Mick Grant, 30-year-old British rider, registered the fastest lap in the history of tourist trophy racing at the Isle of Man on Friday (6 June).
GV Motorcycles at start of race
SV Nos. 1 and 2 start
SV Nos. 3 and 4 away
GV Motorcycles racing (2 shots)
SV Nos. 4, John Williams, winner goas around bend
SV Nos. 12, Mick Grant, around corner
GV No.4 followed by No.1 around bends
GV Nos. 25 around corner and down straight
GV No.4, around corner, down straight and past chequered flag (2 shots)
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SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING
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Background: Mick Grant, 30-year-old British rider, registered the fastest lap in the history of tourist trophy racing at the Isle of Man on Friday (6 June). He covered the mountain circuit at 109.82 m.p.h. (176.73 k.p.h.) during the international open class event.
Grant roared around the 37.75 mile (60 kms) course on his Kawasaki machine in 20 minutes, 36.8 seconds. But he did not finish among the first three.
Winner of the six-lap race for 300-1000cc machines was Britain's John Williams on a Yamaha. He also finished third in the 250cc event earlier in the day.
Two days before, Mick Grant swept to victory in the 500cc Senior T.T. world championship. But this event was marred by the death of 22-year-old Briton Phil Gurner on the fourth of the six laps.
Gurner was the 108th rider to die on the course during its 64-year history.
In Friday's race there were 86 starters. Runner up was Tony Rutter and third Percy Tait, both of Britain.