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The Junior TT is a motorcycle road race that takes place during the Isle of Man TT festival; an annual event at the end of May and beginning of June. Between 1949 and 1976 this race was part of the Grand Prix motorcycle racing season.

2014 Isle of Man TT Races
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2013 Isle of Man TT Supersport TT Race 2 Michael Dunlop (6), 600cc Honda TT Grandstand 5 June 2013
Race details
Date2 & 4 June 2014
LocationDouglas, Isle of Man
CourseRoad Course
37.73 mi (60.72 km)
Supersport TT Race 1
Pole Position Fastest Lap
England Gary Johnson England Gary Johnson
125.934 mph 126.732 mph
Podium
1. England Gary Johnson
2. New Zealand Bruce Anstey3. Northern Ireland Michael Dunlop
Supersport TT Race 2
Pole Position Fastest Lap
England Gary Johnson Northern Ireland Michael Dunlop
125.934 mph 127.403 mph
Podium
1. Northern Ireland Michael Dunlop
2. New Zealand Bruce Anstey3. Northern Ireland William Dunlop

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Engine capacityEdit

The 1911 Isle of Man TT was the first time the Junior TT race took place and was open to 300cc single-cylinder and 340cc twin cylinder motor-cycles and was contested over 5 laps of the new 37.5 mile Mountain Course. The first event on the new course was the Junior TT Race and was contested by 35 entrants. It was won by Percy J. Evans riding a Humber motor-cycle in 3 hours, 37 minutes and 7 seconds at an average speed of 41.45 mph.

The 1912 event was the first to limit the Junior TT to only 350 cc machines and this engine capacity prevailed until 1994.

EligibilityEdit

EntrantsEdit

  • Entrants must be in possession of a valid National Entrants or FIM Sponsors Licence for Road Racing.

MachinesEdit

The 2012 specification for entries into the Junior TT race are defined as;-

  • Any machine complying with the following specifications:
    • Supersport TT: (Machines complying with the 2012 FIM Supersport Championships specifications)
      • Over 400cc up to 600cc 4 cylinders 4-stroke
      • Over 600cc up to 675cc 3 cylinders 4-stroke
      • Over 600cc up to 750cc 2 cylinders 4-stroke[1]

Official Qualification TimeEdit

  • 115% of the time set by the third fastest qualifier in the class.[2]

Speed and Lap RecordsEdit

The lap record for the Junior TT is 17 minutes and 31.328 seconds, at an average speed of 129.197 mph (207.922 km/h) set by Michael Dunlop on lap 2 of the 2018 Isle of Man TT 600cc Supersport Junior TT Race 1.[3] The race record for a four-lap Junior TT is 1 hour, 11 minutes and 28.059 seconds at an average race speed of 126.703 mph (203.909 km/h) set by Dean Harrison during the 2018 600cc Supersport TT Race 2.[4][5]

List of Junior/Supersport TT WinnersEdit

[6]

Year Rider Manufacturer Average Race Speed
1911   Percy J. Evans Humber 41.45 mph
1912   W. Harry Bashall Douglas 39.65 mph
1913   Hugh Mason NUT 43.75 mph
1914   Eric Williams AJS 45.58 mph
1915-1919 Not held
1920   Cyril Williams AJS 40.74 mph
1921   Eric Williams AJS 52.21 mph
1922   Tom Sheard AJS 54.75 mph
1923   Stanley Woods Cotton 55.74 mph
1924   Kenneth Twemlow New Imperial 55.678 mph
1925   Wal Handley Rex-Acme 65.02 mph
1926   Alec Bennett Velocette 66.704 mph
1927   Freddie Dixon HRD 67.19 mph
1928   Alec Bennett Velocette 68.65 mph
1929   Freddie Hicks Velocette 69.71 mph
1930   Henry Tyrell-Smith Rudge 71.08 mph
1931   Tim Hunt Norton 73.94 mph
1932   Stanley Woods Norton 77.16 mph
1933   Stanley Woods Norton 78.08 mph
1934   Jimmie Guthrie Norton 79.16 mph
1935   Jimmie Guthrie Norton 79.14 mph
1936   Freddie Frith Norton 80.14 mph
1937   Jimmie Guthrie Norton 84.43 mph
1938   Stanley Woods Velocette 84.08 mph
1939   Stanley Woods Velocette 83.19 mph
1940-1946 Not held
1947   Bob Foster Velocette 80.311 mph
1948   Freddie Frith Velocette 81.59 mph
1949   Freddie Frith Velocette 83.15 mph
1950   Artie Bell Norton 86.33 mph
1951   Geoff Duke Norton 93.83 mph
1952   Geoff Duke Norton 90.29 mph
1953   Ray Amm Norton 90.52 mph
1954   Rod Coleman AJS 91.51 mph
1955   Bill Lomas Moto Guzzi 92.33 mph
1956   Ken Kavanagh Moto Guzzi 89.29 mph
1957   Bob McIntyre Gilera 94.99 mph
1958   John Surtees MV Agusta 93.97 mph
1959   John Surtees MV Agusta 95.38 mph
1960   John Hartle MV Agusta 96.70 mph
1961   Phil Read Norton 95.11 mph
1962   Mike Hailwood MV Agusta 99.59 mph
1963   Jim Redman Honda 94.91 mph
1964   Jim Redman Honda 98.51 mph
1965   Jim Redman Honda 100.72 mph
1966   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 100.87 mph
1967   Mike Hailwood Honda 104.68 mph
1968   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 104.78 mph
1969   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 101.81 mph
1970   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 101.77 mph
1971   Tony Jefferies Yamsel 89.91 mph
1972   Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta 102.03 mph
1973   Tony Rutter Yamaha 101.99 mph
1974   Tony Rutter Yamaha 104.44 mph
1975   Charlie Williams Yamaha 104.38 mph
1976   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 106.78 mph
1977   Charlie Williams Yamaha 99.62 mph
1978   Chas Mortimer Yamaha 100.71 mph
1979   Charlie Williams Yamaha 105.13 mph
1980   Charlie Williams Yamaha 102.22 mph
1981   Steve Tonkin Armstrong 106.21 mph
1982   Con Law Waddon 105.32 mph
1983   Con Law EMC 108.09 mph
1984   Graeme McGregor Suzuki 109.57 mph
1985   Joey Dunlop Honda 109.91 mph
1986   Steve Cull Honda 109.62 mph
1987   Eddie Laycock EMC 108.52 mph
1988   Joey Dunlop Honda 111.87 mph
1989   Johnny Rea Honda 112.12 mph
1990   Ian Lougher Yamaha 115.16 mph
1991   Robert Dunlop Yamaha 114.89 mph
1992   Brian Reid Yamaha 115.13 mph
1993   Brian Reid Yamaha 115.14 mph
1994   Joey Dunlop Honda 114.67 mph
1995   Iain Duffus Honda 116.58 mph
1996   Phillip McCallen Honda 117.65 mph
1997   Ian Simpson Honda 118.41 mph
1998   Michael Rutter Honda 114.37 mph
1999   Jim Moodie Honda 118.11 mph
2000   David Jefferies Yamaha 119.33 mph
2001 Not held
2002   Jim Moodie Yamaha 119.22 mph
2003   Bruce Anstey Triumph 120.36 mph
2004   John McGuinness Yamaha 120.57 mph
2005   Ian Lougher Honda 120.928 mph
  Ryan Farquhar Kawasaki 120.627 mph
2006   John McGuinness Honda 122.264 mph
2007   Ian Hutchinson Honda 123.225 mph
2008   Steve Plater Yamaha 122.338 mph
  Bruce Anstey Suzuki 123.041 mph
2009   Ian Hutchinson Honda 124.141 mph
  Michael Dunlop Yamaha 121.416 mph
2010   Ian Hutchinson Honda 124.677 mph
  Ian Hutchinson Honda 125.161 mph
2011   Bruce Anstey Honda 124.232 mph
  Gary Johnson Honda 123.819 mph
2012   Bruce Anstey Honda 124.160 mph
  Michael Dunlop Yamaha 123.543 mph
2013   Michael Dunlop Honda 125.182 mph
  Michael Dunlop Honda 125.997 mph
2014   Gary Johnson Triumph 125.078 mph
  Michael Dunlop Honda 124.526 mph
2015   Ian Hutchinson Yamaha 125.451 mph
  Ian Hutchinson Yamaha 125.803 mph
2016   Ian Hutchinson Yamaha 126.445 mph
  Ian Hutchinson Yamaha 125.905 mph
2017   Michael Dunlop Yamaha 124.368 mph
Supersport TT 2 Cancelled due to weather conditions
2018   Michael Dunlop Honda 126.027 mph
  Dean Harrison Kawasaki 126.703 mph
2019   Lee Johnston Yamaha 126.449 mph
  Peter Hickman Triumph 127.671 mph

Race winners (riders)Edit

Rider Wins
Ian Hutchinson 8
Giacomo Agostini, Michael Dunlop, Stanley Woods 5
Bruce Anstey, Charlie Williams 4
Joey Dunlop, Freddie Frith, Jimmie Guthrie, Jim Redman 3
Alec Bennett, Brian Reid, Geoff Duke, Mike Hailwood, Gary Johnson, Con Law, Ian Lougher, John McGuinness, Chas Mortimer, Jim Moodie, John Surtees, Eric Williams 2
Rod Coleman, Percy J. Evans, Ryan Farquhar, Peter Hickman, David Jefferies, Lee Johnston, Ken Kavanagh, Dave Leach, Bill Lomas, Phil Mellor, Steve Plater, Michael Rutter, T. M. Sheard, H. G. Tyrell Smith 1

Race winners (manufacturers)Edit

Marque Wins
Yamaha 22
Honda 18
Norton 11
MV Agusta 9
Velocette 8
AJS 5
Moto Guzzi, Triumph 2
Cotton, Douglas, EMC, Gilera, Humber, HRD, Kawasaki, New Imperial, NUT, Rex-Acme, Rudge-Whitworth, Suzuki 1

Winners of Junior/Senior Double Isle of Man TT RacesEdit

Year Name Make of Motorcycle
1931 Tim Hunt Norton
1932/33 Stanley Woods Norton
1934 Jimmie Guthrie Norton
1951 Geoff Duke Norton
1953 Ray Amm Norton
1957 Bob McIntyre Gilera
1958/59 John Surtees MV Agusta
1967 Mike Hailwood Honda
1968–70, 1972 Giacomo Agostini MV Agusta
1985, 1988 Joey Dunlop Honda
1996 Phillip McCallen Honda
2000 David Jefferies Yamaha
2006 John McGuinness Honda
2010 Ian Hutchinson Honda
2014 Michael Dunlop Honda / BMW
2017 Michael Dunlop Yamaha / Suzuki


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ International Tourist Trophy Regulations 2012 page 3/Appendix A page 34 ACU Events (Isle of Man) Limited (2012) Isle of Man Department of Economic Development
  2. ^ International Tourist Trophy Regulations 2012 page 19 ACU Events (Isle of Man) Limited (2012) Isle of Man Department of Economic Development
  3. ^ "Michael Dunlop wins record breaking Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 1". Isle of Man TT. Duke Marketing Ltd. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Harrison sets new race record in Supersport Race 2". Isle of Man TT. Duke Marketing Ltd. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Monster Energy Supersport TT 2 - Result Sheet" (PDF). Isle of Man TT. Duke Marketing Ltd. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  6. ^ "TT Fact Zone". Duke Marketing Ltd.

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