Win number three for Michael Dunlop

Michael Dunlop has won today’s Supersport race, beating Bruce Anstey and William Dunlop to the honours. This victory brings him to ten overall at the TT, an impressive feat for a man who is just 25 years of age.

As a result of John McGuinness withdrawing from the race, James Hillier led them away but Dunlop soon took the lead and control of the race from his brother William. Anstey slotted into second and stayed there for the duration of the race, while W Dunlop established himself in third. Off the back of an impressive podium in yesterday’s Superstock, Dean Harrison took fourth early on and stayed there while those behind him battled it out. Ivan Linton slotted into fifth before losing out to Josh Brookes, eventually finishing seventh. Hillier and Keith Amor finished fifth and sixth respectively. Dan Keen, Dan Stewart and Guy Martin rounded out the top ten.

Ian Hutchinson retired not long after he set off while Conor Cummins also retired on the first lap. Lee Johnston and Josh Brookes had a coming together on the last lap at Creg ny Baa. Both were uninjured and tweeted about the accidents, with Brookes stating that were no hard feelings following an apology from Johnston.

Due to weather, the scheduled sidecar race was called off and rescheduled for tomorrow. The last solo races are on Friday with the Lightweights running first before the Senior TT gets going. M Dunlop will be hoping for two more victories to add to his overall tally of ten. He is currently tied with the likes of legends Giacamo Agostini and Ian Lougher. 

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