1967 Isle of Man TT

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The 1967 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is generally acknowledged to be one of the most dramatic TT races of all time.[1][2] Mike Hailwood, on the powerful but ill-handling, four-cylinder Honda RC181, dueled with Giacomo Agostini on the slightly slower but better handling MV Agusta 500 Three.

The Italian broke Hailwood's lap record on the first lap at a speed of 108.38 mph (174.42 km/h). Hailwood responded with a second lap at 108.77 mph (175.05 km/h) but Agostini still led by 8.6 seconds. At the half-way pit stop of the 6 lap race, Hailwood had cut Agostini's lead to a couple of seconds but he then lost time battering the twist grip back into place with a hammer. Agostini's lead was back up to 11.6 seconds. It was a battle royal as Hailwood, riding at or over the limit, mercilessly pursued the Italian rider. By the fifth lap, Hailwood had made up the difference and the riders appeared to be in a dead heat. The closest of finishes appeared to be in the cards.

Then disaster struck Agostini on the Mountain section when his chain broke at the Windy Corner. He was able to coast back to the pits but, the sprocket was too far gone to make replacement of the chain possible. Hailwood went on to win at a record 105.62 mph (169.98 km/h). His lap record stood for eight years and was only beaten in 1975 by Mick Grant on a much improved circuit with a bike that had an engine one and a half times the size of his, a 750cc Kawasaki.[3]

1967 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standings[edit]

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom John Hartle Triumph 97.10 mph (156.27 km/h) 1.09.56.8
2 United Kingdom Paul Smart Norton 94.60 mph (152.24 km/h) 1.11.48.0
3 United Kingdom Tony Smith BSA 89.73 mph (144.41 km/h) 1.15.42.0
4 United Kingdom Lance Weil Triumph 89.66 mph (144.29 km/h) 1.15.45.8
5 United Kingdom Paul Butler Triumph 88.83 mph (142.96 km/h) 1.16.28.0
6 United Kingdom Tony Godfrey Norton 87.89 mph (141.45 km/h) 1.17.22.0
7 United Kingdom Graham Bailey Triumph 84.47 mph (135.94 km/h) 1.20.11.8
8 United Kingdom Melvyn Rice BSA 80.93 mph (130.24 km/h) 1.23.55.8
9 United Kingdom Tony McGurk Triumph 80.60 mph (129.71 km/h) 1.24.16.6
10 Netherlands Jan R Strijbis Triumph 80.51 mph (129.57 km/h) 1.24.22.2

1967 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standings[edit]

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Isle of Man Neil Kelly Velocette 89.89 mph (144.66 km/h) 1.15.33.8
2 United Kingdom Keith Heckles Velocette 89.15 mph (143.47 km/h) 1.16.11.6
3 United Kingdom David Nixon Triumph 85.11 mph (136.97 km/h) 1.19.48.0

1967 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standings[edit]

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Bill Smith Bultaco 88.63 mph (142.64 km/h) 1.16.38.2
2 Northern Ireland Tommy Robb Bultaco 88.62 mph (142.62 km/h) 1.16.38.6
3 Australia Barry Smith Suzuki 86.29 mph (138.87 km/h) 1.18.43.2

1967 Isle of Man Sidecar TT final standings[edit]

12 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu/H.Schneider 12 Germany BMW 90.96 mph (146.39 km/h) 1:14.40.06 8
2 West Germany Klaus Enders/Ralf Engelhardt 8 Germany BMW 90.58 mph (145.77 km/h) 1:14.59.2 6
3 United Kingdom Colin Seeley/R.Lindsay 4 Britain BMW 87.92 mph (141.49 km/h) 1:17.15.6 4
4 United Kingdom Pip Harris/J.Thornton 17 Britain BMW 86.83 mph (139.74 km/h) 1:18.13.6 3
5 United Kingdom Barry Dungworth/N.Caddow 1 Britain BMW 85.50 mph (137.60 km/h) 1:19.49.4 2
6 United Kingdom Terry Vinicombe/J.Flaxman 5 Britain Kirby – BSA 84.11 mph (135.36 km/h) 1:20.45.6 1

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

12 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 7 Britain Honda 103.07 mph (165.88 km/h) 8
2 United Kingdom Phil Read 14 Britain Yamaha 102.05 mph (164.23 km/h) 6
3 United Kingdom Ralph Bryans 1 Britain Honda 99.55 mph (160.21 km/h) 4
4 United Kingdom Dave Simmonds 12 Britain Kawasaki 92.53 mph (148.91 km/h) 3
5 United Kingdom Bill Smith 9 Britain Kawasaki 89.28 mph (143.68 km/h) 2
6 United Kingdom Mick Chatterton 50 Britain Yamaha 89.13 mph (143.44 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standings[edit]

14 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1 United Kingdom Phil Read 10 Britain Yamaha 97.48 mph (156.88 km/h) 8
2 United Kingdom Stuart Graham 2 Britain Suzuki 97.40 mph (156.75 km/h) 6
3 Japan Akiyasu Motohashi 12 Japan Yamaha 94.56 mph (152.18 km/h) 4
4 United Kingdom Dave Simmonds 8 Britain Kawasaki 92.08 mph (148.19 km/h) 3
5 Australia Kel Carruthers 16 Australia Honda 87.40 mph (140.66 km/h) 2
6 United Kingdom Jim Curry 19 Britain Honda 86.97 mph (139.96 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

14 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 3 Britain Honda 104.68 mph (168.47 km/h) 8
2 Italy Giacomo Agostini 6 Italy MV Agusta 102.28 mph (164.60 km/h) 6
3 United Kingdom Derek Woodman 4 Britain MZ 96.41 mph (155.16 km/h) 4
4 Italy Alberto Pagani 32 Italy Aermacchi 94.91 mph (152.74 km/h) 3
5 United Kingdom Chris Conn 2 Britain Aermacchi 94.77 mph (152.52 km/h) 2
6 Italy Gilberto Milani 33 Italy Aermacchi 94.19 mph (151.58 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man TT 50cc final standings[edit]

16 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1 United Kingdom Stuart Graham 2 Britain Suzuki 82.89 mph (133.40 km/h) 8
2 West Germany Hans-Georg Anscheidt 1 Germany Suzuki 81.86 mph (131.74 km/h) 6
3 United Kingdom Tommy Robb Britain Suzuki 69.28 mph (111.50 km/h) 4
4 United Kingdom Chris Walpole 27 Britain Honda 66.57 mph (107.13 km/h) 3
5 United Kingdom Ernie L Griffiths 19 Britain Honda 66.50 mph (107.02 km/h) 2
6 United Kingdom Stan G W Lawley 20 Britain Honda 65.37 mph (105.20 km/h) 1

1967 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standings[edit]

16 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood 4 Britain Honda 105.62 mph (169.98 km/h) 8
2 United Kingdom Peter Williams 8 Britain Matchless 99.64 mph (160.36 km/h) 6
3 United Kingdom Steve Spencer 32 Britain Lancefield Norton 98.59 mph (158.67 km/h) 4
4 United Kingdom John Cooper 11 Britain Norton 98.20 mph (158.04 km/h) 3
5 United Kingdom Fred Stevens 26 Britain Paton 97.32 mph (156.62 km/h) 2
6 United Kingdom John Hartle 14 Britain Matchless 97.14 mph (156.33 km/h) 1

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.isle-of-man.ws/isle_of_man_tt.php (retrieved 20 August 2006)
  2. ^ http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/hofbiopage.asp?id=187 Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum (retrieved 20 August 2006)
  3. ^ McDiarmid, Mac (2004). The Magic of the TT: A Century of Racing over the Mountain. UK: Haynes. p. 121. ISBN 1-84425-002-4. 

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