Phillip McCallen

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Phillip McCallen
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Phillip in 1992 on his Honda RC30 at Ballaugh Bridge.
Nationality Northern Irish
Born Portadown, Armagh
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested 11 (1989 - 1999)
TT wins 11
First TT win 1992 Formula One TT
Last TT win 1997 Senior TT
Podiums 19
McCallen at the start of the 1992 Isle of Man TT
McCallen at Gooseneck on the 1992 Isle of Man TT

Phillip McCallen (born Portadown, Armagh[1]) is a Northern Ireland born former motorcycle racer, now turned to dealer in his retirement from road racing.

McCallen is fifth in the list of all-time Isle of Man TT winners, with 11 race victories, including four races in one week in 1996; a tally which stood unbroken until 2010, when Ian Hutchinson won five races in a week. McCallen also won 5 wins from 6 starts at the 1992 North West 200, and 5 wins in one day at the 1996 Ulster Grand Prix.[2]

Biography[edit]

McCallen was born within yards of the Tandragee road racing circuit.[3]

Isle of Man TT[edit]

McCallen is joint fifth in the list of all-time Isle of Man TT winners, with 11 race victories to his name. His first race was in 1988 at the Manx Grand Prix, the amateur equivalent of the TT.[4] The 1996 Isle of Man TT was the year where McCallen riding a Honda achieved four wins in a week, winning all of the main races with Jim Moodie and Joey Dunlop picking up the smaller bike wins.

Later career[edit]

McCallen rode his entire career for Honda (except the last TT in 1999, when he signed up with Yamaha), and during his career was employed working on research and development in conjunction with Honda. In the later stages of his career, McCallen became general after sales manager for one of the UK's leading motorcycle retailers. McCallen now owns a successful motorcycle dealership in Lisburn, specialising in Triumph, Kawasaki and KTM bikes.[2]

Records[edit]

  • Tied fifth in the list of all-time Isle of Man TT winners, with 11 race victories
  • Held the lap record at Olivers Mount, the Scarborough, North Yorkshire venue for the annual Auto66 club event, from 1994 until 2004. It was broken by Guy Martin [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knowhere: Portadown, Armagh, Local Heroes, Famous Residents[dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Motorcycles - Northern Ireland - Triumph Tiger 1050". Phillipmccallen.com. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Whats On". Members.fortunecity.com. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  4. ^ "BBC SPORT | N Ireland | McCallen hails TT as 'ultimate challenge'". News.bbc.co.uk. 24 May 2002. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  5. ^ "Outright Course Lap Record Holders at Oliver’s Mount". Oliversmount.com. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 

External links[edit]

Complete TT record[edit]

1999 Formula One TT
DNF
Junior TT
7
Production TT
3
1997 Formula One TT
1
Junior TT
2
Production TT
1
Lightweight TT
DNF
Senior TT
1
1996 Formula One TT
1
Junior TT
1
Production TT
1
Lightweight TT
4
Senior TT
1
1995 Formula One TT
1
Junior TT
DNF
Lightweight TT
4
1994 Formula One TT
2
Junior TT
DNF
Supersport 600 TT
4
Senior TT
2
1993 Formula One TT
2
Junior TT
DNF
Supersport 600 TT
7
Senior TT
1
1992 Formula One TT
1
Junior TT
DNF
Supersport 600 TT
1
Supersport 400 TT
2
Senior TT
DNF
1991 Formula One TT
4
Junior TT
2
Supersport 600 TT
5
Ultra Lightweight TT
4
Senior TT
3
1990 Formula One TT
39
Junior TT
6
Supersport 600 TT
14
Senior TT
DNF
1989 Formula One TT
15
Junior TT
DNF
Supersport 600 TT
28
Production 750 TT
15
Ultra Lightweight TT
7
Senior TT
17
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Edwards
Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Andreas Hofmann