TT Rewind - 2011

TT Rewind - 2011

Serious injuries sustained at Silverstone in September 2010 meant Ian Hutchinson was unable to defend any of his titles at TT 2011 and John McGuinness reasserted his authority with a Superbike-Senior double.

Riding for the newly titled Honda TT Legends team, McGuinness won the Superbike Race by almost a minute from Cameron Donald but found it a lot tougher going in the Senior where Guy Martin led in the early stages.

McGuinness took the lead on the third lap but couldn’t shake the Suzuki rider off and his final winning margin was just eight seconds.

Michael Dunlop won his second TT with victory on the PBM Kawasaki in the Superstock Race but it was an otherwise disappointing week for the Ulsterman, with Bruce Anstey and Gary Johnson sharing the Supersport wins, the latter taking his first ever TT victory.

Klaus Klaffenbock and Dan Sayle made it three wins in a row in the Sidecar class with victory in the first race but struck trouble in the second when on course for another win. That meant John Holden, who made his TT debut in 1988, took a long-awaited win where he was partnered by Andy Winkle.

Michael Rutter won his first TT race since 1998 when he defeated MotoCzysz team-mate Mark Miller in the TT Zero Race.

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TT Rewind - 2011
  • 2011 Supersport TT Race 1

    The first Supersport Race of the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races got off to a tricky start after the original race was red flagged due to an incident.

    Re-starting later in the day, the race was shortened to three laps. Strong contenders included Cameron Donald who initially led the pack, followed by M...

  • 2011 Superstock TT

    Michael Dunlop, John McGuinness, and Guy Martin rocketed through this four-lap Superstock Race to compete for the number one spot.

    McGuinness kicked off proceedings, putting in his trademark rapid first nine miles, as he led Martin by just 0.2 seconds, with Dunlop another half a second behind. I...

  • 2011 Supersport TT Race 2

    With a flurry of late retirements, and two red flags, this was a dramatic second Superport Race for the 2011 Isle of Man TT Races.

    Gary Johnson and John McGuinness put in a great show for spectators, both vying for first place. However, Johnson was in control throughout the race, leading by thre...

  • 2011 Sidecar TT Race 2

    It was John Holden and Andy Winkle versus Klaus Klaffenbock and Daniel Sayle in this battle of the titans, following Klaffenbock’s earlier win that week.

    As with the earlier Sidecar Race, it was Klaffenbock and Sayle that set off quickest with Holden and Winkle 3.5 seconds behind, closely follow...

  • 2011 TT Zero

    2010 TT Zero winner, Mark Miller, set off in the number one position at this 2011 electric bike race, closely followed by his MotoCzysz teammate Michael Rutter – both riders running together on the road for much of the 37¾ mile circuit. However, John Burrows, riding for Lightning Motorcycles, was...

  • 2011 Senior TT

    This thrilling Senior Race saw the lucky victor rise from fourth position and a seven second arrears in the opening lap, to first place and a winning 7.2 second margin by the finale!

    The race kicked off with Guy Martin making an early running, closely followed by hot contenders, Bruce Anstey, Ga...