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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
Michael Rutter celebrates winning the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop, Bruce Anstey and Ryan Farquhar were the top three in the Formula 1 race at the Classic TT
Dan Cooper and Michael Rutter in the 350cc Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the Formula 1 Classic TT on the Team Classic Suzuki
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Racing Honda at the Classic TT
Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Honda
Michael Dunlop and Michael Rutter at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT
Peter Hickman on the Mistral Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Dean Harrison on the Steelcote Solutions Kawasaki at the Classic TT
Trevor Nation and Steve Spray on the JPS Rotary Nortons.
Picture courtesy of Motorcycle News
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Ian Lougher on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki at the Classic TT
Lee Johnston, Peter Hickman and Michael Dunlop on the Superstock podium at the Ulster Grand Prix
Tyco BMW`s Guy Martin

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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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