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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
Bruce Anstey is set to ride a Honda RC213V-S at the Isle of Man TT
Conor Cummins will race for Padgett`s Honda in the Supersport and Superstock races at the Isle of Man TT.
Lee Johnston on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter in action at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade at the North West 200
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley celebrates winning his 16th North West 200 in the Supersport race from Ian Hutchinson and Martin Jessopp.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW at the North West 200.
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade during a test at Castle Combe.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW.
John McGuinness, Honda Racing [Credit: RAC]
Michael Dunlop, Buildbase BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
2015 Isle of Man TT Races.

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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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