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TT Privateer success for McBride

McBride claims the inaugural Privateers' Championship following success in the Senior TT and TT Zero race.
James McBride rounded off a successful 2010 Isle of Man TT campaign with victory in the inaugural Privateers' Championship, the Yamaha rider taking home an armful of silverware in the process.

Competing under the Pazzo Racing banner, McBride was a top ten finisher in the prestigious Senior TT having already claimed third position in the TT Zero race. However, it was his success in the Privateer standings that provided the big highlight.

Starting off his week by bringing his Stock Yamaha home in 20th – despite mechanical problems -, McBride went on to finish fourth in class in the Supersport race and then 14th in the Supersotck event.

The Supersport TT race two ended with McBride in 21st, and while it wasn't the result he had hoped for but still bagged him his fourth replica and a steady 11 points to add to his leading privateers' championship tally.

One of the more recent additions to the TT calendar is the TT Zero emissions race. McBride has been assisting the Team ManTTx with their machine development. All their hard work translated into a third place finish during only the second TT Zero race ever held.

The team had been building the bike all through practice week and McBride's first practice lap was to be on the Saturday after the superbike race but ended three miles in as the fly-by-wire throttle gave up. This added to the determination of the team to build a bike for the Monday practice lap that could achieve a full lap.

The Monday lap went ahead and McBride lapped at 80mph while learning the chassis and characteristics of the electric machine. For the race the team had made many improvements whilst on the dyno at Slick Bass's and found some inactive battery cells and gave McBride more power.

This equated to a 10 per cent improvement in lap speed as he beat Rob Barber's lap record speed from 2009 and finished in a content third place with his first TT podium in the TT zero race picking up his fifth replica of the week.

Turning his attention to the main event, the Senior TT race, McBride excelled in bringing home his Pazzo Racing Yamaha R1 tenth place.

Tagged as: Yamaha , Isle of Man , tt , mcbride , pazzo

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James McBride - Pazzo Racing [pic credit: Rodney Neill]
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Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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