The 2018 Isle of Man TT marked more than just 100 years of racing, it also featured the first appearance of the famous blue and orange Gulf livery. Represented by David Johnson, the Gulf Racing team gave a good account of itself in its TT debut, with a 4th place finish in the Superstock and Superbike categories.
This year’s event saw a number of records broken with the World Superbike Championship specification BMW S1000RR ridden by Johnson, topping event’s Superstock speed record at 129.202 mph. The overall course lap record and speed record was broken by Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s Dean Harrison, with a 134.432 mph during the RST Superbike race.
The BMW S1000RR ridden by David Johnson, recorded the event's fastest Superstock speed at 129.202 mph.
- Michael Dunlop (BMW) 1:44:13.398
- Conor Cummins (Honda) + 50.861s
- James Hillier (Kawasaki) +1:12.521mins
- David Johnson (BMW/Gulf) +1:45.239mins
- Michael Rutter (BMW) +3:13.976mins
- Lee Johnston (Honda) +3:38.616mins
- Martin Jessopp (BMW)+3:51.500mins
- Ivan Linton (Kawasaki) +3:53.619mins
- Phillip Crowe (BMW) +3:58.703mins
- Josh Brookes (Norton) +4:00.878mins
- Peter Hickman 01:08:49.976
- Michael Dunlop 01:08:54.428
- Dean Harrison 01:09:03.579
- David Johnson 01:10:16.337
- James Hillier 01:10:21.259
- Michael Rutter 01:10:51.480
- Martin Jessopp 01:11:43.806
- Sam West 01:11:47.242
- Ivan Lintin 01:11:49.149
- Davey Todd 01:11:50.396
Following a positive debut for the Gulf team, we will be looking to build on this success in 2019.
Two lives were sadly lost during the course of this year’s event, with Dan Kneen passing during the Superbike TT qualifying and Adam Lyon passing in the Monster Energy Supersport 1 race. Our thoughts are with their families and friends during this difficult time.