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McWilliams second best in Phillip Island Classic

Veteran racer Jeremy McWilliams finishes as runner-up to Shawn Giles in annual Phillip Island Classic in Australia
Former MotoGP rider Jeremy McWilliams had to give second best to Shawn Giles at the Phillip Island Classic in Melbourne at the weekend.

McWilliams finished as the runner-up in three races and won the final outing, but it wasn't enough for the veteran Northern Ireland rider to retain his crown from 2012, with Giles taking three wins and a second place to secure the Ken Wootton International Trophy.

Australia won the team challenge overall, defeating the British line-up of McWilliams, Steve Brogan and Ryan Farquhar, who were riding Suzuki XR69s.

Isle of Man TT racer Cameron Donald finished third overall, while Brogan and Farquhar were hampered by mechanical trouble at the annual event.

Farquhar announced his retirement from road racing in 2012 following the death of his uncle at the Manx Grand Prix, but still intends to run his KMR Kawasaki team in 2013.



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Jeremy McWilliams
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Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the RC Express Kawasaki
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Peter Hickman
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Peter Hickman on the Troopers MV Agusta at the Isle of Man TT
Ben and Tom Birchall at the Isle of Man TT
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT
Guy Martin on the Smiths Triumph at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness in the TT Zero Challenge race on the Mugen
John McGuinness won the TT Zero Challenge race for Mugen
Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT

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bigphilsp1 - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 2:30 PM

not bad for a 'middle aged' wrinkly on an underpowered bike! When you think back to him racing on lesser machinery against the likes of Kenny Roberts junior and Rossi and still giving them dixie what might have been on a good bike, one of the best gp riders to come out of GB.

Fergs - Unregistered

January 29, 2013 8:55 PM

Went down to the Island -- the racing was spectacular -- over 400 hundred entries -- Giles and McWilliams were doing 1/36's ---very impressive



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