TT Rewind - 2014

TT Rewind - 2014

Michael Dunlop quit Honda for BMW in 2014 but it didn’t stop his run of success, with another four wins coming his way. Although Bruce Anstey somewhat stole the show, taking the outright lap record from John McGuinness with a lap of 132.298mph.

Two of Dunlop’s wins came on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Superbike and Senior Races - the latter giving the German manufacturer their first victory in the class since 1939.

Guy Martin and Conor Cummins had a second and third apiece in the two races but neither could stop Dunlop in the Superstock Race either, where he came out on top on his own MD Racing BMW.

The Ulsterman also took the second Supersport Race but could ‘only’ manage third in the first, where Gary Johnson gave Triumph their first win since 2003 on the Smiths Racing machine.

Rising star Dean Harrison and RC Express Racing took the Lightweight Race with dad Conrad, and passenger Andy Winkle, taking the first Sidecar Race. Manx ace Dave Molyneux took the second for his 17th TT win.

John McGuinness struggled with a wrist injury he’s sustained in pre-season all week, but did take the win in the TT Zero Race.

Peter Hickman became the latest BSB star to contest the TT and, with a best finish of eighth, his lap of 129.104mph overhauled Josh Brookes’ lap from the previous year as the best ever newcomer’s lap.

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TT Rewind - 2014
  • 2014 Superbike TT

    This thrilling Superbike event, the first to kick off the 2014 TT race week, saw Michael Dunlop pit it out for the winner’s podium against early race leader James Hillier and fast starters Guy Martin, Dean Harrison, and Gary Johnson.

    As the laps unfolded, Dunlop was charging across the Mountain ...

  • 2014 Sidecar TT Race 1

    This dramatic Sidecar Race saw several duos take the lead position, making this any pairings race to win.

    Brothers, Ben and Tom Birchall grabbed the early lead, closely followed by former winner John Holden and Andy Winkle, and Dave Molyneux and Patrick Farrance.

    As the outfits swept through t...

  • 2014 Supersport TT Race 1

    Gary Johnson and Bruce Anstey battled it out for first place in this nail-biting first Monster Energy Supersport Race of the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

    Johnson and Anstey switched positions several times throughout the race, with fractions of seconds splitting them, making it impossible to tell...

  • 2014 Superstock TT

    After his Superbike win earlier that week, Michael Dunlop was determined to make it a double in this Superstock Race of the 2014 Isle of Man TT. He faced stiff competition from Supersport 1 Race winner Gary Johnson, youngster Dean Harrison and well-established player Bruce Anstey.

    The race got ...

  • 2014 TT Zero

    John McGuinness and his Mugen Shinden machine were number one on the road as they swept through the opening stages of this 2014 TT Zero electric bike race. He was only several seconds clear of his Mugen teammate Bruce Anstey though, with Robert Wilson (Sarolea) a minute adrift in third.

    As the o...

  • 2014 Supersport TT Race 2

    Brothers Michael and William Dunlop put in a great show in this exciting conclusion to the Supersport class at the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

    With two wins already under his belt, Michael was determined to make it a third, going up against Bruce Anstey, Dean Harrison, and his own brother for pol...

  • 2014 Sidecar TT Race 2

    This final Sidecar Race of the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races was a three-way battle between 16-times winner Dave Molyneux and partner Patrick Farrance, first race winners Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott and John Holden/Andy Winkle.

    Holden/Winkle took an early lead, with Harrison/Aylott just two seconds ...

  • 2014 Lightweight TT

    The winner of this 2014 Lightweight TT Race received his first ever TT win, finishing with a strong margin of 14+ seconds.

    One of the pre-race favourites Dean Harrison grabbed an early lead, but he was only marginally ahead of last year’s race winner, James Hillier, and young 2012 newcomer, Jame...

  • 2014 Senior TT

    Several changing leader board positions made for a thrilling Senior Race to conclude the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races.

    BMW Motorrad rider Michael Dunlop was down in seventh position, but steadily moved through the leaders in the opening lap, which saw his brother William take the initial lead. Man...