1972 Isle of Man TT

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The 1972 Isle of Man TT were a number of motorcycle races held between 5–9 June 1972. It was the fifth round of the FIM Motorcycle Grand Prix World Championship (now MotoGP). This event ultimately heralded the end of the Isle of Man TT as a FIM championship race. After the death of his friend Gilberto Parlotti during the Ultra-Lightweight 125cc race, Giacomo Agostini, the Italian MV Agusta rider and 10 time 350cc and 500cc world champion announced that he would never again race at the Isle of Man after this event. He considered the event too dangerous for international competition. As the years went on, more top riders joined Agostini's boycotting of subsequent TT's; and in 1976, it was announced that the TT would be removed from the championship calendar. The British round of the FIM championship would be held at Silverstone Circuit on the mainland from 1977 onwards. The Ultra-Lightweight race was held in heavy rain, and Parlotti crashed heavily at the Verandah section of the circuit 29 miles into his second lap. He was 31 years old. Agostini would go on to win his 9th and 10th (and final) TT's- the most for a non-British rider.

1972 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

Monday 5 June 1972 – 5 Laps (188.65 Miles) Mountain Course.[1]

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

1972 Isle of Man Sidecar 500cc TT final standings[edit]

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

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

1972 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

Wednesday 7 June 1972 – 4 Laps (150.92 Miles) Mountain Course.[1]

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

1972 Isle of Man Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc final standings[edit]

Friday 9 June 1972 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.[2]

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

1972 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standings[edit]

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

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

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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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