Bruce Anstey Sets New IOMTT Lap Record – 132.298 MPH

05/31/2014 @ 5:30 am, by Jensen Beeler5 COMMENTS

Bruce Anstey Sets New IOMTT Lap Record   132.298 MPH Cronk y Voddy Straight Isle of Man TT 2014 Tony Goldsmith 06 635x422

If you are not following the 2014 Isle of Man TT, you are missing out on some great racing already, and we’re only once race into the TT fortnight. Getting down to business with the big bikes, the Dainese Superbike TT has set the standard quite high, with some proper-good road racing happening on the Isle.

We won’t spoil the results from the race, but we will say that the 132 mph barrier was broken during the Superbike TT. Bruce Anstey, the 44-year-old Kiwi, put down a “mega” 132.298 mph lap, while on his Honda/Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motocycle Honda CBR1000RR SP.

Anstey had shown himself to be quick during the practice sessions, and was second-quickest during Friday’s qualifying. It all came together for Anstey towards the end of the Superbike TT, with the New Zealander putting down the record lap during the final lap of the race.

Cracking the 132 mph mark is a certainly impressive feat, and full-credit to Bruce Anstey and his team, though one has to wonder how long the record will last, as the 2014 Senior TT is still to come, and is schedule for Friday, June 6th.

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Source: IOMTT; Photo: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

Comment:

  1. Hugo Lopes says:

    Brilliant!

  2. teanau says:

    A well deserved record Bruce, i hope it sticks for a few years

  3. And 112.355mph (20:08.914) in TT Zero practice as well. I think we should see the first sub 20′ lap in the race or final practice.

  4. Gutterslob says:

    Anstey has a habit of waking up a bit too late during races, by his own admission, I might add. If he’d not gone off early on, he’d probably have won or been very close to Dunlop at the end. Either way, congrats for the record, Bruce.

  5. Biker.my says:

    That was super fast man!