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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
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
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
Peter Hickman

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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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