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1967 Isle of Man TT

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1967 Isle of Man TT

The 1967 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was a motorcycle road racing event held at the 37-mile Snaefell Mountain course on the Isle of Man. Five races, in different engine-capacity classes of 50, 125, 250, 350 and the 500 cc Senior TT, were the second round of the FIM World Grand Prix motorcycling championship season (now known as MotoGP). Mike Hailwood, on the four-cylinder Honda RC181, duelled with Giacomo Agostini's MV Agusta 500 Three.

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The Italian broke Hailwood's lap record on the first lap at a speed of 108.38 mph (174.42 km/h). Hailwood responded with a second lap at 108.77 mph (175.05 km/h) but Agostini still led by 8.6 seconds. At the half-way pit stop of the 6 lap race, Hailwood had cut Agostini's lead to a couple of seconds but he then lost time adjusting the twist grip back into place. Agostini's lead was back up to 11.6 seconds. It was a battle as Hailwood, riding near to his limit, pursued the Italian rider. By the fifth lap, Hailwood had made up the difference and the riders appeared close to a dead heat, with the closest of finishes appearing likely.

Then disaster struck Agostini on the Mountain section when his chain broke at the Windy Corner. He was able to coast back to the pits but machine damage denied continuation. Hailwood went on to win at a record 105.62 mph (169.98 km/h). His lap record stood for eight years and was only beaten in 1975 by Mick Grant on an improved circuit riding a larger-engined Kawasaki KR750 cc.

1967 Isle of Man Production 750 cc TT final standings

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Production 500 cc TT final standings

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Production 250 cc TT final standings

10 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Sidecar TT final standings

12 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 250cc final standings

12 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Lightweight TT 125cc final standings

14 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Junior TT 350cc final standings

14 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man TT 50cc final standings

16 June 1967 – 3 laps (113 miles (182 km)) Mountain Course.

1967 Isle of Man Senior TT 500cc final standings

16 June 1967 – 6 laps (226.38 miles (364.32 km)) Mountain Course.

References

1967 Isle of Man TT Wikipedia


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