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avon to celebrate 60th anniversary of 100mph TT lap

Avon’s motorsport team is set to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ever 100mph lap of the TT, set on Avon tyres.

The record-breaking lap was ridden by legendary Scottish rider Bob McIntyre on a four-cylinder Gilera, running Avon’s Speedmaster GP race tyres. McIntyre set off in the 1957 Senior 500cc race and managed a 99.99 mph lap from a standing start, with a full fuel load, before breaking the 100mph milestone on his second lap reaching 101.03 mph.

Visitors to the 2017 Isle of Man TT can see a replica of the 100mph lap Gilera, complete with accurate, period Speedmaster and GP racing tyres fitted.

www.avon-tyres.co.uk

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