TT Rewind - 2009
The John McGuinness success story continued at TT 2009 with victory in the Superbike Race and a new outright lap record of 131.578mph in the Senior, but a broken chain denied him glory in the latter.
His lap four retirement opened the door for HM Plant Honda team-mate Steve Plater to take his second TT win, also becoming the second rider ever to lap at more than 130mph.
2009 also saw the next TT chapter start for the Dunlop family as they returned to the top step of the podium for the first time since Joey Dunlop’s hat-trick in 2000. Joey’s nephew Michael, aged just 20, took the second Supersport Race.
Dunlop was forced to retire from all his other races, including whilst leading the opening Supersport Race, but he made amends a few days later to win the second, revelling in the mixed conditions.
Ian Hutchinson claimed a Superstock-Supersport double to become one of the few riders to win two races in a day. Dave Molyneux and Dan Sayle won the solitary Sidecar Race after the second was abandoned following a serious crash involving Nick Crowe and Mark Cox.
2009 Superbike TT
John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, and Steve Plater offered up a belter of a performance at this Superbike Race on Monday 8th June 2009.
McGuinness kicked off the race with one of his customary fast first laps, setting a new lap record – five seconds clear of Cummins. John then went on to break his...
2009 Sidecar TT Race 1
This three-lap Sidecar Race was a day of ‘firsts’ for many riders, with the winner clinching his 14th TT race win.
The race saw Manxman Dave Molyneux and his partner Daniel Sayle, compete for the winner’s podium against keen pace setters Phil Dongworth and Gary Partridge, with the final winners ...
2009 Supersport TT Race 1
The 9th June 2009 saw Ian Hutchinson and Bruce Anstey, alongside Guy Martin and Keith Amor, battle it out to secure pole position at this Supersport Race.
New Zealander Anstey stole the show early - tearing across the Mountain Course to shatter his own lap record with a stunning lap of 126.549mp...
2009 Superstock TT
This Superstock Race saw four different leaders in the first lap alone, and a race lead of no more than one second throughout its majority.
The race also saw Jenny Tinmouth become the fastest female ever to complete the Mountain Course when she lapped at 116.483mph on her final leg, beating Mari...
2009 Supersport TT Race 2
21-year-old Michael Dunlop stole the show at the second Supersport TT Race, following in the footsteps of father Robert, and Uncle Joey.
Although the start line was blessed with sunshine, bad weather earlier in the day meant the course was very damp, making the ride incredibly tricky in the earl...
2009 Senior TT
Steve Plater was at the forefront of this highly dramatic Senior TT Tace, taking control after early race leader John McGuinness encountered issues on the fourth lap.
During this race, Morecambe rider, McGuinness, had smashed his four-day outright lap record with a lap speed of 131.578mph, the f...