British rider Joe Dunlop on an 850 cc Honda (No.
GV Riders drive off from starting line, led by Joe Dunlop on an 850 cc Honda (No. 3)
GV Mick Grant rides off on his 1,000 cc Suzuki (No. 10)
GV Rob McElnea rides off on 1,000 cc Suzuki (No. 20)
GV & SV Bikes take bends at speed. (3 SHOTS)
GV Nos. 3, 10 and 20 follow each other around bend. (3 SHOTS)
7 SV PAN TO GV No 3 Dunlop, takes chequered flag, as spectators watch from grandstand.
SV Dunlop shakes bottle of wine and share it with second and third placed riders, Grant and McElnea.
SPORT: MOTORCYCLE RACING
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Background: British rider Joe Dunlop on an 850 cc Honda (No. 3), won the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle race on June 4 at a record average speed. Dunlop completed the six-lap (364 kilometres/226 miles) event at an average 193.5 kilometres per hour (121 mph) - inside his own personal record - and also set a standing start best average of 186.24 kmh (116.4 mph). His winning time was just inside two hours; at one hour, 59 minutes, 6.4 seconds, despite having to change the rear wheel of his machine. He had to make the unscheduled stop at the start of the fifth lap, before going on to take his third victory at the course. His win also gave the Honda manufacturers their second successive triumph in the formula one event. Mick Grant (No. 10) on a 1000 cc Suzuki, took second place just 53 seconds behind Dunlop; and Rob McElnea (No. 20) also on a 1000 cc Suzuki was third. His time was two hours and 12.2 seconds.