Centenary CelebrationsThe Centenary TT ushers in a new age of TT racing led by a dominant John McGuinness
The Centenary year saw huge numbers visit the island from all over the world and John McGuinness, who won the opening Superbike race, treated them to a new TT lap record of 130.354 in winning the Senior TT to leave him with 13 titles.
McGuinness again recorded victory in the Senior TT in 2008, equalling Mike Hailwood’s record of 14 titles but he was outshone by Australian Cameron Donald who won both the Superbike and Superstock races and finished
McGuinness went second in overall victories behind Joey Dunlop in 2009, after winning the Superbike Race, with Ian Hutchinson winning two in a day while Michael Dunlop, in the second Supersport race, became the latest Dunlop to stand on the top step on the
Local sidecar ace Dave Molyneux also scored his 14th victory in the first sidecar race while Steve Plater took the Blue Riband Senior TT
In 2010 Ian Hutchinson riding for Padgetts Honda, achieved something that no-one had done in the event’s
2011 was marked by the Mountain Course Centenary celebrations and after a barren
Although the Senior TT was
Michael Dunlop only won one race in 2012 - the second Supersport race - but there was no doubting who was the man of the meeting in 2013 with Dunlop taking the chequered flag in four out of the five races. McGuinness had the consolation of extending his lap record to a remarkable 131.678mph average lap speed around the iconic 37¾ mile circuit and victory in the final race of the fortnight - the Blue Riband Senior TT.