Monday, June 9, 2014

Info from Phil Wain on TT forum

It’s going to take me a bit of time to trawl through everything and get all my stats updated but a few early bits of info: Dean Harrison was the only new member of the 130mph club meaning 14 riders have now achieved this mark. As well as Harrison, Bruce Anstey, Michael Dunlop and William Dunlop set their best ever lap at TT2014. Josh Brookes, Dan Kneen and David Johnson all lapped in excess of 129mph for the first time. Peter Hickman’s stunning lap of 129.104mph on the last lap of the Senior already makes him the 19th fastest rider of all time. Big movers on the all-time fastest lap chart include Dan Cooper (up to 29th), Ivan Lintin (now 33rd) and Russ Mountford (34th). 12 riders broke the 120mph barrier for the first, five of whom were newcomers – Peter Hickman, Martin Jessopp, Phil Crowe, Danny Webb and Vick de Cooremeter. The other riders were Michael Sweeney, Sam Wilson, Christopher Dixon, Connor Behan, Eric Wilson, Daley Mathison and David Madsen-Mygdal. For the first time since 2003, John McGuinness is no longer the outright lap record holder. This year was also the first time he's finished a 'big bike' race without standing on the podium since the 2000 Senior – in the years since then, he’s even been 1st, 2nd, 3rd or retired from the F1/Superbike and Senior races.

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