HONDA SIXES AT THE TT
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.