1966 Isle of Man TT

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The 1966 Isle of Man TT races were held later in the year than the traditional May/June fortnight due to the seamen's strike which affected access to the Island for all concerned.[1] After the strike ended in July, the TT races were re-organised to fit with the remaining events in the Grand Prix calendar and preceded the September Manx Grand Prix, meaning nearly a month of continuous disruption to everyday Isle of Man affairs and much concerted effort from the motorcycle trade and journalists together with the many volunteers and support workers.[2]

1966 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Bill Ivy United Kingdom Yamaha 97.66 mph 1:09.32.8 8
2 United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Yamaha 96.96 mph 1:10.03.2 6
3 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 96.82 mph 1:10.09.2 4
4 Canada Mike Duff Canada Yamaha 95.42 mph 1:11.11.2 3
5 United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 95.13 mph 1:11.24.0 2
6 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 95.07 mph 1:11.26.6 1

1966 Sidecar TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Switzerland Fritz Scheidegger/J.Robinson Switzerland BMW 90.76 mph 1:14.50.0 8
2 West Germany Max Deubel/Emil Horner West Germany BMW 90.75 mph 1:14.50.8 6
3 West Germany Georg Auerbacher/W.Kalauch West Germany BMW 88.35 mph 1:16.52.4 4
4 West Germany Klaus Enders/Ralf Engelhardt West Germany BMW 87.94 mph 1:17.14.4 3
5 United Kingdom Tony Baitup/G.Geer United Kingdom Triumph 87.41 mph 1:17.42.6 2
6 United Kingdom Barry Dungworth/N.Caddow United Kingdom BMW 80.90 mph 1:19.33.4 1

1966 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 101.79 mph 2:13.26.0 8
2 United Kingdom Stuart Graham United Kingdom Honda 97.49 mph 2:19.20.0 6
3 United Kingdom Peter Inchley United Kingdom Villiers 91.63 mph 2:28.34.4 4
4 Czechoslovakia Franta Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 89.87 mph 2:31.09.0 3
5 Australia Jack Findlay Australia Bultaco 88.82 mph 2:32.56.2 2
6 United Kingdom Bill Smith United Kingdom Bultaco 87.63 mph 2:35.01.4 1

1966 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 100.87 mph 2:14.40.4 8
2 United Kingdom Peter Williams United Kingdom AJS 99.35 mph 2:16.44.4 6
3 United Kingdom Chris Conn United Kingdom Norton 92.56 mph 2:24.46.6 4
4 Australia Jack Ahearn Australia Norton 92.52 mph 2:26.49.8 3
5 Czechoslovakia F Bocek Czechoslovakia Jawa 92.45 mph 2:26.56.4 2
6 United Kingdom John Blanchard United Kingdom Seeley AJS[3] 92.46 mph 2:27.14.2 1

1966 50cc Ultra-Lightweight TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Northern Ireland Ralph Bryans United Kingdom Honda 85.66 mph 1:19.17.2 8
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 84.74 mph 1:20.08.4 6
3 New Zealand Hugh Anderson New Zealand Suzuki 83.14 mph 1:21.41.0 4
4 West Germany Ernst Degner West Germany Suzuki 91.96 mph 1:22.52.2 3
5 United Kingdom B.F.Gleed United Kingdom Honda 68.25 mph 1:39.31.0 2
6 United Kingdom Dave Simmonds United Kingdom Honda 67.70 mph 1:41.50.0 1

1966 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standings[edit]

6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 103.11 mph 2:14.44.8 8
2 Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 101.09 mph 2:14.22.6 6
3 United Kingdom Chris Conn United Kingdom Norton 95.57 mph 2:22.26.8 4
4 United Kingdom John Blanchard United Kingdom Seeley Matchless[3] 95.02 mph 2:22.58.0 3
5 United Kingdom Ron Chandler United Kingdom Matchless 94.11 mph 2:24.20.4 2
6 Czechoslovakia Franta Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 93.94 mph 2:24.36.0 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isle of Man TT Database 1966 Retrieved 26 December 2014
  2. ^ Wright, David 100 Years of the Isle of Man TT: A Century of Motorcycle Racing (at Google Books) Retrieved 26 December 2014
  3. ^ a b Motor Cycle 21 July 1966, p.86 Racing Line by David Dixon. "To replace Minter, Colin Seeley has taken on John Blanchard...John will ride the Seeley AJSs and G50s in all short-circuit events, plus the Ulster Grand Prix and the TT". Accessed and added 26 Decemember 2014

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