TT Rewind - 2016

TT Rewind - 2016

The 2016 TT was all about the fierce rivalry – on and off track – between Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson.

It was Dunlop that came out on top in both the Superbike and Senior Races; the Hawk Racing BMW rider setting the first ever 133mph and sub-17m lap of the Mountain Course along the way.

Hutchinson, on the similar Tyco BMW, had to settle for second on each occasion but he set a new lap record of 133.098mph on his way to victory in the Superstock Race and then took another double in the Supersport Races on the Team Traction Control Yamaha.

Everyone, and everything, else had to play second fiddle to the duo but there were also podium finishes for John McGuinness, Dean Harrison and James Hillier across the 600cc and 1000cc races.

Ivan Lintin took his and RC Express Racing’s third consecutive Lightweight victory ahead of Hillier and Martin Jessopp, with Bruce Anstey taking the TT Zero Race from William Dunlop’s American Victory machine.

The Sidecar honours were shared between John Holden and Andy Winkle, and Ben and Tom Birchall.

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TT Rewind - 2016
  • 2016 Superbike TT

    History was made in the RST Superbike Race of the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races. Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson together shattered both the lap and race records in their mission to take the number one spot.

    Dunlop signalled his intentions from the off, taking the lead from the start, closely fol...

  • 2016 Sidecar TT Race 1

    With 17-times sidecar TT winner Dave Molyneux and passenger Dan Sayle non-starters, brothers Ben and Tom Birchall led the first and highly dramatic Sidecar Race of 2016.

    The brothers fought off stiff competition from John Holden and Andy Winkle and Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance, with father-so...

  • 2016 Supersport TT Race 1

    Once again, Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop dominated this opening Monster Energy Supersport race of the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races.

    Hutchinson signalled his intentions from the off, with Dean Harrison and Dunlop in close quarters on the opening lap. Other strong riders included James Hiller, ...

  • 2016 Superstock TT

    The rider of the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races, Ian Hutchinson, was locked in a three-way battle with Dean Harrison and James Hillier in this record breaking Superstock Race.

    With an astonishing opening lap of 133.098mph, Bingley rider Hutchinson, blazed a trail from the off with Michael Dunlop and ...

  • 2016 Supersport TT Race 2

    The winner of this Monster Energy Supersport Race equalled the late, great Mike Hailwood’s tally of 14 TT wins, as he continued to dominate the 2016 Isle of Man TT Races.

    It was the rider’s third 2016 winner’s podium and his fourth Supersport win in a row - following his double victory in the cl...

  • 2016 TT Zero

    This hectic 2016 TT Zero race got off to a flying start which saw John McGuinness, winner of the previous two years races, set off at number one on his Mugen Shinden machine. He was closely followed by teammate Bruce Anstey, with William Dunlop in third on his Victory Brammo Power bike.

    Belgian ...

  • 2016 Lightweight TT

    This close Bennetts Lightweight TT race at the 2016 Isle of Man TT, was a battle between the former year’s champion, Ivan Lintin, and lightweight pro James Hillier.

    It was Lintin that initially led, but by just a fraction of a second over Hillier who was keen to overthrow the former winner, whi...

  • 2016 Sidecar TT Race 2

    Brother duo, Ben and Tom Birchall were in a three-way battle with long-standing race winners Dave Molyneux/Daniel Sayle and John Holden/Andy Winkle in this thrilling second sidecar race of 2016.

    With the lead changing on several occasions, this could have been any pairings race. Molyneux/Sayle l...

  • 2016 Senior TT

    This stunning 2016 Senior TT Race provided an epic finale for fans, as Michael Dunlop and Ian Hutchinson battled it out to take the win, with one taking a lap record of 133.962mph on his way to his 13th TT victory.

    Hutchinson who already had several wins that week wanted to finish on a high not...