Superstock victory for untouchable Ian Hutchinson

Following a dominant victory in the Supersport class, Ian Hutchinson was in the winner’s enclosure again following a win in the Superstock class.

His second win of the day was his 13th at the Isle of Man TT putting him fifth on the all time wins record list. Hutchinson signalled his intent from the off with a 133mph lap from a standing start and gave TAS Racing their first TT win with BMW – their 16th overall.

Behind the Bingley Bullet there was another podium for Dean Harrison and James Hillier with both riders having joined him on the rostrum in the Supersport race. Michael Dunlop had finished second but was subsequently disqualified from the results, promoting Harrison to second. Dunlop’s day went from bad to worse when he was forced to retire with a broken gear lever after just a lap.

In fourth place was Michael Rutter, setting his personal best lap of the course with a 131.118mph, overcoming the disappointment for retiring from the Supersport race. There had been a close battle for the next few positions behind the podium trio and it was Gary Johnson who finished fifth with John McGuinness sixth. Conor Cummins, William Dunlop, David Johnson and Steve Mercer rounded out the top ten.

Jochem van den Hoek was the highest placed newcomer finishing in 34th place, just behind experienced rider Davy Morgan in the results.

Hutchinson’s 133mph lap was faster than what he had managed in Saturday’s Superbike race and far and away a new record, beating Dunlop’s 131mph lap from 2013.

Next up is the second Supersport race, the Lightweight class, and TT Zero all taking place tomorrow.

 

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