Joey Dunlop (Benelli 6) 1979 Formula One TT
For 1979 Joey was contracted to ride The Plumber's Nightmare, this Benelli Sei with its intricate exhaust setup. A big brute of a machine, he retired it after a single medioce lap in the 1979 Formula One Race. Better things were about to happen
1979 Formula One Tt, Benelli, Joey Dunlop
Did I ride that?
Peter Courtney, a fellow member of the altbox MCC, rode this Benelli 2C in the Lightweight TT, his Yamaha having packed up in practice. It was such an eminently forgettable ride, I had to show him this photo to prove he had ridden it! Previously, Peter had finished fourth in 1971 Ultra Lightweight TT
Different strokes - same result
1969 Lightweight TT; Kel Carruthers wins on the four-stroke Benelli four. 1970 LightweightTT, he repeats the win on the two-stroke twin-cylinder Yamaha
1969 Lightweight Tt, 1970 Lightweight Tt, Benelli, Kell Carruthers, Yamaha