RR »

Hutchinson bids for Mountain record at 2010 TT

The 2010 Isle of Man has been all about Ian Hutchinson, who is now a six-times winner, one of a select few to win three TTs in a week and on the edge of matching a previously unrivalled record.
Padgetts Honda racer Ian Hutchinson has secured his place among the greats of the Isle of Man TT with three wins from three starts in 2010, and with two solo races left to go he could he equal, and even beat, the four wins in a week record set by Phillip McCallen.

Hutchy dominated the second day of racing on Monday, storming to victory in the first Supersport race and the producing a new class lap record on the final lap of the Superstock showdown to snatch victory away from Ryan Farquhar – and become the first person ever to lap the TT course at more than 130mph on a superstock.

In the four lap 600cc Supersport race, Hutchinson beat Guy Martin by just 3.03 seconds for his second TT win of the week, and fifth of his career. Michael Dunlop came through after a sluggish opening lap to take third.

Martin stole the early advantage at Glen Helen on the opening lap, leading Hutchinson by 1.7 seconds with Manxman Daniel Kneen putting in a stunning ride in third, another 1.6 seconds back. Positions were close behind with John McGuinness, William Dunlop, Ryan Farquhar, Conor Cummins and Bruce Anstey fourth to eighth and separated by just 1.6 seconds. Dunlop's poor first lap left him back in ninth.

By Ramsey, Martin had moved another tenth of a second forward, but Hutchinson was stronger over the Mountain and with an opening lap of 125.536mph led the Lincolnshire rider by just eight tenths of a second. Kneen held on to third while Dunlop hit his stride and moved up to fourth.

Martin showed his prowess on the first nine miles again to turn the deficit into a 0.33s advantage second time around. Kneen was still in third, but only 0.5s ahead of a charging Dunlop.

Just like the opening lap, Hutchinson proved to be quicker for the remainder of the circuit and took the lead back at Ramsey Hairpin by over 2 seconds. A second lap of 126.207mph gave him a 3.39s lead as they came in to refuel.

Dunlop had also lapped in excess of 126mph to seize third from Kneen with William Dunlop and McGuinness now holding on to fifth and sixth. Anstey stopped at Ballaugh where he was reported as making adjustments.

When the riders left the pits after their solitary fuel stop, Hutchinson had pulled further ahead to lead by four seconds, while Dunlop was closing in on Martin, now just six seconds adrift. Martin again charged through the high speed run to Ballacraine and the twists and turns of the Glen Helen section to lie just 0.28s behind his fellow Honda rider Hutchinson.




Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Ian Hutchinson takes his sixth career TT win, his third of the 2010 Isle of Man TT and sets a new Superstock lap record.
Southern 100 2014 - Solo Champion - Guy Martin (apex-photos.com)
Southern 100 2014 - Conrad Harrison Jason Crowe - Sidecar Champions  (apex-photos.com)
Lightweight Southern 100 - Dean Harrison Goes Underneath James Cowton  (Apex-Photos.com)
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki
Dave Molyneux, Benjamin Binns at Southern 100 (Pic: apex-photos.com)
Michael Dunlop (Superbike) at Southern 100 (Pic: apex-photos.com)
Jamie Hamilton
James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
Michael Rutter on the Smiths Triumph

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Hutch Fan - Unregistered

June 08, 2010 1:28 PM

What's especially nice is the extremely mild mannered way he comes across in interviews - he sounds like he'd be afraid of his own shadow! And yet he rides like an extremely talented lunatic!



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.