2019 Classic Senior TT


John McGuinness delivered a Mountain Course masterclass – winning a restarted three lap Bennetts Senior Classic TT Race after the original race was red flagged following an incident at Ballaugh. Unfortunately 37-year-old Kiwi Chris Swallow, a regular competitor at our own Phillip Island Classic, and fourth place finisher in last year’s Senior Classic TT, was the man down and he later passed away due to the injuries sustained in the crash. Condolences to all his family and friends.

Chris Swallow
Chris Swallow lost his life after crashing in the Senior Classic TT

The show must go on…

The win was the third in the class for McGuinness following his victories in 2016 and 2018 and the fourth in a row for Roger Winfield’s outfit. It meant that McGuinness has now won 26 races around the Mountain Course.

Senior R McGuinness
John McGuinness

The frustrations of the weather affected qualifying week were swept away with perfect racing conditions on the Isle of Man for the opening race day of the 2019 Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts.

Senior R McGuinness Podium
John McGuinness

Italian marques have dominated the Class, winning every year since the Classic TT’s inception in 2013, with only Dean Harrison – on an MV Agusta – interrupting Paton’s winning streak and that trend looked set to continue with John McGuinness and Italian Stefano Bonetti, both riding Patons, the two fastest qualifiers.

Senior R Stefano Bonetti
Stefano Bonetti

Any fuel capacity advantage that the lower speed single-cylinder bikes held was negated with the reduction of the race to three laps which meant that the thirstier Patons could complete full race distance without refuelling.

Senior R McGuinness
John McGuinness

McGuinness, who won the race in 2016 and on his comeback to the Mountain Course last year, lead the race from the opening sector. He held a lead of six seconds over second placed man Stefano Bonetti at Glen Helen on the opening lap with Maria Costello, also on a Paton for Team Beugger Racing, a further five seconds back in third place. Jamie Coward (Ted Woof/ Craven Manx Norton) and Alan Oversby (Ireland Honda) completed the top five.

Senior R Jamie Coward
Jamie Coward

McGuinness’s opening lap (111.679mph) gave him a lead of 17 seconds from Bonetti with Costello (107.98) third a further 25 seconds behind the Italian. However there was a battle emerging for the final podium place with Jamie Coward (107.89) less than a second behind Costello. Oversby completed the top five with his opening lap of 106.73mph.

McGuinness maintained his lead over Bonetti on the second lap but behind the leading pair, Coward moved into the final podium place by Ramsey. McGuinness’s second lap (111.59mph) put him 24 seconds ahead of Bonetti (110.95) with Coward (109.15) retaining the final podium place, five seconds ahead of Maria Costello (108.30) with Oversby (107.46) completing the top five.

Senior R McGuinness Podium
John McGuinness

Michael Rutter, who was running sixth, was reported as a retirement at Glen Tramman with a seized engine and new sixth placed man Derek Sheils, riding a Greenall Racing Honda, came into the pits for a quick ‘splash and dash’ refuelling stop at the end of the second lap.

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Classic Senior TT podium

McGuinness took the chequered flag with a final lap of 110.45 to win from Bonetti (110.13), who secured his first Mountain Course podium with Coward (108.55) clinching the final podium place. Costello duly finished fourth (108.17) with Oversby (107.92) fifth and Sheils (104.28) holding sixth place after his earlier pit stop.


Senior Classic TT Race 1

PosRiderBest LapTotal Time
1
John McGuinness
111.68 mph 20m16.240
01h01m03.252
2
Stefano Bonetti
110.95 mph 20m24.203
01h01m31.045
3
Jamie Coward
109.15 mph 20m44.470
01h02m34.672
4
Maria Costello
108.30 mph 20m4.162
01h02m47.760
5
Alan Oversby
107.92 mph 20m58.565
01h03m15.199
6
Derek Sheils
106.75 mph 21m12.369
01h04m10.266
7
Chris McGahan
104.96 mph 21m34.082
01h05m20.573
8
Hefyn Owen
102.52 mph 22m04.842
01h06m28.891
9
Dave Matravers
100.54 mph 22m30.945
01h08m11.523
10
Ben Rea
100.98 mph 22m25.110
01h08m12.988
11
Will Loder
99.95 mph 22m38.941
01h08m38.365
12
Keith Clarke
98.28 mph 23m02.074
01h09m21.629
13
David Madsen-Mygdal
98.25 mph 23m02.486
01h09m45.642
14
Colin Stockdale
95.14 mph 23m47.672
01h11m52.551
15
Alec Whitwell
95.08 mph 23m48.495
01h12m51.748
16
Arthur Browning
92.87 mph 24m22.542
01h13m32.456
17
Grant Sellars
90.92 mph 24m53.935
01h15m07.302
18
Ian Bainbridge
89.40 mph 25m19.383
01h16m18.247
19
Gary Freeman
87.48 mph 25m52.595
01h18m01.023
DNF
Michael Sweeney
100.45 mph 22m32.242
22m32.242
DNF
Michael Rutter
106.55 mph 21m14.809
21m14.809
DNF
Lee Johnston
104.81 mph 21m36.006
21m36.006
DNF
James Hillier
105.33 mph 21m29.562
43m01.957
DNF
John Barton
96.57 mph 23m26.577
47m11.170
DNF
Richard Stott
87.29 mph 25m56.036
25m56.036

 

 

 

 

Superbike Classic TT Final Qualifying (24th)

Friday Qualifying

PosRiderBest LapGap
1
Michael Dunlop
125.75 mph 18m00.136
00m00.000
2
David Johnson
125.04 mph 18m06.265
00m06.129
3
Horst Saiger
122.39 mph 18m29.825
00m29.689
4
Philip Crowe
122.06 mph 18m32.820
00m22.995
5
Rob Hodson
120.90 mph 18m43.436
00m33.611
6
Jamie Coward
120.82 mph 18m44.234
00m44.098
7
Gary Johnson
120.70 mph 18m45.353
00m45.217
8
Michael Sweeney
120.20 mph 18m50.031
00m49.895
9
Joey Thompson
118.94 mph 19m02.021
01m01.885
10
Craig Neve
118.46 mph 19m06.663
01m06.527
11
Michael Rutter
118.12 mph 19m09.891
01m09.755
12
Forest Dunn
117.50 mph 19m15.935
01m15.799
13
Josh Daley
116.98 mph 19m21.165
01m21.029
14
Michal Dokoupil
116.93 mph 19m21.646
01m21.510
15
Richard Wilson
116.67 mph 19m24.256
01m24.120
16
Sam West
115.27 mph 19m38.305
01m38.169
17
Adrian Harrison
115.26 mph 19m38.475
01m38.339
18
Brian McCormack
115.16 mph 19m39.434
01m39.298
19
Darren Cooper
115.15 mph 19m39.537
01m39.401
20
Paul Potchy Williams
114.81 mph 19m43.023
01m42.887
21
Mike Booth
114.12 mph 19m50.192
01m50.056
22
Danny Webb
113.50 mph 19m56.762
01m56.626
23
David Hewson
113.33 mph 19m58.535
01m58.399
24
Charles Rhys Hardisty
112.69 mph 20m05.341
02m05.205
25
Mark Parrett
112.15 mph 20m11.151
02m11.015
26
Dave Moffitt
112.02 mph 20m12.559
02m12.423
27
Robert Barber
112.01 mph 20m12.656
02m12.520
28
Lancelot Unissart
108.52 mph 20m51.618
02m51.482
29
Richard Vuillermet
104.79 mph 21m36.246
03m36.110
30
Steve Moody
103.82 mph 21m48.287
03m48.151

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Classic TT Final Qualifying (24th)

Friday Qualifying

PosRiderBest LapGap
1
Richard Wilson
100.75 mph 22m28.158
00m00.000
2
Derek Sheils
99.81 mph 22m40.893
00m12.735
3
Alex Sinclair
98.03 mph 23m05.545
00m37.387
4
Paul Jordan
97.74 mph 23m09.672
00m41.514
5
Ewan Hamilton
95.19 mph 23m46.919
01m18.761
6
Tom Weeden
94.38 mph 23m59.215
01m31.057
7
Dave Moffitt
93.81 mph 24m07.944
01m39.786
8
Jeff Ward
91.97 mph 24m36.907
02m08.749
9
Dave Matravers
91.34 mph 24m47.000
02m18.842
10
Jeff Smith
90.24 mph 25m05.184
02m37.026
11
Ken Parkes*
90.18 mph 25m06.171
02m38.013
12
Simon Collins*
89.64 mph 25m15.308
02m47.150
13
Karl Fox
88.72 mph 25m30.977
02m34.881
14
Jason Lamb
88.46 mph 25m35.485
03m07.327
15
Gary Hutton
86.70 mph 26m06.671
03m38.513
16
Jason Burrill*
86.64 mph 26m07.716
03m39.558
17
Terence Sansom
86.50 mph 26m10.226
03m42.068
18
Edward Poole
81.17 mph 27m53.417
05m25.259

 


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