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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 on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during the Classic Superbike race at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey won the Lightweight race at the Classic TT on the Padgetts Honda RS250.
John McGuinness on the Winfield Paton at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Bruce Anstey on the Padgetts RS250 Honda at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Ian Lougher, Dean Harrison and Lee Johnston in the winners` enclosure following the 2015 500cc Classic TT
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.

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