To make this clear - John McGuiness turned in a 109.038 miles/hr result in practice, making it very likely the 110 miles/hr lap speed goal appears very likely to smashed in the 2013 TT ZERO. The 2012 lap record was in the 104 miles/hr range, set by Mike Rutter in 2012 with McGuiness coming in second that year. As we see in the next paragraph, Rutter is turning in 107 miles/hr lap speeds, and Miller is a bit slower than Rutter. Hence, it looks like McGuiness will beat Rutter and Miller both, and it looks like the MotoCzysz winning streak is over. But of course this is racing and we cannot be certain of anything until it actually happens. For example Rutter and Miller could be holding back...? Maybe?
The IOMTT officials
Because one of the guys in the infernal combustion engine racing had a spectacular day, the Manx Radio crew spent quite awhile on reliving his win in a race just before the TT ZERO, and not covering for example the Sulby Speed trap times. They did give some lap time numbers at several points along the lap.
These are unofficial lap speed numbers as written down while listening to Manx Radio. I'll update this if/when the IOMTT officials post official results.
|Glen Helen||Ramsey Hairpin||Final|
|John McGuiness - Mugen Shinden||?||?||109.038 miles/hr|
|Mike Rutter - MotoCzysz||111 miles/hr||126 miles/hr||107.602 miles/hr|
|Mark Miller - MotoCzysz||105 miles/hr||124 miles/hr||105.806 miles/hr|
|Rob Barber - Buckeye||94 miles/hr||108 miles/hr||91.768 miles/hr|
|George Spence - Ion Horse||89 miles/hr||89 miles/hr||85.484 miles/hr|
|Chris McGahan - Vercamoto||?||?||81.150 miles/hr|
|Ian Lougher - KOMATTI||?||?||80.259 miles/hr|