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Friday Race Day - With Reports, Results & Pics
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Friday 10th June

Revised Race Schedule

08:45 - Raod Closed Barrule Park, Ramsey to Bungalow

09:00 - Road Closed Bungalow to Creg ny Baa

09:30 - Rest of TT Course Closed


10:15 - SES TT Zero (1 lap) - Start List

11.15 - Sure Sidecar RACE (3 Laps) - Start List

13.15 - PokerStars Senior RACE (6 Laps) - Start List

(Start Lists updated)

16:00 - Roads Open except Mountain Section

17:00 - Roads Open around the course



Weather Projection
Outlook

Some hill fog is possible at first on Friday but it will be a mainly dry day with sunny intervals. 
Light to moderate west or southwest winds will freshen from the south or southwest during the afternoon with temperatures up to 18 or 19 Celsius. 
Turning cloudy during the evening with rain moving in overnight.

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*********LATEST UPDATE******** 

After consultation with the Met Office this morning, Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has confirmed that we will run today's race programme as scheduled below:

ISLE OF MAN TT RACES RACE DAY FIVE

SCHEDULE 
 
Friday 9th June
 
08.45 – Road Closed Barrule Park, Ramsey to Bungalow
09.00 – Road Closed Bungalow to Creg Ny Baa
09.30 – Rest of the TT course closed
10.15 – SES TT Zero (1 lap)
11.15 – Sure Sidecar Race 2 (3 laps)
13.15 – PokerStars Senior TT (6 laps)
16.00 – Roads open except Mountain Section
17.00 – Roads open around the course


UPDATE

11.15 SES TT Zero RACE (1 Lap)
12.15 Sure Sidecar RACE (3 Laps)
14.15 PokerStars Senior RACE (6 Laps)

Roads will remain open for an extra hour this morning to allow the roads to dry




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Weather Update

Issued on Friday, 09 June 2017 at 8:20am by Ronaldsway Met Office

Dry today with spells of sunshine developing and any hill fog continuing to lift this morning. 
Light to moderate west or southwest winds will become south or southwest during the afternoon. Freshening a touch later and temperatures will reach a high of 18 or 19 Celsius at best. Pleasantly warm in places sheltered from the breeze.

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SES TT Zero Race - 1 Lap

10:35  - Still Damp patches around the Circuit, so a further One Hour delay. TT Zero to go at 12:15
12:00 - 15 minute signal sounded

 ( Dampness at Gingerhall, Hilberry, Governers Dip and Ramsey Hairpin )


12:15 - TT Zero is GO

Bruce leads away, then Guy and then Dean Harrison, next is Daley Mathison, then Antonio Maeso, then James Cowton.

Glen Helen

Through goes Bruce first on the road, followed by Guy a gap to Dean Harrison then Daley Mathison, then Antonio Maeso and Jamie Cowton. A big gap to Mat Rees and then Adam Childs

Bruce
Guy (+10.7)
Daley Mathison (+14.55)
Dean Harrison
James Cowton
Antonio Maeso

Bruce ups his lead to 18.26 over Guy at Ballaugh
Bruce clocked at 162.1 at Sulby, Guy clocked at 162.9

Ramsey 

First through is Bruce and then it is Guy. A long gap to Dean Harrison and Dale Mathison is next. A gap to Antonio Maeso and then James Cowton

Bruce
Guy (+27.25)
Dean Harrison (+45.76)
Antonio Maeso
James Cowton

Bruce ups his lead to 34.8 secs at the Bungalow
Daley Mathison in 3rd at the Bungalow

Bruce is now 38 secs in front at Cronk ny Mona


Finish Line

Bruce over the line to take the win and a gap of 41 secs back to Guy, then it's Daley Mathison and then it is Dean Harrison


Bruce Anstey (117.7 mph lap)
Guy Martin
Daley Mathison - ( Great run for the Uni of Nottingham )
Dean Harrison
Antonio Maeso
James Cowton




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Sure Sidecar Race


Sidecar Race 2 is GO
(at 13:16)

First away off the line are the Birchalls, then Moly,and John Holden, next Conrad Harrison then  Tim Reeves, Pete Founds, &  Alan Founds, Next is Karl Bennet

Glen Helen - Lap 1

First outfit through is  Birchalls, then Moly and close is John Holden, next is Tim Reeves and then Conrad Harrison, Alan Founds, Lewis Blackstock, Steve Ramsden, Tony Baker , Karl Bennet and Gary Kniight all go through

Holden
Birchalls (+0.95)
Moly
Reeves
A Founds
Blackstock
Harrison
Ramsden
Schofield
Handcock

Holden up to 1.37 at Ballaugh

Pete Founds retired at Quarterbridge

Birchalls clocked at 148 at Sulby -  Reeves clocked at 150 and Holden at 147

Where's Moly & Dan ? - Retired at Sulby Cross-Roads

Ramsey - Lap 1

Birchalls, Holden and Reeves all go through. Now Al Founds and Conrad Harrsion, next comes Bennet and Ramsden and then Blackstock, now it's Knight. T Baker and then G Lambert

Birchalls
Holden (+1.4)
Reeves (+7.06)
A Founds
Blackstock
Harrison
Ramsden
Bennett
T Baker
G Lambert

Birchalls up the lead to 4.65 at the Bungalow

Grandstand - End of Lap 1

Birchalls go through, next is John Holden, then Reeves. A gap to A Founds and then C Harrison, next is S Ramsden and Karl Bennet, next is Blackstock


Birchalls 
Reeves (+7.9)
Holden (+1.29)
A Founds
Blackstock
C Harrison
S Ramsden
Schofield
K Bennett
Handcock
LeBLond
G Lambert
T Baker


Glen Helen - Lap 2

Birchalls through, next is Holden and then Reeves, next is C Harrison, then Ramsden and Blackstock

Reeves pulls in and has a look at the bike (adjustment ?)
A Founds ??

Birchalls
Holden (+13.59)
Reeves (+16.33)
Blackstock
Ramsden
Harrison
Schofield
Bennett
LeBlond
Handcock
Baker
Lambert
Knight
Alton
Lockey

Birchalls up the gap to 14.6 at Ballaugh
Where's Tim Reeves  - Retired at Lambfell


Ramsey - Lap 2

Birchalls through, then John Holden. A big gap to Conrad Harrison, then Steve Ramsden and then Karl Bennett and then 


Birchalls (+17.5)
Holden
Blackstock
C Harrison
Ramsden
Schofield
Bennett
LeBLond
Handcock
Baker
Lambert
Alton
Knight


Grandstand - End of Lap 2

Birchalls through (116.423), then comes John Holden. A long gap back to Conrad Harrison. Then Blackstock, Ramsden and Bennett


Birchalls
Holden (+20.2)
Blackstock
Harrison
Ramsden
Bennett
LeBlond
Baker
Lambert
Knight
Lockey


GLen Helen - Last Lap

Birchalls through and then it is John Holden. A long gap back to Conrad Harrison. Next it is Blackstock and Bennett, Baker, Ramsden and Knight

Birchalls
Holden (+20.05)
Blackstock
Harrison
Bennett
LeBlond
Baker
Ramsden
Lambert
Lockey
Knight

Birchalls maintain gap at +20 at Ballaugh
Birchalls steady at 147.5 through Sulby and John Holden at 146.8

Incident concerning Allan Schofield, but both ok

Ramsey - Last Lap

And the Birchalls are leading through on the last lap. Now it is John Holden after a gap. Next is Conrad Harrison and another gap to Blackstock, and Bennet. Next comes Baker, Lambert, Knigt. LeBlond, Lockey and Ramsden


Birchalls
Holden (+22.6)
Blackstock
Harrison
Bennett
LeBlond
Baker
Handcock
Lambert
Knight
Lockey
Alton
Ramsden


Grandstand - Finish Line

Birchalls take the win. John Holden comes home in 2nd. Conrad crosses the line to take 3rd


Provisional Result

Birchalls
John Holden & Lee Cain (+26.59)
Conrad Harrison & Andy Winkle
Lewis Blackstock & Patrick Rosney
Karl Bennett & Maxime Vasseur
Tony Baker & Fiona Baker-Holden
Robert Handcock & Ken Edwards
Greg Lambert & Julie Canepa
Wayne Lockey & Mark Sayers
Gary Knight & Daniel Evanson
Mick Alton & Chrissie Clancy



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PokerStars Senior RACE (6 Laps)


14:30 - 45 minute signal sounded
15:00 - 15 minute signal sounded

Seeded riders as per programme
20 > as per Qualification Times

Senior Race is GO


First away is Davo Johnson, then Bruce, next is Hillier, then Hutchy, next goes M Dunlop and then Conor, Next is Dean Harrison, Hickman, Rutter , G Johnson.

Glen Helen Lap 1

First through on the road is Davo and then Bruce, next is HIllier and close is Hutchy . Micky D is on it. Hickman is shifting.

Hickman
M Dunlop (+0.6)
Bruce (+0.2)
Hutchy
Dean Harrison
Rutter
Conor
Davo Johnson
W Dunlop
J Brookes
D Kneen
G Johnson
J Hillier

Hickman from Hutchy at Ballaugh
Bruce clocked at 194.5 at Sulby, HUtchy at 194 and Hillier at 192, Hickman at 191

Ramsey - Lap 1

Bruce and Davo through next is Hutchy, next is M Dunlop and J Hillier, then Dean Harrison and Hickman

Hutchy
Hickman (+0.2)
Harrison (+2.0)
M Dunlop
Bruce
Conor
J Brookes
Davo Johnson
D Kneen
Rutter
W Dunlop
J Hillier


Hickman back in front at the Bungalow
Bruce through first at Cronk ny Mona

Grandstand - End of Lap 1

Over the line first is Bruce then Davo Johnson, next is Hutchy and then comes Hillier and M Dunlop. Now it is Dean Harrison and Conor then Hickman 

Hickman with a 131.8
Hutchy (+1.72)
Harrison
Anstey
M Dunlop
Conor
Brookes
Davo 
D Kneen
W Dunlop
Hillier
Rutter


Glen Helen - Lap 2

Hutchy, Davo Johnson and Bruce go through safely. Next is M Dunlop, Harrison Conor, Hickman

Hutchy
Hickman (+0.85)
Harrison
M Dunlop
Bruce
Conor
Davo Johnson
J Brookes
D Kneen
J Hillier

Hutchy leads by 0.6 at Ballaugh

Ramsey - Lap 2

First on the road is Bruce, then Hutchy, next is Davo Johnson, then M Dunlop and J Hillier, next is Harrison and Conor, then Hickman

Hickman
Hutchy (+0.18)
Harrison (+1.26)
M Dunlop
Bruce
Conor
Davo Johnson
J Brookes
D Kneen
J Hillier
W Dunlop
M Rutter

Where's Hutchy gone ? No sign of him at the Bungalow. 

Grandstand -End of Lap 2 (Pits)

Over the line first is Bruce, then in comes Davo Johnson and M Dunlop.

Red Flag out on Glencrutchery - Now a FULL Course Red

Clearing debris at the 27th and once done the Marshals will escort the riders out on the course back to the Grandstand.

*** Hutchy Conscious, Leg Injuries and taken by AirMed to Nobles ***


Announcement to be made at 16:30 on Race Re-start
( To be a 4 Lap Race)

Full Race Re-Start at 17:15 hrs.



Part Two


17:16 - First away for Part 2 is  Davo Johnson on the Norton and then followed by Bruce, then it is Hillier and a gap to Michael Dunlop, Conor and Dean Harrison, then Peter Hickman, Next is Rutter and then Gaz Johnson, a short gap to Dan Kneen


Glen Helen - Lap 1

First through is Bruce and then Davo, next Hillier then M Dunlop, next is Conor and then DeanHarrison, next is Hickman and Rutter

M Dunlop
Bruce (+1.5)
Harrison (+0.9)
Hickman
Rutter
Hillier
Conor
W Dunlop
D Kneen
M Jessopp

The gap at Ballaugh to Bruce is 1.6
M Dunlop and P Hickman both clocked at 190.1 at Sulby, Bruce at 189.6

Ramsey - Lap 1

Bruce and Davo go through ok. Next is James Hillier, a gap to M Dunlop, then it is Conor and Deano and then Hickman with Rutter

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+2.009)
Bruce 
D Harrison
M Rutter
Conor
J Hillier
Davo
D Kneen
W Dunlop
M Jessopp
J Brookes
G Johnson

M Dunlop now leading P Hickman by +3.066 at the Bungalow

Grandstand  End of Lap 1

First across the line is Bruce and then Davo Johnson, next comes Hillier and then M Dunlop

M Dunlop with a 132.29
P Hickman 131.744 (+4.26)
Bruce
D Harrison
Rutter
Conor
J Hillier
J Brookes
Davo Johnson
D Kneen


Glen Helen - Lap 2

Same order through here, Bruce, Davo, Hillier and M Dunlop, then it is D Harrison and Conor, next is Hickman

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+6.2)
D Harrison
B Anstey
M Rutter
J Hillier
C Cummins
J Brookes
D Johnson
W Dunlop


P Hickman clocked at 191.2 and then next is M Dunlop at 190.6 and then Bruce at 187.5

Ramsey - Lap 2

Bruce Davo Johnson and J Hillier go through, next is M Dunlop (flying), next is Conor , Deano and P Hickman

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+6.02)
D Harrison
B Anstey
M Rutter
J Hillier
C Cummins
J Brookes
D Johnson
W Dunlop

Gap now 7.8 to P Hickman at the Bungalow
Bruce is where ?? Retired at Bedstead - OK (Blown Engine)

Grandstand - End of Lap 2 (Pits)

Into the pits first is  D Johnson J Hillier and then M Dunlop, a gap to Conor, Harrison and Hickman

M Dunlop - (a 132.903 lap)
P Hickman (+9.28)
D Harrison
M Rutter
J Hillier
C Cummins
J Brookes - (first 130+ lap)
D Johnson
W Dunlop
D Kneen


Glen Helen - Lap 3

First is D Johnson and then M Dunlop next is J Hillier, then Deano and P Hickman, next is Conor, then Rutter

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+7.7)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
J Brookes
D Johnson
C Cummins
W Dunlop
D Kneen
G Johnson

James Hillier clocked at 190.6 at Sulby, Hickman at 190.1 and M Dunlop at 189.6


Ramsey - Lap 3

First through is M Dunlop and then D Johnson and next J Hillier, next is Deano, Conor and P Hickman, then M Rutter

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+8.5)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
J Brookes
D Johnson
C Cummins
W Dunlop
D Kneen
G Johnson

M Dunlop now lads by 9.9 at the Bungalow

Grandstand - End of Lap 3 - Start Last Lap

First to start his last lap is M Dunlop, next are J Hillier and D Johnson, then P Hickman and D Harrison, next is Conor and then M Rutter, next is J Brookes and W Dunlop, D KNeen and Gaz Johnson

M Dulop
P Hickman (+10.6)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
J Brookes
D Johnson
C Cummins
W Dunlop
M Jessopp
D Kneen


Glen Helen - Last Lap

M Dunlop through then J Hillier and D Johnson, a gap to Hickman, Harrison, Conor, Rutter

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+11.9)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
J Brookes
D Johnson
C Cummins
W Dunlop
M Jessopp
D Kneen
G Johnson

Ramsey - Last Lap

Through goes M Dunlop and then  Hillier and D Johnson, next is Deano and P Hickman, then 

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+11.03)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
Davo Johnson
J Brookes
C Cummins
W Dunlop
M Jessopp
D Kneen
G Johnson

The gap at the Bungalow is 11.08


Grandstand - Finish Line

M Dunlop crosses the line on the Bennetts Suzuki to take the Senior Race witha 131.7 lap
Next across the line it is Davo Johnson and close on his tail was James Hillier, then P Hickman and Dean Harrison

Provisional Top 20 Finishers

M Dunlop
P Hickman (+13.32)
D Harrison
J Hillier
M Rutter
J Brookes
D Johnson
C Cummins
M Jessopp
W Dunlop
J Coward
D Kneen
D Mathison
D Hegarty
J Cowton
G Johnson
P Crowe
H Saiger
S Anderson
D Herbertson

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Bruce Anstey takes SES TT Zero win for Mugen

Bruce Anstey retained his SES TT Zero title with victory in this afternoon’s race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy.

The popular New Zealand rider was never headed and won the race in a time of 117.710  (19:13.924) from his Mugen Shinden teammate Guy Martin (113.632/ 19:55.331) with Nottingham University’s Daley Mathison (109.209/ 20:43.748) taking the final podium place. Dean Harrison, competing for Belgian team Sarolea who achieved their fastest lap with a time of 108.064mph and won a bronze replica, finished fourth in 108.064/ 20:56.924.

Anstey had already established a commanding lead of over 10 seconds from Martin by the first checkpoint at Glen Helen with Mathison 14 seconds back in third but already establishing a 2 second gap over his nearest challenger Harrison in fourth.

By Ballaugh Anstey’s lead had stretched to 18 seconds from his Mugen teammate although Martin clocked the fastest time through Sulby speed trap with 162.9 to the Kiwi’s 162.1. The time was noticeable as it was faster than any of the Lightweight times through Sulby during the previous day’s race.

By Ramsey Anstey’s was a decisive lead of almost thirty seconds from Martin with Mathison maintaining third from Harrison.

Anstey maintained a healthy lead over the nine mile Mountain section and duly brought his machine home to win the race from Martin with Mathison claiming University honours in third and Harrison getting the Sarolea machine over the line in fourth after last year’s disappointment.

The returning Spanish rider Antonio Maeso brought the second Nottingham University machine home in fifth in a time of 91.197/ 24:49.385 with James Cowton for the Brunel University team in sixth in 90.963/ 24:53.229 , Adam Child on the MCN Moto Corsa seventh (78.848/ 26:42.662) and Matthew Rees (77.415/ 29:14.549) racing for Bath University in eighth.

The race was notable for the fact that all eight starters finished this year’s race.

Guy Martin, Mugen Shinden, said:

“It’s been an interesting week with the missed laps I’ve been behind and it’s Bruce’s fourth year.  I’ve had to adapt and it’s like riding a 250. You can compare it to the Wall of Death and ride it with a glass throttle. I feel honoured to be asked to be involved in the Mugen project. Those boys are different league.  This is the future and I’m over the moon to be involved as I’d been really looking forward to it.”

Bruce Anstey, Mugen Shinden said:

“Thanks to Mugen for bringing me back at the last minute.  I was really hoping to do a 120mph lap but the conditions weren’t right. Maybe next year.  I was really comfortable dropping in to the team at the last minute with only a few days notice. It’s a great ride – just like a 250 and it has got great corner speed.”



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Daley Mathison (3rd), Bruce Anstey (1st) and Guy Martin (2nd)

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Birchalls storm to second sidecar TT race win

Ben and Tom Birchall won the second Sure Formula Two Sidecar race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, on Friday afternoon, taking victory by 26.5s from John Holden/Lee Cain in a repeat result of the opening race on Monday.

The Birchalls hit the front for the first time on the run from Glen Helen to Ballaugh on lap one and were never challenged again as they took their sixth TT victory. Holden took his 17th podium in second with Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle, in their first TT together, took the final podium place.

The crews were warned of a hint of dampness on the exit of Ginger Hall, Ramsey Hairpin, Hillberry and Governor’s Dip and the race got underway at 1.15pm with Holden/Cain leading through Glen Helen on the opening lap.

They held a slender 0.9s advantage over the Birchalls with Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle in third and Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes, Alan Founds/Jake Lowther and Lewis Blackstock/Patrick Rosney completing the top six.

Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley, sixth in the first race, were early retirements at Quarter Bridge, and Molyneux/Sayle followed them at Sulby Crossroads but by Ramsey Hairpin, the Birchalls had taken over the lead by 1.4s from Holden/Cain. Molyneux’s retirement promoted Reeves/Wilkes into third although they were 7s down on Holden.

The Birchalls surged over the Mountain and an opening lap of 115.567mph saw their lead increase considerably to 7.9s and it was Reeves/Wilkes who were now in second with Holden/Cain a further 1.2s adrift. Founds/Lowther were in fourth with Blackstock/Rosney going great guns in fifth.

At the head of the field, the Birchalls extended their lead to 13.5s but Holden/Cain were now back up to second as Reeves/Wilkes stopped at Glen Helen briefly before getting back into the race. Founds/Lowther were also in trouble and they retired at Quarter Bridge, which saw Blackstock/Rosney move up to fourth.

By Ramsey second time around, the Birchalls had added another four seconds to their lead and there were further changes at the top of the leaderboard as Reeves/Wilkes retired at Lambfell. That put Blackstock/Rosney up into a brilliant third with the top six now completed by Steve and Matty Ramsden, Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle and Allan Schofield/Steve Thomas.

A second lap of 116.423mph meant the Birchalls went into the third and final lap with a healthy 20s lead over Holden/Cain with Blackstock/Rosney maintaining their third position courtesy of their maiden 110mph+ lap around the Mountain Course at 110.599mph.

There were to be no changes in the front two over the final 37.73-miles but Blackstock/Rosney slowed and that allowed Harrison/Winkle to take third, the former having to settle for fourth.

Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur came through for fifth but there was disappointment for the French female pairing of Estelle Leblond/Melanie Farrier who, after lapping at 109.394mph, were forced to retire from sixth on the final lap. Tony Baker/Fiona Baker-Holden, Rob Handcock/Ken Edwards, Greg Lambert/Julie Canipa, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers and Gary Knight/Dan Evanson completed the top ten.



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The Birchall Brothers after taking the win for Sidecar Race 2

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2nd Place John Holden and Lee Cain


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3rd place Conrad Harrison and Andrew Winkle
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DUNLOP CLAIMS FIFTEENTH ISLE OF MAN TT RACE WIN WITH SENSATIONAL POKERSTARS SENIOR VICTORY

Michael Dunlop won a shortened PokerStars Senior TT race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy on Friday evening with the Bennetts Suzuki rider taking his 15th TT victory by 13.3s from Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) and Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki).

The race was restarted over four laps after the original race was red flagged on the second lap due to an incident involving 16-time TT winner Ian Hutchinson at the 27th Milestone. The Tyco BMW rider was conscious but was taken to hospital by airmed where it was later confirmed that he had suffered a fractured femur.

The race had been shaping up to be an epic with just 0.18s between Hickman and Hutchinson and Harrison only 1.2s further back in third but, eventually getting underway at 5.15pm, Dunlop led the restarted race through Glen Helen on the opening lap, with a 1.5s advantage over Bruce Anstey. Harrison was a further 0.9s back in third with Hickman, Michael Rutter and James Hillier completing the top six, the last two getting a second bite of the cherry having experienced problems in the first start.

Dunlop increased his lead through Ramsey slightly to 2s but Hickman was up to second ahead of Anstey who in turn held a 0.2s advantage over Harrison with Rutter still in fifth but with Conor Cummins now up to sixth at the expense of Hillier.

Dunlop added a further second to his lead by the time he reached the Bungalow and an opening lap speed of 132.292mph gave him a 4.2s lead over Hickman who in turn was 3.2s clear of Anstey. Harrison, Rutter and Cummins were holding station in fourth to sixth but Josh Brookes was on the move, going from 12th at Ramsey to eighth at the Grandstand.

At Glen Helen on lap 2 Dunlop had increased his lead by two more seconds and Harrison was now up to third with Anstey dropping back to fourth despite leading on the road and having a clear track. Rutter was still fifth but Hillier had moved back ahead of Cummins for sixth.

By Ramsey, Dunlop was still leading by 6s as him and Hickman practically matched each other every mile. Harrison was losing a bit of time in third but he was pulling away from Anstey who was extending his advantage over Rutter. Hillier was still sixth but just 2.4s covered him, Cummins and Brookes.

Coming into the pits at the end of the lap and Dunlop’s lead was now 9.2s after lapping at 132.903mph with Hickman in second and Harrison third, the latter having lapped at 131.838mph. Anstey was out though at Bedstead with the top six now completed by Rutter, Hillier and Cummins. Brookes was up to seventh having done his first 130mph+ lap around the Mountain Course at 130.551mph.

The lead was down slightly at Glen Helen on lap three to 7.7s as Hillier took over fourth from Rutter with Brookes moving up to sixth and by Ballaugh, Hickman had reduced the deficit to Dunlop further to 7.3s. However, through Ramsey for the third time and the Northern Irishman had got the gap back up to 8.5s.

Indeed, going into the fourth and final lap, the 28-year old was 10.6s clear of Hickman and he duly came home for his 15th TT win, his eventual winning margin being 13.3s.

Hickman made it five podiums from five starts with Harrison repeating his third place finish from Sunday’s RST Superbike race, aided by his first ever 132mph lap on lap four. Hillier and Rutter ended their strong weeks in fourth and fifth, the gap between the duo just 0.64s at the chequered flag.

The battle for sixth also went all the way to the end with Brookes, who lapped at 130.883mph fourth time around edging out Norton team-mate David Johnson. Cummins, Martin Jessopp, who recorded his first 130mph lap, and William Dunlop completed the top ten.

The results meant that Hickman won the Joey Dunlop Championship with 76 points based on cumulative results from the RST Superbike, Monster Energy Supersport, RL360 Quantum Superstock and PokerStars Senior TT Races with Hutchinson second (61) and Dunlop third (60).

Jamie Coward was the first privateer home in an excellent 11th place with Daley Mathison next home in 13th but Horst Saiger’s 18th saw him clinch the TT Privateer’s Championship. He finished with 71 points with Coward in second on 63.



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Senior Race Winner Michael Dunlop

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Second Place Man Peter Hickman

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Third Place man Dean Harrison
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