The way we were: March 1988

By Richard Rosenthal, 7 February 2013
Joey Dunlop
Joey Dunlop

The FIM banned the Norton rotary racer from the World Formula 1 championship. The international organising body stated its 2:1 ration rule put the Norton’s capacity at 1176cc, not the 588cc Norton claimed...

Following improvements to the IoM Mountain Course used for the annual TT races organisers have just stated they expect new lap records at the 1988 meeting.

Current fastest riders detailed in the organiser’s press release issued on March 2
1 Joey Dunlop, 500cc Honda (above), 118.48mph, 1984 Senior
2 Rob McElnea, 500cc Suzuki, 118.24mph, 1984 Senior
3 Phil Mellor, 750cc Suzuki, 117.19mph, 1987 F1
4 Mick Grant, 500cc Suzuki, 116.71mph, 1984 Classic
5 Trevor Nation, 500cc Suzuki, 116.55mph, 1986 Senior
6 Roger Marshall, 500cc Honda, 116.25mph, 1986 Senior

Sidecars
1 Jock Taylor/Benga Johansson, 700cc Yamaha, 108.92mph, 1982
2 Mick Boddice/Chas Birks, 750cc Yamaha, 107. 52mph, 1982
3 Trevor Ireson/Donny Williams, 750cc Yamaha, 107.22mph, 1982                 

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