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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.”

Related Pictures

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Ian Hutchinson on his Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
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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