2006 Isle of Man TT

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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.

Results[edit]

  • Race 1 – Jester Interactive TT Superbike Race 3 June (6 laps – 226.38 miles)
Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 England John McGuinness Honda 124.764 mph 1:48.52.06
2 Wales Ian Lougher Honda 124.021 mph 1:49.31.20
3 England Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki 123.58 mph 1:49.54.61
4 Republic of Ireland Martin Finnegan Honda 122.385 mph 1:50.59.02
5 Australia Cameron Donald Honda 122.881 mph 1:51.26.54
6 Wales Jason Griffiths Yamaha 121.821 mph 1:51.59.67
7 England Carl Rennie Kawasaki 121.217 mph 1:52.03.19
8 Isle of Man Paul Hunt Yamaha 120.925 mph 1:52.19.41
9 Northern Ireland Davy Morgan Honda 120.425 mph 1:52.45.90
10 Republic of Ireland 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 New Zealand Bruce Anstey Suzuki 124.147 mph 1:12.56.34
2 England Ian Hutchinson Kawasaki 123.912 mph 1:13.04.64
3 Wales Jason Griffiths Yamaha 123.25 mph 1:13.28.19
4 England Guy Martin Yamaha 122.946 mph 1:13.39.09
5 England John McGuinness Honda 122.106 mph 1:14.09.48
6 Wales Ian Lougher Honda 121.209 mph 1:14.42.43
7 Republic of Ireland Martin Finnegan Honda 120.602 mph 1:15.04.30
8 England Mark Parrett Yamaha 119.972 mph 1:15.28.65
9 Isle of Man Gary Carswell Suzuki 119.923 mph 1:15.30.51
10 England 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 Isle of Man Nick Crowe / Darren Hope Honda 113.342 mph 1:00:27.15
2 England Steve Norbury / Scott Parnell Yamaha 110.902 mph 1:01:14.26
3 England John Holden / Andrew Winkle Honda 109.635 mph 1:01:56.71
4 England Roy Hanks / David Wells Yamaha 109.321 mph 1:02:07.38
5 England Gary Bryan / Colin Hardman Yamaha 109.098 mph 1:02:15.02
6 England Andrew Laidlow / Patrick Farrance LCR Suzuki 108.562 mph 1:02:33.45
7 England Philip Dongworth / Stuart Castles Ireson Yamaha 108.321 mph 1:02:42.13
8 England Tony Elmer / Darren Marshall Ireson Yamaha 107.584 mph 1:03:07.57
9 Isle of Man Glyn Jones / Chris Lake DMR Honda 106.824 mph 1:03:34.50
10 England 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 England John McGuinness Honda 122.264 mph 1:14:03.73
2 New Zealand Bruce Anstey Suzuki 121.542 mph 1:14:30.13
3 Wales Jason Griffiths Yamaha 120.707 mph 1:15:01.08
4 Wales Ian Lougher Honda 120.388 mph 1:15:13.00
5 Australia Cameron Donald Honda 119.552 mph 1:15:44.56
6 Republic of Ireland Martin Finnegan Honda 119.207 mph 1:15:57.70
7 Isle of Man Nigel Beattie Yamaha 119.116 mph 1:16:01.19
8 England Dan Stewart Yamaha 118.524 mph 1:16:23.97
9 England Mark Parrett Yamaha 118.329 mph 1:16:31.53
10 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man Nick Crowe / Darren Hope DMR Honda 111.467 mph 1:00:55.64
2 England Steve Norbury / Scott Parnell Yamaha 110.376 mph 1:01:31.78
3 England Roy Hanks / Dave Wells DMR Honda 108.67 mph 1:02:29.73
4 England Bill Currie / Mark Cox Windle Yamaha 107.312 mph 1:03:17.16
5 England Tony Baker / Mark Hegarty Yamaha 107.181 mph 1:03:21.81
6 England Conrad Harrison / Kris Hibberd Honda 106.426 mph 1:03:48.78
7 England Roger Stockton / Pete Alton Yamaha 105.614 mph 1:04:18.23
8 England Kenny Howles / Doug Jewell Suzuki 105.582 mph 1:04:19.39
9 England John Holden / Andrew Winkle Honda 105.569 mph 1:04:19.85
10 England 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 England John McGuinness Honda 126.178 mph 1:47:38.84
2 Australia Cameron Donald Honda 125.68 mph 1:47:59.45
3 New Zealand Bruce Anstey Suzuki 125.596 mph 1:48:08.79
4 Wales Ian Lougher Honda 125.396 mph 1:48:19.11
5 England Guy Martin Yamaha 123.841 mph 1:49:40.71
6 England Carl Rennie Kawasaki 122.411 mph 1:50:57.62
7 Northern Ireland Davy Morgan Honda 121.646 mph 1:51:39.48
8 Republic of Ireland Raymond Porter Yamaha 121.439 mph 1:51:50.90
9 Isle of Man Nigel Beattie Yamaha 121.137 mph 1:52:07.60
10 Isle of Man Gary Carswell Suzuki 121.027 mph 1:52:13.76

New Outright Lap Record: John McGuinness, 129.451 mph

Notes[edit]

  • 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]

Sources[edit]

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

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