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Johnson takes podium, despite penalty

The Lincs Lifting Honda rider gets a podium result in the Isle of Man TT Superbike race, despite getting a penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
Gary Johnson is celebrating scoring a podium finish on the Isle of Man TT, despite receiving a penalty that threatened to leave him off the rostrum.

The Lincs Lifting Honda rider made an impressive start as he initially diced with front runners John McGuinness and Bruce Anstey, but while he faded back as the race wore on, he was still well in contention for a podium.

As it happens, Johnson was dropped to fourth when he was handed a 30 second penalty for speeding in the pit lane, prompting him to push on and snatch back third place. Even so, Johnson wasn't even aware he had been given the penalty.

“I was aiming my sights at a podium today and didn't even know I had been penalised for speeding in the pit lane.”

“First time I saw my pit board at the Gooseneck I was P2 and then next time I was P4 so I thought I had best put the hammer down. I pushed as hard as I could, but the front end went off a little bit and it made my last sector a bit slower than I had hoped. But to finish in third place with a 30 second penalty is great.”



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Gary Johnson - Lincs Lifting Honda [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Gary Johnson - Lincs Lifting Honda [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
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Gary Johnson
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Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
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Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness

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