Kiwi rider breaks lap record at Isle of Man TT

Last updated 11:38 03/06/2014
ISLE OF MAN TT/YouTube

Kiwi TT racer, Bruce Anstey has broken the long staniding lap record at the famed Isle of Man TT race. Ride on board for part of his lap.

HOT LAP: Wellington's Bruce Anstey set a new lap record at the world-renowned Isle of Man TT superbike race over the weekend.
Bill Dale
HOT LAP: Wellington's Bruce Anstey set a new lap record at the world-renowned Isle of Man TT superbike race over the weekend.

Relevant offers

Motorsport

Southland's Brendon Leitch wins race at Manfeild in Toyota Racing Series Angus Fogg does burnout towards officials before pulling out of NZ Touring Cars High-flying Hayden Paddon set for podium finish at Rally Sweden Ferdinand Habsburg wins race one at NZ Grand Prix Hayden Paddon sits second in Sweden behind world champion Nick Cassidy ready to learn as he steps up to Japanese Super GT series Paddon and Kennard ready for reduced Rally of Sweden Lando Norris to push hard at Manfeild despite big TRS lead Nelson Piquet's son Pedro revved up to make his own name in NZ Grand Prix Mad Mike Whiddett: a wet track makes me much less of a leadfoot

Professional Kiwi superbike rider Bruce Anstey set a new lap record in the world-renowned Isle of Man TT race on Sunday morning (NZT).

A nine-time winner at what many consider the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world, the 44-year-old from Wellington had to settle for fourth overall, but his record-setting lap was a memorable one.

Anstey's record-breaking lap came on his sixth and final trip around the 60.73km mountain course, charging home in just 17 minutes 6.682 seconds. His average speed for the lap was a remarkable 212.913kmh.

Northern Irishman Michael Dunlop was crowned overall champion and broke the lap record twice during his run before being bettered by the Kiwi rider late in the piece.

Dunlop completed his six laps in just under 1 hour 46 minutes, with Anstey just over 45 seconds back in fourth.

As depicted in the 2011 documentary TT3D: Closer to the Edge, the race is widely regarded as one of the world's most dangerous motor racing events.

It involves racing around narrow, twisting streets, roads and lanes flanked by buildings and stone walls. Between 1907 and 2009, 241 riders have died on the course during official practices or races.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who is your favourite V8 Supercars driver?

Scott McLaughlin

Shane Van Gisbergen

Fabian Coulthard

Jamie Whincup

Mark Winterbottom

Craig Lowndes

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Blog