Michael Dunlop storms to Senior TT win

Michael Dunlop has notched up his 15th Isle of Man TT victory with a convincing with in the Senior TT.

The race was red flagged on the second lap and re-run over a four lap distance. Dunlop was able to use the stoppage to fix a problem at the rear of his bike and stormed to a 14 second victory over Peter Hickman. It was Hickman’s fifth podium of the week – from five race starts – and the second place gave him enough points to secure the Joey Dunlop TT Championship. Dean Harrison ended the race in third place for his second podium of the week.

James Hillier ended the race in fourth place just tenths of a second clear of Michael Rutter in fifth. The Norton pair of Josh Brookes and David Johnson finished sixth and seventh respectively ahead of local rider Conor Cummins. Martin Jessopp ended the race in ninth place with William Dunlop rounding out the top ten.

Outside the top ten were Jamie Coward, Dan Kneen, and Daley Mathison in 11th, 12th and 13th while Daniel Hegarty finished 14th. James Cowton ended the race in 15th ahead of Gary Johnson and Philip Crowe. Horst Saiger was 18th despite high siding at Gooseneck on lap one of the original race. Shaun Anderson and Dominic Herbertson rounded out the top 20 finishers.

Retirements from the race included Jim Hodson, Davy Morgan, Anthony Redmond, Steve Mercer and Ivan Lintin. Bruce Anstey was a retirement at the end of the second lap having been running in a podium position. The first running of the Senior was red flagged following an incident involving Ian Hutchinson at the 27th Milestone. He was airmed to Nobles conscious and was later reported to have fractured his femur.

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