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TT2014: Hillier satisfied with race week conclusion

James Hillier rounds off his 2014 Isle of Man TT exploits with a runer-up finish in the Lightweight race and fifth in the prestigious Senior showpiece on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki
Quattro Plant Kawasaki's James Hillier was satisfied with his performances in the second part of the 2014 Isle of Man TT race week after two strong results on Friday.

Hillier finished as the runner-up behind Dean Harrison in the Lightweight race and earned a top-six finish in fifth place in the blue riband Senior.

The Bournemouth rider was overhauled by Bruce Anstey on the final lap, who took fourth place by 1.4 seconds.

“I'm really pleased with how this year's TT has ended and whilst the first half of race week was frustrating, the second half couldn't have gone much better,” he said.

“Obviously, second place in the Lightweight was one place down on last year but after all the trouble we had with the bike during practice, I'd have quite happily taken second if someone had offered me it this morning.

“I had no big dramas during the Senior but John [McGuinness] was going a lot quicker than in previous races and it took me a while to catch him although, at the same time, I was surprised that Michael [Dunlop] and Guy [Martin] took longer than I thought to catch me.

“It was great riding around with them and although Bruce did me again on the last lap, I'll take the result.”

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James Hillier in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT
Carl Fogarty will take part in a special tribute lap to Joey Dunlop at the Classic TT
Graeme Crosby will participate in a special parade lap at the Classic TT in tribute to Joey Dunlop
Robert Dunlop on the Norton Rotary at the Isle of Man TT in 1990
Lightweight Southern 100 - Dean Harrison Goes Underneath James Cowton  (Apex-Photos.com)
Guy Martin in the Senior TT
John McGuinness on the Honda Fireblade in the Senior race at the Isle of Man TT
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop
Dean Harrison on his way to victory in the Lightweight TT
Michael Dunlop on the BMW Motorrad S1000RR in the Senior TT
Michael Dunlop, Conor Cummins and Guy Martin on the Senior TT podium
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Racing Yamaha in the Supersport TT
William Dunlop on the Tyco Suzuki Supersport machine at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop lines up at the start of the second Supersport TT race
John McGuinness on the Mugen Shiden in the TT Zero race

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