BREAKING NEWS
Air Asia flight from Indonesia to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control ... Read more
Close

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

Jamie Whincup still the number one man in V8s Supercars Lady Wigram Trophy back up for grabs in Toyota Racing Series Motorsport review: Kiwis right in podium mix throughout 2014 Red Bull retain Sebastien Buemi as F1 reserve driver Ferrari braced for another hard year in 2015 Esteban Gutierrez thrown in too young, says Ferrari boss Bernie Ecclestone wants South Africa back on Formula One calendar Christchurch team confirm Bathurst 12-hour challenge Brendon Hartley perfect fit at Porsche Christmas a bit of a trial for Bernie Ecclestone

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