1970 Isle of Man TT

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The 1970 Isle of Man TT, the fourth round of the 1970 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved a number of races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. For the third consecutive year, Giacomo Agostini won both the Junior and Senior races, completing the six laps of the latter race in 2:13.47.6 to win by over five minutes. There were three "production" categories; Malcolm Uphill won the 750 cc, Frank Whiteway the 500 cc and Chas Mortimer the 250 cc. German pairs won both sidecar events; Klaus Enders and Wolfgang Kalauch in the 500 cc and Siegfried Schauzu and H. Schneider in the 750 cc. Kel Carruthers won the Lightweight 250 cc race, while Dieter Braun won the Lightweight 125 cc.

1970 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standings[edit]

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Wales Malcolm Uphill Triumph 97.71 mph 1:55.51.4
2 United Kingdom Peter Williams Norton 97.69 mph 1:55.52.6
3 United Kingdom Ray Pickrell Norton 95.86 mph 1:58.05.2
4 United Kingdom Tom Dickie Triumph 94.14 mph 2:00.15.0
5 United Kingdom Bob Heath BSA 94.09 mph 2:00.19.0
6 West Germany Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 93.54 mph 2:01.01.8
7 United Kingdom Steve Spencer Norton 93.18 mph 2:01.29.2
8 Northern Ireland Tommy Robb Honda 92.26 mph 2:02.42.0
9 United Kingdom John Cooper Honda 91.32 mph 2:03.57.6
10 United Kingdom Pat Mahoney Norton 89.77 mph 2:06.06.0

1970 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standings[edit]

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Frank Whiteway Suzuki 89.94 mph 2:05.52.0
2 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall Triumph 88.90 mph 2:07.20.0
3 United Kingdom Ray Knight Triumph 88.89 mph 2:07.20.4
4 United Kingdom R.Baylie Triumph 87.58 mph 2:09.15.0
5 United Kingdom Graham Penny Triumph 86.70 mph 2:10.34.4
6 United Kingdom J.Wade Suzuki 85.31 mph 2:12.42.0
7 United Kingdom Brian Finch Velocette 83.86 mph 2:14.59.0

1970 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standings[edit]

5 Laps (188.56 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer Ducati 84.87 mph 2:13.23.4
2 United Kingdom John Williams Honda 84.80 mph 2:13.29.0
3 United Kingdom Stan Woods Suzuki 84.06 mph 2:14.40.6
4 United Kingdom G.Hunter Ducati 83.94 mph 2:14.52.4
5 United Kingdom Roy Boughley Honda 82.26 mph 2:17.37.6
6 United Kingdom Raymond Ashcroft Suzuki 76.59 mph 2:27.48.8
7 United Kingdom Tom Loughridge Suzuki 76.32 mph 2:28.19.0
8 United Kingdom C.Luton Ducati 72.50 mph 2:36.08.0

1970 Isle of Man Sidecar 750cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu/H Schneider BMW 90.21 mph 1.15.18.0
2 United Kingdom Peter Brown/Mick Casey BSA 85.97 mph 1.19.00.4
3 Isle of Man E.H.Leece/John Molyneaux LWC 81.02 mph 1.23.50.2
4 United Kingdom Bill Cooper/D B Argent WEC 80.68 mph 1.24.11.8
5 United Kingdom Mick Horsepole/E MacPherson Triumph 80.64 mph 1.24.14.2
6 United Kingdom A.J.Sansum/Alex MacFadzean Triumph 79.58 mph 1.25.21.6
7 United Kingdom Mac Hobson/Geoff Atkinson BSA 79.44 mph 1.25.30.6
8 United Kingdom A.Swindells/D Bayer WEC 79.02 mph 1.25.57.0
9 United Kingdom Roy Woodhouse/Doug Woodhouse Honda 78.39 mph 1.26.38.6
10 United Kingdom Peter Krukowski/Alistair Lewis BSA 77.76 mph 1.27.21.0

1970 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 Australia Kel Carruthers Australia Yamaha 96.13 mph 2:21.19.2 15
2 United Kingdom Rod Gould United Kingdom Yamaha 93.75 mph 2:24.54.0 12
3 East Germany Günter Bartusch East Germany MZ 93.75 mph 2:26.58.0 10
4 United Kingdom Chas Mortimer United Kingdom Yamaha 91.95 mph 2:27.44.2 8
5 United Kingdom Peter Berwick United Kingdom Suzuki 91.93 mph 2:27.46.0 6
6 United Kingdom Alex George United Kingdom Yamaha 91.42 mph 2:28.35.8 5
7 United Kingdom Ian Richardson United Kingdom Yamaha 91.22 mph 2:28.53.6 4
8 Sweden Börje Jansson Sweden Yamaha 90.57 mph 2:29.59.6 3
9 United Kingdom Tony Smith United Kingdom Yamaha 90.44 mph 2:30.12.2 2
10 United Kingdom Bill Smith United Kingdom Yamaha 90.20 mph 2:30.36.2 1

1970 Isle of Man Sidecar 500cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.2 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Klaus Enders/Wolfgang Kalauch West Germany BMW 92.93 mph 1:13.05.6 15
2 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu/H.Schneider West Germany BMW 90.64 mph 1:14.56.4 12
3 West Germany Hans Luthringhauser/H.Cusnik West Germany BMW 88.25 mph 1:16.58.0 10
4 Switzerland Jean Claude Castella/A.Castella Switzerland BMW 87.91 mph 1:17.16.0 8
5 West Germany Horst Owesle/J.Kremer West Germany Munch URS 87.99 mph 1:17.22.0 6
6 West Germany Georg Auerbacher/Hermann Hahn West Germany BMW 86.81 mph 1:18.14.6 5
7 West Germany Arseneus Butscher/Karl Lauterbach West Germany BMW 83.25 mph 1:21.35.6 4
8 United Kingdom Charlie Freedman/Eddie Fletcher United Kingdom Norton 79.86 mph 1:25.02.8 3
9 United Kingdom L Currie/F Kay United Kingdom GSM 79.28 mph 1:25.40.6 2
10 United Kingdom Mick Horsepole/E MacPherson United Kingdom Triumph 77.64 mph 1:27.28.8 1

1970 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 Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 101.77 mph 2:13.28.6 15
2 United Kingdom Alan Barnett United Kingdom Aermacchi 94.16 mph 2:18.23.8 12
3 United Kingdom Paul Smart United Kingdom Yamaha 93.93 mph 2:20.08.8 10
4 Wales Malcolm Uphill United Kingdom Yamaha 95.55 mph 2:22.10.0 8
5 United Kingdom Tony Rutter United Kingdom Yamaha 94.60 mph 2:23.36.0 6
6 United Kingdom Peter Berwick United Kingdom Aermacchi 93.32 mph 2:25.34.2 5
7 United Kingdom Ray Pickrell United Kingdom Aermacchi 91.47 mph 2:28.30.6 4
8 United Kingdom Robin Duffty United Kingdom Aermacchi 91.40 mph 2:28.37.8 3
9 Northern Ireland Tommy Robb United Kingdom Yamaha 90.92 mph 2:29.24.6 2
10 Australia Jack Findlay Australia Norton 90.82 mph 2:29.34.0 1

1970 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 West Germany Dieter Braun West Germany Suzuki 89.27 mph 1:16.05.0 15
2 Sweden Börje Jansson Sweden Maico 86.56 mph 1:18.24.4 12
3 East Germany Gunter Bartusch East Germany MZ 85.93 mph 1:19.02.8 10
4 United Kingdom Steve Murray United Kingdom Honda 84.65 mph 1:20.14.6 8
5 United Kingdom Fred Launchbury United Kingdom Bultaco 84.25 mph 1:20.37.8 6
6 United Kingdom J.Curry United Kingdom Honda 83.99 mph 1:20.52.0 5
7 Northern Ireland Tommy Robb United Kingdom Maico 81.70 mph 1.23.08.8 4
8 United Kingdom John Kiddie United Kingdom Honda 81.27 mph 1.23.34.8 3
9 United Kingdom Barrie Dickinson United Kingdom Honda 80.43 mph 1.24.27.0 2
10 United Kingdom Ken Armstrong United Kingdom Honda 79.21 mph 1.25.45.2 1

1970 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 Italy Giacomo Agostini Italy MV Agusta 101.52 mph 2:13.47.6 15
2 United Kingdom Peter Williams United Kingdom Matchless 97.76 mph 2:18.57.0 12
3 United Kingdom Bill Smith United Kingdom Kawasaki 96.26 mph 2:21.07.6 10
4 Australia Jack Findlay Australia Seeley 95.99 mph 2:21.31.4 8
5 United Kingdom John Williams United Kingdom Matchless 94.19 mph 2:24.13.6 6
6 United Kingdom Tony Jefferies United Kingdom Matchless 93.80 mph 2:24.49.2 5
7 Wales Selwyn Griffiths United Kingdom Matchless 93.54 mph 2:25.13.6 4
8 United Kingdom Brian Adams United Kingdom Norton 93.53 mph 2:25.14.0 3
9 United Kingdom Vin Duckett United Kingdom Matchless 92.80 mph 2:26.23.6 2
10 United Kingdom Steve Spencer United Kingdom Norton 92.61 mph 2:26.41.2 1

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