren Marshall Ireson Yamaha 107.584 mph 1:03:07.57
9   Glyn Jones / Chris Lake DMR Honda 106.824 mph 1:03:34.50
10   David Wallis / Sally Wilson Honda 106.492 mph 1:03:46.40
  • Race 4 – Isle of Man Steam Packet Supersport Junior TT 7 June (4 laps – 150.92 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   John McGuinness Honda 122.264 mph 1:14:03.73
2   Bruce Anstey Suzuki 121.542 mph 1:14:30.13
3   Jason Griffiths Yamaha 120.707 mph 1:15:01.08
4   Ian Lougher Honda 120.388 mph 1:15:13.00
5   Cameron Donald Honda 119.552 mph 1:15:44.56
6   Martin Finnegan Honda 119.207 mph 1:15:57.70
7   Nigel Beattie Yamaha 119.116 mph 1:16:01.19
8   Dan Stewart Yamaha 118.524 mph 1:16:23.97
9   Mark Parrett Yamaha 118.329 mph 1:16:31.53
10   Chris Palmer Honda 117.952 mph 1:16:46.20

New Lap Record: John McGuinness, 123.975 mph

Note: Ian Hutchinson did finish 2nd in the Supersport race, but was later disqualified, as his Kawasaki ZX-6 was deemed to be illegal due to a 0.2mm (0.02 cm) difference in cam dimensions. However, McAdoo Racing (Hutchinson's team) have lodged an appeal to have the position re-instated.

  • Race 5 – Hilton Hotel & Casino Sidecar TT, Race B 7 June (3 laps – 113.19 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   Nick Crowe / Darren Hope DMR Honda 111.467 mph 1:00:55.64
2   Steve Norbury / Scott Parnell Yamaha 110.376 mph 1:01:31.78
3   Roy Hanks / Dave Wells DMR Honda 108.67 mph 1:02:29.73
4   Bill Currie / Mark Cox Windle Yamaha 107.312 mph 1:03:17.16
5   Tony Baker / Mark Hegarty Yamaha 107.181 mph 1:03:21.81
6   Conrad Harrison / Kris Hibberd Honda 106.426 mph 1:03:48.78
7   Roger Stockton / Pete Alton Yamaha 105.614 mph 1:04:18.23
8   Kenny Howles / Doug Jewell Suzuki 105.582 mph 1:04:19.39
9   John Holden / Andrew Winkle Honda 105.569 mph 1:04:19.85
10   Nigel Connole / Jamie Winn Honda 105.362 mph 1:04:27.46
  • Race 6 – Jester Interactive Senior TT 9 June (6 laps – 226.38 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1   John McGuinness Honda 126.178 mph 1:47:38.84
2   Cameron Donald Honda 125.68 mph 1:47:59.45
3   Bruce Anstey Suzuki 125.596 mph 1:48:08.79
4   Ian Lougher Honda 125.396 mph 1:48:19.11
5   Guy Martin Yamaha 123.841 mph 1:49:40.71
6   Carl Rennie Kawasaki 122.411 mph 1:50:57.62
7   Davy Morgan Honda 121.646 mph 1:51:39.48
8   Raymond Porter Yamaha 121.439 mph 1:51:50.90
9   Nigel Beattie Yamaha 121.137 mph 1:52:07.60
10   Gary Carswell Suzuki 121.027 mph 1:52:13.76

New Outright Lap Record: John McGuinness, 129.451 mph

NotesEdit

  • Major alterations to the Snaefell mountain course are carried out for the 2006 TT Races with road widening at the Windy Corner carried-out over the winter of 2005/2006.
  • Ryan Farquhar misses the 2006 TT Races after breaking an arm after crashing a 250cc motor-cycle at the Cookstown Races. His place is taken by Adrian Archibald in the Suzuki team. However, Ryan Farquhar makes a return to the Mountain Course when he races in the 2006 Manx Grand Prix.[1]
  • Practice for the 2006 Isle of Man TT Races is the first complete all dry session since 1957. Dave Molyneux and Daniel Sayle during Thursday afternoon practice session crashed at Rhencullen after the sidecar outfit experiences a 145 mph Donald Campbell "bluebird style-flip."[2]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ TT News 2006 Preview Edition Isle of Man Newspapers.
  2. ^ TT News 2006 – Edition 1 Isle of Man Newspapers

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