TT Rewind - 2012

TT Rewind - 2012

History was made at TT 2012, albeit for the wrong reasons, when poor weather resulted in the Senior Race being cancelled - the first time that the Blue Riband race had failed to run in the TT’s history.

Already delayed to Saturday, weather conditions failed to improve enough for the 200bhp Superbikes to take to the Mountain Course, although the final race day did see the re-introduced Lightweight Race - now for 650cc twins - take place.

Brainchild of Ryan Farquhar, it was only fitting that the Northern Irish rider took his third TT victory, aided by the fastest lap of 115.554mph. The well-supported race saw James Hillier and Michael Rutter join him on the podium.

Elsewhere in the week, John McGuinness took yet another double victory with a win in the Superbike Race followed up but his first ever success in the Superstock category.

The Supersport Races were shared between Bruce Anstey and Michael Dunlop - the former getting the better of Cameron Donald by just 0.77s - whilst Michael Rutter set the first ever 100mph lap in the TT Zero Race to pick up the win and a cool £10,000.

Meanwhile, Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance took a dominant Sidecar double and the Manx driver moved onto a stunning 16 TT wins.

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TT Rewind - 2012
  • 2012 Superbike TT

    Honda TT Legends rider, John McGuinness, fought off stiff competition from Australian, Cameron Donald, and New Zealander, Bruce Anstey, in this nail-biting Superbike Race at the 2012 Isle of Man TT races.

    It could have been any man’s game as riders including McGuinness, Donald, Guy Martin, and A...

  • 2012 Sidecar TT Race 1

    Manxman, Dave Molyneux made a triumphant return to the Isle of Man TT Sidecar Races in 2012, alongside partner, Patrick Farrance. Brother duo, Ben, and Tom Birchall also put in a great performance, alongside Conrad Harrison and Mike Aylott who remained in the top three for most of the race.


  • 2012 Supersport TT Race 1

    The first Monster Energy Supersport Race of the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races was a showstopper, with the leading positions changing at almost every timing point.

    The two Dunlop brothers, William, and Michael were fastest out of the blocks, with Michael leading for the first several laps, closely fo...

  • 2012 Superstock TT

    Morecambe man, John McGuiness blasted away on his Padgetts Honda in this 2012 Isle of Man Superstock Race. With many riders looking to make their mark, he fought off tough competition from Michael Dunlop, his fellow countryman, Ryan Farquhar, Guy Martin, and James Hillier

    This race was tight thr...

  • 2012 TT Zero

    Ten electric machines lined up for this historic 2012 TT Zero Race, which saw all three finalists break the prestigious 100pmh lap mark – hailed as one of the greatest achievements in the TT’s 100+ year history.

    Michael Rutter, riding for Team Segway Racing MotoCzysz, had the honour of carrying...

  • 2012 Sidecar TT Race 2

    One Manx/British pairing made this their second Sidecar Race win at the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races - the leading rider’s 16th TT win, and his fifth sidecar double win.

    As with the week’s previous Sidecar Race, this was a fight between Tim Reeves and Dan Sayle and the TT’s third most successful co...

  • 2012 Supersport TT Race 2

    Michael Dunlop shined throughout this second Supersport Race which took place on 6th June 2012.

    It was his brother, William, on his Wilson Craig Honda that led proceedings, closely followed by Michael, Cameron Donald, and a fast-starting James Hillier. John McGuinness, who had already secured t...

  • 2012 Lightweight TT

    It was a dramatic closing day of the 2012 Isle of Man TT Races, which saw the first ever cancellation of the Senior Race. However, all was not lost, as the reintroduced Lightweight class race provided a respectable send off for fans.

    The Supertwin-spec machine race was a game of cat and mouse f...