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TT 2016: Questions over eligibility of Anstey's RCV

A number of team bosses and riders have raised questions over the eligibility of Bruce Anstey's Valvoline Padgetts Honda RC213V-S ahead of Saturday's RST Superbike TT.
Rumblings of discontent surfaced in the Isle of Man TT paddock on Wednesday over the eligibility of Bruce Anstey's Valvoline Padgetts Honda RC213V-S.

Reports suggested questions had been raised by some team bosses and riders over whether or not the MotoGP replica could legitimately compete in Saturday's RST Superbike race.

However, TT boss Paul Phillips has confirmed that the machine meets current regulations and the rules state that 'all Superbike, Superstock and Supersport machines must be on the 2016 FIM list of homologated motorcycles'.

Most relevantly, the regulations also determine that 'other machines may be admitted at the discretion of the Race Organisers'.

Anstey has been hugely impressive on the £138,000 V4 racer, completing four laps in practice and setting his best speed in excess of 128mph.

The Flying Kiwi seemed to be on course for a high 129mph lap time on his flying lap on Tuesday evening, but seemed to slow off in the final sectors, leading to suggestions the 10-time TT winner is unprepared to show his hand just yet.

In addition to the exotic RC213V-S, other bespoke machines at the TT include the Suter 500cc two-stroke ridden by Ian Lougher, with Aussie David Johnson on the Norton SG5.










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Bruce Anstey on the Honda RC213V-S during practice for 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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Martek

June 01, 2016 7:36 PM

Well let's all hope the RC213V-S is able to race, i have to admit the TT is getting a little stale with all the machines being road replica's, the more exotic the better and open pipes that's what the TT fans want. The TT needs to regain some of the magic of old. I'm going and cannot wait to see the RCV-S in action as well as the Suter Two-Stroke and the Norton/Aprillia. :) :)



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