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TT 2016: Hutchy fires in 130mph Superstock lap

Tyco BMW's Ian Hutchinson lapped faster on his Superstock machine than he did on his TT Superbike to head the times with a 130mph lap on Wednesday evening.
Yorkshireman Ian Hutchinson stormed clear at the top of the Superstock times as the 11-time Isle of Man TT winner broke through the 130mph bracket on his Tyco BMW.

Hutchinson, a hat-trick hero at the TT in 2015, actually lapped quicker on his Superstock machine than he did on his S1000RR Superbike, firing in a lap of 130.745mph to lead the way from Michael Rutter, who clocked 129.204mph on the Bathams SMT BMW.

Ulsterman Michael Dunlop, fresh from a table-topping 131mph lap on his Hawk Racing BMW Superbike, went third fastest on his final lap of the night on his BMW Superstock machine, setting a speed of 128.850mph to go third.

The 27-year-old was followed by Englishman Dean Harrison, who impressed with a lap of 128.787mph on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki.

Harrison headed Peter Hickman (JG Speedfit Kawasaki), who clocked 127.738mph and James Hillier on the Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki (127.367mph).

Northern Ireland's Lee Johnston was the top Supersport rider on Wednesday on his East Coast/Burdens Triumph at 123.397mph from Czech racer Michal Dokoupil (Yamaha), who lapped at 121.534mph.

Two-time Supersport TT winner Gary Johnson was third fastest on his T3 Racing Triumph (121.360mph).



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Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine during TT practice.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.
A Sidecar narrowly missed spectators in an incident that was captured in a video posted on YouTube.
James Hillier on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki in the opening Supersport TT race.
Michael Dunlop in the Supersport TT.
Michael Dunlop on his Yamaha in the Supersport TT.
Peter Hickman claimed his maiden podium at the Isle of Man TT with a runner-up finish in the RST Superbike race.
Michael Dunlop at the start of the RST Superbike race on the Bennetts Suzuki.

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