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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hat trick for McGuinness at the TT

H M Plant Honda rider John McGuinness completed his personal hat trick, when winning the blue-riband Senior TT today in a sun blessed Isle of Man.



Shattering lap and race records during the 226.38-mile start to finish victory, Morecambe’s ‘favourite son’ took his eleventh TT race win by 20.61 seconds from Cameron Donald, with Bruce Anstey third.



Best newcomer in 2005, Australian Donald lapped at over 128mph during the second lap to move into second place and maintain the position for the remainder of the six-lap race.



Kiwi Anstey moved up the leader board from fifth on the opening lap to take third at the chequered flag.



John McGuinness set a new absolute lap record from a standing start with a time of 17 minutes 39.95 seconds a speed of 128.145mph, only to shatter it on his second circuit at 129.451 mph, in a time of 17m 29.26s.



John also collects the Joey Dunlop Trophy by winning the Superbike and Senior TT’s
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um....dude you shoud have put spoiler intestead of Hat Trick for McGuinness. I didnt want to know he won. Thanks.
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McGuinness has been winning for the last three years.


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oh my bad you were waiting for the dvd to come out to know who won?.....
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From a press release issued by Honda Racing:

John McGuinness completes TT Festival hat-trick with Senior TT victory

John McGuinness shattered both lap and race records as he scorched to his
third victory of the week in the Isle of Man TT Festival, finishing ahead
of Cameron Donald, Bruce Anstey and Ian Lougher as Honda riders packed
three of the top four finishing positions in the prestigious Senior race.

The 32 year old Morecambe rider used the tried and tested tactics of
powering as fast as possible into the opening to break the challenge of his
rivals, and he has a superbly prepared HM Plant Honda CBR1000RR for the
race. The machine had been specially prepared for the rigours of racing
this difficult 37.73mile public roads Mountain Course and McGuinness used
its qualities to the full, taking his career eleventh success and also the
130th TT success for Honda.

McGuinness was ahead, but by only half a second, as they charged through
Glen Helen for the first time, but mile by mile, he was extending his
advantage, and also upping the record speed, taking that opening lap in 17m
39.95secs, an average speed of 128.146mph, faster than the record he set in
his winning TT Superbike ride the previous Saturday.

But there was better to come with McGuinness revelling in the near perfect,
sun-drenched conditions as he shook off the challenges of Guy Martin and
then Cameron Donald. As he pitted for fuel and a change of rear wheel, he
had powered further into the unknown, with a lap on 17m 29.26mph, an
average speed of 129.451mph.

That put him 12 seconds ahead of the determined Donald, aboard the Robinson
Concrete backed Honda CBR1000RR. The Aussie, riding in only his second year
on the Island, and with broken heels, the result of a crash in last month’s
North West 200, clocked a second lap of 128.445mph.

He was trying everything he knew, but McGuinness had not only speed on the
road, he also had the slicker pit-crew, and twice they played a major role
in maintaining his supremacy.

At that second refuelling halt, McGuinness was running 25 seconds ahead,
and he was able to ride within himself over the final two laps, checking
his signalling boards to take the victory that puts him level third with
Philip McCallen and the late, great Steve Hislop in the list of all time TT
winners.

“I don’t think that I have ever ridden better round here than that. It was
an unbelievable victory, awesome. I decided to push from the very start,
the bike did not miss a beat, but they pushed me all of the way. It was a
tough race.

“The second lap felt good and fast. I had a blistering ride over the
mountain, and was able to focus in on Guy Martin as a marker, and then I
went ahead of him on the road. It was a terrific lap.

“I am not too fussed about speed, rather, I wanted the win, but this time
is was a case of going as fast as you could to achieve that,” reflected
McGuinness as he took the race, in record time, by 20 seconds from Donald,
who commented: “I’m still stunned with that. It is only 18 months ago that
they invited me to come over here as a newcomer. I just cannot believe how
this race has gone, or my lap times.”

Anstey, despite a scary moment or two on the opening lap at Ballacraine
when he clipped a bank and some bushes, took third place for the TAS Suzuki
team, finishing some eleven seconds ahead of Ian Lougher, riding a Honda
CBR1000RR in the Stobart Motorsport colours.

Guy Martin, riding Yamaha, took fifth place, ahead of the Kawasaki of Carl
Rennie and local rider Davy Morgan riding another Honda CBR1000RR. Raymond
Porter, Nigel Beattie and Gary Carswell completed the top ten finishers

Results
Isle of Man TT Senior Race – six laps, 37.73 mile Mountain Course
1. J. McGuinness (GB), Honda, 1:47:38.84, average speed 126.178 mph
2. C. Donald (Australia), Honda, 1:47:59.45
3. B. Anstey (New Zealand), Suzuki, 1:48: 08.79
4. I. Lougher (GB), Honda, 1:48:19.11
5. G. Martin (GB), Yamaha, 1:49:40.71
6. C. Rennie (GB), Kawasaki, 1:50:57.62
7. D. Morgan (GB), Honda, 1:51:39.48
8. R. Porter (GB), Yamaha, 1:51:50.90
9. N. Beattie (GB), Yamaha, 1:52:07.60
10. G. Carswell (GB), Suzuki, 1:52:13.76

20. Jeremy Toye (USA), Suzuki
25. Mark Miller (USA), Suzuki
40. Tom Montano (USA), Honda
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oh my bad you were waiting for the dvd to come out to know who won?.....

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spoilers i don't mind, posting the results in the subject heading i do.

hell someone got all pissed off cause a video of a CRASH from the race was posted.

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um....dude you shoud have put spoiler intestead of Hat Trick for McGuinness. I didnt want to know he won. Thanks.
yes...it's just common courtesy here.....

although it isnt like it's televised here....
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"although it isnt like it's televised here...."

not anymore no....
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