Michael Dunlop wins 10th TT race
Michael Dunlop has scored his third win of the 2014 Isle of Man TT and 10th overall for his career with a start to finish victory in the second Supersport race.
He joins legendary names Giacomo Agostini, Stanley Woods, Rob Fisher and Ian Lougher on 10 wins with a flueless ride on his own MD Racing Honda.
Dunlop gradually reeled in Bruce Anstey, who started ten seconds in front of him on the road, and the pair circulated together for the second half of the race, the gap at the end 10.089s as the Kiwi, in a display of sportsmanship, let Michael take the chequered flag first. William Dunlop took third on the Tyco Suzuki.
Australia’s Josh Brookes was fighting for a top-five finish when he crashed while battling with Lee Johnston. The pair were involved in an incident at Creg ny Baa, fortunately both escaped injury.
Dean Harrison took another good fourth place finish with James Hillier enjoying a better race in fifth, eleven seconds clear of Keith Amor who made steady progression up the leaderboard throughout the race. Ivan Lintin took seventh, and was comfortably the first privateer home, with Dan Kneen, Dan Stewart and Guy Martin filling the remaining top ten positions.
The results mean Michael Dunlop is now a clear leader in the Joey Dunlop TT Championship on 91 points followed by Anstey (69) and Harrison (54). Anstey needs to win Friday’s Senior to have any chance of overhauling Dunlop. Lintin’s second maximum haul of points has seen edge closer to the TT Privateer’s Championship as he’s moved on to a total of 81 points – only second placed Russ Mountford (64) can now overhaul him.
Earlier in the day legend John McGuinness took his 21st TT race win with victory in the TT Zero race for all-electric bikes.
In record-breaking style McGuinness aboard a Mugen Shinden he recorded a stunning new lap record of 188.8823 km/h to come home 23.3s clear of team-mate Bruce Anstey. Rob Barber, on the Ohio State University Buckeye machine, took third.
Late rain forced the postponement of the second Sidecar race which will now be run tomorrow.
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