The Senior class represents the golden age of motorcycle racing from the 1950’s and 60’s with exotic Italian multi cylinder machines pitted against the British single cylinder bikes along with a smattering of early Japanese models.

These 500cc bikes are tested to their limits over four laps of the torturous TT Mountain Course in a race where reliability is often more important than sheer speed.

Class statistics
Races Bennetts Senior Classic Race
Race Distance 4 Laps / 150.92 miles
Lap Record John McGuinness – 113.342mph / 19 minutes 58 seconds
Race Record John McGuinness – 111.559mph / 1:21:10:189
Number Board Yellow background with black numbers
Manufacturers AJS – BSA – Honda - Paton – Matchless - MV Agusta – Norton – Royal Enfield – Velocette - Vincent