1971 Isle of Man TT

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The 1971 Isle of Man TT was a motorcycle event held on June 12, 1971 on the 37-mile Snaefell Mountain course on the Isle of Man between Great Britain and Ireland. It was the third round of the 1971 FIM Grand Prix motorcycle racing season (now MotoGP).

The unbelievable happened in 1971 - Agostini's MV broke down on the first lap of the Junior.

The crowd cheered when it was announced that the Italian had stopped at Ramsey with engine problems. His demise produced a dramatic race in which many of the favourites either crashed or broke down.

Yamaha's Phil Read led Alan Barnett, Rod Gould and Dudley Robinson at the end of the first lap. Gould then crashed at Quarterbridge, but continued. On lap three Barnett came off at Glen Helen, and a lap later Read retired with engine problems. With one lap to go Robinson led Yorkshireman Tony Jefferies, riding a Yamsel, but he crashed at Rhencullen, so Jefferies came home with 37 seconds to spare from newcomers Gordon Pantall, with Bill Smith third.

Agostini had no such problems in the Senior, which was postponed by a day because of bad weather. Despite spending nearly two minutes in the pits to rectify carburation problems, he won comfortably from Peter Williams (Arter Matchless) and Frank Perris on a Suzuki.

The splendid Yamaha twins dominated the 250cc race, which was reduced to four laps. Phil Read led all the way when his main challenger Peter Williams's MZ expired at the end of the first lap. Barry Randle and Alan Barnett completed a Yamaha clean sweep.

A certain Barry Sheene made his one and only TT appearance in the 125cc race, but slipped off his Suzuki at Quarterbridge on the second lap while lying second in appalling conditions. The race was won by Chas Mortimer, riding a Yamaha, at the slowest 125cc average on the Mountain Course since 1953.

A new three-lap Formula 750 race was introduced to provide a class to accommodate the popular British 750cc racing machines. Tony Jefferies led throughout on a works Triumph after a splendid battle with the BSA of Ray Pickrell and the Norton of Peter Williams.

Pickrell gained revenge in the 750cc class of the Production race. Riding a Triumph, he was involved in a tremendous duel with Williams until the Norton stopped on the third lap at the Bungalow. Pickrell was a comfortable winner from Jefferies and the BSA of Bob Heath. John Williams and Bill Smith brought Honda success in both the 500 and 250cc classes with dominant victories.

Siggi Schauzu won his fifth TT after a superb duel with BMW teammate George Auerbacher in the World Championship sidecar race. Earlier in the week Auerbacher had secured his first TT victory in the 750cc sidecar event after ten years of trying. Schauzu broke the lap record from a standing start but dropped out on the second lap.[1]

1971 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 Chas Mortimer United Kingdom Yamaha 83.91 mph 1:20.54.0 15
2 Sweden Börje Jansson Sweden Maico 81.83 mph 1:23.43.6 12
3 United Kingdom John Kiddie United Kingdom Honda 76.14 mph 1:29.12.2 10
4 United Kingdom Peter Courtney United Kingdom Yamaha 75.92 mph 1:29.28.2 8
5 United Kingdom Nev Watts United Kingdom Honda 75.70 mph 1:29.43.6 6
6 United Kingdom C.Ward United Kingdom Maico 74.14 mph 1:30.23.6 5
7 United Kingdom F.C. Smart United Kingdom Honda 74.96 mph 1.30.36.6 4
8 United Kingdom Lindsay Porter United Kingdom Honda 73.99 mph 1.31.48.2 3
9 United Kingdom Bill Rae United Kingdom Maico 73.19 mph 1.32.48.4 2
10 United Kingdom John Pearson United Kingdom Bultaco 72.97 mph 1.33.05.0 1
DNF United Kingdom Barry Sheene United Kingdom Suzuki

1971 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings[edit]

4 Laps (150.92 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Phil Read Britain Yamaha 98.02 mph 1:32.23.3 15
2 United Kingdom Barry Randle Britain Yamaha 93.75 mph 1:34.27.6 12
3 United Kingdom Alan Barnett Britain Yamaha 95.09 mph 1:35.02.0 10
4 United Kingdom Rod Gould Britain Yamaha 95.09 mph 1:35.14.0 8
5 United Kingdom Bill Henderson Britain Yamaha 94.32 mph 1:36.01.2 6
6 Switzerland Gyula Marsovsky Switzerland Yamaha 94.04 mph 1:36.18.0 5
7 United Kingdom Peter Berwick United Kingdom Yamaha 93.65 mph 1:36.42.6 4
8 United Kingdom Ian Richards United Kingdom Yamaha 93.47 mph 1:36.53.4 3
9 Sweden Börje Jansson Sweden Yamasaki 93.39 mph 1:36.50.0 2
10 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall United Kingdom Yamaha 93.35 mph 1:37.00.8 1

1971 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings[edit]

5 Laps (188.65 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 United Kingdom Tony Jefferies United Kingdom Yamsel 89.81 mph 2:05.48.6 15
2 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall United Kingdom Yamaha 89.55 mph 2:06.25.0 12
3 United Kingdom Bill Smith United Kingdom Honda 89.81 mph 2:07.40.8 10
4 United Kingdom John Williams United Kingdom AJS 88.94 mph 2:07.17.0 8
5 United Kingdom Mick Chatterton United Kingdom Yamaha 87.38 mph 2:09.33.6 6
6 United Kingdom Gerry Mateer United Kingdom Aermacchi 87.18 mph 2:09.51.8 5
7 United Kingdom Mick Grant United Kingdom Yamaha 86.50 mph 2:28.30.6 4
8 United Kingdom Billy Guthrie United Kingdom Yamaha 86.31 mph 2:11.09.0 3
9 East Germany Günter Bartusch East Germany MZ 86.15 mph 2:11.24.2 2
10 United Kingdom Peter Berwick United Kingdom Suzuki 85.90 mph 2:11.47.2 1

1971 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 102.49 mph 2:12.24.4 15
2 United Kingdom Peter Williams United Kingdom Matchless 98.40 mph 2:18.03.0 12
3 United Kingdom Frank Perris United Kingdom Suzuki 96.51 mph 2:20.45.4 10
4 Wales Selwyn Griffiths United Kingdom Matchless 95.03 mph 2:22.57.4 8
5 United Kingdom Gordon Pantall United Kingdom Kawasaki 95.02 mph 2:22.57.6 6
6 United Kingdom Roger Sutcliffe United Kingdom Matchless 94.38 mph 2:23.56.2 5
7 United Kingdom Keith Turner United Kingdom Suzuki 94.08 mph 2:24.23.2 4
8 United Kingdom Charlie Sanby United Kingdom Seeley 93.04 mph 2:26.00.8 3
9 United Kingdom Tom Dickie United Kingdom Matchless 92.82 mph 2:26.21.2 2
10 Germany Hans-Otto Butenuth Germany BMW 92.81 mph 2:26.21.8 1

1971 Isle of Man Sidecar 500cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Place Rider Number Country Machine Speed Time Points
1 West Germany Siegfried Schauzu/W.Kalauch West Germany BMW 86.21 mph 1:18.47.6 15
2 West Germany Georg Auerbacher/H.Hahn West Germany BMW 86.10 mph 1:18.53.2 12
3 West Germany Arsenius Butscher/J.Huber West Germany BMW 81.31 mph 1:23.32.6 10
4 United Kingdom Jeff Gawley/G.Alcock United Kingdom Yamaha 80.22 mph 1:24.40.8 8
5 West Germany Richard Wegener/A.Heinrichs West Germany BMW 80.15 mph 1:24.44.6 6
6 United Kingdom Chris Vincent/M.Casey United Kingdom BSA 79.19 mph 1:25.40.6 5
7 United Kingdom Dick Hawes & J.P.Mann United Kingdom Seely 76.37 mph 1:28.56.2 4
8 United Kingdom Robin Williams & Jack McPherson United Kingdom Triumph 75.47 mph 1:30.00.6 3
9 United Kingdom J.Mines & G.Davis United Kingdom Matchless 75.25 mph 1:30.46.0 2
10 United Kingdom Peter Brown & F.Holden United Kingdom BSA 74.62 mph 1:31.01.8 1

Non-championship races[edit]

1971 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Ray Pickrell Triumph 100.07 mph 1:30.30.2
2 United Kingdom Tony Jefferies Triumph 98.38 mph 1:30.03.0
3 United Kingdom Bob Heath BSA 97.08 mph 1:33.17.4
4 West Germany Hans-Otto Butenuth BMW 93.75 mph 1:36.36.0
5 United Kingdom David Nixon Triumph 93.02 mph 1:37.21.0
6 United Kingdom B.J.Clark Norton 92.97 mph 1:37.24.6
7 United Kingdom Tom Dickie BMW 91.08 mph 1:39.26.0
8 United Kingdom Keith Heckles Norton 86.11 mph 1:45.10.8
9 United Kingdom Tony Anderson BMW 85.81 mph 1:45.32.0
10 United Kingdom Peter Darvill Honda 80.51 mph 1:52.29.4

1971 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom John Williams Honda 91.04 mph 1:39.28.8
2 United Kingdom Graham Penny Honda 89.09 mph 1:41.39.6
3 United Kingdom A.T.Cooper Suzuki 86.63 mph 1:44.32.8
4 United Kingdom Graham Bailey Suzuki 86.42 mph 1:44.47.8
5 United Kingdom Tom Loughridge Suzuki 85.34 mph 1:46.07.4
6 United Kingdom Martyn Ashwood Suzuki 85.34 mph 1:46.07.6
7 Isle of Man Danny Shimmin Suzuki 84.39 mph 1:47.21.6
8 United Kingdom P.Jones Suzuki 81.67 mph 1:50.53.2
9 United Kingdom Bill Milne Kawasaki 80.55 mph 1:52.26.0

1971 Isle of Man Sidecar 750cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 West Germany Georg Auerbacher/H.Hahn BMW 86.86 mph 1.18.12.0
2 United Kingdom A.J.Samson/D.A.Jose Triumph 82.50 mph 1.22.20.2
3 United Kingdom R.Williamson/J.McPherson Weslake 82.25 mph 1.23.50.0
4 United Kingdom R.Woodhouse/D.Woodhouse Honda 81.91 mph 1.22.55.0
5 United Kingdom D.Wood/D.Coomber Norton 81.19 mph 1.23.39.8
6 United Kingdom D.Plummer/M.Brett Triumph 80.77 mph 1.24.05.6
7 United Kingdom B.Currie/M.Scott Triumph 80.60 mph 1.24.16.2
8 United Kingdom M.Potter/P.J.Burleigh BSA 80.18 mph 1.24.43.4
9 United Kingdom D.Hawes/J.P.Mann Seeley 80.09 mph 1.24.48.6
10 United Kingdom A.Methersill/M.Mitchinson AMS 79.52 mph 1.25.24.8

1971 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Bill Smith Honda 84.14 mph 1:47.43.6
2 United Kingdom Charlie Williams Yamaha 84.04 mph 1:47.52.0
3 Northern Ireland Tommy Robb Honda 82.49 mph 1:49.47.6
4 United Kingdom Peter Berwick Suzuki 81.27 mph 1:51.26.4
5 United Kingdom Gordon Daniels Suzuki 81.09 mph 1:51.41.4
6 United Kingdom Lindsay Porter Suzuki 79.14 mph 1:54.26.6
7 United Kingdom Roy Simmons Suzuki 76.53 mph 1:58.20.0
8 United Kingdom Jim Evans Montesa 74.44 mph 2:01.20.8
9 United Kingdom Bill Barker Honda 72.25 mph 2:05.21.0

1971 Isle of Man Formula 1 750 cc TT final standings[edit]

3 Laps (113.00 Miles) Mountain Course.

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 United Kingdom Tony Jefferies Triumph 102.85 mph 1:06.02.0
2 United Kingdom Ray Pickrell BSA 102.81 mph 1:06.28.0
3 United Kingdom Peter Williams Norton 101.22 mph 1:07.06.2
4 United Kingdom P.J.Clark Yamaha 96.76 mph 1:10.12.0
5 United Kingdom Dudley P.Robinson Yamaha 96.39 mph 1:10.28.2
6 United Kingdom David Nixon Triumph 95.64 mph 1:11.01.0
7 United Kingdom Bill Smith Kawasaki 95.37 mph 1:11.13.2
8 United Kingdom Tom Dickie BMW 92.38 mph 1:13.31.4
9 United Kingdom Peter Darvill Honda 85.81 mph 1:13.44.6
10 United Kingdom Charlie Dobson Norton 91.67 mph 1:14.06.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Source: www.iomtt.com

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