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TT 2015: Hutchy seals treble with second Supersport win

Ian Hutchinson wins his third race of the 2015 Isle of Man TT after completing a sizzling Supersport double on the Team Traction Control Yamaha.
Ian Hutchinson continued to blaze a victory trail at the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday as the Bingley Bullet sealed a dazzling hat-trick with victory in the second Monster Energy Supersport race.

Hutchinson moved into the lead by Ramsey on the opening lap and never looked back, extending his advantage on each lap over Bruce Anstey to win in the end by a comfortable 14.8 seconds after four laps of the Mountain Course.

The 35-year-old wrapped up a Supersport brace to add to his Superstock win over Michael Dunlop on Tuesday, putting Hutchinson level with Dunlop, Phillip McCallen and Steve Hislop on 11 TT victories.

The Yorkshire rider also claimed the fastest lap of the race on the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at 127.751mph on lap two and has now won more 600cc races than any other rider in TT history.

Anstey rode a brilliant race on the Valvoline Padgetts Honda but could do nothing to halt Hutchy's winning streak, taking a fine second place by 17.2 seconds from Guy Martin, who earned his first rostrum finish of the 2015 meeting on the Smiths Triumph.

Martin made amends for his time penalty in Monday's first Supersport race, which cost him a 30-second punishment for speeding in pit lane, to put the machine onto the rostrum for the Gloucester-based British championship outfit.

James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki was an impressive fourth ahead of Gary Johnson (Mar-Train Yamaha), with Ulsterman Lee Johnston next on the East Coast/Burdens Triumph.

Jackson Racing riders Conor Cummins and John McGuinness rounded out the top eight and were separated by only 0.04 seconds at the finish.

Michael Dunlop, who is set to return to Northern Ireland for treatment following his crash in the Superbike race on Sunday, was a retirement on lap one.

Dunlop is aiming to recover as much fitness as possible ahead of Friday's PokerStars Senior finale.

Dean Harrison's bad luck continued as the Bradford rider retired on the Mar-Train Yamaha after also being forced out of the first race with machine trouble.

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Ian Hutchinson on the TCC Yamaha 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
Tyco BMW`s Ian Hutchinson
Bruce Anstey on the YZR500 Yamaha at the Classic TT.
Ian Hutchinson leads Michael Dunlop in the Superbike class at the Ulster Grand Prix.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his four wins at the Ulster Grand Prix.
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Sidecar crew Ian and Carl Bell

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June 10, 2015 8:07 PM

buzzinhornet: Just sad with a great a racer and story like that it is f1 drivers get more recognition ,sad crazy world nice one hutchy true road warrior !hat firmly tipped to ya.
Quite agree. Puts that chavs behaviour into perspective. Think we know who I mean,.

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