Ian on the Slingshot Racing Honda at the 2006 Macau Grand Prix.
10 July 1963 |
Ian Lougher (born 10 July 1963) is a British motorcycle racer famous for 9 motorcycle victories in the North West 200, 10 wins at the Isle of Man TT Races and 32 wins at the Southern 100 Races in his career. He was born in Cardiff.
After racing career
Team owner of Team ILR (Ian Lougher Racing). In 2015 his riders are Dan Hegerty in Road Racing and Vasco van der Valk and Joe Thomas in British Motostar Championship.In 2016 Team ILR had Nadieh Jonee Schoots, Holland, in the Stock 1000 Class, with Connall Courtney, Ireland, in the Motostar standard class.
Manx Grand Prix
The first race in the Isle of Man for Ian Lougher was the 1983 Manx Grand Prix in the Newcomers 350cc Junior Race. This Newcomers Race is now seen as a classic Manx Grand Prix race which was won by Robert Dunlop from Steve Hislop in 2nd place and Ian Lougher in 3rd place at an average race speed of 100.62 mph.
1983 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers Junior Race Results
|1||Robert Dunlop||Yamaha||102.46 mph||1:28.22.2|
A return visit by Ian Lougher for the 1984 Manx Grand Prix resulted in a broken-collar bone after a crash on the Mountain Mile while riding a 250cc Armstrong during the 1984 Junior Manx Grand Prix.
Isle of Man TT Race Career
|Year||Race & Capacity||Motorcycle||Average Speed|
|1990||Junior TT 250cc||Yamaha||115.16 mph|
|1997||Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc||Honda||107.89 mph|
|1999||Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc||Honda||107.43 mph|
|2002||Production TT 600cc||Suzuki||118.85 mph|
|2002||Ultra-Lightweight 125cc||Honda||108.65 mph|
|2005||Supersport Junior 'A' TT 600cc||Honda||120.928 mph|
|2008||Lightweight TT 250cc *||Honda||100.741 mph|
|2009||Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc #1 *||Honda||94.911 mph|
|2009||Lightweight TT 250cc **||Honda||101.168 mph|
- * – Indicates win on the Billown Circuit.
- ** – Indicates win over 2 legs on a points scoring basis.
TT career summary
|Number of times||10||14||5||9||8||3||25|
Duke Road Race Rankings
The Duke Road Racing Rankings has since its inception in 2002 been dominated by Ian Lougher, with him winning a record three times and never placing outside the top three. This is in part due to both Ian Lougher's international successes and his willingness to travel, competing at races all over Ireland, the Isle of Man, England, and his native Wales.
- Official ACU TT Programme 1997 pp49 - Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure/Mannin Media Publications
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