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Dunlop takes honours in Superbike TT

"I'd ridden hard for five laps and on that last lap I just pushed and pushed, giving it everything I could and I'm just pleased I was able to nick the podium back," he added.

"I'm so proud to wear the Joey Dunlop colours from 2000. I was in the same position on the podium with him in the Superbike race that year, and now here I am next to another Dunlop.

"I wanted to win but it wasn't be. I'm on the podium and the consolation is the lap record."

Tyco Suzuki's Martin finished fourth, with Conor Cummins on the Milwaukee Yamaha and Michael Rutter on a third Honda Legends machine completing the top six.

James Hillier (Quattro Plant Kawasaki), Bruce Anstey (HM Plant/Padgett's Honda), William Dunlop (Milwaukee Yamaha) and Josh Brookes on the Tyco Suzuki were the top ten.

British Superbike Championship star Brookes became the fastest ever newcomer in TT history as the Australian lapped the 37.73-mile course at 127.726mph on his final lap to break Steve Plater's previous record of 125mph.

Lincolnshire's Gary Johnson had been in contention for a rostrum finish until his Honda Fireblade ran out of fuel at the end of the second lap.

The Superbike TT had been postponed by a day to allow the Superbike riders additional qualifying time after practice week was hit by poor weather.



Related Pictures

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Michael Dunlop on the Honda TT Legends Fireblade
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.
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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rab 27 - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:12 PM

fantastic race in great weather.lets hope for more of the same the rest of the week.dont write off mcguiness just yet,the senior is the big one.fantastic ride by michael dunlop,another chip off the old block,and the successor to mcguiness when he hangs his leathers up.

bigphilsp1 - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 7:42 PM

rab 27 he has now surpassed John already. Honda knew what he was capable off when they signed him. To win by 40secs, catch them all on the road and take it easy for two laps and still win. New kid on the block. All the race pundits said the only thing would stop him winning was mechanical failure they were'nt wrong. Anew era of road racing has begun.



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