1968 Isle of Man TT

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The 1968 Isle of Man TT, the third round of the 1968 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved six championship races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man during 8–14 June 1968. Giacomo Agostini won both the Junior and Senior races, completing the six laps of the latter race in 2:13.39.4 to win by almost nine minutes. The Ultra-Lightweight 50cc race was won by Barry Smith, the Lightweight 125cc race by Phil Read and the Lightweight 250cc by Bill Ivy.

FIM Championship races[edit]

Ultra-Lightweight TT 50cc final standings[edit]

10 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 Australia Barry Smith 1 Derbi 72.90 mph 1:33.10.4 8
2 United Kingdom Chris M. Walpole 9 Honda 67.26 mph 1:40.59.6 6
3 United Kingdom Les Griffiths 14 Honda 66.12 mph 1:42.36.0 4
4 United Kingdom David Lock 12 Honda 65.66 mph 1:43.27.8 3
5 United Kingdom Jim Pink 29 Honda 64.14 mph 1:45.54.2 2
6 United Kingdom R.M. Udall 7 Honda 67.70 mph 1:40.03.8 1
DNF Spain Angel Nieto 9 Derbi

Lightweight TT 125cc final standings[edit]

14 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Phil Read 2 Yamaha 99.12 mph 1:08.31.4 8
2 United Kingdom Bill Ivy 9 Yamaha 97.78 mph 1:09.27.8 6
3 Australia Kel Carruthers 12 Suzuki 86.69 mph 1:18.21.2 4
4 United Kingdom Tommy Robb 11 Bultaco 85.80 mph 1:19.10.4 3
5 Rhodesia Gordon Keith 7 Brown Special 84.88 mph 1:20.06.4 2
6 United Kingdom Steve Murray 16 Honda 83.19 mph 1:21.09.4 1

Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

10 June 1968 – 6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Bill Ivy 21 Yamaha 99.58 mph 2:16.24.8 8
2 Italy Renzo Pasolini 5 Benelli 98.00 mph 2:18.36.8 6
3 East Germany Heinz Rosner 12 MZ 95.04 mph 2:22.56.4 4
4 United Kingdom Malcolm Uphill 1 Suzuki 93.86 mph 2:24.44.4 3
5 United Kingdom Rod Gould 32 Yamaha 93.61 mph 2:25.07.0 2
6 United Kingdom Bill Smith 3 Yamaha 92.26 mph 2:27.14.8 1

Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

12 June 1968 – 6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 Italy Giacomo Agostini 6 MV Agusta 104.78 mph 2:09.38.6 8
2 Italy Renzo Pasolini 17 Benelli 102.65 mph 2:12.19.6 6
3 United Kingdom Bill Smith 7 Honda 95.02 mph 2:22.58.6 4
4 United Kingdom Derek Woodman 15 Aermacchi 93.46 mph 2:25.21.4 3
5 United Kingdom John Cooper 16 Seeley 93.35 mph 2:25.32.0 2
6 Australia Jack Findlay 1 Aermacchi 93.04 mph 2:26.00.0 1

Sidecar TT 500cc final standings[edit]

8 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.2 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu/H. Schneider 7 BMW 91.09 mph 1:14.34.2 8
2 West Germany Johann Attenburger/J. Schillinger 2 BMW 89.47 mph 1:15.55.2 6
3 West Germany Hans Luthringhauser/G. Hughes 5 BMW 87.60 mph 1:17.32.6 4
4 West Germany Helmut Fath/W. Kalauch 4 BMW 87.28 mph 1:17.49.0 3
5 United Kingdom John Brandon/C. Holland 23 BMW 82.43 mph 1:22.24.4 2
6 United Kingdom Maurice Tombs/T. Tombs 14 BMW 82.20 mph 1:22.30.8 1

Senior TT 500cc final standings[edit]

14 June 1968 – 6 Laps (236.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Machine Speed Time Points
1 Italy Giacomo Agostini 7 MV Agusta 103.63 mph 2:13.39.4 8
2 United Kingdom Brian Ball 30 Seeley-Matchless 95.97 mph 2:22.08.4 6
3 United Kingdom Barry Randle 39 Petty Norton 95.57 mph 2:22.26.8 4
4 United Kingdom Bill Smith 14 Matchless 95.02 mph 2:22.58.0 3
5 United Kingdom Bernie Lund Matchless 94.96 mph 2:22.34.2 2
6 Australia Kel Carruthers 3 Norton 94.23 mph 2:23.06.4 1

Non-championship races[edit]

Sidecar 750cc TT final standings[edit]

8 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Terry Vinicombe/J. Flaxman BSA 85.85 mph 1.19.07.4
2 United Kingdom Norman Hanks/Rose Arnold BSA 83.71 mph 1.21.44.0
3 United Kingdom Peter Brown/D. Bean BSA 83.03 mph 1.21.48.0
4 United Kingdom Mick Horsepole/G. Horspole Triumph 79.53 mph 1.25.24.0
5 United Kingdom John B. Crick/D. Senior Triumph 78.96 mph 1.21.01.2
6 United Kingdom Ken Graham/G. Sewell Triumph 78.45 mph 1.26.35.4
7 United Kingdom Ernie H. Leece/John Molyneux LMS 78.35 mph 1.26.41.6
8 United Kingdom Derek Plummer/Malcolm Brett Triumph 76.98 mph 1.28.13.8
9 United Kingdom Terry Windle/R. Hinchcliffe Triumph 76.49 mph 1.28.48.8
10 United Kingdom Dave Saville/E. Fletcher Sabre 76.26 mph 1.29.04.0

Production TT 750 cc final standings[edit]

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Ray Pickrell Dunstall Norton Dominator 98.13 mph 1.09.13.2
2 United Kingdom Billie Nelson Norton 94.62 mph 1.11.47.2
3 United Kingdom Tony Smith BSA 93.82 mph 1.12.23.8
4 United Kingdom Graham Bailey Triumph 89.66 mph 1.13.12.6
5 United Kingdom Malcom Uphill Triumph 80.08 mph 1.17.07.0
6 United Kingdom Tony Godfrey Norton 85.92 mph 1.19.03.2

Production TT 500 cc final standings[edit]

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Ray Knight Triumph 90.09 mph 1.15.23.6
2 United Kingdom John Blanchard Velocette 88.58 mph 1.16.41.2
3 United Kingdom David Nixon Triumph 88.52 mph 1.16.44.4
4 United Kingdom Neil Kelly Velocette 86.47 mph 1.18.33.0
5 United Kingdom Graham Robinson Honda 85.54 mph 1.19.24.2
6 United Kingdom George Barnacle Norton 84.23 mph 1.20.36.8
7 United Kingdom Hugh Evans BSA 84.47 mph 1.23.08.6
8 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Ducati 77.96 mph 1.27.07.6
9 United Kingdom T. Walker Triumph 75.26 mph 1.30.15.0

Production TT 250 cc final standings[edit]

12 June 1968 – 3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Tervor Burgess Ossa 87.21 mph 1.17.53.4
2 United Kingdom George E. Leigh Bultaco 85.23 mph 1.19.41.8
3 United Kingdom Barry Smith Suzuki 85.17 mph 1.19.45.0
4 United Kingdom Brian Richards Bultaco 83.61 mph 1.21.14.0
5 Rhodesia Gordon Keith Suzuki 83.26 mph 1.21.35.2
6 United Kingdom Tommy Robb Suzuki 83.03 mph 1.21.48.0
7 Australia Kel Carruthers Suzuki 82.10 mph 1.23.43.8
8 United Kingdom Mike Rogers Ducati 80.31 mph 1.24.38.8
9 United Kingdom Adrian T Cooper Suzuki 79.40 mph 1.25.32.6
10 United Kingdom Ernie Johnson Suzuki 79.38 mph 1.25.33.6

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