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Anstey moves top at TT

Bruce Anstey dethrones John McGuinness after the third day of qualifying at the 2011 Isle of Man TT.
Bruce Anstey has moved to the top of the timesheets at the Isle of Man TT after setting the pace on day three of qualifying around the mountain course.

The New Zealander, taking over from 2010 winner Ian Hutchinson at Padgetts Honda this year, ended John McGuinness's two-day domination by lapping at 129.695mph on his second revolution, just edging out Guy Martin, who posted an improvement to go second with 129.333mph.

McGuinness, meanwhile, could only manage the ninth fastest time of the day, though he remains third on the overall leaderboard after three days of action.

Things remain close up at the top, with Gary Johnson fourth on 128.452mph, the Lincs Lifting Honda rider fastest on the first lap of the day, but being overhauled on the second. He is marginally ahead of Michael Dunlop of the Street Sweep Kawasaki, though his day was curtailed by technical problems on his ZX-10R.

Cameron Donald currently holds sixth position, just ahead of Keith Amor, who suffered a fall whilst riding his Superstock machine. The Honda TT Legends rider has since been confirmed with a dislocated shoulder.

Daniel Stewart is currently eighth, ahead of BSB race winner Michael Rutter and William Dunlop on the second of the Wilson Craig Hondas.

TT newcomer Simon Andrews continues to make steady progress up the order, increasing his speed to 119.485mph to go 24th, ahead of fellow rookies Dean Harrison and Betlej Piotr .

In the Superstock reckoning, Johnson is currently quickest, ahead of Dunlop and Anstey, while the overall Supersport ranks are led by Michael Dunlop on the Yamaha R6 (125.464mph), Donald (125.110mph) and Anstey (124.236mph).



Related Pictures

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Bruce Anstey - Padgetts Honda [pic credit: Isle of Man TT Media]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.

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Fitzjnr - Unregistered

June 03, 2011 12:28 AM

Bruce is incredible. How he can rock up, pretty much just out of bed, not wind himself up at all and go out and race a bike like that beggars belief. I do hope GM gets one too though, I reckon he deserves one at least by now. Conor I reckon top 6 which is no disgrace having come back from massive injury and a bike that is adapted somewhat to help him get comfortable. The one who I think could spring a surprise (although looking at practice form it won't be) is Gary Johnson.



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