HONDA SIXES AT THE TT

Classic Bike (UK) - - Best Tt Ever? -

1965 250cc LIGHT­WEIGHT TT 1 Jim Redman (Honda) 2hr 19m 45.8s 98.18mph Record lap: Redman 100.09mph

Phil Read takes an early lead, but Rhode­sian Redman says: “You beauty, she’s blown,” as he sees Read grab­bing the Yamaha’s clutch lever.

1966 250cc LIGHT­WEIGHT TT 1 Mike Hail­wood (Honda) 2hr 13m 26.0s 101.79mph Record lap: Hail­wood 104.292mph

The first of the Hail­wood vic­to­ries. Mike’s team-mate Stu­art Gra­ham has bike trou­bles but fin­ishes sec­ond, as the Yamaha V4 RD05S of Phil Read and Bill Ivy re­tire.

1967 250cc LIGHT­WEIGHT TT 1 Mike Hail­wood (Honda) 2hr 11m 47.6s 103.07mph Record lap: Hail­wood 104.50mph

Phil Read on the RD05 is only 13 sec­onds down on Hail­wood at the end of the first lap, but fin­ishes the race nearly 20 sec­onds be­hind him.

1967 350cc JU­NIOR TT 1 Mike Hail­wood (Honda) 2hr 9m 45.6s 104.68mph Record lap: Hail­wood 107.37mph

Mike wins on the 297cc ver­sion of the six. Gi­a­como Agos­tini (MV) fin­ished sec­ond, but was never in the race for the lead.

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