Ian Lougher – TT veteran Ian Lougher talked to Speedweek about the differences among TT and MotoGP’s riders. The Welshman Ian Lougher, who lives in Northern Ireland with his Japanese wife, won the TT ten times. In addition, he was the last rider who rode on the Isle of Man a 500cc two-stroke on the podium.
Hardcore fans of TT say that a true rider should also drive in the TT. Others think that most TT stars wouldn’t be able to qualify in the Moto2 World Championship. “TT and Moto GP are different worlds.” says Ian Lougher. “I think this is not true for Ian Hutchinson and Michael Dunlop. Because they ride in the British championship and in the 600 class. I am sure that Rossi, Lorenzo and Márquez in the TT would be very fast. However, none of them could win here. They aren’t able to run as they would like, but these are guesses. Because they don’t want to come here.” Michael Dunlop with Bmw of Hawk Racing Senior also wins the Senior. Dunlop closed the Tourist Trophy 2016, pulverizing the record lap up to 16 ‘ 53 “29, at an average of 133.962 miles.
Ian Lougher compare Hutchinson and Rossi
Speaking of Hutchinson, Ian Lougher compared him to Valentino Rossi. Not in driving skills, but in how both are preparing for the race. “That’s right, Ian is very focused on details. He always wants to be the best. Although it is already the fastest. All details and care that makes all the difference. Rossi still in pole. However, he is meticulous. In the warm-up, he tries something new. Then he wins the race. As at the last GP in Barcelona. It’s the experience, intelligence and ambition of wanting to always be the best. This is missing many young pilots. We should not just go faster. We need to understand how is the bike. Am I faster? I must know why.