TT Archive


07970 990774


Sarah's Cottage, Isle of Man, IM4 3NR



During the 1965 Isle of Man TT Races, heavy rain and strong cross-winds on the A18 Mountain Road section of the course dominated the Senior TT. The notoriously difficult uphill section of the Mountain Course at Sarah's Cottage and the heavy rain and slippery conditions caused Giacomo Agostini to slide-off on lap 2 of the 1965 Senior TT Race.


This was followed on lap 3 when his MV Agusta teammate,         Mike Hailwood crashed at the same spot at Sarah's Cottage.

The MV Agusta motorcycle sustained damage including a broken windscreen, twisted handlebars and flattened exhaust megaphones on the left-hand side.  

Left with torn leathers and a blooded nose, Mike Hailwood restarted the Race and pitted on lap 4 to refuel and have the handlebars straightend.

On lap 5 Hailwood made another unscheduled pit-stop to have a throttle-slide and part of a carburettor removed and a plug changed.


Despite the MV Agusta motorcycle running on 3 cylinders and the 4th cylinder fully open, Mike Hailwood won the 1965 Senior TT Race at an average race speed of 91.69 mph from Joe Dunlop in second place winning by a margin of 2 minutes despite the fall at Sarah's.

1965 tt programme imagesCAG6XCJ0 mike the bike iom 65 tt