Ian Lougher

Ian Lougher

Ian on the Slingshot Racing Honda at the 2006 Macau Grand Prix.
Nationality Welsh
Born (1963-07-10) 10 July 1963
Cardiff, UK
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Isle of Man TT career
TTs contested106 (1984 - 2000, 2002 - present)
TT wins9
First TT win1990 350cc Junior TT
Last TT win2009 Lightweight TT

Ian Lougher (born 10 July 1963) is a British motorcycle racer famous for 9 motorcycle victories in the North West 200, 10 wins at the Isle of Man TT Races and 32 wins at the Southern 100 Races in his career. He was born in Cardiff.

Racing career

Competed in club motor-cycle events in South Wales from 1982 until 1989. Ian Lougher's first race was at Llandow on a Yamaha RD 400 and first race win was in 1983 at Pembrey.

After racing career

Team owner of Team ILR (Ian Lougher Racing). In 2015 his riders are Dan Hegerty in Road Racing and Vasco van der Valk and Joe Thomas in British Motostar Championship.In 2016 Team ILR had Nadieh Jonee Schoots, Holland, in the Stock 1000 Class, with Connall Courtney, Ireland, in the Motostar standard class.

Manx Grand Prix

The first race in the Isle of Man for Ian Lougher was the 1983 Manx Grand Prix in the Newcomers 350cc Junior Race. This Newcomers Race is now seen as a classic Manx Grand Prix race which was won by Robert Dunlop from Steve Hislop in 2nd place and Ian Lougher in 3rd place at an average race speed of 100.62 mph.

1983 Manx Grand Prix Newcomers Junior Race Results

Rank Rider Team Speed Time
1 Northern Ireland Robert Dunlop Yamaha 102.46 mph 1:28.22.2
2 Scotland Steve Hislop Yamaha 101.27 1:29.24.8
3 Wales Ian Lougher Yamaha 100.62 1:29.59.2

A return visit by Ian Lougher for the 1984 Manx Grand Prix resulted in a broken-collar bone after a crash on the Mountain Mile while riding a 250cc Armstrong during the 1984 Junior Manx Grand Prix.[1]

Isle of Man TT Race Career

TT victories

Lougher (#3) trailing Cameron Donald during the first Supersport race at the 2010 Isle of Man TT.
Year Race & Capacity Motorcycle Average Speed
1990 Junior TT 250cc Yamaha 115.16 mph
1997 Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc Honda 107.89 mph
1999 Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc Honda 107.43 mph
2002 Production TT 600cc Suzuki 118.85 mph
2002 Ultra-Lightweight 125cc Honda 108.65 mph
2005 Supersport Junior 'A' TT 600cc Honda 120.928 mph
2008 Lightweight TT 250cc * Honda 100.741 mph
2009 Ultra-Lightweight TT 125cc #1 * Honda 94.911 mph
2009 Lightweight TT 250cc ** Honda 101.168 mph

TT career summary

Finishing Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th DNF
Number of times 10 14 5 9 8 3 25

Duke Road Race Rankings

Ian receives his 2007 award

The Duke Road Racing Rankings has since its inception in 2002 been dominated by Ian Lougher, with him winning a record three times and never placing outside the top three. This is in part due to both Ian Lougher's international successes and his willingness to travel, competing at races all over Ireland, the Isle of Man, England, and his native Wales.


  1. Official ACU TT Programme 1997 pp49 - Isle of Man Department of Tourism and Leisure/Mannin Media Publications

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