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TT 2016: Hutchinson: We've taken big step forward

'I'm now looking forward to Friday's Senior TT where I'll be doing my utmost to win the blue riband event on the Tyco BMW' - Ian Hutchinson.
Ian Hutchinson said he has made a 'big step forward' with his Tyco BMW team after winning a record-breaking Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT on Monday.

The Yorkshire rider lapped at 133.098mph from a standing start on his S1000RR to set a new benchmark for the class as he claimed the Northern Ireland team's 16th win around the Mountain Course.

It was also Hutchinson's 13th TT win after he earlier won the Supersport race on Keith Flint's Team Traction Control Yamaha.

The 36-year-old said: “I just love this bike and it's great to get TAS Racing back where they belong on the top step of a TT podium. I'm delighted for the whole team. It's a big step forward for us.

Reflecting on the race he added: “I was a bit wide in a few places early in the opening lap as I was still in Supersport mode.

“It took me to Glen Helen on that opening lap before I was fully dialled back into riding the stocker, but the BMW S1000RR is an unbelievable machine to race around here,” he added.

“I'm now looking forward to Friday's Senior TT where I'll be doing my utmost to win the blue riband event on the Tyco BMW.”

It was the Ulster squad's first TT win since 2008 and team manager Philip Neill said it had been worth the wait.

“That was a massive effort by Hutchy, which is testament to the work we have all put in pre-season, but a huge thank you must also go to BMW Motorsport and their engine technicians from Berlin,” he said. “They have produced a perfect example of German engineering.

“It's fair to say we've had a bit of a wait for this one but to see Ian win on the BMW S1000RR in record fashion today was worth the wait.

“Ian, my father Hector and I receive most of the attention at times like this, but we all really value the strength of our team who are fully committed and most have been with me for a very long time.”







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