Riding a Yamaha 350, 31-year-old Briton Tony Rutter, won the International Junior T.T. Motor Cycle?
GV Bikes lined up for start
SV Crowds watching
SV PAN No I starts
SV PAN No 6 starting
SV PAN No 10 starting
SV PAN No 11 & 12 start
SV PAN No 6 round S-bend
SCU Crowd watching
SCU PAN No 10, followed by no 6 ??? round bend
SV No 29 followed by no 12 round bend
SV PAN No 10 round bend, followed by No 6 (2 shots)
SV PAN No 3 round bend followed by no 29
SV PAN to crowd no 10 takes chequered flag
SV Winners from I to right 6, 10 and 29
Initials ES. 2.48 ES. 3.05
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Background: Riding a Yamaha 350, 31-year-old Briton Tony Rutter, won the International Junior T.T. Motor Cycle Race on the Isle of Man, on Monday (4 June). Rutter took the chequered flag a convincing one minute ahead of fellow Briton, John Williams, also riding a Yamaha. Irishman Ken Huggett, riding a Dugdale Yamaha, finished third.
In the absence of Italian rider Giacomo Agostini, five-times winner of the event, the outcome of the race was wide open. For the first time in years local bookmakers were prepared to take bets on the race.
Leader for the first lap was Mick Grant. But he was forced to pull out, owing to a faulty clutch. Rutter took over the lead at that point, and never looked like losing. He completed the 188 mile (303 kilometres) course in one hour, 50 minutes, 58.8 seconds, at an average speed of 101.99 miles (164 kilometres) an hour. He also completed the ???astest single lap time, governing the 37 mile (59 kilometre) circuit in 21 minutes, 43.2 seconds, at an average speed of 104.22 miles (167.6 kilometres) an hour.