1961 Isle of Man TT

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The 1961 Isle of Man TT, the fourth round of the 1961 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved five races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. Three of the races were won by Mike Hailwood. He completed the six laps of the course in 2:15.02.0 to win the Senior race, after earlier winning the Lightweight 125cc and Lightweight 250cc races. Phil Read won the Junior race, while Max Deubel and E.Hoerner won the sidecar event.

1961 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 Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 88.23 mph 1:16.58.6 8
2 Switzerland Luigi Taveri Switzerland Honda 88.09 mph 1:17.06.0 6
3 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Honda 87.28 mph 1:17.49.0 4
4 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 84.83 mph 1:20.04.2 3
5 Japan Sadao Shimazaki Japan Honda 84.80 mph 1:20.06.0 2
6 United Kingdom Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Bultaco 83.26 mph 1:21.35.2 1

1961 Sidecar TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Max Deubel/E.Hoerner 3 West Germany BMW 87.65 mph 1:17.29.8 8
2 Switzerland Fritz Scheidegger/H.Burkhardt 2 Switzerland BMW 87.03 mph 1:18.02.6 6
3 United Kingdom Pip Harris/R.V.Campbell 8 United Kingdom BMW 85.26 mph 1:19.40.4 4
4 West Germany A.Rohseipe/L.Bottcher 12 West Germany Norton 79.60 mph 1:25.19.8 3
5 United Kingdom Charlie Freeman/B.Nelson 2 United Kingdom Norton 78.82 mph 1:26.10.6 2
6 United Kingdom Colin Seeley/W.Rawlings 35 United Kingdom Matchless 77.93 mph 1:27.09.8 1

1961 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

5 Laps (188.65 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood United Kingdom Honda 98.38 mph 1:55.03.6 8
2 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Honda 96.56 mph 1:57.14.2 6
3 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Jim Redman Rhodesia Honda 93.09 mph 2:01.36.2 4
4 Japan Kunimitsu Takahashi Japan Honda 92.25 mph 2:02.43.2 3
5 Japan Naomi Taniguchi Japan Honda 88.90 mph 2:07.20.0 2
6 Japan Fumio Ito Japan Yamaha 87.88 mph 2:08.49.0 1

1961 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 United Kingdom Phil Read United Kingdom Norton 95.11 mph 2:22.50.0 8
2 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Gary Hocking Rhodesia MV Agusta 94.25 mph 2:24.07.8 6
3 United Kingdom Ralph Rensen United Kingdom Norton 93.65 mph 2:25.03.0 4
4 United Kingdom Derek Minter United Kingdom Norton 93.50 mph 2:25.16.8 3
5 Czechoslovakia Franta Stastny Czechoslovakia Jawa 93.15 mph 2:25.50.2 2
6 United Kingdom Roy Ingham United Kingdom Norton 92.97 mph 2:26.07.0 1

1961 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 Norton 100.61 mph 2:15.02.0 8
2 Scotland Bob McIntyre United Kingdom Norton 99.20 mph 2:16.54.4 6
3 Australia Tom Phillis Australia Norton 98.78 mph 2:17.31.2 4
4 Scotland Alistair King United Kingdom Norton 97.73 mph 2:18.59.8 3
5 United Kingdom Ron Langston United Kingdom Norton 97.52 mph 2:19.17.6 2
6 United Kingdom Tony Godfrey United Kingdom Norton 96.82 mph 2:22.18.0 1

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